Songs That Make Me Cry Every Time

Coincidentally, these are some of my favorite songs of all time.
  1. The Bakery - Arctic Monkeys
    With the potency and hopelessness of a Craigslist missed connection that will never receive a response.
  2. The Meeting Place - The Last Shadow Puppets
    You can't sing along to this without feeling immense romantic anguish.
  3. Lisztomania - Phoenix
    The chorus is so full of feeling empty. I love it.
  4. Danny Boy
    Whoever doesn't cry at this is soulless.
  5. Phantom Limb - The Shins
    The inclination to start openly weeping always hits me when I listen to The Shins, but this song especially.
  6. Only You Know - Dion
    I will never be tired of this song.
  7. Quicksilver Daydreams of Maria - Townes Van Zandt
    It's wistful, sentimental folk songs like this that really turn on the old faucets.
  8. Keep Me In Mind - Little Joy
    They need to do the chorus at least 5 more times in this song, it's so good and sad that it just hits me in the chest.
  9. Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
    Okay, I admit this is a weird one. I really can't explain it.
  10. On The Sea - Beach House
    Lilting, like windchimes in an abandoned, well, beach house. Good for lonely introspection (and crying, of course).
  11. Autumn Leaves
    Jazz standards make me SOB.
  12. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) - Irma Thomas
    That one episode of Black Mirror made me so dehydrated (from the crying).
  13. Nice and Easy - Frank Sinatra
    It has personal sentimental meaning to me. I am a huge weepy sapball when Old Blue Eyes starts singing.
  14. Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
    This always got me for some reason. Watching "Nemo" (or that one episode of Lost) always comes with a sprinkle of tears.
  15. 505 - Arctic Monkeys
    Anyone who's gone through even the smallest of indie phases knows that this is the ringer for the saddest (and one of the best) Arctic Monkeys tracks.
  16. It's Hard To Get Around The Wind - Alex Turner
    Anything from the Submarine soundtrack makes me a mess, but this one especially.
  17. Strange - Patsy Cline
    Patsy Cline, more like, Patsy-Makes-Me-Cry.
  18. Too Much To Ask - Arctic Monkeys
    There is an inordinate amount of this band on the list—I blame Alex Turner for his damn good songwriting and his weeping artist heart.
  19. No Buses - Arctic Monkeys
    Another one. I used to listen to this on the bus (on repeat) and introspect as I drank my (poorly-prepared) coffee.
  20. Red River Valley - Pete Seeger
    Sad cowboy song
  21. Lullaby from Pan's Labyrinth
    This whole movie makes me cry.
  22. Tonight You Belong To Me - The Lennon Sisters
    This is another inexplicable one—I'm chalking it up to nostalgia.