7 of 10 men and 9 of 10 women cry when listening to a depressing song, concluded a recent study. The same study determined that the saddest song of all time is Everybody Hurts, by the famous American band REM.
Among the saddest songs of all time, led by Everybody Hurts, the next two positions are occupied by Candle in the Wind (Elton John) and The Living Years (Mike and the Mechanics).
Designed by the theater producer David King, the study shows that 84% of men aged between 18 and 24 years sadden when listen to music. 74% of men over 55 years old suffers the same effect. Hearing a sad song on the radio in the car, makes 23% of men and 33% of women cry.
According to the study conducted by David King, the top 20 saddest songs is at follows:
1. Everybody Hurts – REM
2. Candle in the Wind – Elton John
3. The Living Years – Mike and the Mechanics
4. I will always love you – Whitney Houston
5. Nothing compares to you – Prince/Sinead O’Connor
6. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen/Alexandra Burke/Jeff Buckley
7. My heart will go on – Celine Dion
8. Fix You – Coldplay
9. Seasons in the sun – Terry Jacks
10. Without You – Harry Nilsson
11. Yesterday – The Beatles
12. All by myself – Eric Carmen
13. My Way – Frank Sinatra
14. Sound of silence – Simon and Garfunkel
15. Ain’t no sunshine – Bill Withers
16. Love will tear us apart – Joy Division
17. Leaving on a jet plane – Peter, Paul and Mary
18. Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
19. Annie’s Song – John Denver
20. Everybody’s got to learn sometimes – Korgis