Editors' Notes We live in an era where we’re increasingly comfortable and candid with our sadness—in music, in movies, in how we communicate on social media. If anything, facing our feelings is the first step to processing them, to moving through and beyond. Focusing on the current moment with a few classics mixed in, this playlist captures the melancholy, stripped-down side of pop—the ballads that take our confusion and heartbreak and somehow make sense of it all. We regularly update these tunes, so if you hear something that hits you in the heart, add it to your library.

SONG
ALBUM
Supermarket Flowers
3:41
 
July (Apple Music At Home With Session)
3:30
 
If the World Was Ending (feat. Julia Michaels)
3:28
 
Falling
4:00
 
F2020
3:01
 
Sad Girl Summer
2:44
 
Version of Me
3:59
 
Match in the Rain
2:39
 
No Right To Love You
3:58
 
Daddy
4:58
 
Unconditional
3:23
 
Long Sleeves
3:38
 
Everybody Rise
3:10
 
The Night We Met
3:28
 
Brother
3:04
 
Bedroom Ceiling
3:00
 
everything i wanted
4:05
 
What Wild Things Were (Live At Rak Studios)
4:26
 
Rocking Chair
3:48
 
Your Turn Now
3:59
 
we'll be fine
4:22
 
I Need You to Hate Me
2:37
 
3:04
 
This City
3:14
 
Good Stuff
3:13
 
The greatest
5:00
 
One of Those Days (Piano Version)
4:05
 
A Lone Swan
3:48
 
I miss you, I’m sorry
2:47
 
4:42
 
Death
4:19
 
To Die For
3:13
 
Memories
3:09
 
Ligne 3
4:01
 
All My Life
3:57
 
What Do I
3:43
 
i'm lonely
3:01
 
Bruises
3:40
 
Lose You to Love Me
3:26
 
What We Had
3:02
 
3:35
 
Castles (Acoustic)
3:19
 
The Scientist
5:11
 
Shallow (Radio Edit)
3:37
 
Falling Asleep at the Wheel
3:23
 
Someone Like You
21
4:45
 
Be Alright
3:16
 
broken parts
3:05
 
3:05
 
Liability
2:51
 
Somebody to Hold
3:33
 
Better Than You Loved Me
3:43
 
No Right To Love You (Acoustic)
3:49
 
She Says
4:10
 
Empty Space
3:33
 
Someone You Loved
3:02
 
Unconditional
3:17
 
Breathe Me
4:32
 
Fast Car
4:56
 
Run (Revised)
5:54
 
Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)
4:02
 
Let Me Down Slowly (feat. Alessia Cara)
2:49
 
Let Her Go
4:12
 
How to Save a Life
4:24
 
Leave a Light On
3:05
 
When I Was Your Man
3:33
 
3:05
 
Unfaithful
3:48
 
Broken Strings (feat. Nelly Furtado)
4:10
 
One Last Time
3:17
 
The A Team
4:18
 
Make You Feel My Love
3:32
 
Put a Little Love On Me
3:44
 
Moral of the Story
3:21
 
Is It Just Me?
3:23
 
Tomorrow
3:26
 
Someday Sundays (feat. Natti Shiner)
2:52
 
July
2:36
 
Stay Alive
3:01
 
Strange (Piano Version)
2:49
 
Sadness is a Shade of Blue
3:37
 
death bed (feat. beabadoobee) [coffee for your head]
2:53
 
Lying That You Love Me
3:45
 
Badlands
3:10
 
You should be sad
3:25
 
Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)
4:00
 
Losing Me (Piano Version)
3:10
 
bitches broken hearts
2:56
 
Heavy In the Morning
3:42
 
Too Good at Goodbyes
3:21
 
You & Me (Acoustic)
3:49
 
You Say
4:34
 
Million Reasons
3:25
 
Dancing With Your Ghost
3:17
 
Get You the Moon (feat. Snøw)
2:59
 
Worthy of You
3:10
 
Liability
2:51
 
The National
3:33
 

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