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20 songs that are getting you through Blue Monday

Editorial Staff


January 15, 2018



Written by Christine Lieu

Labelled Blue Monday more than a decade ago, the third Monday in January has been marked as the most depressing day of the year. This year, Jan. 15 is that day.

So we asked you: what's your go-to sad song? The answers ranged from songs that lift your spirits to songs that really dig deep into the sadness.

Below, we've gathered the 20 most-chosen songs on your list. Hit play on the videos, and let's get over the most depressing day of the year together.

Artist: Joni Mitchell
Song: "River "

Artist: The Tragically Hip
Song: "Fiddler's Green"

Artist: The Beatles
Song: "The End By"

Artist: Emmylou Harris
Song: "Before Believing"

Artist: Elton John
Song: "Sad Songs (Say So Much)"

Artist: Jacques Brel
Song: "Ne me quitte pas" (Don't Leave Me)

Artist: The Swell Season
Song: "In These Arms"

Artist: R.E.M.
Song: "Everybody Hurts"

Artist: Tim McGraw
Song: "Just To See You Smile"

Artist: Johnny Cash
Song: "Hurt"

Artist: Jann Arden
Song: "Hanging By a Thread"

Artist: Richie Havens
Song: "Follow"

Artist: Gilbert O'Sullivan
Song: "Alone Again"

Artist: Lucero
Song: "I Can't Stand to Leave You"

Artist: Sarah McLachlan
Song: "Do What You Have to Do"

Artist: Pearl Jam
Song: "Black"

Artist: Gary Jules
Song: "Mad World"

Artist: Corey Hart
Song: "Never Surrender"

Artist: Coldplay
Song: "Fix You"

Artist: Johnny Cash
Song: "You are my Sunshine"

What's your go-to sad song? Share it with us on Facebook/CBCMusic.

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