Tear Jerker: Electric Light Orchestra

This band may be known for writing Mr. Blue Sky, but you won't find Mr. Blue Sky here.

  • "Eldorado" is about a man who decides to stay in a fantasy world because he can't take the real world anymore.
  • "Can't Get It Out Of My Head", from the same album, can make the tears rain down as well.
  • "The Way Life's Meant To Be" is a song about change, the future, and letting go of the place you once called home. In fact, the entire Time album (which is basically a story about a man taken to the future, being separated from all he loves, trying to cope with it and then being sent back so that he can make the world into a better place.)
  • Tell me you don't cry when you hear "Wild West Hero". Go on, all of you, tell me.
  • "Telephone Line" (which, admittedly, kind of straddles the line between being sad and lugubrious).
  • "Whisper In The Night", from their first album.
  • Jeff Lynne composed the instrumental "The Whale" after watching a heart-wrenching documentary about whaling.

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