Tear Jerker / Linkin Park

This nu-metal band has some pretty sad songs.

  • "Hands Held High" can pump one up, yet make one feel bad.
  • In more or less the same vein, the video for "Shadow of the Day".
  • "The Little Things Give You Away" is another one.
  • And then there's "My December" and "Leave Out All The Rest".
    • Dear God, "Leave Out All The Rest":
    When my time comes,
    Forget the wrong that I've done,
    Help me leave behind some,
    Reasons to be missed,
    Don't resent me,
    And when you're feeling empty,
    Keep me in your memory,
    Leave out all the rest...
  • "Breaking the Habit" was written by Mike Shinoda before he met Chester Bennington, about a close friend of his and his struggles with drugs.
    • Reportedly, Chester related to the lyrics so much that he tore up after first reading them.
  • "The Messenger" and "Iridescent" are a couple more.
  • "Numb" (especially with the video) and "In Between".
  • "Robot Boy" is pretty sad too.
  • "Krwlng", "With You" (and "Wth>You"), and "P5hng Me A*wy" are more sad ones.
    Even the people who never frown eventually break down.
  • "Somewhere I Belong."
  • "Burning in the Skies." I'm swimming in the smoke, of bridges I have burned...
    • The music video, which depicts the ordinary lives of people just before a nuclear bomb hits isn't exactly uplifting.
  • "In The End", too.
  • "Roads Untravelled" can definitely bring back some memories. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
  • "Not Alone."
  • "Blackbirds".
  • "Waiting For the End."
  • "Debris," from the LPU 12 CD. May double, as with "Roads Untravelled," as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
  • "In My Remains".
  • The music video of "Castle of Glass" opens with a child being informed that his father died at war.
  • "The Catalyst". God save us everyone, will we burn inside the fires of A Thousand Suns..
  • "Until It's Gone," "Drawbar," "Final Masquerade," and (though rather YMMV, and this applies only to the quiet, subdued sections of the song at the beginning and end of the song, respectively, in which Mike is singing) "A Line in the Sand," all of which from The Hunting Party.
  • The title track to "One More Light," especially in light of Chris Cornell's death.
    Who cares if one more light goes out?
    In a sky of a million stars, it flickers, flickers
    Who cares when someone's time runs out?
    If a moment is all we are or quicker, quicker
    Who cares if one more light goes out?
    Well, I do.
  • And for the finale, "Valentine's Day."