My heart is not easy to break, so I’ll list a few songs that I think was actually heartbreaking.
Stranger In Moscow by Michael Jackson
The raw pain, the sadness, the hurt, the loneliness, no other artist had been able to capture such emotions in a bottle, shake it up and pour it out in a song like Michael.
Fun Fact: This is my favorite MJ song and I consider it his greatest masterpiece.
Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O’Connor
This song was written and recorded by Prince in 1984 and never released… until April this year. It was written during the time when he broke up with his girlfriend and lost his mother to cancer. O’Connor does a fantastic job with it but had Michael Jackson sang it, it would’ve been raining buckets of tears!
Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely by Backstreet Boys
This sad, but beautifully composed song touched on some of the boys’ real-life issues at the time: Brian’s open heart surgery for a defect he has had since childbirth, Kevin’s deceased father (he provided some actual footage so I know that this song must be quite personal for him), Howie’s sister who died a year earlier of Lupus and Denniz Pop who died in 1998 and produced some tracks for BSB.
Fun Sad Fact: This is my favorite BSB song.
I Will Wait by Nick Carter
Gaa! I did not sign up for this feel trip! I forgot how sad this video actually is with that adorable elderly couple and the acoustic guitar does not help! 😭 Anyway, I love this song because it brings back warm memories of my grandfather because it has that waltzy thing from his era. 💙