After asking listeners to send in songs that make them cry, NPR trawled through 7,000+ tracks and found that though some of the results were expected, others weren’t. While “Adagio for Strings” sounds like it was composed to make people misty eyed, “Highway to Hell” perhaps doesn’t. However, the team at NPR found that oftentimes, the reasons songs made listeners weepy isn’t about composition and was mostly due to association. Whether through heartbreak, tragedy or deliriously happy memories, music proves over and over again to have profound effects on our emotions.
Songs That Make Us Cry