There are 2 themes better represented in music (and arts in general) than probably any other - love, and of course - heartbreak. Throughout times, the popular music has been filled with songs about the loss of love, end of relationships, losing a loved one to someone else, and simply - being completely, miserably, helplessly heart-broken.
Well, a good karaoke session can light up the skies (at least a little bit) in the darkest of times. Sing your shattered heart out with our list of top 17 sad karaoke songs. Grab yourself a pint on Ben&Jerry's and a microphone, dwell on your heartbreak, and find some comfort with these songs!
17 sad karaoke songs to sing when your heart is broken
17. Ex-Factor - Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill's 90's neo-soul mega hit is the perfect post-breakup anthem for when you feel like sob-singing with some groovy laid-back soul vibes.
16. Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo
Sing karaoke version of Habits (Stay High) here.
The Tove Lo's mega hit from 2014 is a karaoke song for those who feel the need to numb the pain - or sing about numbing it.
15. Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
The Grammy-nominated song went directly to people's hearts and gave us all the feels after being published in 2019. Someone You Loved has also been a karaoke list climber and made it all the way to 7th place in the most popular karaoke songs of 2020 on Singa.
14. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
This pop ballad is a popular karaoke song - and a good one to sing when you feel like there's an empty hole in your heart (... since 7 hours and 15 days).
13. Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt
Self-explainatory by the title. A heart-wrecking goodbye song about losing a big love.
12. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn
They met somebody new, and Robyn wrote a catchy electro pop hit about it. A bittersweet song that lets you dance away the pain!
11. Hurt - Johnny Cash
Sing karaoke version of Hurt here.
Sad song classic. A guaranteed tear-jerker for the audience - and especially for yourself.
10. Round Midnight - Ella Fitzgerald
Many popular jazz standards are about love - whether it's on the positive note or the polar opposite. Round Midnight hits the sad feels, and it's perfect to be sang at night, alone, and heart-broken.
9. My Immortal - Evanescence
These wounds won't seem to heal, but maybe singing karaoke helps?
8. Your Power - Billie Eilish
Sing karaoke version of Your Power here.
This Billie Eilish's latest single got the whole world to stop and feel the pain.
7. Say Something - A Great Big World feat. Christina Aquilera
This tear-jerker ballad has been taking over karaoke stages for a while already. A karaoke song for when things are falling apart in your love life.
6. Love is a Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Sing karaoke version of Love is a Losing Game here.
Yeah - love sucks, right? This Amy Winehouse's soulful song puts it into words.
5. Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo
Sing karaoke version of Drivers license here.
Drivers license became the symbol of heartbreaks in early 2021 and got whole TikTok to speculate what's the story behind this young heart-break story.
4. Somebody Else - The 1975
Sing karaoke version of Somebody Else here.
This song from British pop-rock band The 1975 is about the struggle of getting over someone, so consider adding it to your sad song list.
3. Arcade - Duncan Lawrence
Sing karaoke version of Arcade here.
The Eurovision-winning song from 2019 got lots of traction on TikTok post its Eurovision win, and the karaoke community has warmly welcomed the song on their lips as well. Definitely a sad song to cry your heart out with!
2. I fall apart - Post Malone
Sing karaoke version of I fall apart here.
A heart-wrecking rap song filled with anger and sad post-breakup emotions.
1. Someone like you - Adele
Sing karaoke version of Someone like you here.
The queen of heartbreak songs - Adele - blessed us all with a perfect breakup song when she released Someone like you back in 2011. No bullshit - just pure, bittersweet heartbreak. It's also one of the modern evergreen karaoke songs.