Type 1 is the temporary sadness when something goes wrong... PICK ME UPS!
Long Live - Taylor Swift
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
With or Without You - U2
Stone In Love - Journey
Anything off the first album - Boston
Paradise City - GNR
Team - Lorde... Don't judge
Dashboard - Modest Mouse
Type 2: Angry, bitter sadness. Like "fuck you fucking traitor..."
Numb/Encore - Linkin Park/Jay Z
Whatsername - Green Day
Face Down - Red Jumpsuit
Just Don't Give a Fuck - Eminem
P.I.M.P/In Da Club - 50 Cent
Numb - Linkin Park
Till I Collapse - Eminem
Fuck You - Lily Allen (BEST SONG EVER LISTEN TO IT NOW)
Type 3: That deep, depressive, existential sadness at the back of your soul that creeps up on you late at night and you cry yourself to sleep
World At Large - Modest Mouse
Parting of the Sensory - Modest Mouse
Bad Guy - Eminem
Pretty When You Cry - Lana Del Rey
Your Guardian Angel - Red Jumpsuit
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Hurt - Johnny Cash
I find this song so soothing when I'm sad. I get swept up in the melody and it's like my heavy feelings are just pouring into it and being carried away from me (at least temporarily). I especially love the transition from the chorus to the instrumental bit from around 2:58 to 3:20.
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.” - Hermann Hesse
musically, it is fairly obvious. lyrically, the song deals with the passing of youth and youthful hubris? Not directly mentioned, but the overall downtempo tone contributes to that sense of fleeting youth and the irresponsibility that often comes with being young (teens, 20s). It also sounds funereal.