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    By Confusion & Constant Gardner

    A popular new thing on the internet is sadness. Sad rap has officially become a thing, and people love to tweet about how they're crying at a concert, or forever alone, or joining the Sad Boy crew. It's all fun as a way to embrace sadness in a lighthearted, communal way, but it does not replace the need for actually sad music.

    No matter how emotional you get listening to Yung Lean, it can't compare to these devastating tracks about break-ups, death, and loneliness. Sometimes, we all need need to hear these songs, if only to remind us that sadness is more than a meme. Here are the saddest songs of the year so far.