The Happiest Sad Songs Ever

Upbeat, catchy, depressing af

Kathy Copeland Padden
Sep 17 · 4 min read
I’ll be home I’ll be beside the phone waiting for yooooooooou

Happy sad songs. We all know them. We all love them. You know, the upbeat little ditties with lyrics that belie the bouncy optimism of the music. It’s uplifting musically, it’s a bummer lyrically, it’s multitasking in musical form.

Some of the best pop songs ever recorded utilize this time-tested formula. Here are just a smattering of the…