Why Listening To Sad Music Makes Us Feel Better

Oh, like I’m the only one.

sobbing on sofa

Anyone else sat on the bed sobbing for 3 hours straight with a growing pile of tissues next to them and “What Goes Around” from Beyonce on continuous replay?

Why Listening To Sad Music Makes Us Feel Better:

What researchers are finding is that listening to sad music evokes feelings of tenderness, sympathy and nostalgia.  After interviewing 800 people the study found people found their moods improved, they felt more hopeful and encouraged after listening to sad music.  Interestingly, upbeat music did not bring the same feelings of tenderness and empathy.

Need some new material?  Travel back to the 80’s for some of our favorite breakup songs.  That’ll get you going.

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