The saddest song of all time?

British researchers reckon that Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. is the saddest song of all time:

Listening to a sad song has reduced seven out of ten men to tears, according to the study.

And almost 90 per cent of women admit listening to an emotional song or passage of music has made them cry.

The research shows one in five females ‘often’ shed tears when they hear a sad tune.

And ‘Everybody Hurts’ by American band REM was named as the saddest song of all time, beating Elton John’s ‘Candle in the Wind’.

Mike and the Mechanics’ ‘The Living Years’ came third in the poll.

Not?sure?about that. Talk Talk had some pretty depressing songs. Leonard Cohen can be very depressing except for his superb?Hallelujah. The Smiths with Heaven Knows I’m Miserable?Now would?qualify?too.

Tears for Fears made an entire depressing album called The Hurting which featured Mad World which surely qualifies as one of the most depressing songs ever.