Why do sad songs make us feel happy?
That’s odd, isn’t it?
Listening to sad songs seems to make most of us feel happier. You can see the research results HERE.
You can also check your own music research. Most AC and Country stations could have a “Sad” category of Super Powers, so many test that well.
Satruday Night Live famously made fun of our love for sadness with this skit…
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What does it all mean?
Who knows, but I wouldn’t worry about playing songs that sound sad.
Most listeners feel happier when you do.
Where’s my Kleenex?