It would seem that such a question can simply discourage. After all, thousands, and maybe millions of new songs are born in the world every day. Each of them is good in its own way, it is sad or funny, funny or just melodic.
But how to give an account to such a question and clearly define the saddest song in the world in 2022. Well, first of all, the year is far from over. And secondly, what selection criteria should be followed in this case?
The answer is a little simpler than it might seem at first glance. First you need to define, so to speak, the coordinate system. To do this, let’s do a short analysis.
Today, according to music experts, about 80% of the profits in the world’s music industry are generated by music streaming platforms. This means that to determine the saddest song in the world in 2022, you will not need to turn to music streaming services.
And which of these streaming services is the most deserving of attention? Of course, this is the Swedish streaming service Spotify, which has collected over 400 million sweat users around the world under its auspices. In addition, according to statistics, he has almost 45% of the global music market. With such a huge share, you can safely be considered a trendsetter in music fashion around the world, given that almost every second music stream is generated by Spotify.
Therefore, let’s turn to the rating of this streaming platform, which it periodically publishes for its users, both paid and free. By the way, songs are divided by genre, style, as well as many other indicators, including the mood of users. Including the sad ones.
So, according to the Spotify rating, the saddest song of 2022 at the moment can be considered “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinéad O’Connor.
And the saddest song of all time, according to the rating of the Swedish music streaming service, can be considered the composition of the artist Eric Clapton – “Tears in Heaven”.