Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicOther - Music · 1 decade ago

What are some good sad/meaninful songs by female artists?

I would like to know songs with deep meaning, like issues such as rape, abortion, suicide, gay/lesbian rights, politics, by female artists.

I also want to know sad songs, that are very depressing, and not JUST about love, or a breakup. REAL ISSUES, by a female singer.


9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    Tegan and Sara - The First

    Alanis Morisette - Citizen of the Planet

    Garbage - When I Grow Up

    Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

    Pink - Dear Mr. President

    TLC - Unpretty

    Also, check out lyrics by Jada Pinkett Smith.. I could be wrong, but I think she sings about issues like that.

    For a sad song, I really like Autumn's Monologue by From Autumn To Ashes... it's about a relationship, but her voice is really different than most and it's one of my favorite sad female songs.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Two Little Girls and

    Glass House

    Lost Woman Song by Ani DiFranco

    I used to listen to this song after my abortion.

    Perfect by Alanis Morissette

    Army of Me

    Hyper-Ballad by Bjork


    Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves by Cher

    Coin Operated Boy by the Dresden Dolls

    And I know you wanted women artists but also check out Moby and Saul Williams, they have some excellent stuff that speak about the human condition.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That's the Worst That I could Do by Stockard Channing (from Grease)

    At Seventeen by Janis Ian

    That's the Way I Always Heard It Should Be by Carly Simon

    My Coloring Book by Brenda Lee

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Pink-Family Portrait

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Regina Spektor-Laughing with

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  • 1 decade ago

    Is It Over - Lovers Electric

    I don't really know what it's about...but It's super pretty.

    Breathe Me - Sia

  • 1 decade ago

    Zombie- the cranberries

  • 1 decade ago

    okay ill try my best

    Kelly rowland - stole- some about how you treat others & affects like death

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    Mutya buena -maya -

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    true song about mourning one of her sisters called maya and believing that 1 day theyll be together again

    Minne driver- learn to be lonely

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  • 1 decade ago

    there is one by cat power but i can't remember the name of it.

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