A lot of people are afraid to take a chance at love for numerous reasons—it may be because of a previous heartbreak or simply avoiding one. Whatever the reason is, we have here for you a list of the saddest songs for those afraid to love.

Afraid to take a leap at love? Afraid to try it out for the first time? Or are you just afraid to love because you are afraid your heart will break again? That’s alright, it’s Halloween season anyway. It’s okay to be afraid. And truth be told, we know how you feel. And we know you indulge yourselves with songs that expresses what you feel. That’s why we have here for you a list of the saddest songs for those who are afraid to love.

A friendly warning though! You might not want to be alone in your bedroom staring out the window while listening to these heartbreaking tunes. Or else, you just might find tears running down your cheeks just like what happened to us while listing these down!

10. Too Good At Goodbyes – Sam Smith

But every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but it’s true

Distancing yourself from someone because they keep on breaking your heart? Ever got so tired of the pain it turned you numb already? Have you felt the need to build up walls so no one could get close? Well, ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ by Sam Smith is the right song for those out there trying to shield their hearts.

9. Happier – Ed Sheeran

Ain’t nobody hurt you like I hurt you
But ain’t nobody love you like I do
Promise that I will not take it personal baby
If you’re moving on with someone new

Ever loved someone but caused them the same level of pain as well? Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Happier’ spoke of that and how it feels to see that person happy with another. And though a lot of people are probably telling you that you’ll feel that someday with someone else too, you can’t help but be scared and stuck in the past.

8. Dancing On My Own – Calum Scott

I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh oh oh
I’m right over here, why can’t you see me, oh oh oh
And I’m giving it my all, but I’m not the guy you’re taking home, ooh
I keep dancing on my own
Calum Scott‘s ‘Dancing On My Own’ expresses the intense level of pain one feels when you are no longer the one. Do you like torturing yourself by witnessing such tormenting things knowing what it would make you feel? Are you afraid to love because you are afraid of the time when you are no longer their favorite person? Then this song is sadly perfect for you!

7. Malibu Nights – LANY

I got way too much time to be this hurt
Somebody help, it’s getting worse
What do you do with a broken heart?

‘Malibu Nights’ by LANY speaks of the painful process of having to get over the pain all on your own. And this agonizing phase after being left behind by someone you love is one of the main reasons people are afraid to love. Because after getting your heart broken, no one really knows the first step of how to heal and deal with it.

6. Still In Love With You – Cheenee Gonzalez

I know that you miss me but not in the way that you used to
Oh it ain’t easy having you this close
Before you would kiss me and give me the sweetest embrace
Am I reminiscing times we had before?

Cheenee Gonzalez through ‘Still In Love With You’ would make you feel how hard it is to miss someone who doesn’t miss you like the way they used to. And it would tug at your heartstrings as it reminds you of why you are afraid of love in the first place: when you are the only one left still in love.

5. Sa Hindi Pag-alala – Munimuni

Kakalimutan na kita
Siguraduhin mong hindi talaga pwedeng tayo
Napagisipan mo na ba
Dahil kakalimutan na kita
Ito na

The hardest part in moving on is finally truly letting go. And in Munimuni‘s ‘Sa Hindi Pag-alala,’ you would definitely feel how love is all about risks and gambles, realizing why a lot of people are afraid of it. And isn’t it scary, when you have finally decided that you are okay and the person you tried so hard to forget would suddenly realize they want to come back only when its already too late for the both of you?

4. Sana – I Belong To The Zoo

Sana sinabi mo
Para di na umasang may tayo pa sa huli
Sana sinabi mo
Hahayaan naman kitang sumaya’t umalis

Afraid to love because you are scared that they would replace you with someone else? Or are you afraid that they would just leave without explaining to you why? We are sure a lot of us are afraid of those possible and devastating outcomes. And that is exactly the fear etched in the lyrics of ‘Sana’ by I Belong To The Zoo—when you are left with numerous questions and all those frustrating “sana.”

3. ‘Di Na Muli – Itchyworms / Janine Teñoso

Nung araw kay tamis ng ating buhay
Puno ng saya at ng kulay
Di mauulit muli

Ang oras kapag hinayaang lumipas
Madarama mo hanggang bukas
Di mababawi muli

Why are you afraid to love? Is it because you lost someone dear and realize in the end that you took those moments for granted? We are sure that at some point, we all felt that we didn’t give it our all before its too late. And that’s the message of the song ”Di Na Muli’ both beautifully performed by Itchyworms and Janine Teñoso.

2. Kathang Isip – Ben&Ben

Pasensya ka na
Sa mga kathang isip kong ito
Wari’y dala lang ng pagmamahal sa iyo
Ako’y gigising na
Sa panaginip kong ito
At sa wakas ay kusang lalayo sa iyo (lalayo sa)

‘Kathang Isip’ by Ben&Ben surely broke a lot of hearts through these painful lyrics. The hardest part when it comes to love is having to give up on someone knowing they are better off without you. And even if you want to stay and work it out, you let them go because your love for them is real and unconditional.

1. Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw – December Avenue and Moira dela Torre

Kung di rin tayo sa huli
Aawatin ang sarili na umibig pang muli
Kung di rin tayo sa huli
Aawatin ba ang puso kong ibigin ka?

Are you really afraid to love or just afraid that your love will not be reciprocated? Or are you afraid to love because you are scared you won’t get your happily ever after with the person that you want? If your answer is yes, then this heart-wrenching ‘Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw’ by December Avenue and Moira dela Torre topped off with a heartbreaking music video is definitely the right fit for you.

Did you find the saddest songs for those afraid to love to be relatable? Do you have other sad songs in your playlist that you want to see here? Or do you just want to share with us why you are afraid to love? Tell us in the comment section below. Or better yet, send us a message in our Facebook and Twitter @UDoUPh! We would love to hear all those sad and heartbreaking songs or stories!