8 Top Songs About Disappointment

Songs About Disappointment
Written by Corey Morgan

Songs About Disappointment

Are you in serious need of a good cry? You couldn’t have found a better destination!

These songs are all about being disappointed; whether your hurt is related to mental health, a failed romance, or personal loss, these tracks are sure to provide some solace. There is no greater source of creativity than suffering, and this holds across all genres of music.

Get yourself some tissues and listen to some music as you heal from your wounds, the first songs will get you!

8 Songs About Disappointment

1. ‘Stitches’ by Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes - Stitches (Official Music Video)

This song is almost certainly going to be the first song that comes to anyone’s mind when they are asked to mention songs about disappointment.

“It is not difficult to understand why ‘Stitches’ became Shawn Mendes’ first song to reach number one in the UK; the song’s irresistible catchiness makes it impossible to ignore.

Mendes is in a state of confusion, disappointment, and pain, and he is pondering the question of why he loved this person if all they did was harm him.

Even though he sings, “You watch me bleed until I can’t breathe,” he was like a “moth lured to a flame.” The idea that love can at times be detrimental to oneself is made very plain in this song.”

2. “How Could You Leave Us” by NF

NF - How Could You Leave Us

The question “how could you…” is frequently asked when the speaker wishes to show extreme dissatisfaction with something or someone. In this song, the rapper Nathan (NF) conveys his sorrow over the early loss of his mother, who was addicted to drugs.

He is inconsolable because, despite all of his efforts, she has decided to prioritize drugs over her children. Every time he remembers his mother, who has passed away, he breaks down and cries, asking, “How could you leave us!”

This song is quite powerful, and it almost brought tears to my eyes. Additionally, his delivery is spot-on, which enables you to experience what NF is going through.

3. “How Could An Angel Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton - How Could An Angel Break My Heart (Official HD Video)

Lyrically, This is one of the best songs about disappointment because the song’s lyrics and melody so effectively convey the singer’s anguish.

The song is primarily about the singer’s devastating despair after learning that her lover is unfaithful. The fact that she had previously thought of him as “an angel,” or someone who would never do anything like that to her, just adds to her disappointment at his betrayal.

The song is divided into verses, which center on infidelity, and a chorus, which expresses the aforementioned sadness and disappointment.

Her “soul… dying” and “weeping” are metaphors for her emotional state. She also pleads for assistance from an unidentified person, demonstrating her sense of hopelessness. Or, to put it another way, the narrator has a good grasp of the fact that her lover is no longer completely hers.

The chorus, meanwhile, isn’t really about how great he seems to her. Instead, it functions along the lines of the vocalist not only restating the reason for her sadness but also, in a broad sense, accepting responsibility for it.

She blames herself, thinking that she invested too much time and energy in the relationship and thereby alienated her boyfriend. It’s an example of victim blaming. It’s a tragic story all around, the kind that any compassionate listener should be able to relate to and feel for a woman going through.

4. “Disappointed” by Stormzy


Stormzy’s diss track “Disappointed” features verses from rival UK grime emcee Wiley. Stormzy indirectly compares Wiley to Jay-Z by referencing “Jigga” to imply that Wiley is an inferior musician. Other musicians, such as Cadell, another grime musician, are on the fringe of this conflict.

Even though his name is never mentioned by name, Stormzy makes numerous allusions to him throughout the song. Wiley’s younger half-brother, Cadell, is genuinely named Cadell. And the Wicked Skengman is alleging that Wiley sided with Cadell instead of his brother when they disagreed.

The title and main idea of this song are connected to that story, even though it is supposed to be sarcastic. Before lately, Stormzy thought he and Wiley were pals. However, Skengman is now “disappointed” in Wiley because of his acts, such as releasing a diss track against Stormzy.

5. “Still Disappointed” by Stormzy


The year 2020 began with a bang: Stormzy and fellow UK grime singer Wiley launched the fourth tune in their fight, titled “Still Disappointed.” With each new song added to the series, the insults appear to get more specific and personal.

For instance, Stormzy introduced Wiley’s family in the first “Disappointed” by mentioning both of Wiley’s brothers and their parents.

In “Eediyat Skengman 2,” Wiley retaliated by threatening Stormzy’s mom. And Stormzy recognizes this near the beginning of “Still Disappointed,” saying that Wiley “love(s) to talk about mums so much.” And as you may have guessed by now, this prompts Stormzy to counter-diss Wiley’s mum, delivering a lengthy, scathing explanation against her.

So, the gist of his disses, which were intended to be as historically verifiable as possible, was that she never had a “genuine male in the house,” and he seems to have done his homework in preparation.

Stormzy portrays himself as someone who wants to “bend her,” or become her lover and the male figure the family desperately needs. Additionally, he repeats his boast from “Disappointed,” in which he claimed to have defeated Wiley’s sibling.

In addition, Stormzy refers to his rival’s sister as a “little b—-” this time. All of this is, of course, in addition to posing a physical threat to Wiley. At the song’s end, though, he returns to the theme of disappointment that inspired the song’s title.

The reason for this is that he has realized that Wiley, the person he “thought it was love” with, actually had “sour” feelings against him. This is one of the songs about disappointment that reflects on a lot of things.

6. “Could Cry Just Thinkin About You” by Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan - could cry just thinkin about you (Full Version)

By the pronouns used in the chorus, it is clear that Troye Sivan’s “Could Cry Just Thinkin’ About You” is about a homosexual relationship. Aside from that, though, it sounds like a typical breakup ballad in which the singer expresses disappointment over a failed romantic connection.

And the way his feelings came out, he liked his time spent with the addressee. The singer is so devastated by the breakup that he wishes they had never gotten serious. As a result, he is in the titular condition, where he can “cry just thinking about” this individual.

Unfortunately, it does not look like Troye will be able to get over the addressee any time soon. We learn this because the chorus reveals that he is in a situation where he is constantly reminded of his ex by everything, including prospective new romantic prospects.

The singer is truly at a point of disorientation without his partner. Even though he finds it difficult to fathom a future without his ex at the moment, he understands that he must take this step in light of his current predicament.

7. Easy on me by Adele

Adele - Easy On Me (Official Video)

Adele made her long-awaited return to the music arena with the release of the emotionally charged song “Easy On Me,” which was about the challenging decision to get a divorce.

As she implores her ex-husband, her son, and the listener not to be disappointed, her stirring vocals and entrancing melodies are as breathtaking as they have ever been.

When it decides to end a relationship, there is no easy option, and this is especially true once you have started to develop a family with the other person. When all is said and done, you have no choice but to put yourself first and trust that people will treat you with compassion.

8. “Let You Down” by NF

Finally on our list of songs about disappointment is “Let You Down” by NF, an American hip-hop artist. The lyrics of the song focus primarily on NF’s connection with his father and the guilt he feels for letting his father down.

After his parents divorced and his mother passed away from a drug overdose in 2009, NF (whose real name is Nathan John Feuerstein) was raised by his father.

This song references NF’s family dynamic, namely his relationship with his mother and father. Because of the physical violence, he suffered at the hands of his mother’s lover, NF was forced to move home with his father. In the end, she passed away as a result of an accidental drug overdose when he was a senior in high school.

Although “Let You Down” is a very introspective song, it struck a chord with a great number of listeners because they were able to identify with its subject matter.

NF has unquestionably built the route for himself with his brutally honest lyrics, which enable his followers to get to know him and give him a sense of personal connection.