REM's Everybody Hurts voted most depressing song of all time
Everybody Hurts by REM has been voted the most depressing song of all time.
Listening to a sad song has reduced seven out of ten men to tears, according to the study.
And almost 90 per cent of women admit listening to an emotional song or passage of music has made them cry.
The research shows one in five females 'often' shed tears when they hear a sad tune.
And 'Everybody Hurts' by American band REM was named as the saddest song of all time, beating Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind'.
Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years' came third in the poll.
The survey was commissioned by theatrical producer David King to discover more about what he described as "the power of music."
It revealed 84 per cent of men men aged between 18 and 24 have become tearful to music.
But in the 55 plus age group the figure dropped to 74 per cent.
The study also asked people where they were most likely to cry to a sad song.
Are these the saddest songs fo all time?
Annie's Song - John Denver
Everybody's Got To Learn Sometimes - Korgis
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter, Paul and Mary
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
My Way - Frank Sinatra
All By Myself - Eric Carmen
Yesterday - The Beatles
Without You - Harry Nilsson
Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
Fix You - Coldplay
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Nothing Compares To You - Prince/Sinead O'Connor
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
The Living Years - Mike and the Mechanics
Candle In The Wind - Elton John
Everybody Hurts - REM