PRS study reveals some interesting results...
jason gregory

10:23 29th September 2010

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Songs by R.E.M, U2 and Bruce Springsteen have been named on a list of a songs that are most likely to make men cry.


R.E.M's song 'Everybody Hurts', originally released in 1993, topped the poll ahead of Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears In Heaven’.

‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen was third. Other artists in the top-10 included Robbie Williams, The Verve, Sinead O'Connor and Sir Elton John.

The study, conducted by PRS for Music, polled more than 1,700 people on tearful songs. You can see the full top-10 below on Gigwise.

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  • 10: Robbie Williams - 'Angels'

  • 9: Todd Duncan - Unchained Melody

  • 8: Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia

  • 7: Elton John - 'Candle In The Wind'

  • 6: The Verve - 'The Drugs Don't Work'

  • 5: U2 - 'With Or Without You'

  • 4: Sinead O'Connor - 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

  • 3: Leonard Cohen - 'Hallelujah'

  • 2: Eric Clapton - 'Tears In Heaven'

  • 1: R.E.M - 'Everybody Hurts'

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