The Saddest Song

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"The Saddest Song"
Single by The Ataris
from the album So Long, Astoria
Released November 5, 2003
Genre Pop punk, alternative rock
Length 4:15 (standard version)
4:09 (acoustic version)
Label Columbia
The Ataris singles chronology
"The Boys of Summer"
(2003)
"The Saddest Song"
(2003)
"Not Capable of Love"
(2006)

"The Saddest Song" is a single by The Ataris from their fourth album, So Long, Astoria. It reached #27 on the US Modern Rock Tracks.

This song was written by singer Kris Roe about being away from his daughter, Starla. He also cites his own broken childhood.[citation needed]

The accompanying music video shows the band playing in an abandoned house with a little girl trying to find them.

Chart performance[edit]

"The Saddest Song" peaked at number 27 on the US Modern Rock chart.

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 27