Send in the Clown Songs!
Why are clown songs typically sad? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that a clown is also a fool and it makes one sad to be thought of as foolish.
The word 'clown' has been a derogatory description throughout history. A clown is someone you don't - and shouldn't - take seriously! In the world of songs, especially love songs, clowns put on a happy face to hide the sorrow of a broken relationship or unrequited love.
Here are just some of the many famous songs about clowns
Click the links to hear a clip from the song: