Best Songs That Make You Cry

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1 Teaching Angels How to Fly - Jackie Evancho

This song will tear your heart out if you listen to it closely enough to hear the message.

This is from Jackie's first album "Prelude To A Dream", self-released months before her appearance on the 5th season of America's Got Talent. The album was withdrawn upon her signing with SYCO/SONY records. It was indeed a prelude to the dream that she is still sharing with us.

Jackie Evancho has the unique ability to make the toughest of tough guys cry totally unashamed.
Bikers, truckers, ex-military, all of them are reaching for the kleenex at Jackie Evancho concerts.
This song, about a young girl named Kimberly who died, is from Jackie Evancho's first CD, "Prelude To A Dream", but she has any number of songs since then that easily make grown men cry.

Beautiful and heart wrenching!

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2 Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho

Last night I saw you running
In the open fields of grace
No longer were you broken or in pain
The wind blew kisses through your hair
You laughed with beauty unaware
I wish I could be there with you - Trancas

The high notes in this song sound really like coming from the open fields of grace, surely not from this world - ohcnave

I love this song so much! It's a song of freedom.

3 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

I know that this is just a stupid internet list and I shouldn't care but, why is this not number 1? He wrote this song when his son fell out of a window and died. It reminds us of all the loved ones we know that have passed(for me it is my dog I had know since I was a kid. Who we had to put down because she just got to that age that dogs reach quicker than we do) and I know that is comment is way to long but.

Everything that is emotional will wake me cry but when I hear this song I think of the guilt he has and how it would feel I now love this song

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4 Hurt - Johnny Cash Hurt - Johnny Cash

The original version by Nine Inch Nails is good, but this one is way more better. I just cry every time I hear this.

When I first herd it I was crying for 8 minutes

5 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

This is such an emotional song. I'm so proud of Billie Joe for being able to perform this song over and over again.

6 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

A very sad song. Whether the melody or the text.

It makes me cry because during this song my crush was dancing with another Girl.

7 Skinny Love - Birdy Skinny Love - Birdy

Skinny Love is a really sad song. It was my first listening to that song and it made my heart burst into tears. The singer Birdy, is a really good singer. When you listen to the song beware the it will exactly make to cry.

8 Nessun Dorma - Jackie Evancho Nessun Dorma - Jackie Evancho

It shouldn't be possible for a young girl. to sing this gigantic piece of music,
But Jackie Evancho makes it her own, and opens a portal to a new world of emotions. Just amazing!

I never liked opera music before I heard Jackie Evancho.
When she sings this I just feel so strongly.

I can't even THINK about Jackie's performances of this without tearing up.

After she sang this as a guest on Britain's Got Talent, Simon Cowell said: "I want this girl on my show every week! " - BobG

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9 21 Guns - Green Day 21 Guns - Green Day

This is the first Green Day song I ever heard. It makes me want to cry with joy and sadness at the same time (Wake me up when September ends is also very sad, but this has a lower place so I'm voting for it). - georgielikesgreenday

10 Lovers - Jackie Evancho Lovers - Jackie Evancho

The performance of Lovers with David Foster and the drums is just other worldly.

The Newcomers

? How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead
? I Miss You - Blink 182 I Miss You - Blink 182

The Contenders

11 Nightswimming - R.E.M. Nightswimming - R.E.M.

The lyrics, vocals, and music each convey the pain of remembering when you were young and knowing those days are long gone. A beautiful, tear-jerking, and underrated song. - Hajj

12 My Immortal - Evanescence My Immortal - Evanescence

Evanescence is the best. Most Saddest and Beautiful song of all time.

Are you serious,39? Just easily number 1, My Immortal is definitely number 1.

Best song of all time. This is really make you cry.

I heard the song in the movie Daredevil

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13 Seize The Day - Avenged Sevenfold Seize The Day - Avenged Sevenfold
14 Bad Company - Five Finger Death Punch Bad Company - Five Finger Death Punch
15 Last Kiss - Pearl Jam Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
16 When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan V 1 Comment
17 Cancer - My Chemical Romance Cancer - My Chemical Romance

This song makes me cry every time I hear and/or sing it!

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18 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd V 1 Comment
19 Powerless - Linkin Park Powerless - Linkin Park
20 Heal the World - Michael Jackson Heal the World - Michael Jackson
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1. Skinny Love - Birdy
2. Nightswimming - R.E.M.
3. When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan
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1. Seize The Day - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
3. Cancer - My Chemical Romance
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1. Christmas In the Trenches - John McCutcheon
2. The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
3. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
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