Top 10 Most Dramatic Songs

We all know the definition of dramatic, so here are the top 10 songs that would go with a milestone in a drama movie, the top 10 dramatic songs. (Song - Artist) Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

How to Save a Life - The Fray
this song should be number zero cause its better than number one
I just like it! It catches my attention quickly, very touching and actually frankly speaking it gives more passion and eventually more feelings with the tone of the voice and the way it was written... Thank you!
It's tough to analyze these lyrics, but it doesn't make the bear words not dramatic and depressing. The musical content is also something obviously written and performed with loads of passion and feeling.
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2The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
Along with being dramatic, the song is just so sad, and should be on all these peoples' "Top 10 Saddest Songs" lists. I mean, not only does it sound sad, but its lyrics are, jut, tearjerking. This song is about a man whose love dies, and when he looks into her diary after her death, he realizes she never even thought of him. This was supposed to be his girlfriend and she was going behind his back and never wrote a thing about him. Double-heartbreak right there, automatic spot on this list.
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3Everchanging - Rise Against
Only Rise Against can make the most overdone song topic, a breakup, still sound heartbreaking. The dramatic effect is best in the acoustic version of this song, because of the lead singer's real raw emotion.
Rise Against should have a day... "RISE AGAINST DAY" hahaha I love R. A Its the best band I have ever listened too!
rise against is the best! this song kicks ass
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4The Moment I Said It - Imogen Heap
Absolutely amazing. I can't get enough of Imogen.
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5Dango Daikazoku - Chata
This song comes from a wonderful series, Clannad. A show that sums up to be a great example of what family should mean, accepting the lives you have, whether they are happy or sad. The english translation talks about a large dumpling family forming a ring and rounding up their happy and sad times. It really gives off this important meaning with a cheerful and somewhat child-like tone.
If you were to make sense of the english translation to this song, it would simply be about happiness. This song just goes so well with the show it's from, Clannad, giving us the feeling of taking life as it comes, and being happy with it. That's just what the show is about, life, and if you haven't seen it, watch the whole series, it's brilliantly amazing, and this song reflects.

6The Only Exception - Paramore
Sad Lyrics, way too dramtic


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7Lost - Avenged Sevenfold
drama of this song is so cool... the rithme is very Cool, and I Love A7X foREVer, and pray for the rev, R. i. p
This song makes me happy every time I listen to it.
Just, the chorus is an anthem. An anthem of inspiring, up-beat drama.
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8Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap

As a song about time going by, this is a VERY dramatic song. No instrumental, just layered vocals. Second verse gives me goosebumps.

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9Breath - Breaking Benjamin

Easy to relate to... Breaking Benjamin have taken an overdone topic and done it in a completely different way - unique, genius

A break-up song not quite as good or dramatic in lyrics as a certain other break-up song on this list, but it sure is damn dramatic in musical quality.

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10Desperate Times, Desperate Measures - Underoath
Pre-chorus, chorus, bridge, man. Drama recipe for this song.
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The Contenders

11Dream On - Aerosmith

"Dream On", by Aerosmith, is a most extreme case of dramatic music. It will be played forever. This music actually falls into several popular catagories and will be timeless.

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12Pledge - The Gazette

Personally, you don't have to understand the Japanese language here. You just have to feel the music within. And trust me when I tell you that is is heart breaking.


13Not Alone - All That Remains

The chorus is the definition of dramatic.

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14White Sparrows - Billy Talent

Oh come on! Should be one of the top 10! Amazing song!

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15My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
This is one of my favorite songs of all time!
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16Who Wants to Live Forever? - Queen
Do you know that feeling after listening to something that's incredibly magnificent and dramatic? This's, who wants to live forever.
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17Karma Killer - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

18Fade to Black - Metallica Listen to sample

19Listen - Beyonce Listen to sample

201812 Overture - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Listen to sample

21Dramatic Song - Toby Turner Listen to sample

22Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen

23Come As You Are - Nirvana Listen to sample

24Girugamesh - Kowarete iku sekai

Sugoi! This song is fantastic! It should be Number One! Girugamesh are the best Musicians in the world.

This song is amazing! It's really hearttouching. You need to hear it and also watch the video is so meaningful.

You really hear the pain and sadness in the voice- even if you don't understand a word. The music is very dramatic and you will get goosebumps all over your body.

25For the Love of God - Steve Vai Listen to sample

26Broken - Lifehouse Listen to sample

27Life Is Beautiful - Vega 4 Listen to sample

28Eye of the Tiger - Survivor Listen to sample

29Innuendo - Queen Listen to sample

30In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg Listen to sample

31Skyscraper - Demi Lovato Listen to sample

32Never Say Never - The Fray Listen to sample

33Tui Hou - Jay Chou

34Watch Over You - Alter Bridge Listen to sample

35Into the Silence - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

36The Final Countdown - Europe
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37Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Drug addiction makes everything better
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Updated Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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