Top 10 Most Dramatic Songs

August 1, 2015 - 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
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.
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!
[Newest]So good and dramatic

2The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho
This young lady just keeps pushing the bar up...
Dramatic, dark, and haunting song from "Game Of Thrones".
Released as a downloadable single in June of 2014, and scheduled for her album "Awakening" in September 2014.
See it on Yahoo Music or YouTube. Sample & buy it on iTunes and June 10th.
[Newest]A natural born singer

3The 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.

4Everchanging - 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

5Dango Daikazoku - Chata
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.
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.
Really nice song, always makes me kinda emotional but in a good way

6The Moment I Said It - Imogen Heap
Absolutely amazing. I can't get enough of Imogen.
This song is very dramatic. it should be on the number one list. imogen is powerful, enjoy by her works.

7The Only Exception - Paramore
Sad Lyrics, way too dramtic


Terrible! Never listen to this one again!
I love this song!

8Lost - Avenged Sevenfold
This song makes me happy every time I listen to it.
Just, the chorus is an anthem. An anthem of inspiring, up-beat drama.
Great song! Like legit

9Hide 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.

10Breath - 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.

The Contenders

11Desperate Times, Desperate Measures - Underoath
Pre-chorus, chorus, bridge, man. Drama recipe for this song.

12Lovers - Jackie Evancho
Title theme from "House of Flying Daggers". See the YouTube video of her PBS Great Performances "Dream With Me - In Concert". Just search for Evancho Lovers

13Dream 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.

14Karma Killer - Robbie Williams

15Pledge - 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.


16Fade to Black - Metallica
The music of this song alone tells a dramatic and desperate story; beginning with beautiful acoustic chords, and ending in a panic of chaotic riffs. The lyrics are few and simple, offering reflection that adds to the instrumentals' temperament.
"Yesterday seems, as though it never existed.
Death greets me warm, now I will just say good bye".
Perhaps would not recommend to everyone, but rather to those who appreciate the art and philosophy that classic heavy metal music provides.

Also, if you enjoyed this song it is worthwhile investigating when and why Metallica wrote it - I trust it will bring a smile to your face.

17Say Something - Cheyenne Jackson and Jackie Evancho

18Not Alone - All That Remains
The chorus is the definition of dramatic.

19White Sparrows - Billy Talent
Oh come on! Should be one of the top 10! Amazing song!

20My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
This is one of my favorite songs of all time!

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