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)

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1How 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!

A perfect song to accompany you during a time of sadness or stress, the lyrics help you think and the soft and tender melody makes you relax

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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 amazon.com June 10th.

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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.

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4Dango 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

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5The Moment I Said It - Imogen Heap

This song is very dramatic. it should be on the number one list. imogen is powerful, enjoy by her works.

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6Everchanging - 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" haha I love R. A It's the best band I have ever listened too!

rise against is the best! this song kicks ass

7The Only Exception - Paramore

Terrible! Never listen to this one again!

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8Breath - 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.

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.

10Lost - 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.

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

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The Newcomers

?Dark Lady - Cher
?Stan - Eminem

The Contenders

11Lovers - 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

Jackie performs this at every concert and it is always astonishingly jaw-dropping. - BobG

12Desperate Times, Desperate Measures - Underoath

Pre-chorus, chorus, bridge, man. Drama recipe for this song.

13Karma Killer - Robbie WilliamsV1 Comment
14My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

This is one of my favorite songs of all time!

15Dream On - Aerosmith

Song rocks, but has strong dramatic undertones

"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.

16Dramatic Song - Toby Turner

This used to be my favorite song. Especially because I showed it to my grandma and she loved it haha

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17Say Something - Cheyenne Jackson and Jackie Evancho

This duet was performed live at the "Awakening" concert held at Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia. Available on DVD. - BobG

18Fade 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.

I feel unforgiven is more dramatic, but this one will have to do

19Not Alone - All That Remains

The chorus is the definition of dramatic.

20Pledge - 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. - aeromaxx777

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