Most Hauntingly Beautiful and Sad Songs

Title is quite self explanatory. Just a list of songs that make you look at everything a little differently after listening to them. Very sad, but in the best of ways.

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1My Immortal - Evanescence

Amy Lee's voice is beautifully haunted as she sings about a loved one who won't leave her alone after their death. Her voice mixes with the piano to dreary a euphony of sadness.

This is The Best song, This is a Beautiful

One of the saddest songs ever written.

Not so my personal favourite but it's very beautiful and haunting song. - 05yusuf09

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2Nella Fantasia - Jackie Evancho

Jackie's songs have a haunting quality about them because of her exquisite tone, pitch and interpretation of each one. She leaves her listeners spellbound and in awe.

The beauty of Jackie's voice will haunt you for weeks after hearing her in concert! This I know!

I would have chosen Dark Waltz sung by Jackie, but anything she sings is beautiful

My second choice would be Nights In White Satin

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3Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

Such a beautiful song.

A song which expresses pain literally

4Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

The original by Leonard Cohen is much better, and so it the amazing cover by K.D. lang.

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5Hurt - Johnny Cash

This song is a real tearjerker for me. Whenever I hear it, it just gets to me for some reason. He's got such a sad voice and the tune is so haunting.

First heard it when the movie Colombiana finished just last year on dvd, I liked it immediately. The haunting voice the lyrics just pulled at my heart.

How this song hasn't got into the top ten yet it shocking. It's so beautiful a song and it's sung in the only way I feel it can be, Johnny Cash style.

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6How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

Filled with pain and emotion Radiohead delivers a song that may not be catchy the first time you hear it, but gradually you will find it pulling you in. Perfectly captures the feeling of being invisible.

Aw man this hits the heart so, so hard - it's like you're feeling Thom Yorke's absolute pain, not only through his lyrics, but through that achingly awesome voice of his.

Perfect correlation between lyrics and music. Heart wrenching song

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7Creep - Radiohead

Simply the most beautiful sound in the world

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8Fiddler On the Green - Demons & Wizards

Easily, Top 3. This awesome ballad in based on real life events: the singer & lyricist saw two car accidents in one week (same place! ) and a boy and a girl were killed.
The singer /lyricist turned this tragedy into a sad but beautiful story:

Death took the life of the boy by mistake and to make up for it, the reaper comes back to take the life of the girl, who his soulmate would have been in life. The reaper asks the girl: "Would you mind if take you? "

The singer uses several voice intonations to communicate the emotions - angelic, melancholy, innocent, ghostly, funeral, dramatic and harsh.
Also, the long scream at the end is insane - I think this scream represents the pain of the body when the soul leaves it. Then pain goes away.

Amazing vocals start to finish, hands down. This guy will leave you in awe. - Metal_Treasure

9Angel - Sarah McLachlan

My favorite song

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10Breathe Me - Sia

You may recognize this song from the final episode of six feet under. This is my favorite sad song ( other than my immortal)

Such a deep and emotional song with haunting lyrics and music

This song just hits somehwere in my heart every time, her beautiful, breathtaking voice, the haunting piano in the background, and the words that just seem to understand. Such an amazing piece of music!

This song makes me cry.

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The Newcomers

?I Go Crazy - Paul Davis
?Time In a Bottle - Jim Croce

The Contenders

11How to Save A Life - The Fray

This song is amazing all in its own. If you really miss someone and you just sorta want to cry this is the perfect song to listen to

Something about this song... it can be related to so many things... depression, suicide, abuse, etc.

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12Concrete Angel - Martina McBride

This song made me cry when I first listened to it, and I almost never cry.

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13Lovers - Jackie Evancho

I bought the movie. in my humble opinion Jackie does a better job, plus watching her sing it gives the listener a powerful emotional connection.

From the movie "House of Flying Daggers", which is a very sad movie.

Tough to pick between this, Nella Fantasia, and Mi Mancherai, with her performance on her PBS Great Performances "Dream With Me In Concert", I have to go with it.

No one does this better than Jackie. - BobG

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14Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho demonstrates time and again there is no one that can compare with the awesome beauty of her voice. Simply outstanding.

Mesmerized for days since this was released.. on replay for hours.. under a spell.. can't stop listening..

Now THIS song is much sadder than "Nella Fantasia." Pride goeth before a fall, that's the tragic message of this song from Game of Thrones. Jackie's voice gives the song a haunting, mournful quality. - BobG

Up, Jackie! You're the best!

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15Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

Billie Joe has the innate ability to write songs that are relatable and almost haunting in their true nature. Wake Me Up When September Ends is a perfect example of what he can do as a songwriter, not just as the punk rock frontman of a world famous rock band to which many people dismiss him as mediocre. But he's not. He is a talent Just by opening up about a part of his life that he had not displayed prior, he really came through and proved just how valuable his is as an artist. RIP Andrew Armstrong.

This song is about the death of Billie Joe's father. Is such an emotional song, with such beautiful lyrics. - georgielikesgreenday

This is a very great song. It always motivates me to write a song. Love you Green Day

I cried so much when I listen to this song.I don't know but it is kind of depressing..

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16Down Where I Am - Demons & Wizards

A father rejects his newborn child diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This ballad describes the struggle of the father and the emotions going in and out of his mind.

"I don't wanna hold you
(Please tell me why)
I don't wanna see you
'Cause even your smile hurts
Oh, it hurts like hell
...
Life goes on it surely will
Without me it will wither
...
My tear of joy turned into grief
(I don't wanna stand it anymore)". - Metal_Treasure

17Empty Garden - Elton John
18Nightswimming - R.E.M.
19Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

It's about suicide. The vox, lyrics, melody, chorus and the first guitar solo are of haunting beauty! - Metal_Treasure

20Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

It's sadder than the Johnny Cash cover. How he whispers most of the song. You can feel the pain. - MEparandriod

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