Most Hauntingly Beautiful and Sad Songs

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81How Can I Tell You - Cat Stevens

Listen to it when it's quiet, and you'll see what I mean. Imagine it's about a loved one of your own who has passed on.

82Blank Page - Christina Aguilera

This song means so much to me. While I was falling to pieces she came and hold my hand. Thank you Christina for making me a Fighter.

She saved my life. She is a lifesaver and this song is from her soul her heart... QUEENTINA!

83Goodbye My Friend - Linda Ronstadt

Touching lyrics sung by a beautiful voice Makes me cry.

84The Windmills of Your Mind - Noel Harrison
85Email From a Vampire - Robbie Williams
86Forever Fields (Sowing Season) - 10 Years

I love this song! The lyrics are so cynical, yet beautiful. 10 years is known for their poetic lyrics, this song stands out from their others because of the haunting/sad atmosphere it creates.

The vocals are dark and haunting, the instrumental is almost ethereal. Quite depressing.

87Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

I have been looking for this song for so long I thought it was just a figment from my imagination

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88Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
89Fade to Black - Metallica

This song captures so much pain and anguish though powerful vocals and a haunting guitar.

90The Same Deep Water As You - The Cure
91Gloomy Sunday - Lydia Lunch
92Don't Be There - Switchfoot

Thy lyrics and musical arrangement quite perfectly fit the list title.

93For Annie - Petra

The most haunting song I've ever heard. Petra is (was) a hard rock band of the 80's and 90's. I heard this song at a concert, and when it was over, the concert hall was deathly silent. Song never hit the charts as far as I know, but it sure did slice though me (and apparently everyone else that was there). Is it too late for Annie?

94Young and Beautiful - Lana del Rey
95Civilian - Wye Oak
96You Know I Care - Far From Eden

Definitely a very beautiful song really touches me every time I hear it, the lyrics are so meaningful and easy to relate to and chorus is also beautiful

97Bullet - Hollywood Undead

A song with incredibly sad lyrics, mixed with an upbeat instrumental. This mix creates a shockingly powerful song about suicide.

This song is so incredible! The mix of good and bad is so powerful, it is over whelming! - cutiepiestarlight

One of the most honest songs you will ever listen to.

This is one of my favorite songs.

98White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes

No doubt a beautiful song, but it's not that song, even for a song about death.

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99Cut - Plumb

Okay, I'm listening to this song right now. Oh God, even sadder than Skillet's Everything Goes Black. It reminds me of a book that I'm writing. It's called, "Night At The Museum: Horns and Halos". It's where Jedediah is attacked by some group of teenagers, who had been infected with a vampire virus, and sadly, he becomes one himself.

And, you thought that "Anthem Of The Angels" by Breaking Benjamin was emotional. This song just punches you in the stomach!

Ohh, so tragic. Sadder than Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic.

This is such a sad song. It has the smooth lyrics that want to make you cry.

100Concrete Angel - Jackie Evancho

Especially haunting and riveting as sung by this young lady at age 9. From her first (and self-produced) album "Prelude To A Dream". This was released before her appearance on "America's Got Talent".

A song written about a real child who died... Doesn't get much sadder than this. - BobG

Saddest song Jackie's sung.

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