Top Ten Saddest Japanese Songs

The Top Ten

1 Kojo No Tsuki - Jackie Evancho

A traditional Japanese sad song earthly life rising and falling while the moon and stars remain unchanged. Sung in Japanese, and included on the Japan release of "Songs From The Silver Screen" album. - Trancas

Jackie simply has the most beautiful singing voice in the world.

What movie is "Kojo No Tsuki" from?

The English title is given as "Moon Over Ruined Castle." - BobG

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2 Please Stay With Me - YUI Please Stay With Me - YUI

When I hear this song for the first time, I'm crying. A beautiful song I ever heard from the women singer in this world. Not only she have amazing vocal but she also have a beautiful lovely face. Such a sweet girl. She also the first ever singer that make me attracted in either Japan or world, music and songs. I always love and pray for her too always do her best in her life as wife, mother and singer. Wish her happiness. From Me to You.

At first, I hate this song but after long days I realized how beautiful this song

This is the lovely sad song I have ever heard...

One of the best songs I've heard outside of Japan when it comes to Japanese music I have a collection of 30,000 songs in Japanese but this beats them all keep up the brilliant work you a uzu

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3 Ichiban No Takaramono - Lisa

This song.. really does make me cry

This song honestly makes me sob, you can honestly feel the emotions conveyed.

The only song that touch the deepest part of my heart

I cried so much

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4 Tears - X Japan

It's about living on after the suicide of someone close to you. It is also written from experience. Yoshiki's father committed suicide when Yoshiki was ten. Yoshiki wrote the foundations of what would become Tears.

This is such a good song, I was on the brink of tears! I think the part that really got me was the back story...

5 Kuroi Namida - Anna Tsuchiya Kuroi Namida - Anna Tsuchiya

This song is really sad but beautiful.

Great power, deep meaning, powerful music, everything about this song is perfect

I already knew this song before looking at this list and I got so excited when I saw it!

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6 Dareka No Negai Ga Kanau Koro - Utada Hikaru Dareka No Negai Ga Kanau Koro - Utada Hikaru V 1 Comment
7 Story - AI
8 Alone In My Room - Hanah
9 Final Distance - Utada Hikaru Final Distance - Utada Hikaru

It's a really pretty song, and should be ranked higher

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10 Beautiful - Ayaka

Just like it's title. It's simply beautiful.

The Contenders

11 Only Human - K V 1 Comment
12 One More Time, One More Chance - Masayoshi Yamazaki

This song always fills me with feels. It perfectly portrays the yearning to be with someone again.

Here's an excerpt of its English translation:
"I am always searching somewhere for you
Opposite of the house, the other side of the alley's window
Even though I know you won't be here"

Probably one of the most genuine-sounding songs I've ever heard - raw with no affectations.

Very emotional song... so deep that my heart grow heavy and fall.. left my chest all open and hollow

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13 For You - Mariko Takahashi
14 Stand by U - Tohoshinki Stand by U - Tohoshinki

I'm sure whoever listen to their last song performance as 5 members singing this one will definitely cry even if they're not a fan of tohoshinki.

At first you would'nt think that this is a sad song, but once you HEAR the song while READing the lyrics I am pretty sure a waterfall gonna came

15 Oboeteiru Kara - Saori Hayami

I think of my bestfriend that died whenever I hear this song... Always makes me cry when I hear it...

16 Stand by Me - Anna Tsuchiya

Anna is a great performer. Very nice singer. Makes you want to cry.

This song reminds me of the close bond between me and my friends

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17 Heartache - One Ok Rock Heartache - One Ok Rock

The first time I heard it, I broke down into tears. It's absolutely beautiful, and I'm even listening to it now. Everyone should hear it, as well as the Studio Jam Session.

I like this song not because of the movie it's associated to but because of its lyrics.

"So this is heartache? So this is heartache?
Your smile that day, changes into memories for me, I miss you"

18 Utsukushiki Zankoku Na Sekai - Yoko Hikasa

Such a good sad song with a great anime...

19 Sukiyaki (Ue O Muite) - Kyu Sakamoto

Best selling Japanese song ever

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20 Sign - Flow Sign - Flow

Slower English version is also amazing. I had to find it because I don't understand the Japanese lyrics.

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