Top Ten Saddest Love Songs

Whether it's a song about a recent breakup or memories of an old lover, any love song that can bring you to tears belongs on this list.

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1When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan

Stsrts out with beautiful images of everlasting love, and transitions to heart-wrenching forgottenness. - Hajj

2Creep - Radiohead
3I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You - Colin Hay

Name speaks for itself. Accepting you will never be with someone but knowing you will never get over them. - Hajj

4Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event

The lyrics are something all of us can relate to

5Love Hurts - Nazareth

Hard rock song about the pain love brings. - Hajj

6Skinny Love - Birdy
7Good Life - Francis Dunnery

About someone who you aren't meant to be with but still love. - Hajj

8Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

One of the best musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's epic tragedy!

9Martha - Tom Waits
10I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

I love Whitney Houston and it's really sad she is gone no one can be an original singer like her. That's her song and no body can say otherwise

Heart Touching and Mind Blowing!...

The Newcomers

?Lovers - Jackie Evancho

Gorgeous, incredible voice. This song has a magnificent a cappella part at the end where Jackie's voice soars.

Your criteria say "any love song that can bring you to tears belongs on this list." Well, one glance at Jackie's audience after she finishes this song will justify her position here. - BobG

You must be incredibly bad at math. Ask one of your professors to define: All, Most, Many, A Majority, Half, Some, A Few, A Handful, A Fraction.
Miss Evancho is on a fraction of the total music lists here at top tens. Several of the ones you made fit her categories, but "Most" lists at TTT are about metal, rock, or rap, and she is never on any of them.

She got what I wanted... her voice is perfect for this song, it hit me hard...

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?The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna

The Contenders

11I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt

Song about being forced to accept that someone will never love you. - Hajj

12White Flag - Dido

I love it so much

Knowing someone dosen't want to be with you, but knowing you won't ever be able to forget. - Hajj

13With or Without You - U2

Song about a relationship that has too many bumps but you still can't forget about it. - Hajj

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14Without You - David Guetta

How is it sad if the beats are like very danceable to. - JaysTop10List

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15Someone Like You - Adele
16Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

Always very sad when a baby or small child dies.

17Cherish - The Association
18To Where You Are - Jackie Evancho

Who can say for certain
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memory's so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can it be
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile to know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn't faith believing
All power can't be seen

As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
'Cause you are my
Forever love
Watching me from up above

And I believe
That angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up
To where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile
To know you're there
A breath ...more

This song, presented by Jacqueline Evancho, gently places one into an ethereal state of being... Kleenex please.

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19Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross

Anybody who has ever lost a father (or even their mother) can relate to this song.

20When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne
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List StatsUpdated 10 Dec 2016

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Top Remixes

1. Creep - Radiohead
2. When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan
3. Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event



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