Top Ten Saddest Music Videos

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1 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

Epic song! This is something that shows the least of Green Day's legendary capability... Wonderful melancholic tune, Sharp and cutting lyrics, Billie joe's signature acoustic guitar and unforgettable vocals-add it with a wonderful storyline for the music video-You get one of the best Alternative Rock music videos ever!

Whenever I see this video I think of 2 things: how my dad was fortunate enough to live trough cancer, and to think about your lover before you go and do something bad, even if it helps them.

The video has a beautiful story that reminds me of lost young love. I cry every time I see it.

Classic song. one of Green Day's best

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2 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne

Especially the part of the old mand at his wife's grave :(

It makes me cry because I imagine myself in that situation, especially the old man's, because we can relate to it. While no one in my family is in the military, I can't relate to that part but its still very touching and sad because others can. But I feel the old man's part really hit a nerve because we know its very likely going to happen to us.

I think "When You're Gone" by Avril Lavine is the 3rd saddest right behind Rascal Flatts's "Here Comes Goodbyes" and "What Hurts the Most"

It's already 2016 and I'm still in love with her songs. So sad she doesn't make music anymore. She was one of the musicians worth listening. That quality, deep lyrics and that punk-rock touch. Dam I miss it.

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3 Hurt - Johnny Cash Hurt - Johnny Cash

This one made me cry more than the NIN version. You have sad lyrics sung by JOHNNY CASH! Plus after he released the song he died 7 months later

Watch it now, THEN vote, the song itself will make you cry, come on, WATCH IT NOW

The way it compares him from young to almost dead is truly heartbreaking, and who knew just months after filming he would have died from diabetes.

This is one of my favorite songs and I can't watch the video with out becoming sad.

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4 Concrete Angel - Martina McBride

Oh... My God! I saw this video once as a pretty young kid, and I was traumatized just by hearing this song for years! Legitimately the only song that still can make me cry. How does any song, and especially video, rank higher than this one in terms of sadness?

I just watched this and I am sobbing! This should be number! 1 It's so hard and terribly frightening someone could do that to her own child! R.I.P. angela Carter!

Both the song and the video disturbed me as a child... And still kinda do. Its horrible and too effective... The images McBride gives us of the abused child.

The only words I have - probably the saddest and disturbing songs I have ever heard.

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5 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace

Well, it's a wonderful song, the video is sad, but makes you want to cry when you see that even after a total breakdown, the character doesn't give up. The music video is crafted in darkness but throws a ray of light

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6 The Power of Goodbye - Madonna The Power of Goodbye - Madonna

What an amazing song and Madonna is so beautiful here! Yes, it's sad but still beautiful

7 Hero - Enrique Iglesias Hero - Enrique Iglesias

The ending is so sad. The song and the expression on Enrique's face plus him being beaten to death by these gangsters in gut-wrenching even though I'm a normal bloke

As you can see that love Hewitt is from the scene in the music video he's stab him and Hewitt Crying in the ending of the music video...

It got me when I saw the music video for the first time. The tears came out of nowhere. Only by this music video. That's the reason why I vote for the music video

The best song of all time

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8 Theory of a Deadman - Not Meant To Be
9 Hurt - Christina Aguilera

The very last scene, where she reaches out to him, but she knows he's not there to hold her hand in return, it breaks even my ice cold, emotionless heart every damn time.

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10 Top of the World - Dixie Chicks Top of the World - Dixie Chicks

The Newcomers

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? Cleanin' Out My Closet - Eminem Cleanin' Out My Closet - Eminem

The Contenders

11 Stan - Eminem

A guy how just wanted to meet Eminem... He got crazy and killed his girlfriend with their baby inside... Damn!

This is one of the most powerful music videos (and songs) of all time. It really gives you chills because any one of us could be like Stan.

One of the best music videos of all time.

Wow one vote by me brought this video up 14 places

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12 My Immortal - Evanescence

Very sad song but missing is way more depressing song

This video shows how looks life of a person, that someone has left.

Literally the best Evanescence song.

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13 Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton

Really SAD video... But still very beautiful, touching, moving. Toni showed a very skillful vocal abilities here - Irina2932

No, I never cry on that song. It's actually my favorite one. I love it.

Really one of my most favorite songs ever!

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14 The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

Just imagining losing someone like this. It's not just a breakup where there's always that chance to get him back. She'll never have him again.

Such a beautiful song sang by the perfect person. She deserves everything and more

I think the video ( if I'm even getting this right ) is kinda creepy - Wolfpelt

How regretful is that

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15 Hereafter - Dead Man Watching

Great song, great video. Hope they get the attention they deserve.

It's a sad sad sad song. I almost cried when I heard them for the first time. Love these guys!

John Mario, we're waiting for you here in Richmond, VA! Thanks for your music...

Depression is the answer to everything...

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16 November Rain - Guns N Roses

How is this not number 1? It's 10 minutes long, tells a better story than most 2 hour movies, and cost more to make than most any other music video (It had a $2.5 million budget.
Axl rose is banging on a piano and singing, while Slash has three different solos. What's not to love?

I read the short story that inspired this music video, very emotional as well.

I watched it randomly and thought about it for the rest of the day

Not even in top 10? Kidding me? It's the best video of the best song.

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17 Say Something - A Great Big World

The story in the song is pretty powerful in itself, but what got my waterworks going is the whole set of situations where they just gave up completely and have no will to fight.

Every time I listen to this song I remember my grandma who passed away

It's okay. I don't really go around, and cry on this song.

I didn't cry. But the girls in my class did

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18 Illegal - Shakira

Criminally underrated song! I had no idea Shakira could be that great

19 It's Been Awhile - Staind
20 Grenade - Bruno Mars

It's the saddest music video and also one of the saddest songs ever

It's so sad when he commits suicide at the end. - purplemonkey123

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