Top Ten Saddest Music Videos


Music videos that just want to make you cry. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

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"
[Newest]So sad that old man I make it so sad I was crying

2Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
Really SAD video... But still very beautiful, touching, moving. Toni showed a very skillful vocal abilities here


Really one of my most favorite songs ever!
No, I never cry on that song. It's actually my favorite one. I love it.

3Wake 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.
[Newest]Classic song. one of Green Day's best

4Hero - 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's so sad at the end when he walks to her and falls into her arms & then falls to the floor.

5Confessions of a Broken Heart - Lindsay Lohan
SADNESS.. SADNESS... MADE ME CRY... Sorry for the caps.
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6Concrete 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.

7Stan - 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

8Everytime - Britney Spears
This is very sad songs from Britney... Good voice, Saddest Lyrics... This is a Amazing songs!
It is very good she has a great voice I love her
I used to be indifferent to Britney's music, but this song turned me

9The Power of Goodbye - Madonna

10Hurt - 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
I do prefer the Nine Inch Nails version (the original), but this one made me cry. You think it couldn't be any sadder, but then he starts to CRY.
This video was... Amazing. It really showed his pain and his state of hurt.
[Newest]Such a powerful song.

The Contenders

11Grenade - Bruno Mars
It's the saddest music video and also one of the saddest songs ever
This song was really
It's so sad when he commits suicide at the end.


12Again - Janet Jackson

13Hurt - 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.

14Illegal - Shakira

15Top of the World - Dixie Chicks

16November 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
[Newest]Should be number one

17Hereafter - 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!
Anybody knowing who these guys are, and where they come from?
Their sound is amazing, with heavy loads of sadness.
[Newest]Johnny kicks some serious butt.

18Bad Girl - Madonna

19This Used to Be My Playground - Madonna
I love this song. It's one of my most favorite songs, too.
I don't really cry on that song, either.

20Born to Die - Lana del Rey

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