Saddest Rock Songs of All Time

August 1, 2015 - Top ten songs that are really sad and 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

Snuff - Slipknot
Easily one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Corey Taylor is truly a lyrical genius.
Absolute masterpiece. Very deep and moving.
Best Slipknot and Corey Taylor song. Makes me cry, maggot for life!
[Newest]Very deep and relatable.

2Hello - Evanescence
This is by far the most saddest song I have ever song. It made me cry the first time I heard it
Only song which made me cry like a bitch.
By far saddest song I have heard from rock/metal genre, made me cry so many times and still continues to do so.
[Newest]Makes me cry every time. Amy has a voice that reaches through to my heart

3Far From Home - Five Finger Death Punch
Most of five finger death punch's songs are very violent but this one is one of there slow and touching songs
This song is the saddest sure
It makes me tear up when he says "the faces of people, I'll never see again"
[Newest]This song touches every bit of my heart

4My Immortal - Evanescence
My immortal is a very sad and emotional song and is very touching and is a song you must hear
This song is by far the best enchanted song that throws you in a dark bottomless pit of pain and suffering. A true tear commander!
Very emotional makes you think about the past... Your mess ups its overall an amazingly sad song but also purely epic
[Newest]Best sad song ever!

5The Unforgiven - Metallica
This is my favorite metallica song and by far a very sad and depressing song
Amazing song. Love it

6I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 - Avenged Sevenfold
It's not just the suicidal lyrics that make it so meaningful, but the instrumentality of the song is very sad and depressing. Also the screaming of Matt at his last chorus is so... Painful to listen to. It's so agonizing and dreadful, along with the haunting sounds in the background. Oh yeah, and the guitar riffs are depressing too.


This is just a perfect break up song with awesome drums and vocals... 'The Rev' you'll always be with us
This song is really amazing and meaningful. A masterpiece...

7Call Me - Shinedown

8Lucy - Skillet
Good song. Reminds me the death of my love some years ago

9So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
How can this not be up there? People! Read the story behind this song, then revote...
The music video says it all
Saddest song I've ever heard! Should be in top 10!
[Newest]It was for the rev foREVer

10Something to Remind You - Staind
When I heard this on the radio it made me thing about my past and is a song you can relate to
This song reminds me about my past listen to this song to understand your life.

The Contenders

11Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
Green Day's songs are always meaningful. There is always a story behind their songs. Especially this one. Truly wonderful and touching and moving. Best.
I didn't think this song was sad at first until I found out it was about billy joes father dying. Pretty good song
Very touching and sad, with a blend of vigerous punk rock, this song clearly shows Billie Joe Armstrong's depression at the time he lost his father.

12Black - Pearl Jam
The song is about loosing your true love forever, And the depression that follows the breakup. A Very relatable topic for a lot of people I think. That why this should be in the top 10. Also pearl jam is so influential to modern rock bands today. The people who listen to pearl jam would know that black should be ranked high on any.list like this, the song is a classic!
I know you'll one day have a beautiful life. /i know you'll be somebody else's sky. /but why can't it be/can't it be mine?
Simply one of the the best/saddest love songs ever written lyrically and musically, sung by Eddie Vedder
[Newest]I wish everyone can passes his or her life happily

13Buried Alive - Avenged Sevenfold
It's not even the saddest Avenged Sevenfold song, So Far Away & Seize The Day are much sadder


Very sad but also beautiful


It just make me feel so down, every time I hear it
[Newest]Beautiful song with emotional solo

14Darkness - Disturbed
I always thought that disturbed song heavy metal songs untill I heard this and is a personal favorite as a big fan of disturbed
Disturbed is also one of my favorite bands and this song relates to my life when it first came out

15Bother - Stone Sour
This song is about the self-loathing you have in a breakup. It's when you realize it may be your fault and you lost the best thing in your life...


If you listen to this song, you just have to break down. Emotions are floating all around you.

16Nutshell - Alice In Chains
My favorite song ever written. A song about loneliness and depression, with the perfect blend of music and lyrics. You can feel the pain in Layne Stanley's voice.
The song is so powerful that just a few lines of lyrics paint a masterpiece.
This song is just plain beautiful, makes me cry every time I listen to it

17My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

18One - Metallica
Best song ever, sadder than the un forgiven if you take into account the story behind it
I guess johnny got his gun after all
Now the world is gone I'm just one...

19Here Without You - 3 Doors Down

20Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

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