Top Ten Saddest Songs

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These songs make me 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

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Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Eric clapton wrote about his son, its real, there is nothing more devastating than losing your child, relationships mean nothing compared to looking at yourself in a tiny form,
and having to watch it die
I have also lost a child. I have tears and happiness in heaven, can't wait to see my son again!
I think the reason for writing this song is heart rendering.
I can't imagine what it would be like to lose one of my kids.
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2My Immortal - Evanescence
This song isn't just sad because of the lyrics but it means an awful lot to me. Every time I here it I cry and think about the memories.
I'd never heard this song until I saw this list. It's truly beautiful. Like a lament to the world. Evanescence made a very strong connection with all those who listen.
Really awesome... With the voice of amy lee, and melodic music is expressing it - the pain... Great song
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3Yesterday - The Beatles
An absolutely gorgeous song, could bring Castro to tears it's so beautifuly sad.
VOTE FOR IT!
it should be on number 1
Nothing sadder than nostalgia..
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4Stan - Eminem
You shouldn't do this, with the emotion, emergeness, EMINEM sings the song... REALLY makes me feel like he's Stan... VOTE IT...
What can be sadder than somebody commiting suicide with his pregnant wife in the car- awesome lyrics.
As much as I am not a big fan of Eminem/rap in general, this was a really great song. Unlike the songs above which can lead to sadness, this song has sadness and anger directed from Eminem. You can really hear the depth of emotion in his rapping, and the video shows it a lot.
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5Hurt - Johnny Cash
This version of the song is simply genius. Though he didn't write this song on his own, Johnny Cash performed it so deeply that you can feel the emotions in every little sound of this song. With his broken voice he appears as fragile as the meaning of this song is. Beautiful song.

darksky

The one by NIN is good but this one just makes bawl every time.
This song is so emotionally and beautifully sung by Johnny Cash. It has truthful lyrics and a sad, broken voice singing them. This song deserves everyone's vote because everyone hurts once in a while.
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6The Last Words You Said - Sarah Brightman
For anyone whose soul has been singed by the passions and glories of tragic love-- this One's for U. Sarah's voice singing these heart-breaking lyrics will tenderly wound and heal U. She's without equal in awaking hidden depths of feeling in the listener.

timhatcher

This is the best sad songs by sarah brightman
Hope you can always cheer us by anything first by your songs
Love you sarah
You may not know all of your fans but your fans will always remember you
ReaLLy aWEsome Song For anyone whose soul has been singed by the passions and glories of tragic love-- this One's for U. Sarah's voice singing these heart-breaking lyrics will tenderly wound and heal U. She's without equal in awaking hidden depths of feeling in the listener.
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7Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
David Gilmour's voice and the intro riff is pretty depressing.
Beautiful and moving. I have cried to this one before...

kingmadmushroom

Definitely the best. This song is about the iconic ex-guitarist for Pink Floyd Syd Barret. It is about how though Syd was alive at the time it was as if he was dead. His brain was dead from all the psychedelic drugs he took and he was clinically insane. He lived out the rest of his life in his mothers basement by law. So sad
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8Without You - X Japan
Yes! X Japan writes songs that pump you up... But they also write songs that break your heart... Whenever I listen to "Without You" or "Forever Love" or "Endless Rain" or "Longing"... It feels like someone gutted me, pulled my heart out so I can watch it beat... And I love it. That is a sad song, the saddest song. Sarah Brightman is amazing too... But X Japan deserves to be at number one.
The music itself is more than enough to make people cry. Listen to the lyric, the effect is tenfold.

kurenai_tenshi

Every time I listen to this song I just can't stop crying... I couldn't imagine how it was to create a song for a best friend that died... it's too damn hard.
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9Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
At first, I didn't know what this song is about. After knowing at the meaning and the reason of Armstrong writing this song. I feel very sorry, the lyrics are so touching. It makes me feel sad every time I listen to it
Although it might not be the saddest song of all time, I touched my heart and made me cry, I felt strongly compelled to vote for it. It doesn't hurt that I love Green Day, either. The meaning bwhined the song made me even sadder. Billie Joe wrote it about his father who passed away in September when he was ten.
I love Green Day as much I love this song! One of most touching song ever made by a rock band... Truly amazing!
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10Time To Say Goodbye - Sarah Brightman
Is the best song, and the voice is spectacular.
I love this song. It's very sad, even with the translation. It sounds as though someone is staring at the horizon and dreaming of things that could have been; they could have sailed on "ships across seas" but it's too late to do that now.
Beautiful voice. That of an angel.
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The Contenders

11The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
The emotion that Agnetha sings this song with, and the ability to cry with her voice is something special. Having just gone through a divorce and singing the words to this song have to make it one of the saddest songs ever.

MGBSG1

Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus! End of Story!

Nirmal1991USA

This is the only song that makes me cry everytime I listen to it. The raw passion and power behind the most beautiful song ever written.
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12How to Save a Life - The Fray
How To Save A Life is one of the saddest songs that I've ever heard. I just heard it today, and I totally fell in love with it. Especially when your watching a really sad episode of a comedy-drama TV show. Not just drama alone -- comedy has to be there with it, because it makes it all the more sad. In my opinion, that is. ^^;;

darkvineyard

The lyrics touch me, as many of my friends have considered or attempted suicide (none have succeeded -- thank god! ). I can relate to it and it touches me in a way few other songs do.
I almost abandoned one of my friends, but then I heard this song and cried all night. She was a person almost nobody liked, so I am now her friend once again because of this song :) It's so sad!

emraldYE

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13This Used to Be My Playground - Madonna
I adore this song. We must say a big "Thank You" to Madonna for this pure masterpiece. Emotional, sad but very beautiful lyrics. This track will never be outdated because we all start as kids, then teens, then mature and then... We recollect the days of our childhood listening to this song

Irina2932

This song always makes me sad. Beautiful lyrics and vocals by Madonna. It will remind you of childhood days, will definetely make you nostalgic. Beautiful song.
Excellent... I am so sad at this time and this song is awesome this song fill my eyes with tears
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14Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
I love that episode of the Big Bang Theory where Amy Farrah Fowler is playing this song on her harp. HAHA!

cedarpointluvr1

I have listen to this one lots of times and its so sad.
It was dark time in my life and rem put my thoughts and feelings to song!
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15The Show Must Go On - Queen
Freddie Mercury recorded this song when he was terminally ill. Other mediocre men would just give up and enjoy the last of their days But not Freddie Mercury, with barely the strength to even walk took the stand and did any ways. Listen closely to his vocal runs at the end of the song, it's almost painful to hear. It's the sound of the great Freddie Mercury ignoring the pain to deliver one last masterpiece for the world. It's not the song that is saddening, it's the fact that it's the last song Freddie Mercury sang that made it so saddening. Every time you listen to this song, be reminded that this is his last gift to the world, his last message to the world.
RIP this song doesn't need lyrics in itself freddie's vocals show his pain and grief while sending a good message stick at it the show must go on rip freddie
Oh my God. I just listened to this song, and I have a tear in my eye. He's saying that he would never give up and wants to keep going even under the circumstances he is going through. He loves the world. The world needs to show more love for Freddie. I love you Freddie.
Long Live Queen. Long Live Freddie Mercury.
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16So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
This song is about the passing of the Reverend Tholemew Plague (jimmy Owen Sulliven), who passed in 2009. The band, Avenged Sevenfold, decided they will not go on without Jimmy. But, they might possibly have another album coming out (for all you A7X fans out there! ) Jeez, I'm such a fangirl! But anyways, that's why I voted for the song. Because it's about an ACTUAL PERSON and well, I LOVE AVENGED SEVENFOLD!
Keep calm and Listen to avenged sevenfold people. They have a son in black ops 2 called "Carry On". LOOK IT UP IT"S AMAZING
You simply feel it there, that painful loss of The Rev. This song is actually full of life for me, because it is about someone, who really lived. It has soul. And that's the reason why I vote for So Far Away.
This song still make me cry. Remembering me with someone I love who died years ago. So deep just like from the heart, my girl may rest in peace when I sing this song.
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17Mad World - Gary Jules
Such a sad song, most will know this from gears and Dom's death, gears incorporated this song greatly. Its just such a sad but good song, and at the same time it gives me a good feeling that's unexplainable.
i always struggle not to cry when listening to this song. its just so slow and lilty, and Gary Jules soft, slow, smooth voice just brings the lyrics to life...which sounds kind of ironic really.
What!? Half of these songs aren't even sad (more like dramatic. ) this song is far the saddest I've heard.
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18Hurt - Christina Aguillera
It's 2013 and I still cry during this song, remembering my father. I cry, cry and cry even if I've listened it around 100000 times and half. I cry. And it's Christina who made me cry because she's so amazing, so perfect and so stunning even after all these years of living. My father would have loved the song and I wished there was a way I could show it to him.
Me and my best friend performed this at our talent show at school and everyone loved it. It is amazing and strong inside out and now every time I hear this song, I remember all those beautiful memories and I just can't help myself but crying.
A deep song. At first, I thought it was about a love relationship. Later I did know that this song telling us to appreciate the ones who always behind our back; keep supporting and guiding us. Thank you christine for making Hurt beautifully with your undoubtful voice!
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19Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
I don't know why this is even ON this list. How on earth can you take this for a sad song? And if you listen very hard, the tune will come to you at last: To be a Rock, and Not to Roll?

Stairway is, quite possibly, the most powerful rock and roll song of all time. It's all there, the whole package- I remember it being voted the #1 song by radio station listeners in San Diego (on KGB's yearly poll back in the day) several years in a row. With good reason. DEFINITELY not SAD or DEPRESSING WHATSOEVER!
This should be in the top 10. It's so heartfelt. If you don't agree, listen to the lyrics! It's just beautiful.

crazyforkiss

Wow! This song like has adrenaline in th solo! Robert plant's best work! No need to mention Jimi Page's guitar solo which symbolizes rock guitar! Great song with great lyrics and guitar!

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20Creep - Radiohead
Here comes my vote... it's one of the most depressive songs I've ever heard.
Expresses the feelings that everyone gets at some point in their lives. If you haven't heard it yet, listen to it and you'll understand.
Definitely. One of the most depressing songs I've ever heard, too. And come on, everyone's heard it at some point. A great song to write (or drink) to.
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21Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
Though I'm not a big fan of love songs, I was shocked not to see this one here!

sumit

I used to hate this song but then my boyfriend passed away last year and ever since then I listen to this song all the time...
I have been trying to find this song for the past week. It makes me cry every time but worth it. This song reminds me of when I lost my baby girl :(
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22Adam's Song - Blink 182
if you listen to the lyrics of this song you will realise it is about a kid called adam who commited suicide and his mum asked blink 182 to write a song about him, best version of this song is live on mark tom and travis show

bigcowpaddy1

You don't expect song this kind of sad from the punk GREATS as they their songs are usually humorous and banging-type... This song is one amongst theirs best.. Even their song 'not now' is sad, but hasn't made the list
Suckie, ol losers, this song makes you realize 'how it feels to be lonely?
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23He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
Country music has always had a major role in expressing sorrow along with Blues. This is the quintessential sad song of the South. Nothing is more Country than this sad song of "love her 'til you die."
I think this one deserves 1st position
Easily the saddest song ever
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24Concrete Angel - Martina McBride
Can not express how powerful this song is I was listening and watching the video one night with my daughter asleep on my lap, not realising she watched and listened to the whole thing. When it finished she burst into tears and told me that she's lucky to have a good mummy and not a bad one like the one she saw. She was 6 at the time. Some children don't realise how lucky they are. My daughter understood every word and listens to it when she feels sad to remind her that there is always someone worse off than her and to spare a thought for the children less fortunate than her.
Saddest song ever, it is sad just to listen to it, but watching the video makes my eyes water ever time I watch it. Needs to be in the top 5 for sure, if not 1st.
This definitely needs to be in the top 5. Every time I try to sing it or even listen to it, I start bawling like a baby. Why this song is so far down I have no idea, because it's absolutely AMAZING and so emotional.
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25Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold
The best song ever makes me cry every time I hear this the guitar solo of synester is just killer never heard a song like this before this song is just immortal this would never be forgotten by anyone
just a piece of art
avenged sevenfold rocks
This is one of the saddest and yet most epic songs I've ever heard. I am also very surprised that I Won't See You Tonight (part 1) isn't on here (same artist). Its very long but equally powerful. The lyrics in this song are sad but inspiring at the same time, and the amazing solo just uplifts you after from the sadness. Wonderful song.

xSpartanXx

This song, has a deep meaning
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26November Rain - Guns N Roses
I never really enjoyed November rains ever after. This is a class apart. The guitars by Slash rule the whole plot. I just don't want to hear any other song when I am sad apart from this piece of beauty. God bless.
OK, this is being hijacked by Sarah Brightman fans... This so is sad yet so class
the song is so romantic make I cry the video clip is so cool
"dont you think that you need some one"
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27Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
defo the most beautifully written lyrics ever

SoloStriker

Sad song about the pain of addiction and lonliness
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28Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique
Whining about relationships is not sad. Telling a story about a man whos dreams and inspirations led him to destroy and take his own life is sad.
OMG when I heard this song I was fronzen to death, someone else Im pretty sure would cry, but I don't know how could I stay cool.
Great song.
And one of the most underrated artists ever.
Immortal Technique.
you think the beginning is messed up? by the time you get to the end you like... dang I would do it to if I was him. its one of the most heart burning songs for me
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29Hero of War - Rise Against
The first time I heard that song, I found it pretty boring because of the lack of speed and guitar an drums in it. Then the second time, I listene to the lyrics and aat the end I burst out crying in my pillow, cause I didn't want my parents to see me. It's the first time I cried in years! The lyrics are so powerful!
This is the most powerful song of all time! I showed it to my friend aand his older brother on the way to school, and we all started crying!
This song, with the video is one of the saddest things I have ever seen. It gets me every time. Extremely powerful song and video.

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30Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground - Blind Willie Johnson
A beautiful instrumental that needs no words to express the pain felt in this song. Listening to this song takes to the land of darkness that this blues man endured without uttering a single world. Only a Slide Guitar and some moans. A perfect example of how actions speak louder than words.
More than anything else ever recorded, this tune reaches down inside and pulls something out of you. It's simultaneously one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences, listening to it. I can't make it through without choking up; it's what I imagine dying sounds like.
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31Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
I voted this song because it shouldn't be on 60.
Great.. Now is on 59. That's progress.
The best song ever
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32I (Who Have Nothing) - Shirley Bassey
Very Emotional Top 10 HIT Single from the powerful vocalist, Shirley Bassey, recorded back in 1963! This song deserves to be on this list!
Very sad song >> This emotional Top 10 single for Shirley was recorded in 1963 >> She has been faithfully performing this song during LIVE concerts for over four decades.
Saw shirley way back in 1972 at liverpool empire shes pure class
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33Seasons In the Sun - Terry Jacks
Goodbye Michelle my little one
You gave me love and helped me find the sun
And every time that I was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground.Goodbye Michelle it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there
87th! This song brings tears to my eyes. I can sing every word without it in the backround. Same with Cats in th Cradle, also a great song.

CBro7

this was on my uncles album that are family made when he died. R.I.P uncle rick 15

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34At Least We Tried - Moby
This is a very sad song; it exposes the pain you feel from any significant form of loss; breakup, death, anything. It shows that in these situations, one loses all power to keep control, knowing that you'll miss what you had.

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35Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father) - Lindsay Lohan
I don't care what haters say - this song is amazing. Not to mention realistic, emotional and touching. Lindsay Lohan wrote it and it only proves how deep & REAL this track is

Lohan is a bad role model. She made many mistakes but it doesn't mean we must diss everything she does. Sorry but this song should be in the Top 10! Definitely!
I'm amazed this is some of Lindsay Lohan's work. It's a beautiful, sad, yearning song that makes you want to reach out the girl who desires her fathers love. I'm not sure if it is a personal experience from Lohan's past or not, but either way, it's a haunting song that makes you love your father even more.
I was going to vote for another song but "Confessions of a Broken Heart... " is the best thing Lindsay Lohan did in her entire life so it gets my vote. Really fantastic track. Not to mention underrated

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36Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
This is one of the saddest songs I've ever listened to. If you listen to the version with lyrics, you will know what I'm talking about: the singer is talking about how he was abandoned at the altar, and he's remembering how his father died and how his mother became distant and detached after that. A truly sad song that makes me cry every time I hear it!
Brings tears to my eyes yet I can't stop playing it over and over. We all have feelings deep inside that emerge when we hear certain songs and this song stirs those sad, melancholy feelings like no other for me.
Really sad-I listened to it over and over after my mom died-she told me many years prior that she used to listen to it after her dad died!
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37Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin
I can't believe it...! Guys you gotta listen to BB.. This songs just takes you on pain trip...
This song is the saddest among all the songs in this list.. The lyrics give you shivers and make you cry
This song just gets to me especially since I can relate to it
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38Lonely Day - System of a Down
First time I heard this song, I literally started crying. But if you hear Soldier Side, you'll weep so hard...
What can you do is you alone... the music and lyric so lonely... but, bad video clip.
one of soads only soft songs with an amzing solo

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39Mother - John Lennon
So sad. The outro sounds like an emotional collapse put to music.
Sounds like he's losing it all
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40Sleep Alone - Moby Listen to sample

41Love In Vain - Robert Johnson Listen to sample

42Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Such a heartfelt song. Truly lovely!
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43You Never Know - Immortal Technique
Saddest in my opinion. Left me in tears because it was a simply unique story.
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44Bury Me Deep Inside In Your Heart - HIM
this song must be first... it is so sad but it is so beautiful.. I love this son so much!.. H.I.M. is the best band ever.. and Ville's voice is so beautiful and he is so gorgeous.. the lyrics of the song are great... this is the best song ever!
All HIM songs have a sad beauty about them. This one really gets to me though, the passion in Ville's voice, the simplistic yet powerful lyrics that only Ville can write. Its just so damn beautiful.
One of the saddest songs I've ever heard. There even was a time when I used to cry listening to this song. Gorgeous, Ville, thank you so much!
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45Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely - Backstreet Boys
This is Backstreet probably at its best. A heart touching song that will surely take you to another world of your own... A must track to be included in the list.
What's make this song special is that every one understand it in his way
It is sad in a way. The boys dedicated this to Denniz Pop. I dedicate this song to my late dog Milton and cat Lily and 3 of my grandparents.
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47Black - Pearl Jam
Can't believe this song isn't rated higher. If you've ever had a broken heart you can relate to this song. The mournful vocals, the haunting melodies, the gut-wrenching lyrics. And now my bitter hands, cradle broken glass. What was everything? All the love gone bad. Turns my world to black. Tattoos all I see. All that I am. All I'll be. Who the heck is sarah brightman?
And all the pictures have, all been painted black. Of tattooed everything. The most emotionally pulling song there is. Vedder's vocals make the song a masterpiece
Oh man, too many sad songs. This is hands down Pearl Jam's Best and Saddest song.
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48Don't Cry - Guns N' Roses
most emotional and saddest song of gnr

ronluna

Very emotional and heartfelt. It touched me inside.

nic1997ps3

This is the best song to listen to when you are feeling really down and feel like crying.
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49Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Such a sad song, though amazing just because its not about love or a boyfriend its about not living the life you want and being lonely. Amazing song.
I can't understand the fact why this is placed so down on the list. One of the saddest stories incorporated into a song.
Number 47? This song's story is so depressing but morbidly true. I'm surprised it isn't up there in the top 10
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50Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
I honestly think this song isn't sad. At all. It's actually my favorite P. F song 😋
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51Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
The song tells such a sad story. Kelly clarkson brings so much emotion to the already sad song. Makes me cry every time I sing it
This is the song that makes me cry every time I watch it and it's just so heart breaking... Poor kids.
A song about a girl that lives the experience of the problematic marriage of their parents. Such a sad song...
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52You're Missing - Bruce Springsteen
This song is easily one of the most emotional songs I've ever listened to.
It has haunting lyrics, a beautiful melody and a fantastic tone.
Yeah agree but I think "Nothing Man " is one of his best...
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5321 Guns - Green Day
My brother passed away in war so this song makes me cry so much :'( x
Yes! Especially the Broadway version.
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54Fix You - Coldplay
One of the most beautiful and moving songs about being lost or an outcast or losing someone close. Almost anyone can relate to this on the planet. The remix from DatsiK (look it up) made me outright bawl. You can feel the pain and sadness in his voice. He is hurt.
It reminds me of a recent r/ship of mine that ended, everyday it seemed as if I were never good enough and he was trying to "fix me" into what he wanted me to be. I lost myself before I got out, now I'm still fixing me
It's so sad- shows the desperation at the start (when you try your best/ but you don't succeed/ when you get what you want/ but not what you need). This gives way to hope for the future that makes this song at once heartbreaking and uplifting, in classic Coldplay style (lights will guide you home... / and I will try/ to fix you)
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56Why Not Me? - Enrique Iglesias
This song is so sad... Makes you wanna cry. That emotion of a heartbreak is just so beautifully sung by Enrique. I completely weep at the chorus. Certainly not the saddest but it must be in the top 15.
Baby I know I could be all you need
Why oh why oh why
I wanna love you
If you only knew how much I love you
Heey
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57Crash - Sum 41
The first time I heard this song I cried.
The song reminds me of me and a boy who couldn't get together
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58In This World - Moby
Saddest song of all time, with a really emotional music video. You cannot argue with the music video, it really makes you think and makes you cry.
Wow, I love this song. It's so unbelievably sad, though, and the music video is even sadder. I recommend it.

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59Illegal - Shakira
Sad but very beautiful at the same time. It should be much higher
I would have voted for Si Tu No Vuelves, but Illegal is incredibly beautiful. I love her voice.
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60Desperado - The Eagles
Sad, but beautiful song by a great band

THEMASTER

Awesome song by a Legendary Band!
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61American Pie - Don McLean
I listened to this with my grandfather (it was one of his favorites) when I was little... All the time. He died 3 years ago and I miss him so much. I can't listen to the song anymore, because I couldn't stand the pain.
In fact, this song is not really sad.
I really ❤ this song but I just can't take this song seriously. Why? I'll give you 3 hints.
1." Saying soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"
2." Did you know that this junkyard slave isn't even old enough to shave? "
3." Look do you see him hitting on the Queen? Yeah he's 9 and she's 14 yeah he's probably'ly gonna marry her SOMEDAY."
Thanks Weird Al
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62In the End - Linkin Park
It's the most saddest song I've ever heard before but it's the most beautiful one LP ROCKS!
Come on guys You know this song should be among the top ten... Come on LP fans Vote
It should be it the Top 10 for sure!
This is an amazing song! One of the greatest songs! My all time favorite!
Undoubtedly an amazing song by the Band! Love this song! Man can't even tell how many times I did hit the replay button!
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63Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
Brings back memories for people who graduated to this song.
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64Old Shep - Elvis Presley
By far the saddest song ever i bet nobody has wrote a song about a dead dog ever since a lot of people get upset when they hear this iv'e heard its 4:10 long whoever can still be happy at the end of this is an absolute miricle even talking or thinking about it Actually i think that hearing this is even sadder than even losing a dog its horrible gives people nightmares but at least Elvis did do other good ones though

Greenday

You Stupid Idiot This song is sad because he kills a dog not because he's no longer around you n00b well I suppose it does make it a bit more sad but it is mainly because the dog dies

Greenday

Guys, you're only voting for the most famous sad songs. This song may be old, but it is easily sadder than anything else written except possibly Tears in Heaven and Seasons in the Sun.
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65Apologize - OneRepublic
I love this song, no one knows how much this song makes me feel this song is just saying even if you are sorry I have probably moved on so your too late. Don't come to me because you see me happy with someone else. Because it's too late to apologizee, it's too late. ( :
amazing song... Just try it once, too catchy and great lyrics. Awesome songs
How is this not in the top ten? Its such a great song it's so deep it touches your soul
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66Free - Sarah Brightman
as I commented before. this song is both haunting and uplifting. its one of her best. thanks sarah.
Sarah is the best! Thank you for giving the world your beautiful voice to hear.

debsan

this song is very haunting and at the same time uplifting.

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67Here Without You - 3 Doors Down
Makes me miss my ex whom I still love so much. Brings tears to my eyes it still hurts to be without her and my daughter. She stays in my mind.
Seriously! People please listen to the songs because this is just amazing undoubtedly the saddest song EVER! Nobody can disagree with this listen to it... And if you understand the story you'll see what I am talking about...
Love this song but it's so sad and makes your eyes get teary and since I am still in love with the one who isn't anymore it just makes me sad
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68Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
The sheer emotion that runs through me, especially when Chester performs it live. This song sends so many feelings, and strikes me right where it counts. It's a symphony of the terror of what drugs can do to a person, combined with that small bit of hope that the light isn't out of reach.
Awesome Song... Just try and listen to it!
Linkin Park have so brilliantly diplayed those emotion of anger, frustration, hatred, ignorance and anything negative. If you have seen the vedio, you can really relate to that man... Feeling all that haunting and fear and all that gloomy sadness. What a fusion with rock. Everyone, plaese listen to this one Linkin Park song. Vote for it.
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69All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
This song is more uplifting and comforting than sad.

"Daylight is good at arriving at the right time; It's not always gonna be this grey"

One of my favorite songs
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70Fiction - Avenged Sevenfold
An incredibly emmotional song. The fact that it is about death is sad enough but it is made sadder by the fact that it was written by the rev and he died 3 days after they recorded it. Still don't think it is sad this is what the rev sang in this song.

I hope it's worth it
Here on the highway, yeah
I know you'll find your own way
When I'm not with you.
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71Angels - Hedsic

72Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
Anytime you see this song featured on a television show or a movie there is always a person who either has a tear running down his face in the show (or in real life) it really hits home for many people and should be more respected as one of the saddest of all time.
my dad used to sing this song to me every night to make me fall asleep... and as I got older I realized that he has missed a lot of my life because of his job!
Definitely the Saddest, not matter how many times you hear it, it's always hit the soft spots.
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73Broken - Amy Lee & Seether

What? I hope Seether in top 10! where's seether fans? because that song makes every people cry or sad.

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74Bittersweet Memories - Bullet for My Valentine
I love this band. Great song.
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75Nobody Knows You When You Are Down and Out - Bessie Smith Listen to sample

76Hiroshima - Sandra
Come on guys! This song is amazingly sad and touching! Let's vote for it
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77I Don't Love You - My Chemical Romance Listen to sample

78Victim - Avenged Sevenfold
This song reminds me of my friend that's involved in a car accident. "I'm missing you..." feels deep and sad. Love how they sing it.
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79Live To Tell - Madonna
Ok, lets get few things straight. This is not the saddest song on the list. Yes, it is the best song on the list, but the Eric Clapton one takes the prize. The reason I voted for it is because it is much sadder than this used to be my playground (by Madonna also) which is way higher. That song was even wrote for a comedy! Anyway, I think this song should be higher and we need to get it above this used to be my playground.

P.S.
Not hating on this used to be my playground, great song just not as sad.
Best lyrics and vocals. Nobody could make it sadder than Madojna! Keep going' madge queen!
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80Sober - Tool
I love this song... BUT WHERE IS HURT BY NINE INCH NAILS! THAT SONG - no, THAT ENTIRE ALBUM IS BETTER THAN ALL THE CRAP ON THIS LIST! One of the darkest, most depressing albums I have ever heard... The way it ends with the blow your ears out "gunshot" and then the minute of static (representing death).
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81Mama I'm Coming Home - Ozzy Osbourne
You made me cry you told me lie, but I can stand to say goodbye.. Mama I'm coming home... Sad song ah...
Thanks
Who could've guessed a Ozzy Osbourne song could be so gut wrenching, never mind one written by Lemmy Kilmister. But the truth is, it is.
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82Hello - Evanescence
I think this song is really sad, but I loved it so much I had to listen to it over and over, it made me cry 5 out 7 times I would watch it in one day.
I think that this song is much more depressing than "my immortal" because a its about a young child at first in denial about a loved ones death, then they see the body for themselves, and my tears start forming.
This song is a song that only a few people know... But it is amazingly beautiful... I would say that it's my favourite Evanescence song... You will just love this song if you don't know this song.
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83Monsoon - Tokio Hotel
It's not sad but beautiful
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84The End - The Doors
Yep.

If you've ever broken up with someone that you truly loved, this is probably the most depressing song you can listen to (at that time).

The only problem is that is out of context: The song is an opus to how badly we treat the earth. What have we done to the Earth? What have we done to our, fair sister?
I don't find it strange that I cried one time listening to this. Do you? Okay, listen to the lyrics.

This is the end
My beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end...
This is what we call total DESPAIR.
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86Viva Forever - Spice Girls
Amazingly beautiful song! I'm not a Spice Girls fan. Some of their songs are so silly but "Viva Forever" is masterpiece! The Fact!
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87Comatose - Skillet Listen to sample

88Last Song - Gackt
Far saddest song.. You need to read english lyrics! He is best artist, no no HE is Good

Lucius

So damn sad and beautiful song...
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89Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
AHH! This song is so touching
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90Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Come on, people! This song is a classic! It should at least be in the top five! Stevie Nicks wrote this song about not knowing if she could make it through life, basically. And her vocals are so emotional and perfect that its hard not to cry during this song. Its amazingly relatable and will grow on anyone who listens to it. Everyone should know this song.
All I think of is Charlie building the snowman and crying
Jack Frost
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91Redemption - Muse

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93Mockingbird - Eminem
I almost cried all day when I first heard this song... this song is about the story of eminem.. everybody plz plz hear this song

shuvro

Love the song my dad was so so mean to me and he used to play the song for me all the time I would yell at him for playing it but now I play it all the time it reminds me of him I cry when ever I hear it
Great song, always makes me sad no matter how happy I am
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95Reila - The Gazette
Definitely the saddest song I've ever heard. Really, if you haven't listened to it, you'll never know.
Amazing song. GAZEROCK IS NOT DEAD!
super sad song... makes me wanna cry

AresRed

Ruki's voice is so uplifting and so full of emotion.
Reila is ruki's ex-girlfriend who committed suicide.
The song is about trying to feel her, even though he know she's too far away.
R.I. P Reila
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96Fall for You - Secondhand Serenade
I vote it! Saddest song that I ever heard (y)
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97Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss
A song with naturally melancholic opening riff. The Diminished chord quality mixed with the powerful vocals of Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss make this song so powerful. What puts this song so far ahead of most is the story that the song tells, A woman puts a guy down so much that he kills himself thus the woman gets depressed thinking she caused his suicide so she kills herself clutching his picture "for dear life. " First 3 times I listened to it, I cried, and I rarely cry!
No idea why this fell so far. This is, in the form of song, the saddest love story ever.
Sometimes fate gives up on you both because both are too foolish to see all the problems are not worth giving up on each other.
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99Do You Hear Me - Adema Listen to sample

100Whisky Lullaby - Brad Paisley
this song is just not safe for depressed people

Dania0671

'We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
Until the night'
how can this not be the saddest song of all time, a man kills himself because he's not with the love of his life, and then she feels so guilty she then kills herself... so sad
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