Top Ten Saddest Songs


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221Don't Cry - Guns N' Roses

This is the best song to listen to when you are feeling really down and feel like crying.

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222Everytime - Britney Spears

I'm not much listening to her song but this one, I like the sound of music and her voice that's all bring my tears to my eyes

I really love that song by her and only that song. It reminds me of a lullaby

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223The Scientist - Coldplay

This song is so sad. Had me in tears the first time I heard it. The simplistic nature of it is so beautiful. An underrated song for sure.

Beautiful written... Tells a story about regretting the mistakes of the past and wanting to go back to the start. I cry every time I listen to it. So surprised this isn't in the top 20.

Couldn't find it on the list so I decided to add it. This song is incredibly well written, and the piano and guitar go together perfectly. One of the best songs of all time.

How is this song so low in the list? This has got to be in the top three at least!

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224When I'm Gone - Eminem

What makes this more emotional than Stan is that it's much easier to relate to. The somber story of a father getting so caught up by fame, that he is rejected by his daughter. He ultimately ends up killing himself, until he wakes up to find that it was a dream. Such a deep song from the greatest rapper of them all.

Not as good as Mockingbird, but still one of his top three saddest songs. I can't help but feel sad when I hear this song. Once you really listen to the lyrics, it makes it all the more sadder.

A very sad song by the greatest rapper... Great song, great lyrics.. Just listen to it... You will love it

I'm sorry, but how is this song at 240? This is one of the saddest songs to come from Eminem!

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225Lover, You Should Have Come Over - Jeff Buckley

Buckley is the best musician to walk this earth. Lover is amazing lyrically and brings a tear to my eye every time. He speaks from the soul with everything he does.

226Into the Ocean - Blue October
227All By Myself - Eric Carmen

Yep a song by a desperate person. Its sad when there's no one besides you

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228The Christmas Shoes - NewSong

One of the worst Christmas songs of all time, but also one of the saddest. Don't believe me? Just go listen to it. - Scorpio

When I hear this song it makes me cry so I think of silly words

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229Without You - Breaking Benjamin
230Give Me a Sign - Breaking Benjamin

Basically it's a song about a loved one dying. And not just dying. Suffering greatly, which makes it even worse. Whereas they could go quickly and painlessly, they are forced to suffer the pain until the inevitible happens. There is nothing you can do about it, and you want nothing more than to do something.

This is song about a loved one you know is dying. And they're clearly suffering. On top of that, there's nothing you can do about it. So not only are they dying, but suffering until the inevitible end. It's clear that Ben is saying that he wants to stop it, but his efforts are to no avail.

231Incomplete - Backstreet Boys

Man! This song must be in the top 20...

232No One But You - Queen

A very sad song dedicated to the greatest frontmen in music history

The sad song, dedicated to greatest frontmen ever... just listening it, to the words and knowing that Freddie is there, but not singing...

233All of Me - John Legend

My boyfriend made me cry with this song. He knocked on my door, handed me a rose and played this song. He said, "This song is how I feel about you." And we danced in my living room.

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234I Know It's Over - The Smiths

Sorry but the line 'Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head' is most probably the saddest lyric ever.
I can't believe a Smiths song isn't on the list!
This song is simply heartbreaking: 'If you're so very good looking, why do you sleep alone tonight? ' 'Cause tonight is just like any other night, that's why you're on your own tonight'

Genuinely sad, unlike many of the dull dirges on here.

235Kim - EminemV1 Comment
236A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
237You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
238Fix a Heart - Demi Lovato
239Gone - *NSYNC

I just love how slow this song is then will suddenly go faster and faster it plays with your emotions so much.. - JR619

240Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
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1. Hurt - Johnny Cash
2. Stan - Eminem
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