Top Ten Saddest Songs


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421Porcelain - Red Hot Chili Peppers
422Layla - Derek and the Dominos
423Good Enough - Evanescence

This song is just bueatiful and really means a lot to me. If a famiy member or best friend past away this would definitely be a song to listen to

424Sara - Fleetwood Mac
425Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber

Used in funerals over and over.

426Black Orchid - Blue October
427Bye - Elliott Smith

This one will probably not climb the ladder, since far from everyone have heard it. Although, the two minute long instrumental could be one of the saddest pieces of music written in modern time. - Ekolod

428Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

metallica's best rock ballad and saddest song - ronluna

429Dance - Nas

On "Dance, " Nas imagines one last tango with his mother Anne Jones, rhyming "Mom, you could never be replaced. I'd give it all up just to have one more dance. "

Jones lost her battle to cancer on April 7th, 2002.

430Sad Song - D'erlanger

hear it live, it is slower and sadder than the album version - ronluna

431Gone Away - The Offspring


432Perfect - Simple Plan

Awesome song about teenage life in general and getting acceptance from parents, I have listened to this loads of times and I don't even relate to it that much, still makes me feel though

433Den Thelo Na Xereis - Anna Vissi
434Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor

*sniffle* that song always gets to me every time I hear it - Celestius

This is the saddest song ever. You can feel her pain.

Beautiful raw can't be beautiful


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435Heal the World - Michael Jackson

This is a very strong message and song, I named it SOng of the Summer of 2010, I had a Big summer, american g, tried a few times, I'll never forget the summer of 2010... never - SmoothCriminal

The Most Saddest song ever it made mme sad - SmoothCriminal

436Mushi - Dir en grey

This is Kyo's poetry at its best! I'm not the type to get sad when listening to music, but holy crap! I was blown away when I was listening song while reading the lyrics, I had a tear drop down. It made me understand Kyo a lot more and his character. His voice is astounding! He put so much emotion into his words. Die's amazing acoustic works, and Kaoru's solo at the end were phenomenal, Shinya's drumming was great for such a depressing song. Toshiya's bass is amazing as ALWAYS. Kyo gets really emotional live too. This is the best live Japanese song. Period. - MeowMix

Blitz 5 days performance is heart wrenching. You can never be too sure what Kyo's lyrics are about as his use of words can give songs multiple meanings but the doom and self hatred feelings I get this song is extremely saddening. Performed with so much emotion that completely tops any other performance I've heard.

437She's Leaving Home - The Beatles

For me, part of what makes a song sound "sad" is in the music. The melody in this is total melancholy. While the song is sort of about a woman's emancipation, that freedom was needed after a life of loneliness. Then there's the point of view of the parents, who are left with nothing but loss. I would rank this song MUCH higher.

I have no idea why this is so low. This should be #1

438Quasimodo - Shinee

This song is very sad. It is in Korean but, the singing is beautiful! If you know the meaning behind the story of Quasimodo then this song will really touch you. When ever I hear this song I get really sad! I cry every time I think about what the meaning of the song is. This is a really good song and, very sad.

Very sad story behind the song. No one would want to be in a one sided relationship.

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439Vermilion, Pt. 2 - Slipknot

... Are you serious? This song should be at the top 10! Please IF YOU SEE THIS COMMENT LISTEN TO THIS SONG... (especially if you are heartbroken)

Saddest song I have ever heard... It should be at least 10nth!

#437? No. This is at least top 20! The emotion! The lyrics! It's amazing! - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

440Safe and Sound - Taylor Swift

I love this song. The video is prim as a ghost wandering through the ruins of district 12 and comforting Katniss and Peeta. Not to mention the music is beautiful

Love this song truly beautiful, Taylor rocks!

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