Top Ten Saddest Songs

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41 One - Metallica One - Metallica

This song is about Joe Bonham, a young soldier serving in World War I, awakens in a hospital bed after being caught in the blast of an exploding artillery shell. He gradually realizes that he has lost his arms, legs, and all of his face (including his eyes, ears, teeth, and tongue), but that his mind functions perfectly, leaving him a prisoner in his own body.

Joe attempts suicide by suffocation, but finds that he had been given a tracheotomy which he can neither remove nor control. At first Joe wishes to die, but later decides that he desires to be placed in a glass box and toured around the country in order to show others the true horrors of war. Joe successfully communicates these desires with military officials by banging his head on his pillow in Morse code. However, he realizes that neither desire will be granted, and it is implied that he will live the rest of his natural life in his condition.

As Joe drifts between reality and fantasy, he remembers his old life ...more

Best, Song. Ever. Just watch the videoclip, it's the saddest thing you'll ever watch with the best song ever on it. I cried when I watched them playing it live in 2007.

Why is this not higher on the list? Number 45? Come on! This is an excellent song, yet very sad. It's a great song overall, even though it's sad.

I'm not a huge Metallica fan, but this song is great. One of the only songs I can cry to to be honest

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42 To Where You Are - Jackie Evancho

One of Jackie original efforts, performed for David Foster's Hitman Talent Search Contest in 2009, and included on her "Prelude To A Dream" self-released CD and iTunes album. Still performed on occasion in concert, it brings tears - especially if you've recently experienced a loss of someone dear. I know. - Trancas

Will bring on a foutain of tears. Will however bring you at peace with whatever you're experiencing in this life.

43 Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks Seasons 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

My dad played this to me when I was like 4 or 5 its one of the first songs I remember learning all the words to. A decade and a half later and this song is still one of my all time favourite sad songs.

this was on my uncles album that are family made when he died. R.I.P uncle rick 15 - Eaganbaseball29

I think nirvanas version was sadder because the song is about suicide and kurt cobain commited suicide

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44 This Used to Be My Playground - Madonna This 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

This song always makes me want to live as a child. I miss my childhood..and I can't go back to it when it had so much memories...

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45 1916 - Motorhead 1916 - Motorhead

Really nice and sad song. Highly recommended...

46 Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone 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!

So bad made my nan cry for 2 months straight

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47 Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

I want to cry every time I hear this, and there isn't even a reason. Later my best friend played this on the guitar and sang it too and I was filled with such a deep hurting longing feeling.

Saddest song. A lot of people can relate to it, and you can hear the hurt in the singer's voice.

Jeff Buckley amazing voice just get you right in the heart.

I love this song, singing it for my gospel choir auditions

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48 All Things Must Pass - George Harrison All 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

49 November Rain - Guns N Roses November 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"

The video is too much

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50 To Live is to Die - Metallica To Live is to Die - Metallica

This song was inspired by the death of Metallica's bass player, Cliff Burton, and is made up of riffs that he wrote. Therefore it is an incredibly sad song, despite being mostly instrumental. - cheesytaco

If you know the meaning behind this song then it is extremely sad, especially when it goes from heavy to clean it is just touching

It's just an instrumental song but the melodies in the middle part are delivering emotions like lyrics never could

I can't believe this wasn't on the list this is a tribute song to Cliff Burton - christangrant

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51 I Don't Love You - My Chemical Romance I Don't Love You - My Chemical Romance

I cried to this song after I knew that my ex was cheating on me all this while. Sometimes, I felt worthless when I needed to plead, asked for his attention. When after all this time, he has another girl in his mind.

I don't love is a very good song but I would still put Cancer way up there

This song for me is sad becuas I hadn't seen my friend in literal years. Last time I saw her we were both happy kids who hadn't even hit a double digit age. We say each other for the first time in years and one of my first questions for her was was music she liked. She said My Chemical Romance, P! ATD, BVB, you know, stuff I loved. The week I was with her, I could hear her playing this song on her guitar and singing. This was one of the songs I listened to as we left and wouldn't see her for a long while. - AnonymousChick

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52 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

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.

This song is about the passing of the rev, originally written by syn for his dead grandpa, when the rev died, the band and syn decided to write this as a tribute to the rev. this was a tossup between warmness on the soul and so far away, but so far away is more depressing. foREVer

I cry every time I hear this song. Beautifully written by Synester Gates, this song is dedicated to Jimmy "the Rev" Sullivan, who was one of the greatest drummers of all time
God bless your soul Jimmy, A7X foREVer!

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53 Fade to Black - Metallica Fade to Black - Metallica

O.. M... G... when I went through this list I was surprised to hell that I couldn't find fade to black and when I found ONE in here I was like "-.-" its not sad at all compared to this song! Omg... cmon guys vote for this this song is the saddest song I've ever heard, I actually went to this list just to see this song - AND IT'S NOT HERE?!?! cmon people!

Are you kidding me number 131 this should be number one how is numb ahead of this

This song is one of my favourite pieces of music. It's intro changes your mood, to that of sadness and when the lyrics start you start to lose your sense of hope, and if you are feeling suicidal, this song really fits with you, but it also deteriorates your hope (in my opinion). I love this song sooo much! - Deathisbeyondcontrol

This song is my favorite Metallica song, but it so depressing and epic at the same time. - MetalMania

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54 As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones

Just watch the final scene in house season 5 where this song is played and you will know what I am talking about

55 You Never Know - Immortal Technique You Never Know - Immortal Technique

Saddest in my opinion. Left me in tears because it was a simply unique story.

56 Say Goodbye - Skillet Say Goodbye - Skillet
57 Baltimore's Fireflies - Woodkid Baltimore's Fireflies - Woodkid
58 Somewhere - Jackie Evancho Somewhere - Jackie Evancho

An across the years duet produced by David Foster, with Barbra's active approval. From Jackie's "Dream With Me" album and first PBS Great Performances special "Dream With Me - In Concert", (where Barbra supplied original videos of her performance). - Trancas

59 Never Had No One Ever - The Smiths Never Had No One Ever - The Smiths
60 You Know You're Right - Nirvana You Know You're Right - Nirvana V 1 Comment
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