Top Ten Saddest Songs

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81 The River - Bruce Springsteen The River - Bruce Springsteen
82 Let It Be - The Beatles Let It Be - The Beatles

I just love anything by The Beatles. Have done since I was little. - Britgirl

I don't think it is really sad, its just slow and peaceful.

There is such a deepness to this song.

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83 Apologize - OneRepublic Apologize - 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

This song is about moving on from a relationship. The chorus is pretty sad though. OneRepublic are so amazing!

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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84 Behind Blue Eyes - The Who Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
85 Last to Know - Three Days Grace Last to Know - Three Days Grace

Why is this song so low! It's piano and lyrics really make me feel like, I can make it through. - Deathisbeyondcontrol

This song should be at least in the top 15 or 20 it's a very sad song

Emotional song. Filled with pain.

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86 I'm Done - Korn I'm Done - Korn
87 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park Breaking 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.

Breaking The Habit is the saddest song with Evanescence's My Immortal. Because lyrics is so meaningful and sadness, the tune is make you cry, Chester' voice is touching and emotion and music video is so heart wrenching.

Best Linkin Park song,
LP FOREVER!

Awesome Song... Just try and listen to it!

Listen to this song. Just listen. Then you'll see how underrated is Linkin Park

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88 The End - The Doors The 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?

Hi, those lyrics are actually from "when the music's over" if you hadn't already realized but that's an easy mistake to make because they both are very long songs.

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 could be about the end of the world or a romance. It just sounds so devastatingly beautiful.

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89 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

From George R.R. Martin's HBO hit "Game of Thrones, her performance of this song of tragedy is haunting. From her "Awakening" album (do listen with a subwoofer! ), and her third PBS special "Jackie Evancho: Awakening - In Concert". Jackie also appeared in an interview with George R.R. Martin on the Wall Street Journal Cafe on 10/27/2014 - Trancas

90 Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit didn't even write this! It's The Who! God, people are stupid. His cover wasn't nearly as good as the original.

Also see limp bizkit's angles if you liked this.

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91 I (Who Have Nothing) - Shirley Bassey I (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!

Saw shirley way back in 1972 at liverpool empire shes pure class

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.

92 Young and Beautiful - Lana del Rey Young and Beautiful - Lana del Rey
93 At Least We Tried - Moby At 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. - PositronWildhawk

94 Angels - Hedsic
95 Don't Take the Girl - Tim McGraw Don't Take the Girl - Tim McGraw

This is the ABSOLUTE saddest song I have ever heard, tear jerker every time I hear it

96 In the End - Linkin Park In 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

When a speaker was in my school talking about 9/11, he showed us a video of the attacks with this song as background music. I never realized how sad it was until that point.

A beautiful song it makes me think about the bad things in life but it's so good

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97 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

I think they have the version with the hidden track could someone change it please?

This song made me depressed but I still love this song

Um... this sample isn't boulevard of broken dreams... that's holiday... someone fix that please...

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98 A Day In the Life - The Beatles A Day In the Life - The Beatles

Depressing song that actually sounds uplifting, but still keeping a depressing mood. It's kinda like those scenes in a movie where the main character's friend just died, but he doesn't feel sad, he just accepts the fact. In that way, it's a unique, melancholy kind of sadness. Definitely not #1, but I think it deserves a place on this list. - A7XfoREVer

99 The Reason - Hoobastank The Reason - Hoobastank
100 Imagine - John Lennon Imagine - John Lennon

It's just like giver by Lois Lowry

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