Top Ten Saddest Songs


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101Let Me In - R.E.M.
102Down In a Hole - Alice In Chains

With a song like Down in a Hole, you just feel sad as you listen to the whole song. It's got some of the saddest verses ever heard, particularly when the first verse is repeated alongside the line "Oh I wanna be inside of you". The way the lyrics are sung convey the sadness, and also in the chorus you hear the apparent denial of hope. - NuMetalManiak

Haunting and chilling. No doubt everyone close to me knows this is a song that got me through some hard times in my life. By far one of the best rock songs that were ever written. Too bad Alice in Chains does not get enough credit. "I'd like to fly... But my wings have been so denied... " RIP Layne Staley

Yes... Down in a whole and nutshell.. So beautiful and haunting, especially nutshell.. Gives me chills.. Rip layne staley and Mike starr

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103Broken - Amy Lee & Seether

Whenever you have a song that is pretty acoustic-driven in the rock scene, you can expect it to be a slow, and sad song. Broken exemplifies this with it's acoustic guitar and very sorrowful and lonely lyrics. The second version of this song with Amy Lee is even sadder, when you think about how Amy Lee was Shaun Morgan's girlfriend at the time. - NuMetalManiak

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

This song deserves to be at least in the top 10!

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104Monsoon - Tokio Hotel

Every time I hear it I have to cry because it's so awful

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105I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

Whitney's powerful voice with great emotions

I am really laughing right now while listening to this

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106Sober - 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).

107Spanish Sahara - Foals
108Sleep Alone - MobyV1 Comment
109Titanium - David Guetta

Asia's voice is so whiny that it makes it sad. However, David Guetta's "mixing" of making the song cut in and out turns sadness into "what is wrong with my radio?! "

Underrated as HELL. Sia's downright best performance I've ever heard from her. I wouldn't exactly call it "sad", though...

110My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
111It's Been So Long - The Living TombstoneV2 Comments
112Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny) - Elton John

People that know what this song is about are few and do not understand the loss of a friend.

I cried a ton when listening to this song because I understand every little bit of it and it is extremely sad.

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113I Believe - Blessed Union of Souls
114November - Sadistik
115I Miss You So Much - TLC
116It's Getting Better All the Time - Brooks & Dunn
117Confessions 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 - AtlasUniverse

Guys, put this AMAZING song higher! Yes, that's infamous Lindsay Lohan but the song itself is awesome. And realistic

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118Cancer - My Chemical Romance

Omigosh, this is one of my favorite songs EVER. Also, it connects to me because my boyfriend got cancer, and at one point, he wouldn't let me in his room, just like in the song, quote, "Now turn away, 'cause I'm awful just to see. " He actually said something like that. He said, "Please don't look at me, because I'm awful just to see. " It really makes me cry because of that, and I really love this song with all my heart. This goes out to my boyfriend, Brandon!
- CatPhoenix

Why? This is the most heartbreaking song of them all. There will never, ever be a song so deep, so honest and so heartfelt. If you haven't listened to this song you need to. I doubt any one will read this comment but if you do, listen to this beautiful song. Many people struggle with the concept of cancer, this song reveals the ugly side of a sickening disease, everyone should pay respect to this song and toast my chemical romance for having the guts and the willpower to create it. This song has brought so many people to tears in the space of two minutes, and it will do the same to you.

This is the most heart-felt song to me personally because of my experience with this disease. My Chemical Romance is an amazing band and the members that comprise it are awesome people.

I listened to the twenty one pilot's cover and I was instantly heartbroken

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119Desperado - The Eagles

Easily the saddest song on this list; it's a doleful tale of the pain associated with unrequited love with someone whom hasn't the ability to love not only others, but themselves, too. The lyrics and harmony conflate the most perfectly feeling of melancholy and utter-morose. The piano is a masterpiece of choking sadness.

Sad, but beautiful song by a great band - THEMASTER

Awesome song by a Legendary Band!

120Landslide - 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.

I totally agree this song gets a lump in my throat every time you could tell she was hurting whilst singing this song

This shouldn't be 99th, should be in the top ten

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