Top Ten Saddest Songs


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121November - Sadistik
122I Miss You So Much - TLC
123It's Getting Better All the Time - Brooks & Dunn
124Cancer - 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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125Free - Sarah Brightman

as I commented before. this song is both haunting and uplifting. its one of her best. thanks sarah.

Sarah is the best! Thank you for giving the world your beautiful voice to hear. - debsan

this song is very haunting and at the same time uplifting. - richt63

126Desperado - 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!

127Landslide - 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

128Superman (It's Not Easy) - Five for Fighting

Great song. Five for fighting has some great lyrics

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129Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

Other than already being about when Ian Curtis broke up with his wife, the fact that they played it at one of the saddest parts in Donnie Darko makes this song on of the saddest songs of all time

it's the saddest song in the whole universe. this would be number 1 only if more people knew about the band. =/

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130The Way I Loved You - Taylor Swift
131For the Love of a Daughter - Demi Lovato

Such a sad song! I love her and I'll support her emotions. Her love for her father is undeniable

132Do You Hear Me - Adema
133Chicken Wire - The Pernice Brothers
134Ayer - Enrique Iglesias
135Lightning Crashes - Live

The song was dedicated to Barbara Lewis, but it also held another meaning. It could have also meant something about an old mother dying while at the same time another mother gives birth to a new child in the world (a new mother cries, an old mother dies, as well as the angel opens her eyes). Truly spiritual and sad in a way. - NuMetalManiak

This is a deep and truthful view of the life cycle. It does make me cry if I indulge it.

136In My Darkest Hour - Megadeth

This song truly captures the feelings of betrayal, overwhelming despair, anger and sadness that one can only hope never to experience. This song, I am certain, has been somebody's last song...

137Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
138Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
139Lua - Bright Eyes
140Bad Girl - Madonna

I cried when I saw the video. I felt sorry for Madonna's character. The song is great though

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