Top 10 Songs to Describe Death

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I'm a joyful person, my followers know that. But! Did you know that I'm also really morbid? Well here's a list to prove that!

The Top Ten

1 The Show Must Go On - Queen The Show Must Go On - Queen

Perfectly describes it. This is definitely the best Queen song. - IronSabbathPriest

This song reminds me of a soldier's death. Trying to break through and keep going but then slowly dies. - MontyPython

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

@visitor - the following line "he didn't notice that the light had changed" clearly shows that it was an accident of timing - there was no suicide implication. Entire context is important to derive meaning - not simply "chose the words which support your idea" - Billyv

This song reminds me of death because this song tells a story about an average day. But at the end, you don't hear any regular sounds, it's just a loud piano that had just been banged on. Like if someone was shot or something fell. Well, I imagine it like that... - MontyPython

The line "He blew his mind out in a car" very plainly describes a suicide.

3 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Of course, the title explains itself. This song reminds me of a girl who's looking for something in her life before she dies. But in the end, she's buying a stairway to heaven. - MontyPython

4 Highway to Hell - AC/DC Highway to Hell - AC/DC

Before you start laughing or rolling your eyes, listen. This song reminds of a death where someone felt like they could do anything. Race anyone on the road at any mile per hour, do drugs and sipping beer, but then later suddenly died within the, "And I'm going down... All the way! " - MontyPython

5 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

This song reminds me of a death from an attack. Like if you're running for your life and some people are chasing the town shooting people and killing them. He's just a shot away! - MontyPython

6 Yesterday - The Beatles Yesterday - The Beatles

I know this song is actually about a breakup, but it reminds me of a sad death, where the man who died felt like he didn't achieve enough. - MontyPython

7 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
8 Haunted - Evanescence Haunted - Evanescence

This song reminds of a dark, saddening, scary, and lonely death. - MontyPython

9 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
10 More Than a Feeling - Boston More Than a Feeling - Boston

Finally! This song reminds me of a happy death. Where you feel like you lived the right life at the right time. And you finally did it. You lived life. - MontyPython

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The Contenders

11 Knockin On Heavens Door - Guns N' Roses Knockin On Heavens Door - Guns N' Roses

Excuse me but I believe an American chap, name of... Bobby Zimmerman I believe, actually wrote and recorded this song. - Billyv

12 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards
13 The Unforgiven - Metallica The Unforgiven - Metallica
14 One - Metallica One - Metallica
15 A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian
16 Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

This song reminds me of a sad/happy death, where you're slowly dying next to your loved one. - MontyPython

17 All Things Must Pass - George Harrison All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
18 Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
19 Curse My Name - Blind Guardian Curse My Name - Blind Guardian

A song inspired by "The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates", a political writing by John Milton where he legitimizes the killing of a king who didn't carry out his duties.
This song always creates vivid images in my mind because its music perfectly matches the lyrical theme. - Metal_Treasure

20 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
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1. A Day In the Life - The Beatles
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. The Show Must Go On - Queen
MontyPython
1. All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
2. Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
3. A Day In the Life - The Beatles
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1. The Show Must Go On - Queen
2. Haunted - Evanescence
3. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
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