Best Songs That Make You Cry

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The Top Ten

1 Teaching Angels How to Fly - Jackie Evancho

This song will tear your heart out if you listen to it closely enough to hear the message.

This is from Jackie's first album "Prelude To A Dream", self-released months before her appearance on the 5th season of America's Got Talent. The album was withdrawn upon her signing with SYCO/SONY records. It was indeed a prelude to the dream that she is still sharing with us.

Jackie Evancho has the unique ability to make the toughest of tough guys cry totally unashamed.
Bikers, truckers, ex-military, all of them are reaching for the kleenex at Jackie Evancho concerts.
This song, about a young girl named Kimberly who died, is from Jackie Evancho's first CD, "Prelude To A Dream", but she has any number of songs since then that easily make grown men cry.

Beautiful and heart wrenching!

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2 Hurt - Johnny Cash

The original version by Nine Inch Nails is good, but this one is way more better. I just cry every time I hear this.

When I first herd it I was crying for 8 minutes

Its incredible

3 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

I know that this is just a stupid internet list and I shouldn't care but, why is this not number 1? He wrote this song when his son fell out of a window and died. It reminds us of all the loved ones we know that have passed(for me it is my dog I had know since I was a kid. Who we had to put down because she just got to that age that dogs reach quicker than we do) and I know that is comment is way to long but.

Everything that is emotional will wake me cry but when I hear this song I think of the guilt he has and how it would feel I now love this song

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4 Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho

Last night I saw you running
In the open fields of grace
No longer were you broken or in pain
The wind blew kisses through your hair
You laughed with beauty unaware
I wish I could be there with you - Trancas

The high notes in this song sound really like coming from the open fields of grace, surely not from this world - ohcnave

I love this song so much! It's a song of freedom.

5 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd V 1 Comment
6 Skinny Love - Birdy

Skinny Love is a really sad song. It was my first listening to that song and it made my heart burst into tears. The singer Birdy, is a really good singer. When you listen to the song beware the it will exactly make to cry.

7 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

This is such an emotional song. I'm so proud of Billie Joe for being able to perform this song over and over again.

8 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

A very sad song. Whether the melody or the text.

It makes me cry because during this song my crush was dancing with another Girl.

9 Nightswimming - R.E.M.

The lyrics, vocals, and music each convey the pain of remembering when you were young and knowing those days are long gone. A beautiful, tear-jerking, and underrated song. - Hajj

10 21 Guns - Green Day

This is the first Green Day song I ever heard. It makes me want to cry with joy and sadness at the same time (Wake me up when September ends is also very sad, but this has a lower place so I'm voting for it). - georgielikesgreenday

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? Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden

This song is the only song in existence that can make me cry. It’s so beautiful. “All Of The dreamers may die... but their dreams live on...dream live on...dreams live ooon...” - CostcoHotDogs

The Contenders

11 Seize The Day - Avenged Sevenfold
12 Bad Company - Five Finger Death Punch
13 Cancer - My Chemical Romance

This song makes me cry every time I hear and/or sing it!

I cried to death

I cryed so hard

14 When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan V 1 Comment
15 Saturn - Sleeping at Last
16 My Immortal - Evanescence

Evanescence is the best. Most Saddest and Beautiful song of all time.

Are you serious,39? Just easily number 1, My Immortal is definitely number 1.

Best song of all time. This is really make you cry.

I heard the song in the movie Daredevil

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17 Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
18 In Your Eyes - George Benson
19 Against All Odds - Phil Collins
20 Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor - Eels
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1. Skinny Love - Birdy
2. Nightswimming - R.E.M.
3. When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan
Hajj
1. Saturn - Sleeping at Last
2. Hurt - Johnny Cash
3. Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor - Eels
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1. Seize The Day - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
3. Cancer - My Chemical Romance
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