Best Songs That Make You Cry


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 The album was withdrawn upon her signing with SYCO/SONY records.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

Seriously not number 1?

4 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

This should be higher


5 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.

6 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.

It's very sad. - Userguy44

7 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.

This song is really sad, I don't really cry at it but it does make me sad, her voice and words tell a story

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 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

The Newcomers

? Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

The song is touching. The lyrics does too. A beautiful song. I cry always when I hear it. - Userguy44

? To Where You Are - Josh Groban

I don't care how old I am...I want my dad :'( - Britgirl

The Contenders

11 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

fell loved

12 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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13 Seize The Day - Avenged Sevenfold
14 When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan

The song from Toy Story 2

15 Saturn - Sleeping at Last
16 Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
17 In Your Eyes - George Benson
18 Against All Odds - Phil Collins
19 Yesterday - The Beatles
20 Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor - Eels
21 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
22 Imagine - John Lennon

Greatest song of all time!

23 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

My heart aches when I hear this song. It reminds me of someone special. In another time, another place...Simply...beautiful. - Britgirl

24 Manta Ray - J. Ralph and Antony
25 Don't Cry - Guns 'n Roses

One the best Guns N' Roses songs ever! - Userguy44

26 Things the Grandchildren Should Know - Eels
27 I'm Not Okay (I Promise) - My Chemical Romance
28 Heal the World - Michael Jackson

I actually cry whenever I listen to this

Here comes the haters *heavy sigh*

29 Bad Company - Five Finger Death Punch
30 High Hopes - Pink Floyd
31 Powerless - Linkin Park
32 Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

I Want None Of This as well

33 Nessun Dorma - Jackie Evancho

It shouldn't be possible for a young girl. to sing this gigantic piece of music,
But Jackie Evancho makes it her own, and opens a portal to a new world of emotions. Just amazing!

I never liked opera music before I heard Jackie Evancho.
When she sings this I just feel so strongly.

How does she do that?

After she sang this as a guest on Britain's Got Talent, Simon Cowell said: "I want this girl on my show every week! " - BobG

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34 You Don't Miss Your Water (Til Your Well Runs Dry) - Taj Mahal
35 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
36 Things My Father Said - Black Stone Cherry
37 Love Hurts - Nazareth
38 Let Her Go - Passenger

This song is so sad!

39 Lovers - Jackie Evancho

The performance of Lovers with David Foster and the drums is just other worldly.

40 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
41 The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
42 Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
43 Mirrors - Lil Wayne
44 Christmas In the Trenches - John McCutcheon
45 The Show Must Go On - Queen

A masterpiece - Userguy44

46 White Flag - Dido
47 Bringin' on the Heartbreak - Def Leppard
48 Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
49 Uneven Odds - Sleeping at Last
50 Victim - Avenged Sevenfold
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Top Remixes (13)

1. Skinny Love - Birdy
2. Nightswimming - R.E.M.
3. When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan
1. Saturn - Sleeping at Last
2. Hurt - Johnny Cash
3. Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor - Eels
1. Seize The Day - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
3. Cancer - My Chemical Romance

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