Top 10 Most Emotional Pop Songs

Yes for once I'm not making a rock music list, one thing I've always liked doing is experimenting. Regardless if you like that or not I think doing the same kind of list gets old after a while. So this is a attempt to spice things up I guess. Pop has to be the most overhated genre on this site and it does have a few emotional songs. I'm not ranking based on which one's more popular or which is one better. Rather by how emotional they really are. Pop rock bands are allowed even pop punk bands to I suppose.

The Top Ten

1 Praying - Kesha

I hated Kesha but this song really did change my opinion on her. - BoredJeff02

I like her voice. - Beelink

If you don't like Kesha, listen to this song, it'll change your opinion completely.

Just the backstory behind it is enough to break your heart. - DCfnaf

2 Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

The most emotional pop song I've ever heard and her vocals prove how emotional it really is. - BoredJeff02

Adele's songs are generally emotional, but this one is probably the most powerful. - DCfnaf

I can play this one on the guitar, it is pretty easy - waldo

To be honest all these famous music are mostly meh, this are popularity vote..
i can name more emotional music from my country and you'll probably never heard the name of my country

V 2 Comments
3 Irvine - Kelly Clarkson

Wow, this song is really sad. - Cartoonfan202

Oh my god...this song is so crushing and beautiful... - DCfnaf

4 Everytime - Britney Spears

This song has almost made me cry more then once... - BoredJeff02

As much as I hate Britney Spears, this song sure is emotional - 445956

Truly amazing!

5 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

Not a big Coldplay fan but this song has vocals that are very emotional and powerful in this song. - BoredJeff02

Oh yes. This song almost made me cry and it is by far the most emotional pop song I've ever heard.

Fix You would be a better pick in my opinion. - cjWriter1997

It's a great song...but emotional? Are you high? - Rambo

6 Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

Especially her vocals which are the most emotional. - BoredJeff02

7 Human Nature - Michael Jackson

The composition itself is already immensely moving but Michael's absolutely beautiful vocals complete it's strong impact on the soul. Human Nature should at least be at the top 3 if not number 1.

8 Let Me Go - Avril Lavigne

A emotional masterpiece the piano's a good touch to. - BoredJeff02

Very underrated. - Undistinguished

9 Someone Like You - Adele

I think this song is the most emotional song she has ever done and should be higher on this list - joshjonas

10 Try - Pink

Not a Pink fan but her vocals are very emotional and well expressed in this song. - BoredJeff02

I heard some girl sing this on the voice and I just love the message it inspires

so great - Beelink

The Contenders

11 Hurt - Christina Aguilera

I can't believe I had to scroll all of the way down to 38! This song comes close to putting me in tears every time I hear it, and that says a lot because there are only a few songs that can do that, so for me personally, it is definitely the saddest pop song and the second saddest ever.

12 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
13 When We Were Young - Adele

Love this song - daryleli

14 Chandelier - Sia

I honestly don't find this song very sad to be honest, maybe because I haven't payed enough attention to the lyrics, to me it seems like a happy song for some reason. - AnimeDrawer

Listen to this song. You probably have, but you should see the story behind it.

15 Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

There's some great representations on this list, but today I will go with this song. It really reminds me of someone I miss. - Ned964

16 I Still Believe - Brenda K. Starr
17 Frozen - Madonna
18 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

I had to include at least one song from the king of pop. - BoredJeff02

19 Explosions - Ellie Goulding
20 Dear Mr. President - P!nk

This song is basically What About Us done right. - NiktheWiz

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Most Emotional Bollywood Songs Top 10 Best Pop Songs Best Pop-Punk Songs Best Pop Songs of 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Emotional Michael Jackson Songs

List Stats

200 votes
73 listings
42 days old

Top Remixes (7)

1. Irvine - Kelly Clarkson
2. When We Were Young - Adele
3. Someone Like You - Adele
1. Irvine - Kelly Clarkson
2. Hurt - Christina Aguilera
3. Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
1. Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
2. Everytime - Britney Spears
3. Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

View All 7


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.