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 S.O.S D'un Terrien En D├ętresse - Dimash Kudaibergen

This is the most incredible talent among the singers of the younger generation.

Dimash the greatest singer of our generation bringing every song on new level

Dimash sang this song and always blow me away. His beautiful and angelic voice so comforted and healed my soul.

Dimash Kudaibergen is the best singer in the world!

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2 Praying - Kesha

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

This song is great - iggyjepsen

I like her voice. - Beelink

I swear on my life I knew this would be on this list. Plus, it's a very emotional, Wondeful, and powerful song! - Trucker55

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3 Irvine - Kelly Clarkson

Wow, this song is really sad. - Cartoonfan202

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

4 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

This song actually relates to me a lot

5 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

This is a good and emotional song.

6 Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

Especially her vocals which are the most emotional.

7 I Still Believe - Brenda K. Starr
8 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.

Great song lol

9 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.


Why is Dimash Kudaibergen first? Those people who voted for him never heard this song. - Userguy44

10 When We Were Young - Adele

Love this song - daryleli

The Contenders

11 Frozen - Madonna

Madonna is amazing! The lyrics of "frozen" are very deep & meaningful! Madonna has a beautiful of frozen is superb!

12 Careless Whisper - Wham!
13 Goodbye - Avril Lavigne
14 Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

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

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

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15 Oh Father - Madonna
16 From the Bottom of My Broken Heart - Britney Spears
17 Piece by Piece (Idol Version) - Kelly Clarkson
18 Run - Nicole Scherzinger
19 Everytime - Britney Spears

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

Truly amazing!

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

20 Sober - Kelly Clarkson
21 7 Years - Lukas Graham

This, for me, is really emotional because it takes me back years before now, when I was carefree.

22 Sometimes - Britney Spears
23 Sober - P!NK
24 Perfect - Selena Gomez

I love this son g so much she sings with emotions

25 1-800-273-8255 - Logic

This Song Sucks

THE BEST SONG EVER. But it is, really. Really, sad - BBugQueen

This is kinda rap

So emotional.

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26 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne

Saddest and most emotional song ever

27 Piece by Piece - Kelly Clarkson
28 Ronan - Taylor Swift
29 Wish You Were Here - Avril Lavigne
30 Marilyn Monroe - Nicki Minaj
31 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

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

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

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

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

32 Try - Pink

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

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

so great - Beelink

33 Let Me Go - Avril Lavigne

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

Very underrated. - Undistinguished

34 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.

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

35 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

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

36 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

37 Secrets - OneRepublic

Listen to the full song if you're doubting me.

38 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson

Yes - BBugQueen

39 Afire Love - Ed Sheeran
40 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

This is the best lyrical song I ever heard in my life

41 When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars

Yes. Says how he wished he treated her better, and hopes that she would at least be happy with the other guy. Sincerely, Fox the Rogue

42 Friday - Rebecca Black
43 Baby - Justin Bieber

Saddest of all time

44 Highway to Nowhere - Drake Bell

Despite it being on Drake & Josh it's a very emotional song.

45 Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
46 Til It Happens to You - Lady Gaga
47 Rolling in the Deep - Adele
48 Sign of the Times - Harry Styles
49 Save Me - Nicki Minaj

Hate Nicki Minaj, but this song is so emotional. Great beat, meaningful lyrics that make you cry, and her vocals are good.

50 Dear Mr. President - P!nk

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

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Top Remixes (5)

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. Praying - Kesha
2. 1-800-273-8255 - Logic
3. Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

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