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.

I love how these comments are getting dozens of likes while the comments on the rest of the items all have less than 3. How did this get 41% and Irvine got 7%? - allamassal

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2 Irvine - Kelly Clarkson

Wow, this song is really sad. - Cartoonfan202

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

3 Praying - Kesha

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

I like her voice. - Beelink

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

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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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.


10 When We Were Young - Adele

Love this song - daryleli

The Contenders

11 Explosions - Ellie Goulding
12 Goodbye - Avril Lavigne
13 Frozen - Madonna

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

14 Dear Mr. President - P!nk

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

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 Careless Whisper - Wham!
17 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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18 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. - AnimeDrawer

19 Oh Father - Madonna
20 From the Bottom of My Broken Heart - Britney Spears
21 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.

22 Piece by Piece (Idol Version) - Kelly Clarkson
23 Run - Nicole Scherzinger
24 Everytime - Britney Spears

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

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

Truly amazing!

25 Afire Love - Ed Sheeran
26 Sober - Kelly Clarkson
27 7 Years - Lukas Graham
28 Sometimes - Britney Spears
29 Gravity - Sara Bareilles
30 Sober - P!NK
31 Perfect - Selena Gomez

I love this son g so much she sings with emotions

32 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

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

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

33 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne

Saddest and most emotional song ever

34 Wish You Were Here - Avril Lavigne
35 Piece by Piece - Kelly Clarkson
36 Ronan - Taylor Swift
37 Marilyn Monroe - Nicki Minaj
38 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

39 Let Me Go - Avril Lavigne

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

Very underrated. - Undistinguished

40 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

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

41 Secrets - OneRepublic

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

42 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson

Yes - Ned964

Yes - BBugQueen

43 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
44 Highway to Nowhere - Drake Bell

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

45 Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
46 Sign of the Times - Harry Styles
47 When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
48 This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
49 21 Guns - Green Day

Despite it being a rock song the vocals are very poppy along with the lyrics. It's also emotional so I'd classify this song as pop rock. But songs like American Idiot or When I Come Around are Pop Punk.

50 Til It Happens to You - Lady Gaga
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Top Remixes (6)

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. Irvine - Kelly Clarkson
2. Explosions - Ellie Goulding
3. Dear Mr. President - P!nk

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