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.


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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 Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

Especially her vocals which are the most emotional.

5 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

6 Careless Whisper - Wham!
7 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

This song actually relates to me a lot

8 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.

9 I Still Believe - Brenda K. Starr
10 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.


The Newcomers

? Moonlight - Xxxtentacion
? Sad! - Xxxtentacion

The Contenders

11 When We Were Young - Adele

Love this song - daryleli

12 Frozen - Madonna

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

13 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson

Yes - BBugQueen

14 Goodbye - Avril Lavigne
15 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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16 Oh Father - Madonna
17 From the Bottom of My Broken Heart - Britney Spears
18 Piece by Piece (Idol Version) - Kelly Clarkson
19 I Bet You Don't Curse God - Christina Grimmie
20 Run - Nicole Scherzinger
21 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

22 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

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

23 Ronan - Taylor Swift
24 Sober - Kelly Clarkson
25 7 Years - Lukas Graham
26 Sometimes - Britney Spears
27 Sober - P!NK
28 This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
29 Perfect - Selena Gomez

I love this son g so much she sings with emotions

30 1-800-273-8255 - Logic

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

This Song Sucks

This is kinda rap

So emotional.

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31 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne

Saddest and most emotional song ever

32 Til It Happens to You - Lady Gaga
33 Wish You Were Here - Avril Lavigne
34 Piece by Piece - Kelly Clarkson
35 Marilyn Monroe - Nicki Minaj
36 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

37 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

38 Let Me Go - Avril Lavigne

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

Very underrated. - Undistinguished

39 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.

40 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

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

41 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

42 Secrets - OneRepublic

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

43 Afire Love - Ed Sheeran
44 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

45 Baby - Justin Bieber

Saddest of all time

46 Highway to Nowhere - Drake Bell

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

47 Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
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. - AnimeDrawer

50 Dear Mr. President - P!nk

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

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

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