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 Détresse - Dimash Kudaibergen

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

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

This aria/song is literally a plea for help for one’s lost soul. Dimash’s version takes the plaintive lyrics to a whole new level as his performance delves into its inner most meaning deeply touching the heart and soul of each and every listener in the most unexpected ways. Even if you already knew of this song, Dimash’s performance takes the listener in a New deeply private and personal emotional journey. Just listen to it and see if you can listen without getting goosebumps from the experience!

2 Praying - Kesha Praying - Kesha Cover Art

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

The story behind it

This song is great

I just love this song

3 Irvine - Kelly Clarkson Irvine - Kelly Clarkson Cover Art

Wow, this song is really sad.

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

4 Someone Like You - Adele Someone Like You - Adele Cover Art

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

This is a good and emotional song.


This is absolutely her saddest song! It’s beautiful and really shows her beautiful vocals! This is my favorite of all of her songs next to skyfall❤️

5 Beautiful - Christina Aguilera Beautiful - Christina Aguilera Cover Art

This is one of the only songs I listen to from her, and I just adore it! It’s a beautiful (pun not intended) song that everyone should listen to.

Especially her vocals which are the most emotional.

So true see the video it inspired haylay kiyoko apparently

6 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson Because of You - Kelly Clarkson Cover Art

Kelly is one of the best pop stars ever! This song is really sad, but it’s sung beautifully.

This song actually relates to me a lot

7 I Still Believe - Brenda K. Starr I Still Believe - Brenda K. Starr Cover Art
8 Human Nature - Michael Jackson Human Nature - Michael Jackson Cover Art

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.

Such a beautiful song

Great song lol

9 When We Were Young - Adele When We Were Young - Adele Cover Art

Adele's voice is great in this.

Emotional song indeed!

Love this song

10 Hurt - Christina Aguilera Hurt - Christina Aguilera Cover Art

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.

The Contenders

11 Frozen - Madonna Frozen - Madonna Cover Art

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

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

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

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

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

This song actually made me giggle

15 From the Bottom of My Broken Heart - Britney Spears From the Bottom of My Broken Heart - Britney Spears Cover Art

My pop princess

16 Oh Father - Madonna Oh Father - Madonna Cover Art
17 Piece by Piece (Idol Version) - Kelly Clarkson Piece by Piece (Idol Version) - Kelly Clarkson Cover Art

Saddest and best Kelly Clarkson song ever! It always makes me cry thinking about the meaning behind it😭

18 Run - Nicole Scherzinger Run - Nicole Scherzinger Cover Art
19 Everytime - Britney Spears Everytime - Britney Spears Cover Art

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

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

Truly amazing!

20 7 Years - Lukas Graham 7 Years - Lukas Graham Cover Art

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

It's like his career is shattering and here comes one of the biggest hits of 2016.

The most hated songs ever lol.

This should be in the top five!

21 Sober - Kelly Clarkson Sober - Kelly Clarkson Cover Art
22 Sober - P!NK Sober - P!NK Cover Art
23 Sometimes - Britney Spears Sometimes - Britney Spears Cover Art
24 Perfect - Selena Gomez Perfect - Selena Gomez Cover Art

I love this son g so much she sings with emotions

25 1-800-273-8255 - Logic 1-800-273-8255 - Logic Cover Art

This Song Sucks

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

This is kinda rap

So emotional.

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