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

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

The story behind it

This song is great - iggyjepsen

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

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

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3 Irvine - Kelly Clarkson

Wow, this song is really sad.

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

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4 Someone Like You - Adele


This is a good and emotional song.

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

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5 Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

Especially her vocals which are the most emotional.

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6 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

This song actually relates to me a lot

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7 I Still Believe - Brenda K. Starr UListen to Sample
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

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9 Hurt - Christina Aguilera

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

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.


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10 When We Were Young - Adele

Emotional song indeed!

Adele's voice is great in this. - Userguy44

Love this song - daryleli

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The Contenders

11 Frozen - Madonna

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

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12 Careless Whisper - Wham! UListen to Sample
13 Goodbye - Avril Lavigne UListen to Sample
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

This song actually made me giggle

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

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20 7 Years - Lukas Graham

The most hated songs ever lol. - Userguy44

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

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


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21 Sober - Kelly Clarkson UListen to Sample
22 Sober - P!NK UListen to Sample
23 Sometimes - Britney Spears UListen to Sample
24 Perfect - Selena Gomez

I love this son g so much she sings with emotions

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25 1-800-273-8255 - Logic

I like this, it makes me cry every time I hear it. - tyrelljanderson

Logic sucks...

So emotional.

This Song Sucks

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26 Ronan - Taylor Swift

She wrote this for a fan who died

She write this song for her fan who dided very tragicly. The real storyline when Taylor met Ronan.

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27 Marilyn Monroe - Nicki Minaj UListen to Sample
28 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

hell ya

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

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29 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

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30 Chandelier - Sia

Sia is QUEEN

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.

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31 Let Me Go - Avril Lavigne

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

Very underrated. - Undistinguished

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32 Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

Very underrated song emotional and uplifting at the same time

32 really? This song is so good and talks about the heartbreak through this woman’s life, and how her only hope and wish is to escape her life in a “fast car”

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33 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

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

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34 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

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

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35 Sign of the Times - Harry Styles UListen to Sample
36 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne

Saddest and most emotional song ever

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37 Secrets - OneRepublic

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

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38 Million Reasons - Lady Gaga

I love this song, not to mention it is very emotional. Gaga is so amazing! - PandasNGaga

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39 Wish You Were Here - Avril Lavigne UListen to Sample
40 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson

Yes - BBugQueen

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41 Afire Love - Ed Sheeran UListen to Sample
42 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler UListen to Sample
43 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston UListen to Sample
44 Rolling in the Deep - Adele UListen to Sample
45 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

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46 Friday - Rebecca Black

Wait how did this get here? - DaWyteNight

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47 Baby - Justin Bieber

Oh, no! How shocking! A sensible girl doesn't like JB!

Saddest of all time

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48 Sad! - Xxxtentacion UListen to Sample
49 Highway to Nowhere - Drake Bell

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

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50 Til It Happens to You - Lady Gaga UListen to Sample
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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. Someone Like You - Adele
2. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
3. Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson

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