Top 10 Most Dramatic Songs

We all know the definition of dramatic, so here are the top 10 songs that would go with a milestone in a drama movie, the top 10 dramatic songs. (Song - Artist)

The Top Ten

1 How to Save a Life - The Fray

this song should be number zero cause its better than number one

It's tough to analyze these lyrics, but it doesn't make the bear words not dramatic and depressing. The musical content is also something obviously written and performed with loads of passion and feeling.

I just like it! It catches my attention quickly, very touching and actually frankly speaking it gives more passion and eventually more feelings with the tone of the voice and the way it was written... Thank you!

A perfect song to accompany you during a time of sadness or stress, the lyrics help you think and the soft and tender melody makes you relax

2 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

This young lady just keeps pushing the bar up...

Dramatic, dark, and haunting song from "Game Of Thrones".
Released as a downloadable single in June of 2014, and scheduled for her album "Awakening" in September 2014.

See it on Yahoo Music or YouTube. Sample & buy it on iTunes and June 10th.

A natural born singer

3 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Along with being dramatic, the song is just so sad, and should be on all these peoples' "Top 10 Saddest Songs" lists. I mean, not only does it sound sad, but its lyrics are, jut, tearjerking. This song is about a man whose love dies, and when he looks into her diary after her death, he realizes she never even thought of him. This was supposed to be his girlfriend and she was going behind his back and never wrote a thing about him. Double-heartbreak right there, automatic spot on this list.


great song

4 Dango Daikazoku - Chata

If you were to make sense of the english translation to this song, it would simply be about happiness. This song just goes so well with the show it's from, Clannad, giving us the feeling of taking life as it comes, and being happy with it. That's just what the show is about, life, and if you haven't seen it, watch the whole series, it's brilliantly amazing, and this song reflects.

This song comes from a wonderful series, Clannad. A show that sums up to be a great example of what family should mean, accepting the lives you have, whether they are happy or sad. The english translation talks about a large dumpling family forming a ring and rounding up their happy and sad times. It really gives off this important meaning with a cheerful and somewhat child-like tone.

Really nice song, always makes me kinda emotional but in a good way

Dango Dango Dango Dango Dango Dango Daikazoku
Dango dango dan... Go dan... *sniff...I... I'm not crying... Not at alll

5 Everchanging - Rise Against

Only Rise Against can make the most overdone song topic, a breakup, still sound heartbreaking. The dramatic effect is best in the acoustic version of this song, because of the lead singer's real raw emotion.

Rise Against should have a day... "RISE AGAINST DAY" haha I love R. A It's the best band I have ever listened too!

rise against is the best! this song kicks ass

6 The Moment I Said It - Imogen Heap

Absolutely amazing. I can't get enough of Imogen.

This song is very dramatic. it should be on the number one list. imogen is powerful, enjoy by her works.

7 The Only Exception - Paramore

Sad Lyrics, way too dramtic

I love this song

I love this song!

Terrible! Never listen to this one again!

8 Lovers - Jackie Evancho

Title theme from "House of Flying Daggers". See the YouTube video of her PBS Great Performances "Dream With Me - In Concert". Just search for Evancho Lovers

Jackie performs this at every concert and it is always astonishingly jaw-dropping.

9 Breath - Breaking Benjamin

Easy to relate to... Breaking Benjamin have taken an overdone topic and done it in a completely different way - unique, genius

A break-up song not quite as good or dramatic in lyrics as a certain other break-up song on this list, but it sure is damn dramatic in musical quality.

10 Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap

As a song about time going by, this is a VERY dramatic song. No instrumental, just layered vocals. Second verse gives me goosebumps.

The Contenders

11 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

This is one of my favorite songs of all time!

Why is this not number 1

12 Lost - Avenged Sevenfold

This song makes me happy every time I listen to it.

Just, the chorus is an anthem. An anthem of inspiring, up-beat drama.

Great song! Like legit

Drama of this song is so cool... the rithme is very Cool, and I Love A7X foREVer, and pray for the rev, R.I. p

13 Desperate Times, Desperate Measures - Underoath

Pre-chorus, chorus, bridge, man. Drama recipe for this song.

14 Dream On - Aerosmith

Song rocks, but has strong dramatic undertones

"Dream On", by Aerosmith, is a most extreme case of dramatic music. It will be played forever. This music actually falls into several popular catagories and will be timeless.

15 Karma Killer - Robbie Williams

The best song

16 Dramatic Song - Toby Turner

Hehe can't say I am not surprised this song made it here! Well then again yeah it was kinda dramatic!

This used to be my favorite song. Especially because I showed it to my grandma and she loved it haha

The funniest song ever!

This is amazing, I love it!

17 Say Something - Cheyenne Jackson and Jackie Evancho

This duet was performed live at the "Awakening" concert held at Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia. Available on DVD.

18 Who Wants to Live Forever? - Queen

Love queen and Freddie sad song makes you think. The music world will miss you Freddie queen rocks. Hope all you agree. I do. Vote this up.

Do you know that feeling after listening to something that's incredibly magnificent and dramatic? This's, who wants to live forever.

19 Pledge - The Gazette

Personally, you don't have to understand the Japanese language here. You just have to feel the music within. And trust me when I tell you that is is heart breaking.

20 Fade to Black - Metallica

The music of this song alone tells a dramatic and desperate story; beginning with beautiful acoustic chords, and ending in a panic of chaotic riffs. The lyrics are few and simple, offering reflection that adds to the instrumentals' temperament.
"Yesterday seems, as though it never existed.
Death greets me warm, now I will just say good bye".
Perhaps would not recommend to everyone, but rather to those who appreciate the art and philosophy that classic heavy metal music provides.

Also, if you enjoyed this song it is worthwhile investigating when and why Metallica wrote it - I trust it will bring a smile to your face.

I feel unforgiven is more dramatic, but this one will have to do

21 Not Alone - All that Remains

The chorus is the definition of dramatic.

22 Hello - Adele

The song's lyrics are so dramatic but so touching. And the music video is like so over the top.

So dramatic...but so awesome!

It's such a beautiful song!

23 Listen - Beyonce
24 White Sparrows - Billy Talent

Oh come on! Should be one of the top 10! Amazing song!

25 Heart of Courage - Two Steps from Hell
26 1812 Overture - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

No Pyotr, canons are not an instrument

27 Skyscraper - Demi Lovato

This is beautiful but dramatic and it's good when your on your period or just over come something painful

It's a great song. I like it very much.

The best song ever


28 Hallelujah - Peter Hollens and Jackie Evancho
29 Girugamesh - Kowarete iku sekai

You really hear the pain and sadness in the voice- even if you don't understand a word. The music is very dramatic and you will get goosebumps all over your body.

Girugamesh are gods among men.

Sugoi! This song is fantastic! It should be Number One! Girugamesh are the best Musicians in the world.

30 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

I have no words (except for those)

31 Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho

Jackie begins this song gently, but she painstakingly builds the emotion until her voice is soaring. It's a song about losing a loved one, but trying to maintain hope for the future.

32 Hanging Tree - Hunger Games

Sad and quiet, but an overall beautiful song

Even though I don't like the movie version, the hanging tree is a beautiful song!

33 Requiem for a Dream - Clint Mansell
34 Come as You Are - Nirvana

This song is so dramatic that the lead singer (Kurt Cobain) KILLED HIMSELF

35 Watch Over You - Alter Bridge
36 Wide Awake - Katy Perry

You're Joking right?!?!

I actually hate this song and katy perry is so rude and personally I find her to be rather obnoxious xox

37 Echoes - Pink Floyd

Come on kids, look past the last 10 years. In 1971, these four men from Britain turned "Nothing" into a 23-minute epic that bottles up every emotion imaginable�" loss, love, heartbreak, loneliness, existentialism, you name it�"thanks to Waters's lyrics and Gilmour's guitars. 23 minutes go by way too fast when listening to this song (if you want to call it that; "experience" seems to fit better). You want drama? Jump back to Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody) or Led Zeppelin (Stairway to Heaven). You want the most dramatic song ever? Echoes. Musical mastery and palpable emotion, in a package that belies its release date.

38 Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen

Jackie Evancho performed and presented "Over The Rainbow" with the "Towering Song Award" at the 2014 Songwriters Hall Of Fame 45th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 13th.

39 In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg
40 For the Love of God - Steve Vai
41 Broken - Lifehouse
42 Life Is Beautiful - Vega 4
43 Never Say Never - The Fray
44 Into the Silence - Robbie Williams
45 The Final Countdown - Europe


46 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Drug addiction makes everything better

peng ting

47 Half Alive - Secondhand Serenade
48 Stan - Eminem
49 My Immortal - Evanescence

So dramatic, yet so sad, amazing song.

50 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

Very touching and dramatic, yet epic and powerful.
It rocks! Go on.

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