Most Hauntingly Beautiful and Sad SongsTitle is quite self explanatory. Just a list of songs that make you look at everything a little differently after listening to them. Very sad, but in the best of ways.
The Top Ten
Amy Lee's voice is beautifully haunted as she sings about a loved one who won't leave her alone after their death. Her voice mixes with the piano to dreary a euphony of sadness.
This is The Best song, This is a Beautiful
One of the saddest songs ever written.
I love this band! My favorite song by them is "Going Under"V 34 Comments
Such a beautiful song.
A song which expresses pain literally
About as powerful as music can be.
A beautiful, timeless and absolutely amazing song
To me it doesn't get more haunting than this!
This song is like a prayer and raises me to a higher plane each time I hear it. I It literally has an effect on one's soul.
I could die to this song and be completely at peace.
Honestly, I felt like crying when I heard this. it at least deserves #2.V 3 Comments
Honestly I always hate when Cash's version makes lists over the original. My biggest problem has always been a simple change of a lyric he made. I wear this crown of thorns does not fit the song. The song is sung from the perspective of someone who is in a very low place emotionally. Yet changing the lyric to crown of thorns invokes a completely different image. Also I always liked how in the original the background music gets louder right at the last line and drowns it out. The last line " I would find a way" represents hope. It is about the only hopeful line in the song. The background music adds depth. After everything he still has hope. It is faint and drowned out by the noise around it but it is still there underneath it all. Johnny Cash's version is still a great song but in my opinion is not above the original.
This song is a real tearjerker for me. Whenever I hear it, it just gets to me for some reason. He's got such a sad voice and the tune is so haunting.
Non of these compare to this song, I know it was a NIN version original but Cash makes it his own with his haunting acoustics, subtle guitar and mellowing piano, I can't here this song I can feel my self welling no matter the mood, this rendition of hurt is truly amazing
Easily the best song in this list, although Radiohead is awesome too. But Johnny Cash... Man, you can hear what dying feels like.V 4 Comments
Jackie's songs have a haunting quality about them because of her exquisite tone, pitch and interpretation of each one. She leaves her listeners spellbound and in awe.
The beauty of Jackie's voice will haunt you for weeks after hearing her in concert! This I know!
I would have chosen Dark Waltz sung by Jackie, but anything she sings is beautiful
My son's favorite song. He is 6 months oldV 8 Comments
Easily, Top 3. This awesome ballad in based on real life events: the singer & lyricist saw two car accidents in one week (same place! ) and a boy and a girl were killed.
The singer /lyricist turned this tragedy into a sad but beautiful story:
Death took the life of the boy by mistake and to make up for it, the reaper comes back to take the life of the girl, who his soulmate would have been in life. The reaper asks the girl: "Would you mind if take you? "
The singer uses several voice intonations to communicate the emotions - angelic, melancholy, innocent, ghostly, funeral, dramatic and harsh.
Also, the long scream at the end is insane - I think this scream represents the pain of the body when the soul leaves it. Then pain goes away.
Amazing vocals start to finish, hands down. This guy will leave you in awe. - Metal_Treasure
My favorite song.
The vocalist is Hansi Kursch, lead singer of Blind Guardian and my pillow waifu.
The guitarist is Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth.
Easily my favorite song on my favorite album.
I hope they make another album soon, they haven't toured in 16 years.
The Bard Song by Blind Guardian is a close second hauntingly beautiful song.
Simply the most beautiful sound in the world
We all feel like this... This song is haunting.. We don't know enough about what happens to others..
But I'm a crepe
I'm a weird dough
My favorite song
I finally found a good sad song that is not rock :O MAGIC!
Deep lyrics paired with a great tune topped with the unique, amazing, and out-of-this-world vocals of Sia. Highly recommend you to listen!
You may recognize this song from the final episode of six feet under. This is my favorite sad song ( other than my immortal)
This song just hits somehwere in my heart every time, her beautiful, breathtaking voice, the haunting piano in the background, and the words that just seem to understand. Such an amazing piece of music!
A very beautiful song. Enough said.V 5 Comments
Filled with pain and emotion Radiohead delivers a song that may not be catchy the first time you hear it, but gradually you will find it pulling you in. Perfectly captures the feeling of being invisible.
Aw man this hits the heart so, so hard - it's like you're feeling Thom Yorke's absolute pain, not only through his lyrics, but through that achingly awesome voice of his.
Street Spirit (Fade Out) should be 2
Sometimes I feel like that... We are both the same...V 3 Comments
I literally spent a whole weekend singing this song and crying; for absolutely no reason. It's so beautiful that I would totally do it again.
This song made me cry when I first listened to it, and I almost never cry.
One of my favorite songs of all time. X3 - LpsDisneyTmntFreak
I love this song it made me cry the first time I ever heard it.V 1 Comment
This song is amazing all in its own. If you really miss someone and you just sorta want to cry this is the perfect song to listen to
Beautiful song, it haunts me because of the words, music, and the raw pain and truth deep in the song.
Something about this song... it can be related to so many things... depression, suicide, abuse, etc.V 2 Comments
The sweet flute gives you the chills. It's so beautiful, I cry every time I listen to it. Such a shame it's underrated. I recommend people listen to it. - MillieTrina_Prower
It's about suicide. The vox, lyrics, melody, chorus and the first guitar solo are of haunting beauty! - Metal_Treasure
Great song about the murder of John Lennon (the gardener in the song). This song is rarely performed live because Elton said that he still gets emotional about it.
Maybe I'm biased because Elton John is my favorite artist, but I just marvel at how beautiful this and so many of his other songs are.
Best band best song
A father rejects his newborn child diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This ballad describes the struggle of the father and the emotions going in and out of his mind.
"I don't wanna hold you
(Please tell me why)
I don't wanna see you
'Cause even your smile hurts
Oh, it hurts like hell
Life goes on it surely will
Without me it will wither
My tear of joy turned into grief
(I don't wanna stand it anymore)". - Metal_Treasure
Whoever is adding these Demons and Wizards songs on here is awesome. I prefer Fiddler on the Green, but this was over all a pretty good album.
However if you're doing metal that is hauntingly beautiful, it should definitely include Rundtgåing Av Den Transcendentale Egenhetens Støtte by Burzum.
It's sadder than the Johnny Cash cover. How he whispers most of the song. You can feel the pain. - MEparandriod
The lyrics and the emotion in his voice are just so raw they make me cry when I listen to it.
I found this song through Rick and Morty and I love it
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