Most Hauntingly Beautiful and Sad Songs

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321 Everytime - Britney Spears
322 Dead Boy's Poem - Nightwish

Beautiful and sad. One of their best songs, though massively underrated.

Never sigh for better world, it's already composed, played and told.

323 Seven Devils - Florence and the Machine

Exceedingly haunting especially haunting, beautiful, and best of all, open to your own interpretation.

324 Thousand Eyes - of Monsters and Men

Haunting, vulnerable, hopeful, and beautiful. What more could you want?

325 One - Metallica

It is truly a beautiful song, and yet horrifying and depressing all at the same time. When you dig into the lyrics and meaning of the song, you will see it really is an amazing, hauntingly beautiful song.

326 So Cold - Toby Fox
327 Betrayal - Akira Yamaoka
328 Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John
329 Here With Me - Dido
330 Ooh Baby Baby - Linda Ronstadt
331 Crying - Roy Orbison
332 Old Man - Neil Young
333 I Go Crazy - Paul Davis
334 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies
335 I'm Not In Love - 10cc
336 Cry - Godley and Creme
337 Without You - Harry Nilsson
338 Holding Back the Years - Simply Red
339 Mercy Street - Peter Gabriel

This was named based on a poem of the same name by Anne Sexton. She was a famous poet, but also a mental patient, and she wrote as a form of therapy. Gabriel was impressed that she wrote entirely for herself rather than an audience. Sexton made five suicide attempts, the fifth being successful: she died of carbon monoxide poisoning in 1974. The song is very beautifully written, deep and reflects her struggle in life. Worth a listen. - sharzi

340 Round Here - Counting Crows

Beautiful and sad song that pulls you in. The lyrics are heart-felt and very poetic. The song begins "Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog where no one notices the contrast of white on white." and just gets better and better. - sharzi

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