Most Hauntingly Beautiful and Sad Songs

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41 Alice - The Cocteau Twins Alice - The Cocteau Twins

This song is perfect from the intertwined duets of voices and piano to the lyrics. It makes you want to stare at everything in wide eyed wonder. A musical version of the book "Sophie's World". It was used in the trailer for "The Lovely Bones"

It makes me feel somewhat isolated, very haunting.

42 King's Crossing - Elliott Smith King's Crossing - Elliott Smith

Yes, another Elliott Smith song. I had to put this on here because of the piano at the beginning, if not for anything else. It makes you feel like you are spinning and slowly falling as he wraps you up in the lyrically brilliant song.

43 Dust In the Wind - Kansas Dust In the Wind - Kansas V 1 Comment
44 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

If you never heard this song, listen to it then listen to the disturbed cover.

Quite simply, one of the best songs ever written.

Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking

45 Buy the Stars - Marina and the Diamonds
46 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

When my grandmother passed away, I listened to this song and I couldn't stop crying. Beautiful song

A great song, the melody pulls you in and the lyrics tell a sad but beautiful story of loss.

Its A7X...Name suggests the quality! Worth giving a shot..awesome song...a must listen..

Fantastic song, great lyrics capped off with a brilliant guitar solo.

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47 Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

This is the best song I've ever heard. Kate's voice, the lyrics, the chorus, the guitar, piano, violin; it's all perfect. This song does get better each time you listen to it.
In my opinion, there's nothing more haunting than this song.

Tragic and haunting this song is so unique.

48 Wide Awake - Katy Perry Wide Awake - Katy Perry
49 Louder Than Thunder - The Devil Wears Prada Louder Than Thunder - The Devil Wears Prada

Awesome song. Sounds great and brings great imagery. I picture walking through the snowy woods in dead silence. If you're not a screamo fan however, I wouldn't recommend trying to find similar songs from this artist.

50 Farther Away - Evanescence Farther Away - Evanescence
51 Easy for You to Say - Linda Ronstadt Easy for You to Say - Linda Ronstadt
52 Remember When - Avril Lavigne Remember When - Avril Lavigne
53 Unravel - Bjork Unravel - Bjork
54 When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan
55 Everybody Hurts - R.E.M. Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
56 Hanging Tree. Jennifer Lawrence Hanging Tree. Jennifer Lawrence

The book expresses the meaning of the song but Jennifer's voice brings so much more meaning.

57 Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri

It is amazing, beautiful and emotional

58 Angel - Jackie Evancho Angel - Jackie Evancho

Jackie singing this gets me every time.

When Jackie sang this on talkshows, even the show hosts were in tears.

59 Spaced - Smashing Pumpkins Spaced - Smashing Pumpkins

Not one of their better known songs, off one of their less popular albums. Spaced is from the album Pisces Iscariot and is like a build up that never ends. Just the dizzying sensation of drums, slow guitar and Billy Corgan's distorted voice. A great song to go to sleep to, in a good way.

60 Missing - Evanescence Missing - Evanescence V 1 Comment
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