Most Hauntingly Beautiful and Sad Songs

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41 Lost Control - Anathema
42 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.

43 Easy for You to Say - Linda Ronstadt
44 Dust In the Wind - Kansas V 1 Comment
45 Buy the Stars - Marina and the Diamonds
46 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.

47 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
49 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 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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51 Remember When - Avril Lavigne
52 Farther Away - Evanescence
53 When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan

very sad

54 Unravel - Bjork
55 Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
56 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

It is amazing, beautiful and emotional

58 Angel - Jackie Evancho

Jackie singing this gets me every time.

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

59 Missing - Evanescence V 1 Comment
60 Teen Idle - Marina and the Diamonds
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