Most Hauntingly Beautiful and Sad Songs

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61 When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan

very sad

62 Unravel - Bjork
63 Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
64 Hanging Tree. Jennifer Lawrence

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

65 Angel - Jackie Evancho

Jackie singing this gets me every time.

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

66 Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri

It is amazing, beautiful and emotional

67 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.

68 White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes

No doubt a beautiful song, but it's not that song, even for a song about death.

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69 Cancer - My Chemical Romance

A song from my favorite band who saved my life this is from one of the best concept albums. Truly gut wrenching and beautiful. The emotion Gerard Way conveys in his voice... Priceless. Pure and utterly incomparable.

This is an amazing song. Its sad and depressing, but it helps in many ways.

70 Missing - Evanescence V 1 Comment
71 Teen Idle - Marina and the Diamonds
72 Burn - The Cure

I first heard this song whilst watching "The Crow" Which by the way is an excellent movie. It talks of whispering shadows and crow black dreams. How could I not put this on my list? Robert Smith's almost weary voice in the last verse gives me shivers every time.

The guitar solo is haunting! Totally haunting. With the pain the crow has within him this actually depicts it beautifully - amitcornelius1

Not their most emotional song but the best on this list. Disintegration or Last Dance is better.

73 Immortal - Marina and the Diamonds
74 Burden - Opeth
75 You Lost Me - Christina Aguilera

The song is so sad it makes you cry so much I couldn't stop listening to it

I sing this song in shows and I'm in tears by the end every time

76 The Reason - Hoobastank

Not really a haunting song, but it has a message that resonates with you. He wants to change himself into a better man because of her.

77 Carpathian Ridge - Michael Andrews

A soundtrack song in Donnie Darko, Carpathian Ridge is mostly just a barely audible humming untill near the end where the simple piano keyes are so stark and beautiful I cried the first time I heard them, and many times since.

78 Who Am I Living For? - Katy Perry
79 Slipped Away. Avril Lavigne
80 I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie

Its like I am following... till the dark.

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