Most Heartbreaking Emo Songs of the 2000s

There are just some songs that are so beautiful, and make you cry at the same time. Here's a list of heartbreaking songs for the emos. We've all had are hearts broken, embrace it with music!
The Top Ten
1 Cancer - My Chemical Romance

I love this album so much and although its not my favorite song by them, the emotion of this slower, heavier feeling song after the much faster house of wolves really just hits in a way I can't explain with words. just listen to the whole album start to finish, it's a masterpiece.

Any My Chem fan knows that this had to be on the list. It is a heartbreaking love story that makes us (or at least me) tear up. Every. Single. Time. "I will not kiss you. Cause' the hardest part of this is leaving you." So sad!

It makes you want to cry.

2 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

Ugh. I don't even know where to start. Though it may not really be an 'emo' song, it deserves it's place. The vocals are so incredible, and the cellos in the background are just beautiful. This is sung by a heavy metal artist, which impresses the heck out of me. And the gentle timbre is just ugh... so PRETTY!

Farthest thing from emo, and a more or less terrible cover of a timeless classic.

3 Golden - Fall Out Boy

This isn't as known when it comes to Fall Out Boy. But it should be. This is from the album "Infinity on High" and I love it! The chorus is so beautiful. "All the mothers raised their babies to stay away from me."

4 House of Gold - Twenty One Pilots

The lyrics and ukulele are the two best parts of this song. The chorus: "she asked me son when I grow old, will you buy me a house of gold" is so heartbreaking and beautiful. Highly recommend this song!

5 My Immortal - Evanescence

Oh my god. The vocals. Just listen to it! It's amazing! And the lyrics! "These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real. There's just too much that time cannot erase" So amazing!

6 The Light Behind Your Eyes - My Chemical Romance

This is sad to a whole new level.

7 Misguided Ghosts - Paramore

The acoustic guitar. Just the acoustic guitar. Listen to it and you'll know what I mean. "And run from them, from them, with no direction. We'll run from them, from them with no conviction. Cause' I'm just one of those ghosts." My god. "Brand New Eyes" is just one of those albums.

8 Cancer - Twenty One Pilots
9 Heavy - Linkin Park & Kiiara
10 I Don't Love You - My Chemical Romance
The Contenders
11 Impossible Year - Panic! At the Disco

It has a classic blues-ish feel. And the lyrics are meaningful. "There's no sunshine, there's no you and me, there's no good times this impossible year." It is so gentle and so different from the usual Panic! but in the best way.

12 House of Memories - Panic! At the Disco

It may not be as gentle, and minor chord-filled, but if you listen to the lyrics, and it's meaning, you will see the place it deserves on this list. "And when your fantasies become your legacy, promise me a place in in the house of memories." And the opening line "If you're a lover you should know, the lonely moments just get lonelier the longer you're in love, than if you were alone."

13 All I Wanted - Paramore

"Think of me when you're out there." The opening line to the song, sets the mood for the song, then when the electric guitar opens the next verse, the beauty continues, because of the lyrics. "All I Wanted" is a great song.

14 Goner - Twenty One Pilots
15 Helena - My Chemical Romance
16 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
17 Sorry - Sleeping with Sirens

It's a break-up song. It has to be pretty. I can't help but love it. "If I ever let you down... I'm sorry." The sadness in that line and many others is why it ends up on this list.

18 Northern Downpour - Panic! at the Disco
19 Jesus Christ - Brand New
20 She Had the World - Panic! At the Disco

ok now this is the definition of underrated! I love the vibe of this song, it feels sad but not in the way you would think of. it sounds more heartbroken than anything and it's beautifully done, ryan is a master songwriter!

21 It's Not a Fashion Statement, It's a Deathwish - My Chemical Romance

This song always brings a tear to my eyes at the end with the lyric "I lost my fear of falling, I will be with you".

22 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
23 Anathema - Twenty One Pilots
24 Behind the Sea - Panic! at the Disco
25 Watch Me Bleed - Scary Kids Scaring Kids
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