Top Ten Saddest Love Songs

Whether it's a song about a recent breakup or memories of an old lover, any love song that can bring you to tears belongs on this list.
The Top Ten
1 Lovers - Jackie Evancho

Your criteria say, "Any love song that can bring you to tears belongs on this list." Well, one glance at Jackie's audience after she finishes this song will justify her position here.

Even if you did not see the movie House of Flying Daggers, where the heroine is dying in the snow with her first love and her husband already dead next to her (having killed each other with swords), and did not know that the song's final line "Your voice still echoes... in my heart" is her last dying thought, Jackie's otherworldly voice makes you feel it in your soul.

2 When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan

Starts out with beautiful images of everlasting love and transitions to heart-wrenching forgetfulness.

3 Creep - Radiohead
4 Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event

The lyrics are something all of us can relate to.

5 I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You - Colin Hay

The name speaks for itself. Accepting that you will never be with someone but knowing you will never get over them.

6 Love Hurts - Nazareth

Hard rock song about the pain love brings.

7 Skinny Love - Birdy
8 Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

One of the best musical adaptations of William Shakespeare's epic tragedy!

9 Good Life - Francis Dunnery

About someone whom you aren't meant to be with but still love.

10 Martha - Tom Waits
The Contenders
11 I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt

Song about being forced to accept that someone will never love you.

12 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

Love. It's the best, most heartwarming song on Earth and so sad. It makes me wonder if she had someone who had left her and she thought about them and could not get over them.

I love Whitney Houston, and it's really sad she is gone. No one can be an original singer like her. That's her song, and nobody can say otherwise.

Heart-touching and mind-blowing!

13 White Flag - Dido

Knowing someone doesn't want to be with you, but knowing you won't ever be able to forget them.

14 With or Without You - U2

Song about a relationship that has too many bumps, but you still can't forget about it.

15 Someone Like You - Adele
16 Say Something - Jackie Evancho and Cheyenne Jackson

About a break-up in progress, with each waiting for the other to "Say Something." From Jackie's PBS special "Awakening - In Concert."

17 My Immortal - Evanescence
18 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

It's always very sad when a baby or small child dies.

19 Without You - David Guetta

Song about not being able to live without someone.

20 The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna
21 Cherish - The Association
22 Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross

Anybody who has ever lost a father (or even their mother) can relate to this song.

23 Softly, as I Leave You - Frank Sinatra

He is leaving the love of his life because he is dying. Pretty darn sad.

24 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne
25 Walk Away Renee - Four Tops

A cover version, but sung by the incomparably evocative voice of Levi Stubbs. He can always make you feel it.

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