Top Ten Saddest Music Videos

The Top Ten
1 Concrete Angel - Martina McBride

This song and video absolutely devastated me in the middle of Algebra a long time ago, and still does. Not long ago at all, I was making a short film, and I used this song and video to get the pure sadness I needed from actors, the problem was, it backfired on me because I could no longer focus along with them.

Oh... My God! I saw this video once as a pretty young kid, and I was traumatized just by hearing this song for years! Legitimately the only song that still can make me cry. How does any song, and especially video, rank higher than this one in terms of sadness?

I just watched this and I am sobbing! This should be number! 1 It's so hard and terribly frightening someone could do that to her own child! R.I.P. angela Carter!

Both the song and the video disturbed me as a child... And still kinda do. Its horrible and too effective... The images McBride gives us of the abused child.

2 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

Epic song! This is something that shows the least of Green Day's legendary capability... Wonderful melancholic tune, Sharp and cutting lyrics, Billie joe's signature acoustic guitar and unforgettable vocals-add it with a wonderful storyline for the music video-You get one of the best Alternative Rock music videos ever!

Whenever I see this video I think of 2 things: how my dad was fortunate enough to live trough cancer, and to think about your lover before you go and do something bad, even if it helps them.

This song is so sad, yet so epic! The lyrics tell a story, and the video is gripping! This should be first!

The video has a beautiful story that reminds me of lost young love. I cry every time I see it.

3 Hurt - Johnny Cash

Something about this song pulls at your heart strings.

Being a Cash fan as long as I can remember and knowing about his life, makes it all the more special to me...

If you haven't read about the American Legend "Johnny Cash" you should, then watch the music video...

The way it compares him from young to almost dead is truly heartbreaking, and who knew just months after filming he would have died from diabetes.

I do prefer the Nine Inch Nails version (the original), but this one made me cry. You think it couldn't be any sadder, but then he starts to CRY.

This one made me cry more than the NIN version. You have sad lyrics sung by JOHNNY CASH! Plus after he released the song he died 7 months later

4 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne

It makes me cry because I imagine myself in that situation, especially the old man's, because we can relate to it. While no one in my family is in the military, I can't relate to that part but its still very touching and sad because others can. But I feel the old man's part really hit a nerve because we know its very likely going to happen to us.

Wow. I saw the reviews, and I thought to see the music video. I nearly cried. It touched me. I never thought it would because this probably wouldn't happen to me, but the possibility of this happening out there got to me. I was glad at the end though, with the message.

It's already 2016 and I'm still in love with her songs. So sad she doesn't make music anymore. She was one of the musicians worth listening. That quality, deep lyrics and that punk-rock touch. Dam I miss it.

When I watch this video it makes me think of everyone iv ever lost in my life truly this is the saddest video on the entire list because anyone can relate!

5 Hero - Enrique Iglesias

A romantic story, with a tragic ending. The acting is great and the song itself with Enrique's emotion into it supports the sad theme of the videos ending.

The ending is so sad. The song and the expression on Enrique's face plus him being beaten to death by these gangsters in gut-wrenching even though I'm a normal bloke

As you can see that love Hewitt is from the scene in the music video he's stab him and Hewitt Crying in the ending of the music video...

It got me when I saw the music video for the first time. The tears came out of nowhere. Only by this music video. That's the reason why I vote for the music video

6 Stan - Eminem

This is one of the most powerful music videos (and songs) of all time. It really gives you chills because any one of us could be like Stan.

One of the best music videos of all time.

A guy how just wanted to meet Eminem... He got crazy and killed his girlfriend with their baby inside... Damn!

This is one of the saddest videos I have ever seen.

It's too much sad

7 The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna

What an amazing song and Madonna is so beautiful here! Yes, it's sad but still beautiful

8 The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

Just imagining losing someone like this. It's not just a breakup where there's always that chance to get him back. She'll never have him again.

You 'll gedt emotional at the end, how he touched her hand to tell her he misses her, how she looked at him to tell her how regret she is. When the music ends your tears just fall

Such a beautiful song sang by the perfect person. She deserves everything and more

The video is awesome, it made me cry.. I love it!

9 Routine - Steven Wilson

The saddest song ever, especially if you watch the video that was BRILLIANTLY done for it.

One of the saddest music videos I have ever seen, it is just really depressing.

10 Grenade - Bruno Mars

It's so sad when he commits suicide at the end.

This song was really

It's the saddest music video and also one of the saddest songs ever

The Newcomers

? Do What You Do - Jermaine Jackson
? The Greatest - Sia
The Contenders
11 Hurt - Christina Aguilera

The very last scene, where she reaches out to him, but she knows he's not there to hold her hand in return, it breaks even my ice cold, emotionless heart every damn time.

12 The Ghost of You - My Chemical Romance

It's one of the saddest and most amazing videos I've seen. It really shows how terrifying war can be, and the raw emotion shown by gerard when mikey dies is just heartbreaking.

The song is truly beautiful. The video when Gerard brother mickey dies in the war it pulls on your hearth strings.

War is one of the saddest events in the world. In this video we can see death one of two brothers during the war.

This should be 1

13 Top of the World - Dixie Chicks
14 Born to Die - Lana del Rey

That woman is divine

15 Say Something - A Great Big World

I just lost my Aunt this month. She was the most awesome woman I have ever met, and it was an honor to know her. When I watched the video and I saw the old lady in the hospital I was like "Ok... here we go." But when the old man started to cry I was an emotional wreck.

The story in the song is pretty powerful in itself, but what got my waterworks going is the whole set of situations where they just gave up completely and have no will to fight.

It's okay. I don't really go around, and cry on this song.

Reminding of my grandpa battling cancer...

16 November Rain - Guns N Roses

How is this not number 1? It's 10 minutes long, tells a better story than most 2 hour movies, and cost more to make than most any other music video (It had a $2.5 million budget.
Axl rose is banging on a piano and singing, while Slash has three different solos. What's not to love?

Wow, I remember watching this with my dad as a kid and crying my eyes out. I probably couldn't even try not to cry while watching this video.

I read the short story that inspired this music video, very emotional as well.

Not even in top 10? Kidding me? It's the best video of the best song.

17 One More Light - Linkin Park

We miss you, Chester.

18 Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton

Really SAD video... But still very beautiful, touching, moving. Toni showed a very skillful vocal abilities here

No, I never cry on that song. It's actually my favorite one. I love it.

Really one of my most favorite songs ever!

19 Hereafter - Dead Man Watching

Anybody knowing who these guys are, and where they come from?
Their sound is amazing, with heavy loads of sadness.

John Mario, we're waiting for you here in Richmond, VA! Thanks for your music...

Great song, great video. Hope they get the attention they deserve.

This song helped me during a bad time. It's got something healing.

20 Illegal - Shakira

Criminally underrated song! I had no idea Shakira could be that great

21 The Scientist - Coldplay

I love this video so much! You start out thinking "Oh, this is cool, it's not often you see videos shot in reverse! " and then it gets to the car crash and... this video is such a masterpiece!

This v1deo will always be the best for me, its sad how the accident happened and he wished he could just go back to the start before it happened, the video is such a tear jerker. I can never get tired of watching it

I don't really like a lot of music. But when I do like a song, then you better believe it is amazing. this one of those song.

This song definitely wouldn't be the same without this video.

22 El Manána - Gorillaz

Such a nice song and the music video makes me cry every time.

23 Confessions of a Broken Heart - Lindsay Lohan
24 Cancer - My Chemical Romance

What a sad video... too bad it doesn't exist

One of the saddest song I ever heard.

25 Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold

The video for so far away was more emotional. Snuff by Slipknot should be on this list as well. and why the hell are videos like coming down and my nemesis by five finger death punch not on this list!?!

The best music video ever! Amazing song too... Love avenged sevenfold!
It's beautiful and every time I hear it I cry

Just Beautiful... makes me cry every time I hear and Watch..!

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