Top 10 Saddest Songs About Depression or Suicide

Songs that you can't help but cry to. Songs that make you feel bad for others that are going through stuff like this. Songs that the whole world can relate to!
The Top Ten
1 Goodbye (I'm Sorry) - Jamestown Story

This song is so sad, and you can even tell that the guy singing it is in real pain! So beautiful yet depressing at the same time! It always makes me want to cry!

This is literally my life. I can relate. When I learn the lyrics, I'll be singing my feelings and my life out. I love this song.

This song is one I can relate to. I am in so much pain... and I write like this too.

2 How to Save a Life - The Fray

I've listened to this song since I was a small child. The first time I remember hearing it was when I was around seven, after my dad threatened me and hit his girlfriend while she was pushing me into my room to hide. I sat there, listening to this song on repeat, for an hour. Only years later did I find out what this song means.

This is an amazing song with a great message and is the saddest yet greatest song ever.

Such a beautiful song! I love it! The Fray will always be one of my favorite bands!

3 This Song Saved My Life - Simple Plan

The part where the kids sing in the chorus really pushes me over the edge! So beautiful and amazing! This song goes out to everyone who has that one song that always makes them smile!

4 Be Still - The Fray

Okay, so pretty much every single Fray song makes me cry! Isaac Slade has such a beautiful, heart-wrenching voice! I love them because they don't sing about all that mainstream crap. They don't sing about clubs, girls, sex, drugs, or anything crappy like that! They actually have songs that are important and need to be heard!

5 Her Last Words - Courtney Parker

Best song to correlate with your suicidal and self-harming thoughts and feelings when you just need comfort knowing that other people go through the same types of feelings.

The first time I heard this song, I cried and tried to give my sister a hug, but she beat me up.

This song does something to me. It's like I feel what she is feeling, and then I just start to cry.

6 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace

Takes me back to a period of my life that was an intense struggle of addiction. I made mistakes that I didn't know I'd never be able to say sorry for, and I lost people I didn't realize I couldn't live without until it was too late. This song was the soundtrack to my downfall and the reason why I've been suicidal ever since.

It's a daily struggle not to be suicidal. I can hardly listen to it.

7 Hurt - Johnny Cash

This song literally brings me to my knees. To see the Man in Black as a broken, dying old man with so much regret just literally tears my heart out. Everyone should hear this at least one time. He snatched it from Trent Reznor and made it his own, a final warning to us all from the man who did it all and found out what was important and what wasn't in life. There's a message in this. Don't miss it.

The music video is one of the saddest music videos ever.

How the hell is this not number one?

8 Adam's Song - Blink-182

Greg Barnes committed suicide in 2000 by listening to this song on repeat a hundred times. Actually, the real reason was because he lost one of his best friends during the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. Since then, he had a depressing life, listened to this song so many times, and finally took his own life on May 6, 2000.

Definitely had a happy song vibe but gets real deep when you listen to the lyrics.

9 Bullet - Hollywood Undead

This is practically making suicide sound almost fun. However, it doesn't depict "why" he's suicidal.

This was one of my anthems when I was suicidal. Even though it's depressing, it still makes me feel better.

Has such a happy beat. I love how it's like a twisted look on suicide.

10 How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead
The Contenders
11 My Immortal - Evanescence

It's the perfect, most awesome song for when you're feeling suicidal or just need to feel depressed about losing someone. And she sings it perfectly. Nobody can ever sing any song better than she did this one. I feel every word. See you on the other side, guys. Don't be me. Get help. One love.

12 Fade to Black - Metallica

As long as you can appreciate this music, this should be number one above all else. Their music speaks words, and before they even say a word, you can tell what it's about and could start to break down. Dealing with depression, this song has most actually described it, in my opinion.

It's so easy to just play this, sit back, take it all in, and then let it all out. It's just one relatable lyric after another, accompanied by great music, and with one of the greatest guitar solos of all time. One of my favorites. Should be number one, hands down.

13 Headfirst for Halos - My Chemical Romance

This song is so upbeat and happy when you first hear it, but when you actually listen to the lyrics, you realize that the upbeat tone is just the mask that most people use to hide their depression. The happiness is actually scary.

14 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

One of the better ones on this list.

15 Fix You - Coldplay

You may not like this band. I don't really care for it myself. This song, though, speaks to me on a deeper level.

16 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
17 Let Her Go - Passenger
18 Grenade - Bruno Mars

I listened to this song when I was 10, not knowing what it meant. But now I'm 19, and I can relate to every word of this song and understand it. I just wish I had someone to talk to about it. That's why I have this song.

I would do that for my friends and family even if they're older than me. I'd rather my life end than theirs, and I don't want to take more pain. I know they'll have more pain, but they don't have as much pain as me now.

19 Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
20 Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G.

A raw suicide note. So heavy and deserves a much higher spot.

21 Mad World - Michael Andrews
22 Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley
23 Nobody's Home - Avril Lavigne

The interlude brings me to tears. I can fully relate to it.

24 Creep - Radiohead
25 Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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