Top Ten Saddest Things In the History of Music

The Top Ten
1 John Lennon's assassination

John Lennon was looking after his son for half of the '70s. Unfortunately, he was shot in 1980 at the age of 40, which meant there could never be a full Beatles reunion. The part of this that makes me cry even more is that his last words to Paul McCartney (who was more than likely his best friend) were, "think about me every once in a while, old friend."

Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and most other musicians who died young brought it upon themselves. Not so with Lennon. He'd taken most of the '70s off to spend time with his wife and son. Then, just as he was recording a new album, he was gone.

2 Freddie Mercury's death

Freddie Mercury is the best frontman in rock history. He continued to work as hard as he could until he died. What a legend this man was! He will be remembered until this planet is no more!

He died from AIDS. How sadder can you get?

3 Kurt Cobain's suicide

Nirvana isn't my favorite band, and Kurt isn't my favorite musician, but I do believe his death killed music. Nirvana honestly was the last great band in music history.

4 Over 50 musicians in rock had died at the age of 27

I have to say this should be number one. So many great artists died so young. Many could have become legends in rock, and some even did, like Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison, and many more who sadly didn't get to show all they could do to reinvent music. R.I.P. to them all.

5 Death of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens

February 3, 1959, will always be remembered as "The Day the Music Died."

As Don McLean sang, "the day the music died."

6 Dimebag Darrell shot and killed while playing a song
7 Michael Jackson dies

Michael Jackson didn't deserve to die at the hands of Conrad Murray. Michael's three children were very heartbroken when he died. Michael Jackson was talented, smart, and beautiful. He was also a very good singer and dancer. Michael Jackson is one of the most influential celebrities that has ever existed. He's iconic!

Even worse, he was expected to perform a series of concerts in London starting the next month. It's just sad to see him leave early.

8 George Harrison's death

Slow and painful. One of the greatest people ever, so sad. Let this be a lesson to all of you kids: never smoke!

9 The Beatles break up

Shame. They had been together since 1960 and split in the 1970s. They could have reunited if John hadn't been murdered and George hadn't died of cancer.

The Beatles were a legend! They had everything! Why?

That's why I don't like Johnny. I mean John Lennon.

10 John Bonham dies and Led Zeppelin breaks up

Wow, just wow. Also, Bonham's death was from too much alcohol.

The Contenders
11 Keith Moon's death
12 Elvis Presley's death
13 Death of Jimi Hendrix

A musical juggernaut who had so much more music to write and play.

Should be way higher than where it is. Only three albums!

14 Selena shot by the manager of her fan club

I am still pissed off about that. Who would kill their favorite person?

15 Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash
16 Aaliyah killed in plane crash
17 Left Eye killed in car accident
18 Jim Morrison's death

It's really sad that this happened. The Doors were an awesome band, and he died at the very young age of 27. It's sad there are so many people in the 27 Club.

19 2Pac assassination

Rap is the best genre of music: deepest, most sincere, and meaningful. Pac is the best there is. It's truly saddening that someone changing the world, expressed in the songs "Changes" and "Ghetto Gospel," was taken from us when he was only 25. You will be missed.

Live the thug life, die the thug death.

20 Pavarotti dies
21 Jonathan Davis molested as a child
22 My Chemical Romance breaks up
23 Beethoven's death
24 David Bowie death
25 Chester Bennington's suicide
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