Top 10 Most Emotional Pop Songs

Yes, for once, I'm not making a rock music list. One thing I've always enjoyed is experimenting. Whether you like that or not, I think doing the same kind of list gets old after a while. So, this is an attempt to spice things up, I guess.

Pop has to be the most overhated genre on this site, and it does have a few emotional songs. I'm not ranking based on which one is more popular or which one is better. Rather, I'm ranking them by how emotional they really are. Pop rock bands are allowed, even pop punk bands, too, I suppose.
The Top Ten
1 S.O.S D'un Terrien En D├ętresse - Dimash Kudaibergen

This aria/song is a literal plea for help for one's lost soul. Dimash's version elevates the plaintive lyrics, delving into its innermost meaning and deeply touching the heart and soul of each listener in unexpected ways. Even if you are familiar with this song, Dimash's rendition invites you on a new, deeply private, and personal emotional journey. Just listen to it and see if you can do so without getting goosebumps from the experience!

2 Someone Like You - Adele

This is undoubtedly her saddest song! It's beautiful and really showcases her stunning vocals. This is my favorite of all her songs, next to Skyfall.

This is a good and emotional song.

I think this song is the most emotional song she has ever done and should be higher on this list.

3 Praying - Kesha

I swear on my life I knew this would be on this list. Plus, it's a very emotional, wonderful, and powerful song!

I hated Kesha, but this song really did change my opinion of her.

If you don't like Kesha, listen to this song. It will completely change your opinion.

4 Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

This is one of the only songs I listen to from her, and I just adore it! It's a beautiful song that everyone should listen to. (Pun not intended)

Especially her vocals, which are the most emotional.

5 Irvine - Kelly Clarkson
6 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

The emotions in this song are so powerful. They make you feel everything "the king" experienced, coursing through you intensely. The music blends powerfully with the vocals, sending your emotions soaring and plunging like a roller coaster. It is one of the most beautiful songs ever to grace the earth. It's a story of life and death, triumph and sadness, righteousness, and revolution - truly amazing. I'm speechless every time I hear this incredible song.

This song is amazing. The background music and Chris Martin's voice are definitely emotional. In general, I enjoy listening to this song.

7 7 Years - Lukas Graham

This song is really emotional for me because it takes me back to years ago when I was carefree.

It's like his career is shattering, and here comes one of the biggest hits of 2016.

I remember listening to this song when I was 9, when this was a hit back in 2016. I am writing this in 2021, and this brings back so many positive memories.

8 Careless Whisper - Wham!
9 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

Kelly is one of the best pop stars ever! This song is really sad, but it's sung beautifully.

10 Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
The Contenders
11 Hurt - Christina Aguilera

I can't believe I had to scroll all the way down to 38! This song almost brings me to tears every time I hear it, and that says a lot because only a few songs can do that. For me personally, it is definitely the saddest pop song and the second saddest ever.

12 I Still Believe - Brenda K. Starr
13 When We Were Young - Adele

I don't care for Adele that much, but this song hits close to home for me.

14 See You Again - Wiz Khalifa
15 Frozen - Madonna

Madonna is amazing! The lyrics of "Frozen" are very deep and meaningful. Madonna has a beautiful voice, and the music of "Frozen" is superb!

16 Goodbye - Avril Lavigne
17 Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

The most emotional pop song I've ever heard, and her vocals prove how emotional it really is.

Adele's songs are generally emotional, but this one is probably the most powerful.

18 Til It Happens to You - Lady Gaga
19 When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars

Yes. It says how he wished he had treated her better and hopes that she would at least be happy with the other guy. Sincerely, Fox the Rogue

20 From the Bottom of My Broken Heart - Britney Spears
21 Oh Father - Madonna
22 1-800-273-8255 - Logic

Come on, it's super sad. I actually cried when I heard it, and I told my parents I love them.

23 Piece by Piece (Idol Version) - Kelly Clarkson
24 Run - Nicole Scherzinger
25 Take a Bow - Madonna
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