Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs that Make You Cry

The Top Ten

1 Voice of the Soul - Death

Words can't describe this. You have to feel it. Also, words can't describe the Voice of the Soul. That's why this is an instrumental. - Metal_Treasure

2 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
3 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
4 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

It's a suicide song. - Metal_Treasure

5 In This River - Black Label Society

Tribute to Dime - christangrant

6 The Show Must Go On - Queen
7 Floods - Pantera
8 My Immortal - Evanescence

This should be higher. - Userguy44

9 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
10 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen

The Newcomers

? Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow

Reminds me of a girl I used to like and makes me cry every time

? Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

The Contenders

11 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards

This ballad is about 2 kids dying in 2 car accidents that happened in one week at the same intersection. It's based on a real life story - the singer/lyricist (Hansi Kursch) saw both accidents while walking his dog.
In the song these 2 kids (a boy and a girl) are soul mates. The album cover depicts this story. - Metal_Treasure

12 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple
13 Snuff - Slipknot
14 Cemetary Gates - Pantera
15 21 Guns - Green Day
16 Anybody There - Rainbow
17 Down Where I Am - Demons & Wizards

The song is about a father whose newborn child was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. It describes how difficult it is to accept this fact.
"Please tell me why I don't wanna see you 'Cause even your smile hurts, Oh it hurts like hell". - Metal_Treasure

18 High Hopes - Pink Floyd

The music is sad we all know that, but the lyrics is also sad. its about life. David Gilmour put best words possible in this song. - zxm

19 Catch the Rainbow - Rainbow

My favorite rainbow song. This song is kinda sad when the chorus gets sung. - zxm

20 Sinner - Theocracy
21 In Loving Memory - Alter Bridge
22 To Live is to Die - Metallica
23 A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian
24 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
25 Fade to Black - Metallica
26 These are the Days of Our Lives - Queen
27 Ohne Dich - Rammstein
28 Harvest of Sorrow - Blind Guardian
29 Curse My Name - Blind Guardian
30 Thorn - Blind Guardian
31 The Raven that Refused to Sing - Steven Wilson
32 A Question of Heaven - Iced Earth
33 Solitude - Candlemass
34 Watching Over Me - Iced Earth
35 Never Say Die - Black Sabbath

The Irony. The next year, Ozzy was fired, changing the band drastically, giving birth to the saying there is no Black Sabbath without Ozzy - SoldierOfFortune

36 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
37 Mother - Pink Floyd
38 Mein Herz Brennt (Piano Version) - Rammstein
39 Daddy - Korn

The song's about the Jonathan Davis (the lead singer) being molested as a child. He got through it and you can hear him break down crying towards the end. And don't even get me started on the chorus. - WheresMyGuitarPick

40 10000 Days - Tool
41 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
42 Whatsername - Green Day
43 One More Light - Linkin Park
44 In the End - Linkin Park
45 Fix You - Coldplay
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