Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs that Make You Cry

The Top Ten

1 Voice of the Soul - Death Voice of the Soul - Death Cover Art

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

It's a suicide song. - Metal_Treasure

5 In This River - Black Label Society In This River - Black Label Society Cover Art

Tribute to Dime - christangrant

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

This should be higher. - Userguy44

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

The Newcomers

? Who Wants to Live Forever? - Queen Who Wants to Live Forever? - Queen Cover Art
? Spread Your Wings - Queen Spread Your Wings - Queen Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards Cover Art

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

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 High Hopes - Pink Floyd Cover Art

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 Catch the Rainbow - Rainbow Cover Art

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

20 Sinner - Theocracy Sinner - Theocracy Cover Art
21 In Loving Memory - Alter Bridge
22 To Live is to Die - Metallica To Live is to Die - Metallica Cover Art
23 A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian Cover Art
24 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails Hurt - Nine Inch Nails Cover Art
25 Fade to Black - Metallica Fade to Black - Metallica Cover Art
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