Saddest Eminem Songs


The Top Ten

1 When I'm Gone

Love to hear him demonstrate his love for his daughter Hailie x

If there's on song by Eminem that puts me in my feels it's this one

This is a very sad story telling song but it at least has a happy ending

Emotional song that hit at the heart

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2 Stan

It shows how eminem really feels in his songs

Really sad

Best sad song I've ever heard never get tired of it been listening so much after my friend showed me it and pasted away not to long ago rest in peace

Absolutely the saddest song I have ever heard

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3 Mockingbird

This has been the only song that mad me cry after him talking about death and his own daughter from him wanting to die from his fault

Made me cry which is a big deal.

This is the saddest song Eminem every made How in the world Stan is above Mockingbird I don't know but this is the saddest song.

One of the greatest/saddest songs I have heard

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4 Beautiful

One of the best

Welp, this song is 'bout me

Lots of emotion in this one


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5 Difficult

If everyone knew and actually listened to this song before, it would definitely be #1. This song is about his best friend from childhood that died. I just listened to it too lol but before I listened to it I thought that there was no way that this song could be sadder than mockingbird, but I was wrong.

Hits right in the feels every time. RIP Big Proof - connorp04

This is the saddest song Eminem ever wrote. It wasn't even meant to be released - It shows that Em did this for himself and that he actually uses music as a release.

i agree

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6 Rock Bottom

This song tops Stan in sadness because you feel this is what Marshall actually went through. At least in my opinion

100% the saddest song in hip hop history!

This is one of the most devastating rap song if all time Eminem sounds hopeless about money troubles

One of the most soul - touching songs... litreally anybody can relate to this song...

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7 Like Toy Soldiers

I don't understand how people comment things that aren't even true, and you could easily find the right answer with a google search. Never even heard this song but it's NOT taking about PROOF'S death. It's talking about a man named BUGZ who died in 1999, the song being released in 2005. For real people... - SheWolfCloud

I cry every time I listen to this

How can it be about proofs death if it was made two years before he died? smh

This song has a great meaning its about proofs death and the events that lead to it

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8 Cleanin' Out My Closet

Song from the Eminem show album

9 Lose Yourself

not sad

Woah, lose yourself isn't sad, is it?

10 Space Bound

Bro, I'm in tears just reading the song title


So sad, so real

I can't in any way relate to this song but it makes me cry. It's so sad.

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The Contenders

11 Headlights

I thought that Eminem would never say that he was sorry to Debbie Mathers (He even said her name and felt guilty after all of the shade he through at her.), but I spoke too soon. I literally cried on the first time I listened to this.

This song is a masterpiece

Made me realise how important my parents are. It's really heart touching

I truly love this song! This song actually has a purpose instead of a stupid song. The song is about an apology to his mom *cough* Cleaning Out My Closet *cough*

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12 Going Through Changes

I don't know how this is not in top 5

I cannot believe that this song is in 12th place on this list. It is literally one of the saddest things he has written. The music, the emotion, the delivery and the melancholy you can hear in his voice are almost incomparable to any other song he has released. He talks about what he has been through, the changes he went through, and the impact of fame on his personal life and the relations with his friends, daughter, and ex-wife. It is a story that would make anyone with a tiny bit of emotion tear up or sit for a moment and think.

In this song Eminem states a variety of the saddest things that have happened to him

This one is just AMAZING! It's sad but gives so much motivation.
The part where Hailie cries: Daddy, don't die on me, when Em is down would make anyone cry!

13 Hailie's Song

He sure does think he owes his fame to his daughter

14 Arose Arose

So sad, so beautiful.

This is a very sad story telling song but it at least has a happy ending

Deserves to be at least top 5 it does not deserve 15

Probably his saddest song yet

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15 Kim

The most depressing song for couples that broke up

Actually insanely depressing. Look up the lyrics

Best ever lyrical genius
don't trust bitches its what he says

16 The Way I Am

Be honest, when someone is willing to accept that what ever you say he is, is what he is, must be totally beaten down. The meaning behind this song passes over the head of most listeners.

17 No Apologies
18 Love the Way You Lie

This is so sad. Why is mockingbird higher this song is one of the saddest songs I’ve ever heard

This is one of my favourite songs ever.

Ok how is this so low. Have you seen the video. Yeah When I’m gone is sad but I never cried with mockingbird and that’s number 3. This is such a sad song that I wonder why it’s so low down. It used to always make me cry

19 You're Never Over

Great song

Honest talk, brutal if you understand the words.

20 Sing for the Moment

god tier

This song is hard to listen to. It's so good, yet so relatable

Talks about real life issues without a father

21 Fack

Almost as sad as Difficult! - connorp04

Drove me to tears while listening to this at my grandpa's funeral

Disgusting song with no emotional apeal

The most brutally heartbreaking song that I’ve heard in years.

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22 25 to Life
23 Legacy

"I had a bad day at school, so I ain't talking...", I always listen to this song after a bad day at school or just a bad day in general

Talks about bullying and bad home life, hits home hard

24 Stronger Than I Was

Man this song is just unreal

This song is just as sad as a funeral song I can't stop crying when I hear it but the problem is that this is also the most underrated Eminem song ever have a heart people at least it has a meaning

This sympathetic song provides an insight into Eminem’s relationship with ex-wife Kim, and how he apologizes for acting how he did towards her particularly on The Marshall Mathers LP 1. It’s the polar opposite of the track “Kim” from the original MMLP.

25 Deja Vu

A blood

The chorus says it all.

26 I Need a Doctor

How can anyone not find this sad? R.I.P Dr. Dre

27 It's Been Real
28 Beautiful Pain

It’s reminds me about sad times in my life

You people clearly aren't eminem fans if this song isn't number 1.

29 Rap God

Wow! This is the most saddest eminem song! Talks about life struggle and being poor and his dead best friend. This song makes me cry.

Cause I'm an idiot

30 No Love
31 Bad Husband Bad Husband

I'm speechless...

32 Love You More

The melody...

Song from encore album

33 Careful What You Wish For

This should be way higher than it is, great song

This is so sad More than I can handle

34 Die Alone

He sings about the aftermath of his divorce with Kim.

35 Stepping Stone

One of the saddest

Great song...

36 If I Had
37 Not Afraid

If you can understand the true meaning of this song, then you'd know.
Song from recovery album



38 Guts Over Fear

Just listening to this song makes you think that Eminem is going to retire soon
What can get more sad than that?

39 Best Friend

Okay so maybe it is maybe it isn't valid due to the fact that it's really a Yelawolf song with an Eminem feature. But the "Best Friend" by Yelawolf with the Eminem guest verse has always seemed quite emotional to me.

40 Infinite
41 Cold Wind Blows

How much a human can be strong to pass that though days

42 Tragic Endings
43 Castle

This song is in combination with Arose cry-worthy. I get goosebumps every tike I hear those two songs, as emitional as it can get.

Why. isn't. this. on. the. list.

44 Walk on Water
45 The Real Slim Shady

Wow so sad it makes me cry so much

Such a sad song. I cry through out the whole song especially when he says “Dr Dre’s dead” R.I.P Dr Dre (just kidding of course he isn't really dead and I put this in as a joke).

46 97 Bonnie and Clyde
47 Say Goodbye Hollywood

In this song Eminem list many devastating moments

48 Bad Guy

İ cried on the 4 verse

49 How Come
50 Buffalo Bill

I think of penis when I hear this

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Stan
2. Mockingbird
3. When I'm Gone
1. Rock Bottom
2. Cleanin' Out My Closet
3. Kim
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2. When I'm Gone
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