Saddest Eminem Songs

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The Top Ten

1 When I'm Gone

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

Song from curtain call: the hits album

Great song he always talks about child he a real family man

Emotional song that hit at the heart

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2 Stan

The best story telling In a song ever.

Very sad song indeed

Thank you, Marshall

Almost cried

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3 Mockingbird

In this song he talks about how hard he tries to keep his daughter happy

One of the best, his bars where on point and the story was one of the saddest songs I ever heard.

It's the best and I got me through my most difficult times

So sad

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4 Beautiful

This should be number one or at least When I'm Gone, you could really feel his emotion in this song. - Riz123

A great song to be honest, its hard in feels

Song from relapse album

Most relatable em song

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5 Difficult

Unlike When I'm Gone this song has no happy ending its just pure devastation but most people never heard if it because it is an unreleased track but it can be found on bad meets evil the shady project the song is about proofs death R.I. P big proof

I think this song should be on Top..I'm sure Em will agree too

I have never heard this before until I searched it up. Wow. Such emotion. Unbelievably sad.

Saddest song eminem ever wrote made love my close friends more
R.I.P proof

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6 Like Toy Soldiers

Song from encore album

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

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

7 Cleanin' Out My Closet

Song from the Eminem show album

8 Rock Bottom

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

100% the saddest song in hip hop history!

Song from slim shady lp

9 Lose Yourself

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

10 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.

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*

Saddest song I heard I cried the first time I heard some reason it touches my heart

This song is a masterpiece

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The Contenders

11 Space Bound

This is one of the greatest Eminem love songs ever

So sad I nearly cried this song is by far his saddest song😭😭

12 Going Through Changes

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 The Way I Am
15 Arose Arose

This song makes me feel things. The words hit me and makes me cry.

A feeling of fulfillment for core fans.

I cried listening to this and castle

Probably his saddest song yet

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16 No Apologies
17 Love the Way You Lie
18 You're Never Over

Honest talk, brutal if you understand the words.

19 Sing for the Moment

Talks about real life issues without a father

20 25 to Life
21 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

22 Stronger Than I Was

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

23 Kim

Actually insanely depressing. Look up the lyrics

24 Fack

Haha what nice one bro

Tragic and emotional. Gorgeous song.

Powerful lyrics, sad yet flawless peformance. COME ON, PEOPLE! - benjigoo

25 No Love
26 Not Afraid

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

AMAZING WHEN IT IS REVERSED!

awesome

27 Careful What You Wish For
28 Beautiful Pain

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

29 It's Been Real
30 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.

31 Die Alone
32 Love You More

Song from encore album

33 Say Goodbye Hollywood

In this song Eminem list many devastating moments

34 Bad Guy

İ cried on the 4 verse

35 I Need a Doctor

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

36 Deja Vu

The chorus says it all.

37 If I Had
38 Spend Some Time

Song from encore album

39 97 Bonnie and Clyde
40 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?

41 Rap God

Cause I'm an idiot

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