Saddest Eminem Songs


The Top Ten

1 When I'm Gone

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

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

Song from curtain call: the hits album

Its g.

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2 Stan

Almost cried

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

The best story telling In a song ever.

Absolutely the saddest song I have ever heard

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3 Mockingbird

This is literally one of the saddest songs by eminem. He talks to his daughter about his life mostly before fame and how much he tries to be a good father, and it almost made me cry.

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

How is Stan above Mockingbird? When I first listened to Stan, I didn't cry but when I heard Mockingbird good lord I was sobbing.

It's the most personal of all

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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

Lots of emotion in this one

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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.

I've never heard this song until tonight, I'm literally crying in bed. its such a shame it’s unreleased, but I understand that maybe em wanted to keep it as a more personal track. damn, this should be number 1. rip big proof

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6 Rock Bottom

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

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!

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

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7 Like Toy Soldiers

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

I cry every time I listen to this

Song from encore album

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

8 Cleanin' Out My Closet

Song from the Eminem show album

9 Lose Yourself

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

not sad

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 Newcomers

? 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.

? Tragic Endings

The Contenders

11 Space Bound

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

This song should be higher on the list.

This is one of the greatest Eminem love songs ever

So sad, so real

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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

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

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

A feeling of fulfillment for core fans.

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

I cried listening to this and castle

So sad, so beautiful.

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15 No Apologies
16 Kim

Actually insanely depressing. Look up the lyrics

The most depressing song for couples that broke up

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

17 The Way I Am
18 You're Never Over

Honest talk, brutal if you understand the words.

Great song

19 Sing for the Moment

Talks about real life issues without a father

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

god tier

20 Love the Way You Lie

This is one of my favourite songs ever.

21 Fack

Haha what nice one bro

Tragic and emotional. Gorgeous song.

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

Almost as sad as Difficult! - connorp04

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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

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

Man this song is just unreal

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

The chorus says it all.

A blood

26 Beautiful Pain

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

27 It's Been Real
28 Love You More

Song from encore album

The melody...

29 I Need a Doctor

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

30 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

31 Die Alone

He sings about the aftermath of his divorce with Kim.

32 No Love
33 Not Afraid

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



34 Careful What You Wish For

This is so sad More than I can handle

35 Stepping Stone

One of the saddest

Great song...

36 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?

37 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.

38 If I Had
39 97 Bonnie and Clyde
40 Say Goodbye Hollywood

In this song Eminem list many devastating moments

41 Bad Guy

İ cried on the 4 verse

42 Cold Wind Blows

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

43 Infinite
44 Spend Some Time

Song from encore album

45 How Come
46 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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