Top Ten Saddest Love Songs

Whether it's a song about a recent breakup or memories of an old lover, any love song that can bring you to tears belongs on this list.

The Top Ten

1 Lovers - Jackie Evancho

Gorgeous, incredible voice. This song has a magnificent a cappella part at the end where Jackie's voice soars.

Your criteria say "any love song that can bring you to tears belongs on this list." Well, one glance at Jackie's audience after she finishes this song will justify her position here. - BobG

You must be incredibly bad at math. Ask one of your professors to define: All, Most, Many, A Majority, Half, Some, A Few, A Handful, A Fraction.
Miss Evancho is on a fraction of the total music lists here at top tens. Several of the ones you made fit her categories, but "Most" lists at TTT are about metal, rock, or rap, and she is never on any of them.

She got what I wanted... her voice is perfect for this song, it hit me hard...

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2 When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan

Stsrts out with beautiful images of everlasting love, and transitions to heart-wrenching forgottenness. - Hajj

3 Creep - Radiohead
4 I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You - Colin Hay

Name speaks for itself. Accepting you will never be with someone but knowing you will never get over them. - Hajj

5 Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event

The lyrics are something all of us can relate to

6 Love Hurts - Nazareth

Hard rock song about the pain love brings. - Hajj

I was crying like a bitch when my girlfriend was singing along to this.

7 Skinny Love - Birdy
8 Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

One of the best musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's epic tragedy!

9 Good Life - Francis Dunnery

About someone who you aren't meant to be with but still love. - Hajj

10 Martha - Tom Waits

i cry now

The Newcomers

? Love of My Life - Queen

The Contenders

11 I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt

Song about being forced to accept that someone will never love you. - Hajj

12 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

I love Whitney Houston and it's really sad she is gone no one can be an original singer like her. That's her song and no body can say otherwise

Heart Touching and Mind Blowing!...

Love it's the best heart warming song on the earth and so sad makes me wonder if she had someone who had left her and she thought about them and could not get ovr them

13 White Flag - Dido

I love it so much

Knowing someone dosen't want to be with you, but knowing you won't ever be able to forget. - Hajj

14 With or Without You - U2

Song about a relationship that has too many bumps but you still can't forget about it. - Hajj

With our with out you...

15 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

Always very sad when a baby or small child dies.

16 Without You - David Guetta

How is it sad if the beats are like very danceable to. - JaysTop10List

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17 Someone Like You - Adele
18 Cherish - The Association
19 The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna
20 Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross

Anybody who has ever lost a father (or even their mother) can relate to this song.

21 I Dreamed Last Night - Justin Hayward & John Lodge
22 Here Without You - The Byrds
23 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne
24 Space-Dye Vest - Dream Theater
25 Say Something - Jackie Evancho and Cheyenne Jackson

About a break-up in progress, with each waiting for the other to "Say Something". From Jackie's PBS special "Awakening - In Concert".

26 Terrible Things - Mayday Parade

I cried so hard hearing this for the first time

27 My Immortal - Evanescence
28 What Might Have Been - Vincent Martella and Alyson Stoner
29 So Far Away - Dire Straits
30 Romeo and Juliet - The Killers

I agree, it's a good song, but the original by Dire Straits is better.

31 It's Too Late - Carole King
32 Fire and Rain - James Taylor
33 The Thrill is Gone - B.B. King
34 Yesterday - The Beatles
35 Walk Away Renee - Left Banke

The original version, the lead singer wrote it, and lived, and he makes you feel it.

36 Walk Away Renee - Four Tops

A cover version, but sung by the incomparably evocative voice of Levi Stubbs, and he can always make you feel it.

37 Without You - Harry Nilsson

This song should be top ten. One of the greatest songs of all times, lyrics and vocals.

38 Softly, as I Leave You - Frank Sinatra

He is leaving the love of his life, because he is dying. Pretty darn sad.

39 To Where You Are - Jackie Evancho

Who can say for certain
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memory's so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can it be
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile to know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn't faith believing
All power can't be seen

As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
'Cause you are my
Forever love
Watching me from up above

And I believe
That angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up
To where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile
To know you're there
A breath ...more

This song, presented by Jacqueline Evancho, gently places one into an ethereal state of being... Kleenex please.

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40 A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
41 Love Story - Taylor Swift
42 The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
43 I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat
44 Summertime - My Chemical Romance
45 Memories - Jackie Evancho

If this song from the "Awakening" CD doesn't make you cry, check your pulse. - BobG

46 I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith

The song's about love, hate, deceit and just enough sadness to make you love it...

47 Last to Know - Three Days Grace
48 Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley
49 All Out of Love - Air Supply
50 Things I'll Never Say - Avril Lavigne

This is just so cute. It talkes about seeing your crush and how you think when you pass him or her and the emotions that run through your mind. Its really excellent

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Top Remixes

1. Creep - Radiohead
2. When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan
3. Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event


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