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

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3 Creep - Radiohead UListen to Sample
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

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5 Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event

The lyrics are something all of us can relate to

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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.

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8 Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

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

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9 Good Life - Francis Dunnery

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

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10 Martha - Tom Waits

i cry now

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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16 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

Always very sad when a baby or small child dies.

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17 Without You - David Guetta

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

Song about not beling able to live without someone. - Hajj

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18 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".

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20 Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross

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

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21 My Immortal - Evanescence UListen to Sample
22 The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna UListen to Sample
23 I Dreamed Last Night - Justin Hayward & John Lodge UListen to Sample
24 Here Without You - The Byrds

Intensely personal.

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25 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne UListen to Sample
26 Space-Dye Vest - Dream Theater UListen to Sample
27 All Out of Love - Air Supply UListen to Sample
28 Terrible Things - Mayday Parade

I cried so hard hearing this for the first time

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29 What Might Have Been - Vincent Martella and Alyson Stoner
30 So Far Away - Dire Straits UListen to Sample
31 Romeo and Juliet - The Killers

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

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

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

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37 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.

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38 Without You - Harry Nilsson

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

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39 Softly, as I Leave You - Frank Sinatra

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

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40 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.


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

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

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47 I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith

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

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48 Last to Know - Three Days Grace UListen to Sample
49 Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley UListen to Sample
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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