Top Ten Saddest Music Videos


The Top Ten

1 Hurt - Johnny Cash

NIN did it great, but Johnny gave it a new meaning.

This one made me cry more than the NIN version. You have sad lyrics sung by JOHNNY CASH! Plus after he released the song he died 7 months later

Watch it now, THEN vote, the song itself will make you cry, come on, WATCH IT NOW

The way it compares him from young to almost dead is truly heartbreaking, and who knew just months after filming he would have died from diabetes.

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2 Hero - Enrique Iglesias

The ending is so sad. The song and the expression on Enrique's face plus him being beaten to death by these gangsters in gut-wrenching even though I'm a normal bloke

As you can see that love Hewitt is from the scene in the music video he's stab him and Hewitt Crying in the ending of the music video...

It got me when I saw the music video for the first time. The tears came out of nowhere. Only by this music video. That's the reason why I vote for the music video

A romantic story, with a tragic ending. The acting is great and the song itself with Enrique's emotion into it supports the sad theme of the videos ending.

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3 Concrete Angel - Martina McBride

Touches my heart and makes me cry...

Oh... My God! I saw this video once as a pretty young kid, and I was traumatized just by hearing this song for years! Legitimately the only song that still can make me cry. How does any song, and especially video, rank higher than this one in terms of sadness?

I just watched this and I am sobbing! This should be number! 1 It's so hard and terribly frightening someone could do that to her own child! R.I.P. angela Carter!

Both the song and the video disturbed me as a child... And still kinda do. Its horrible and too effective... The images McBride gives us of the abused child.

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4 Stan - Eminem

This is one of the saddest videos I have ever seen.

A guy how just wanted to meet Eminem... He got crazy and killed his girlfriend with their baby inside... Damn!

This is one of the most powerful music videos (and songs) of all time. It really gives you chills because any one of us could be like Stan.

One of the best music videos of all time.

Wow one vote by me brought this video up 14 places

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5 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne

Especially the part of the old mand at his wife's grave :(

It makes me cry because I imagine myself in that situation, especially the old man's, because we can relate to it. While no one in my family is in the military, I can't relate to that part but its still very touching and sad because others can. But I feel the old man's part really hit a nerve because we know its very likely going to happen to us.

I think "When You're Gone" by Avril Lavine is the 3rd saddest right behind Rascal Flatts's "Here Comes Goodbyes" and "What Hurts the Most"

Wow. I saw the reviews, and I thought to see the music video. I nearly cried. It touched me. I never thought it would because this probably wouldn't happen to me, but the possibility of this happening out there got to me. I was glad at the end though, with the message.

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6 The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna

What an amazing song and Madonna is so beautiful here! Yes, it's sad but still beautiful

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7 The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

Just imagining losing someone like this. It's not just a breakup where there's always that chance to get him back. She'll never have him again.

Such a beautiful song sang by the perfect person. She deserves everything and more

She Got Everything, but Their Heart

I think the video ( if I'm even getting this right ) is kinda creepy - Wolfpelt

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8 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

Epic song! This is something that shows the least of Green Day's legendary capability... Wonderful melancholic tune, Sharp and cutting lyrics, Billie joe's signature acoustic guitar and unforgettable vocals-add it with a wonderful storyline for the music video-You get one of the best Alternative Rock music videos ever!

A great song with a well done tear-jerker video.

Whenever I see this video I think of 2 things: how my dad was fortunate enough to live trough cancer, and to think about your lover before you go and do something bad, even if it helps them.

The video has a beautiful story that reminds me of lost young love. I cry every time I see it.

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9 Grenade - Bruno Mars

It's the saddest music video and also one of the saddest songs ever

This song was really

It's so sad when he commits suicide at the end. - purplemonkey123

10 Hurt - Christina Aguilera

The very last scene, where she reaches out to him, but she knows he's not there to hold her hand in return, it breaks even my ice cold, emotionless heart every damn time.

Makes me cry every time! :(

This music vídeo make me cry

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11 Top of the World - Dixie Chicks UListen to Sample
12 Born to Die - Lana del Rey

That woman is divine

I Love You "Lana Del Rey"

13 Say Something - A Great Big World

I just lost my Aunt this month. She was the most awesome woman I have ever met, and it was an honor to know her. When I watched the video and I saw the old lady in the hospital I was like "Ok... here we go." But when the old man started to cry I was an emotional wreck.

The story in the song is pretty powerful in itself, but what got my waterworks going is the whole set of situations where they just gave up completely and have no will to fight.

Sad and good.

Every time I listen to this song I remember my grandma who passed away

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14 Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton

Really SAD video... But still very beautiful, touching, moving. Toni showed a very skillful vocal abilities here - Irina2932

No, I never cry on that song. It's actually my favorite one. I love it.

Really one of my most favorite songs ever!

Vey touching I

Feel it's pain

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15 Illegal - Shakira

Criminally underrated song! I had no idea Shakira could be that great

16 Hereafter - Dead Man Watching

Great song, great video. Hope they get the attention they deserve.

It's a sad sad sad song. I almost cried when I heard them for the first time. Love these guys!

Oh my gosh, this band is SUPER!

John Mario, we're waiting for you here in Richmond, VA! Thanks for your music...

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17 November Rain - Guns N Roses

How is this not number 1? It's 10 minutes long, tells a better story than most 2 hour movies, and cost more to make than most any other music video (It had a $2.5 million budget.
Axl rose is banging on a piano and singing, while Slash has three different solos. What's not to love?

Wow, I remember watching this with my dad as a kid and crying my eyes out. I probably couldn't even try not to cry while watching this video.

I read the short story that inspired this music video, very emotional as well.

I watched it randomly and thought about it for the rest of the day

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18 El Manána - Gorillaz

Noodle going down in that windmill island while getting shot at was literally a tearjerker. - EastZombie

Such a nice song and the music video makes me cry every time.

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19 Confessions of a Broken Heart - Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan? Woah - InsertCleverName

SADNESS.. SADNESS... MADE ME CRY... Sorry for the caps.


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20 Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor

! This video is a masterpiece and this song is what I think of whenever I think of Sinead O'Connor.

Definitely should be top 10

This was such a riveting song and video... - Celestius

21 Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold

The best music video ever! Amazing song too... Love avenged sevenfold!
It's beautiful and everytime I hear it I cry

Just Beautiful... makes me cry everytime I hear and Watch..! - skt

Makes me feel nostalgia for a person that I never met

The video for so far away was more emotional. Snuff by Slipknot should be on this list as well. and why the hell are videos like coming down and my nemesis by five finger death punch not on this list!?!

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22 Everytime - Britney Spears

This is very sad songs from Britney... Good voice, Saddest Lyrics... This is a Amazing songs!

I used to be indifferent to Britney's music, but this song turned me

This music video was plain depressing. I almost cried the first time I watched it. - FlakyCuddles43

It is very good she has a great voice I love her

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23 Halo - Beyonce

It's so sad when someone died in it - JaysTop10List

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24 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

This song makes me cry every time I hear it and watch the video!
But if you aren't an Avenged fan you might not be as sad as the fans when you watch it, but it's a fantastic song, one of the saddest ones I've heard.
Has really taught me to cherish the ones around me and to enjoy the time I have left.

A7X foREVer!

It was sad enough anyway, but the video where
They are driving round reminiscing about the Rev makes it
So much sadder :(

A7X's best ballad song!

This song is so sad and the video is heartbreaking.

25 Again - Janet Jackson
26 Bad Girl - Madonna

I dislike the ending of this video but the song itself is fantastic! Why the hell Madonna always ignores this song when she's touring? Bad Girl is a very beautiful ballad

27 Don't Jump - Tokio Hotel UListen to Sample
28 The Crow, The Owl and the Dove - Nightwish

Amazing song

Check the number 1 fan Video. It will make you cry a lot and still haunted anytime.

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29 Du Erinnerst Mich an Liebe - Ich + Ich
30 Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley

Extremely sad video makes me cry every time I watch it, it should be in the top 5 instead of top 20...

The saddest song in the world! It gets me every time. I've cried to this on numerous occasions.

Incredibly sad love story set in a very difficult time...truly heartbreaking

I tear up every time I watch this it's an amazingly beautiful but sad song

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31 Johnny Wanna Live - Sandra

Just watch it. Enough said!

32 Better Than Me - Hinder

Death is the cure, u know

So sad, when the woman comes back home and the guy is tripping out.

Guys! Ultimate song! Attracts the person into world of artists emotions itself

No clip makes me cry more than this one. The atmosphere is just... Unsustainable?

33 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

She wrote this when she was young and her parents were getting divorced. The little girl in the video is supposed to be her and once I learned the story it literally brought me to tears. But you have to watch the video to feel like that.

Amazing vocal performance with a gut-wrenching theme. The close ups of her singing--especially when she gets choked up--are powerful. Puts a good perspective on keeping peace with your spouse.

This song reminds me of the family issues I face now.

It's a song that always brings tears to my eyes and a heartbreaking video.

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34 What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts

The song just tears your heart apart just because the thought of losing someone you love with all your heart and soul squeezes your heart and breaks it in a million pieces!

I don't know why this isn't number 1. and here comes good bye which goes along with it, its about a pregnant girl who loses her boyfriend and in here comes goodbye she loses her son and father.

When I saw the video it nearly made me cry. The flashbacks actually develop the characters in the video, which made it very sad. It wouldn't be so sad if they didn't show the flashbacks.

Really sad about a girls father not accepting her boyfriend and shes pregnant

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35 This Used to Be My Playground - Madonna

I love this song. It's one of my most favorite songs, too.

I don't really cry on that song, either.

36 Blue Neighborhood Trilogy - Troye Sivan

So sad, I cried my heart out watching them

I cried when I saw these

Saddest music videos I have ever watched :(

37 The Ghost of You - My Chemical Romance

It's one of the saddest and most amazing videos I've seen. It really shows how terrifying war can be, and the raw emotion shown by gerard when mikey dies is just heartbreaking.

The song is truly beautiful. The video when Gerard brother mickey dies in the war it pulls on your hearth strings.

It's Mikey, not Mickey.

War is one of the saddest events in the world. In this video we can see death one of two brothers during the war.

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38 Love The Way You Lie - Eminem feat Rihanna

Sad but why did hew say watch yo girlfriend out the window that's why they call it a window payne

Every time I watch it, I can't help but cry.. It's so heartbreaking :'(

39 White Robe - t.A.T.u.
40 Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye

Very emotional story. The story starts that she dumped him and he wants her back, then you find out he cheated on her.

Yeah, it's one of my most favorite songs, but it doesn't make me cry, though.

Oh, come on! This song isn't THAT sad, now!

41 Jeanny - Falco
42 From Sarah With Love - Sarah Connor
43 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

Every time I've watched Titanic I've listened to this song.

44 Not Alone - Linkin Park

I'm surprised that linkin parks castle of glass is not there its the saddest music vidio ever how the military family's dad dies

45 Earth Song - Micheal Jackson

It deserves whole another category...

Should be number 1 because it is one of the few here that could truly happen to the ENTIRE world, not just 1 or 2 people.

Really 26! This video is really sad, it shows a man dead. I agree this could have been a real problem some other people.

Very nice video. It shows the real world of what we are doing to this planet.

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47 Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad - Moby
48 Footprints In the Sand - Leona Lewis

The sight of those children in Africa is so sad. - thedoctor

49 Lullaby - Nickelback

Don't get me wrong Avril is amazing but this video breaks my heart!

Should most definitely be above katy perry, watching this makes tears roll down my face almost every time. Its about never giving up even when things get hard, and the video is just heart breaking.

Makes me cry all the time. It can make people have hope in others. This music video I wish was in the top 5 instead of the bottom 20. I wish there were people like this who never gave up and never lost hope.

When the phone falls out of the blokes pocket and there's the video of dearly departed mother and baby stops crying... It gets me every time by my opinion should be 1st

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50 Untitled - Simple Plan

A showcase of real raw tragic emotions and confessions where an individual is forced to face such harsh reality, where his dearest are forever gone.

This is the saddest music video I've ever watched compared with the sad music and sad lyrics.

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264 listings
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Hero - Enrique Iglesias
2. Stan - Eminem
3. Grenade - Bruno Mars
1. Concrete Angel - Martina McBride
2. Hurt - Johnny Cash
3. Top of the World - Dixie Chicks
1. Du Erinnerst Mich an Liebe - Ich + Ich
2. Don't Jump - Tokio Hotel
3. The Crow, The Owl and the Dove - Nightwish

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