Top Ten Saddest Music Videos

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The Top Ten

1 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!

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.

I am not sure about this but since I sang it once on the stage here goes my vote

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2 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"

It's the second saddest music video right next to right next to you ( no pun intended)

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3 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

The best song of all time

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4 Hurt - Johnny Cash

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.

I like the song

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5 Concrete Angel - Martina McBride

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.

The only words I have - probably the saddest and disturbing songs I have ever heard.

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6 Stan - Eminem

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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7 The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna

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

8 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace

Well, it's a wonderful song, the video is sad, but makes you want to cry when you see that even after a total breakdown, the character doesn't give up. The music video is crafted in darkness but throws a ray of light

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9 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

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

Appreciate what you have rn

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10 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

The Contenders

11 Theory of a Deadman - Not Meant To Be
12 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.

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13 Top of the World - Dixie Chicks
14 My Immortal - Evanescence

Very sad song but missing is way more depressing song

This video shows how looks life of a person, that someone has left.

Literally the best Evanescence song.

It's not THAT sad.

15 Born to Die - Lana del Rey V 1 Comment
16 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!

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17 Say Something - A Great Big World

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.

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

It's okay. I don't really go around, and cry on this song.

The old people make me burst into tears! I'm Still crying now. Watched it two minute ago. 😭

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18 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!

Depression is the answer to everything...

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19 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.

Not even in top 10? Kidding me? It's the best video of the best song.

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20 It's Been Awhile - Staind

Reminds me of an ex-boyfriend who has, since we broke up 15 years ago, died last year. The singer reminds me of him.

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1. Hero - Enrique Iglesias
2. Stan - Eminem
3. Grenade - Bruno Mars
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1. Never Too Late - Three Days Grace
2. Theory of a Deadman - Not Meant To Be
3. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
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1. Concrete Angel - Martina McBride
2. Hurt - Johnny Cash
3. Top of the World - Dixie Chicks
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