Top Ten Saddest Pop-Punk Songs

Sometimes when you're sad, what you need to feel better is some pop-punk! But some songs can make you feel even worse... here are some examples of those.

The Top Ten

1 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

Whenever he sings this at a concert, he chokes up. You can hear the emotion in his voice as he sings about his late father.

It's even sadder when you realize it's about Billie's dead father - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

This isn't pop punk... its alternative rock - Th3Zm0nst3r

Sad song, it makes you emotional, I love you #Green Day especially #BJA.

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2 I Miss You - Blink-182

This song along with all the album has a special meaning to me. I'm glad music has the power to liberate all your emotions. - Wolf92xd

Great song. - zxm

3 Adam's Song - Blink-182

This song discusses a very touchy subject- depression and suicide. If you listen closely you pick up on the little notions that suggest to this kind of stuff. A lot of lyrics hit deep- my favorite is "please tell mom this is not her fault"

Altough is the only sad song in a happy album, It reallt stands by itself. It's unique and special. The lyrics of this song are so true, this is really special to me, and more than getting me sadder like other songs would do it makes me stand up and will to keep on living. This song gets you up whenever you're down and feel bad. - Wolf92xd

4 Ten - Yellowcard

The song is not about abortion... It's about miscarriage, the song is just too touching for a man longing for his unborn child.

A song about how the singers girlfriend from the past had an abortion, the lyrics are about what it would've been like if his child was born

5 Fix You - Coldplay

What this isn't even punk like what. coldplay are alternative - Th3Zm0nst3r

6 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
7 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Nope.Just emo and whiny. - DarkBoi-X

The middle and onwards doesn't seem as sad as I thought but the v beginning is really sad

8 Pieces - Sum 41

Even the first line of lyrics are good, 'I tried to be perfect, but nothinh was worth it.' It means you just have to be yourself and don't care about the other ones. Awesome song. - Wolf92xd

9 Terrible Things - Mayday Parade

This gets me every time

This song is just sad, no other word for it, its beautifully sad. this deserves to be first. I love blink's I miss you, but this song is 1000 times more emotional

10 Dear Father - Sum 41

The fact that Deryck never met his father and he was always a complete unknown (as said in the song) makes this song really sad. - Wolf92xd

This is really sad. Other sad song by sum 41 would be Walking disaster (at least the very first part)

The Contenders

11 21 Guns - Green Day

Well I think this song is a little bit more into the love side, but it's still kind of sad. - Wolf92xd

Seems to be more likely alt rock/pop than pop punk. - zxm

Sad song, 1 of #Green Day's best song.

12 Disenchanted - My Chemical Romance

In my opinion this is the saddest song My Chemical Romance ever made. Now it awakes so much memories, feelings I thought were dead. I was in middle high school when I first heard this song and those years were somehow dark, the funny days were almost gone and it was the start of another time in my life. The bitterness I felt those years was too much and I didn't knew how to liberate it. Fortunately music helped me, I found the right way and here I am. I'll never forgive this song, and this band. - Wolf92xd

13 If It Means a Lot to You - a Day to Remember
14 Cancer - My Chemical Romance
15 Wish You Were Here - Neck Deep

Best song ever

Just lost my mom to Stage 4 Lung Cancer, and so much of this song says what my heart says...

16 Perfect - Simple Plan

Every time I hear this song I choke up. The feeling of not being good enough for someone you idolized is a real punch in the gut.

17 I Don't Love You - My Chemical Romance
18 There is - Box Car Racer

The first time I heard this song I was really sad. I felt really bad for myself, for everything I've done wrong in the past. But somehow It gave me hope too, It shows you that all is not lost unless you give up. It makes you realize that no matter how many mistakes you make, there's always a second chance and you can try again. It makes you realize that you're not alone, that maybe there is someone out there that feels just like you. I like all Box Car Racer's songs, for me it's like the depressive side of Blink-182, all their songs have a message. Tom's a fantastic songwriter, and it shows in this awesome album, without doubt, one of my favorite albums. I have just a few albums whose songs I like without any exception, and this is one example. Thanks Box Car Racer, you're forever in my heart and in my life. - Wolf92xd

19 December - Neck Deep

This song talks about the lead vocalist to find out his girlfriend was cheating on him with a guy in the city in the cold month of December. The acoustic and piano in the background really bring the emotions to you.

20 Decode - Paramore
21 Simple Plan - Untitled
22 Stay Together for the Kids - blink-182
23 Asthenia - Blink-182

The first 3 notes of the song get me. The lyrics are similar to something I've lived. I don't even have the words to tell this, but have you ever wanted to go back in the past? Or have you ever wanted to return with someone you were years ago? Sadly that's impossible. That happens to me, I feel so mad because I know those days are gone, they're left so far behind and no matter how I try I won't recover them. I miss them so much, I wish I was there again, I wish I was young again and I could fix all my mistakes, I wish I could go again through my life, I wish I could be born again.This song makes me remember how good I felt those days and how I still felt alive, but I had to grow up and I had to lost a lot of things I really loved. Unfortunately life's not a game, there's no play again button, you have no extra lives. I have lots of regrets and now there's nothing to do, and I know it's hard to forget it. I never forget it. Dear past, I miss you. I wish I could tell myself from the ...more - Wolf92xd

24 The Kids Aren't Alright - Fall Out Boy

Um the Kids Aren't Alright is by The Offspring not Fall Out Boy.

Saddest pop punk song ever and the lyrics is very emotional

25 Helena - My Chemical Romance

I'm not the same after listening to this (I promise)

Confession- That bit they had to redo loads of times...makes me cry.

26 Welcome to My Life - Simple Plan

No.Simple Plan are whiny.There is a difference between whiny and sad - DarkBoi-X

27 Emotionless - Good Charlotte
28 Homecoming - Green Day
29 Always - Blink-182
30 Only Exception - Paramore
31 I'm Lost Without You - Blink-182
32 What a Catch, Donnie - Fall Out Boy

The song ending is amazing and very emotional. FOB's saddest song in my opinion

33 My Own Worst Enemy - Lit

I cry every time I hear it, it's just so meaningful and deep.

34 The Kids Aren't Alright - The Offspring

"Chances blown,
Nothing's free,
Fragile lives,
Shattered dreams" - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

35 Brick by Boring Brick - Paramore

The more I listen to this song the sadder it becomes.

36 We Are Broken - Paramore
37 Gone Away - The Offspring
38 Hate Every Beautiful Day - Sugarcult
39 When We Die - Bowling for Soup
40 G.I.N.A.S.F.S. - Fall Out Boy

This song by Fall Out Boy is just super emotional, the lyrics are tragically beautiful and I tear up every time I hear it.

41 I'm So Sorry Tony - Nofx

You wouldn't expect a NOFX song to be serious or emotional. While this song sounds like it might be upbeat at times, it's really the opposite. This song is a tribute to NOFX singer Fat Mike's best friend, Tony Sly from No Use For A Name, who passed away in 2012. Fat Mike expresses how Tony never should have died, and that losing his best friend was so much worse than losing other friends or even his own parents. He reflects that he wishes he had photographs of them together, but that at the time it seemed stupid to take pictures with your best friend because you never thought you wouldn't see them again. Probably the saddest part of the song is the part where Fat Mike apologizes for not being there for Tony when he needed him, and that everyone present cried when his body was lowered into the ground.
Tony Sly was not only a well-respected artist who inspired and touched everyone who listened to his music, he was also a father and a best friend. He really shouldn't have died when he ...more

42 Miserable at Best - Mayday Parade

The live performances really brings out the emotions.

43 Half-Truism - The Offspring
44 Blur - Zebrahead

Underrated song and band, but when I heard this song I cried...

45 Impossible Year - Panic! At the Disco

Impossible year always makes me kinda sad because the music is just so slow and Brendon sounds so emotional while singing it

46 Bro Hymn - Penny Wise
47 View from Heaven - Yellowcard
48 When It Rains - Paramore

Nobody talks about this song. It deserves a spot on here.

49 Angels - Mayday Parade
50 The Reason - Hoobastank

This is gotta be one of the saddest punk dongs

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Top Remixes

1. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
2. I Miss You - Blink-182
3. Adam's Song - Blink-182
1. Adam's Song - Blink-182
2. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
3. Dear Father - Sum 41


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