Saddest Queen / Freddie Mercury Songs

I know Queen have produced every thing thats going, but what song makes you cry (or really sad). I'm not saying anything bad about Queen because thats weird since they are the best band EVER!!!!! Oh and RIP Freddie Mercury...

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1 The Show Must Go On

I was born in 2006, and music is changing so quickly. At school, on the bus, practically everywhere I go, people are listening to Nicki Minaj and stuff, and I'm just there listening to ACTUAL GOOD MUSIC. Mercury was dying of AIDS but he still sang his heart out. Not to mention that his vocal range and his way of adapting his voice to fit basically any musical genre is SPECTACULAR!

A couple of weeks ago, I overheard a kid in my class asking someone if Queen was an actual band! He thought that Queen, one of the BEST BANDS OF ALL TIME, was just created for the movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. He had assumed that it was made up! It made me feel really upset and even angry that people my age hardly realise that bands like Queen exist.

Think about this: when you hear a "new" song nowadays, 50% of the time, it feels like you've heard something like it before. Answer: you probably have! Music is getting repetitive and, in my opinion, worse.

Queen music, just like a lot of music ...more

I can really connect with this song with my darkest days

Well, I'm agree with this at number 1

So sad, yet very beautiful. Freddie gave everything and it resulted in a masterpiece. - Userguy44

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2 These are the Days of Our Lives

Has to be one of the saddest songs ever written. The last few days of Freddy's life.

This is by far my favorite Queen song. It's amazing how much Freddie's music meant to him. The music video broke my heart because you can see how much his health had deteriorated.

Those days are all gone now but one thing is true
When I look and I find I still love you
You can't turn back the clock, you can't turn back the tide
Ain't that a shame?

I’m crying - QueenIsLoveQueenIsLife

Show Must Go On is a much better (and sadder) song, but the video for this is devastating. - truckturner

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3 Too Much Love Will Kill You

Only discovered this song recently but it really is amazing and so sad, love both versions with Brian May and Freddie Mercury

I can't find the words, after this song. It's just punctuate how a great talent was Freddie, and how much heart can he put in all songs. Magnificent! - Philipp

It is hard because when you listen to the words of his love songs you know it is Freddie’s life.

Just killed me to listen to this song, its lyrics are so amazing in the way that they all just make so much sense. I can see Freddie in my mind singing this amazing piece of art.

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4 Who Wants to Live Forever?

Two years ago, my beloved sister passed away. I listened to a ton of music to pick out the songs that would be her memories. This...Who Wants To Live Forever was the top pick. I have ugly cried so many times listening to it. I know she wanted to go; ill with cancer and other ailments, her husband passed away six months before that. I knew she wanted to join him. We had talked of living forever and...

This song is hers. Today would have been her 67th birthday.

Very sad
I cry all the time

Brilliant voice even to the end a great front man
Gone far too soon sure we would have had many more wonderful songs from this great performer

What can I say? It's a beautiful song. - Userguy44

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5 In My Defence

This song is so sad but I love it. Freddie was the BEST EVER

I'm just a singer with a song...

... How can I try, to right the wrongs?

Just goes to show we are still just all the same.


In my opinion this is the saddest Freddie's song. When I hear the lyrics I see behind them a real human. Not an artist, not a big star, not a poet but a real good man who know how imperfect we all are.

It's the saddest song ever made by Freddie and it's true that he is just a singer in a band, with a song and with a melody. LOVE IS FOR YOU FREDDIE MERCURY

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6 Save Me

Heart wrenching. It's hard not to cry to this.

It started off so well
They said we made a perfect pair
I clothed myself in your glory and your love
How I loved you,
How I cried...
The years of care and loyalty
Were nothing but a sham it seems
The years belie we lived the lie
I love you 'til I die
Save me, save me, save me
I can't face this life alone
Save me, save me, save me...
I'm naked and I'm far from home

The slate will soon be clean
I'll erase the memories
To start again with somebody new
Was it all wasted,
All that love?
I hang my head and I advertise
A soul for sale or rent
I have no heart I'm cold inside
I have no real intent
Save me, save me, save me
I can't face this life alone
Save me, save me, oh...
I'm naked and I'm far from home

Each night I cry I still believe the lie
I'll love you, 'till I die

Save me, save me, ohh, save me
Don't let me face my life alone
Save me, save me, ooh...
I'm naked and I'm far from home

I am adding a comment to this because I searched the lyrics up, and if you let your guard down, it can very easily make you cry. It is about a man who probably got cheated on, or his wife/girlfriend broke up with him. And she had already said "I love you til I die", making him very well believe that. I'll give you the lyrics sometime else. Very touching, actually.

Can't listen 2 this without repeating for hours. Makes me cry every time... Awesome

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7 No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)

Honestly, this is the saddest song of queen, mainly because it was obvious that the song and video was about Freddie passing... Simply the pain on their faces during this song tells it all..

I cried when I heard this. Everything about the song and the video are completely, heart-wrenchingly sad. Everything from the cups on the piano to the look on John's face. There are truly no words to correctly describe how sad this song is.

One of the saddest songs of all time. One of my favorites. It breaks my heart, especially because of how sad Deaky looks in the video. I cried.

I honestly cried the first time I heard this. And I almost never cry.

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8 Love of My Life

I love this song the most

Absolutely stunning song, takes your breath away, hard not to cry listening or singing along. The live at rio version is truly amazing, hearing that many people sing a song dedicated to Freddie's love of his life is heart wrenching.

This made me cry so hard. I wonder if Mary Austin is out there.. crying about how Freddie died.. and when I grow older.. I'll be there at your side to remind you I still love you.. Broke my heart. I started to tear up.. I (3 Queen so much.

"I still love you.." in Love of my life, continued by "I still love you" in These Are The Days Of My Life..

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9 Mother Love

I wish I had been born early enough to hear good music like this. I would have given anything to have seen Queen perform live. I know I could see them with Adam, who is a great singer, but it just wouldn't be the same. If I had a time machine, I would go back to 1985 and watch Live Aid, at least in T.V.. But time travel is for science fiction, and it is scientifically impossible. The Made in Heaven album makes me emotional whenever I think about it. I wish I had been around back when stuff like this was on the radio. I am honestly so jealous of my parents, who were born in the 1960s. They were around for Queen, AC/DC, The Beatles, Nirvana, etc. What I would have given to be born half a century earlier than I was. I was born in 2006, and I am thirteen. My family does not like classic rock, and my brother makes me listen to trashy pop and dubstep I hate. This song gets me emotional because it is so sad, Brian sang the last verse because Freddie didn't have enough time left to record it.

The way it goes back in time and it ends with a baby crying...

Last song Freddie ever recorded...

It is a kind of swan song of Freddie. So sad... His voice is heartbreaking, lyrics too. I can not listen to this song without crying. He knew that the end is very near, he just wanted caress... This song is a cry of despair.

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10 Bohemian Rhapsody

This is my Favorite Song All Time

In general, whenever I hear this song, I always feel like crying just because I can't believe Freddy Mercury is really dead.

Doesn't really matter to me... To me.

The ending and the beginning are sad, mostly the ending. The middle opera rock part was awesome!

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The Contenders

11 I Was Born to Love You

Is this sad?

Freddie having fun! What a great singer and show man. Nobody can ever sing and write songs like him. Truly missed..but glad we did have him..even if it was for a short time. He will live forever...miss you!

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13 One Year of Love

Great love song. It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all

This one the best songs, in my opinion, by Queen

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14 Innuendo

This song is amazing and really tugs at my emotional side.

The lyrics mix hopefulness with sadness in the best way.

This song really makes you doubt your whole existence

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15 Nevermore

Makes me cry a lot

This song is amazing in everyway. It made me so sadwhen I first heard it. The piano is gorgeous and Freddie's vocals are amazing (as always) his voice manages to convey so much emotion. This ballad is a testement to Queen, Freddie, and all love songs

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16 The Great Pretender

Sadness hidden behind the mask of an "entertaining" piece of music. That is what makes this song so ominous sounding if you listen to the words and realize the sadness hidden behind the happy sounding music... Eerie

Yeah. I would vote for All Dead, All Dead..But this upsets me more, just thinking I’ll never see this guy. And how he never saw all the love he got sometimes. the great pretender..even the title makes me sad. - DaringXx

Freddie you were so brave and wonderful singer entertainer😊your music and voice will live on forever

L wish l could @ 72 and looking back to the sixties this was of us.
we miss u Freddie x

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17 You Take My Breath Away

It's a masterpiece and it completely takes your breath away

He wrote this song to his lover of 6 years Mary Austin, trying to keep her in his life when he came out as bisexual to her. It makes me sad when he says anywhere you go I'll follow, showing he still really loves her, but his sexuality doesn't let her be with him.

The only Queen songs that could make me cry (and I don't cry easy! ) are White Queen (as it began), and this pure jewel of a song.
Queen takes my breath away.
Queen is love, Queen is life!

The harmonization in this song is enough to make me want to cry.

"I would surely die if you dismiss me from your love. "

Whoever Mercury wrote of in this song, he loved very much.

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18 All Dead, All Dead

I think this is really sad. I know it's about Brain's old cat. R.I.P. But the music is just really heart breaking. Probably one of the saddest Queen songs.

So beautiful, but so sad.

Though it may have been inspired by the death of Brian's cat, the emotions of loss are clear and vivid. The thing is, when you feel the emotions and think the thoughts associated with the loss of a pet, like his cat, you can feel the direct connection between that and the song. But also, you can connect the song and its emotions with loss in general and the vague lonely feeling accompanying you throughout your life.

Literally just cried listening to this a minute ago. What's wrong with me?

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20 I'm Going Slightly Mad

I know, its supposed to be funny and bright, but it feels like Freddie was talking about him having aids/hiv him not feeling right

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21 It's a Hard Life

When you think of it, this song is actually heartbreaking.

So much power and emotion in this song. I love it

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22 A Winter's Tale

The last song Mercury ever recorded. He didn't have a chance to finish it, so the last verses were sung by Brian May. Extremely Gloomy song, and his voice seems stronger than ever.

Totally beautiful and heartbreaking. We used this song for the loss of my younger brother it breaks my heart but its also a comfort!

This is such a beautiful sings to your soul.

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23 My Melancholy Blues

Its just sad ya know

When I first heard this song I loved it, I wish this song was #4 on this list (behind the show must go on,no one but you,and all dead all dead)

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24 White Queen

This song definitely deserves to be higher up on the list, it's phenomenal

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25 Friends Will Be Friends

Co-written by John and Freddie, two friends. A song about friendship. When the one friend died, the other friend was heartbroken. This song makes me think of John and Freddie and their friendship.

We love you John!

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26 Is This the World We Created...?

This shows how real Queen was with their lyrics

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27 Spread Your Wings

This song is beautiful yet sad. I'm yet to meet someone queen fan or not who does not like this song.

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28 Dont Stop Me Now

Its weird. The lyrics of the song are upbeat and happy, but the piano part and the way the notes sound all ways makes me feel emotional. Like something great is coming to an end. I don't know why this song just make me feel sad on the inside.

You have some deep rooted issues if this makes you feel sad

Is this a joke?

Don't stop me now is sad? what's next, misfire? seaside rondevous?

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29 Sail Away Sweet Sister

The chorus is breathtakingly beautiful and sad... I love this song.

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30 In the Lap of the Gods

Woah woah na an na na woah woah na na woah woohoo it’s a beautiful. Chorus

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31 Don't Try So Hard

A sad song, by a man with the unbelievable talent. It is quite melancholic (except for the end). My second guess would be Bijou

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33 How Can I Go On

I am sure this was referring to Freddie when he knew his life was doomed now that he knew he had aides. He makes reference to the judgement many will make about him, when he talks about a 'finger pointing so savagely... '. This makes this such a tragic song, R.I.P. freddie.

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34 Dear Friends

So dear friends your love has gone
Only tears to dwell upon
I dare not say as the wind must blow
So a love is lost, a love is won

Go to sleep and dream again
Soon your hopes will rise and then
From all this gloom life can start anew
And there'll be no crying soon

The saddest queen song ever only true fans would know that

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36 The Miracle

AMAZING! Nothing else to say pulls at the heart strings everyti e I hear it

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37 Teo Torriatte

At first I really didn't like this song. But after listening to it several times. I love's simple but really lovely..

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39 Life is Real (Song for Lennon)

Very underestimated song which has totally sad lyrics and meaning. It's a very beautiful one, if you didn't listen to it yet, you should!

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40 Living on My Own

I find this song to be surprisingly really sad, because he’s talking about how lonely, and possibly depressed he is. It’s lyrics I relate to, despite the happy sounding song it is.

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43 We Are the Champions

Not nessicarily sad but very emotional when done right.

Okay, you might be saying, ¨WHAT IS THIS SONG DOING ON THIS LIST? ¨ Well, if you listen to the lyrics, he is saying how the world has treated him like crap many times such as, ¨I've had my share of sad kicks in my face¨ and ¨I've done my sentence but committed no crime.¨ As if he got in trouble for something he didn't do. And then this is where it gets darker. He starts talking like he is sick, dying, or something else. He is saying goodbye to his friends, and fans. ¨I've taken my bows. And my curtain calls. You've brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes. I thank you all.¨ Than, we go back to him having a crappy life. ¨But it's been no bed of roses, no pleasure cruise, I consider it a challenge before the whole human race.¨

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45 Jealousy

This song is amazing. It is just punctuate how a great talent was Freddie. Every time I hear this song I concentrate on the lyrics because it is really important in this song also.

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46 39

I love this song so much but it made me cry th first time. I absolutely love queen and have for 5 years

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47 I Want to Break Free


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48 Father to Son

Every time I listen to this song I think of my father who is no longer with us. The words you won't understand a word that's in it but you'll write it all again before you die classic.

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50 A Kind of Magic

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