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...

The Top Ten

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

Thing is, it's ridiculous how music such as this has such a legacy and yet most young people of this era have barely even heard of Queen. This song is so emotional and heartfelt and actually has a relevant meaning, but now modern songs are all about meaningless break ups and blast ballads with no true feeling. I am 13 years old and it amazes me how such honest, haunting music can be neglected by my friends. Freddie Mercury was truly a genius. Even though he was fatally ill he still sang a song as vocally challenging and melodious as this. It just shows how much raw endurance and dedication Freddie had. May he Rest In Peace.

I am 15 and me and my friends actually really love Queen, so the band actually does have a legacy unlike bands today which will be forgotten in a few years - Iliketrainsguy100

This is undisputedely the saddest song ever. Every time I hear this, I hear Freddie just screaming out of pain, but yet trying to claw his way and grasp onto his life... I remember I cried when I first heard this song. It continues to amaze me how much persistence Farrokh had... What a character...

Extremely sad... Listen to the lyrics, really pay attention, describes Freddie's life perfectly (it was written about him)... He sung this while he was sick and dying... Still a masterpiece

2 These are the Days of Our Lives

The Show Must Go On is an undeniably better and sadder song. HOWEVER, the music video for this one makes it the saddest Queen song. Seeing Freddie so sickly and thin is so devastating.

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

This song has real feeling, he was ill at the time it was recorded and it shows through, it brings a tear to me eye. Great track.

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.

3 Too Much Love Will Kill You

I am singing this for my music test and I so badly want to make someone feel about it the same way I do

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.

One of the best song to remind people that to live in a balanced harmony is our goal, not easy to achieve but we have to keep on trying until we find it

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

4 Love of My Life

Freddie gave us lots of emotions. I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that the Freddie Mercury is the greatest ever singer and this little ballad is really designed to cry you.

The pain of a breakup of someone you thought would spend the rest of your life with comes out perfectly in this song

Sad song, really sad. The live at wembley version is the best one. Personally this and too much love will kill you are the saddest. But all queen songs are great, obviously because queen are THE BEST BAND OF ALL TIME!

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.

5 Who Wants to Live Forever?

I was unfamiliar with this particular song until recently. I was driving back from a gig 6hrs away and the bass player and I were blasting our favorite queen songs for a majority of the drive. This had the effect of reminding me just what a big fan I am. When he played "the show must go on," it reminded me just what a tragedy it was that this great talent was taken from us too soon. By the end of the song, I had a lump in my throat. Imediately after "the show must go on," he played "who wants to live forever." It was far too powerful a moment for me to hold back my tears. I tried not to let him see, though I'm not sure how successful I was. At least I didn't crash the car

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.

So ironic in the situation Freddie was in. I've struggled with self-harm and suicidal thoughts and this type of song may be what kept me alive. Freddie is indisputably the best (and probably one of the only) singers who could have sung a song like this and Brian May was an amazing songwriter. The combination of the two created this- a beautiful melody with meaningful lyrics and honestly my favourite song of all time.

I heard it for the first time (accidentally) on the day my girlfriend broke up with me... It will always tear my heart, every time I listen to it, no matter I'm happily married today!

6 Bohemian Rhapsody

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

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

Anyway the wind blows... - MontyPython

We miss you freddie. True legend

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

This shouldn't be here because its without fred- that's what makes it sadder

This is the saddest because Freddie isn't there and his absence is disturbing.

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.

8 Save Me

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

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

9 In My Defence

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

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

10 I Was Born to Love You

It fills me with extreme nostalgia of a time I never had.

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!

The Newcomers

? Say It's Not True

I think this is one of the best tributes tofreddie and it mkes me cry every time

The Contenders

11 Mother Love

I wish that I would have been alive to have heard this amazing band in action. I wish that I would have been able to have seen them live in in concert. Fred was so sick while recording this song, the poor man could barely stand up, but still had the same amazing strong voice.

Truly heartbreaking how Freddie couldn't even bring himself to sing the last verse.

Freddie couldn't finish it. Brian did.

by the way whoever put this in for winters tale is wrong

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.

12 It's a Hard Life

Lots of emotion in this song its unbelieveable. The lyrics are so beautiful. Very underrated song.

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

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

13 Is This the World We Created...?

Cry every time I hear this song. God made a perfect world and we are screwing it up out of selfish greed. Is it too late to fix it? Love Brian's beautiful acoustic guitar on this.

This shows how real Queen was with their lyrics

This should be 1

14 Heaven for Everyone

The song, originally written by Roger for his own band, truly ended up reflecting on Freddie. Listening to him sing, knowing what was coming has something inspirational and extremely heartbreaking.

15 Nevermore

The climax of this song (the high "more") is absolutely stunning. It is one of the most beautiful moments in any Queen song (probably tied for my personal first with the climax of You Take My Breath Away.)

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

Makes me cry a lot

16 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

17 You Take My 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 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.

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!

"Don't leave me here all by myself."

Definitely made me shiver and nearly cry. I never cry.

18 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

It's sad because it's so true (about FM's life).

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

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

19 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

20 All Dead, All Dead

This Brian song truly has some of his best vocals. Singing about loneliness would hurt even more after Freddie's death.

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.

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.

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

21 Made in Heaven

My favourite with Freddie

22 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

23 Somebody to Love

Of course this song is so sad. I wanna cry every time I hear it just for this " I get down (down) on my knees (knees)
And I start to pray
'Til the tears run down from my eyes" or even the beginnig " Each morning I get up and I die a little"

Mary Austin is slowly leaving


24 White Queen

Yes this is one of the saddest songs to me.. Freddie Sang his heart out with this song as all others.. R.I.P. FM

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

25 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.

26 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)

27 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!

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?

29 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.

30 Sail Away Sweet Sister

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

31 In the Lap of the Gods

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

32 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

33 Barcelona - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé
34 Body Language

Freddie’s profound and deep lyrics tell a true story of a blind and deaf man with no arms or legs who could only do one thing: Love. Most people disregard this song and say it’s terrible, but none of them are reading between Mercury’s lines

35 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.

36 Teo Torriatte

This also fits with the life of Freddie and Jim. They clung to each other for every moment they had.

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

37 Another One Bites the Dust


38 Was It All Worth It
39 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

40 The Miracle

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

41 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!

42 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.

43 Let Me in Your Heart Again
44 I Want to Break Free


45 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.¨

46 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.

47 Cool Cat

I love all the comments on all of these from twelve year olds who heard Bohemian Rhapsody once and proclaim their love for Freddie, and their devastation over his death, but then are at something of a loss when you present them with literally any other member of Queen or a song like Cool Cat.

48 39

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

49 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.

50 You're My Best Friend
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