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

The Show Must Go On The Show Must Go On Cover Art

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

This is undoubtedly the saddest queen song it is so sad that my classmates are so ignorant to queen who are the greatest band ever.This is my favourite queen song because I can relate to it

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...

These are the Days of Our Lives These are the Days of Our Lives Cover Art

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.

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.

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

The best song freddy ever sang so much feeling from the greatest singer on the planet x

Too Much Love Will Kill You Too Much Love Will Kill You Cover Art

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

Music to my ear.. I love you Freddy the Great Rock Legend...

Love of My Life Love of My Life Cover Art

This song makes me feel jealous because ?Freddie wrote it for Mary, and I have a huge crush on Freddie.

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!

Who Wants to Live Forever? Who Wants to Live Forever? Cover Art

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

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!

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.

Bohemian Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody Cover Art

The 2nd and final parts are the most sad, nothing else in the song compares to that emotion.

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...

Save Me Save Me Cover Art

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.

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

Why isn't this on top? Sure, the show must go on is depressing, but the fact that this was made after Freddie died and it was just Brian, Roger and John just punches your heart. I'm not one to get emotional at songs, but this is the only one that makes me cry or get choked up every time I listen to it. And the fact that it was John's last recording ever makes this sadder. Get this higher!

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..

In My Defence In My Defence Cover Art

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

I Was Born to Love You I Was Born to Love You Cover Art

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 Contenders

It's a Hard Life It's a Hard Life Cover Art

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

Mother Love Mother Love Cover Art

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

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.

Is This the World We Created...? Is This the World We Created...? Cover Art

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

Heaven for Everyone Heaven for Everyone Cover Art

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.

Nevermore Nevermore Cover Art

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

One Year of Love

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

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

You Take My Breath Away You Take My Breath Away Cover Art

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.

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!

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

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

Innuendo Innuendo Cover Art

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

The Great Pretender The Great Pretender Cover Art

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.

All Dead, All Dead All Dead, All Dead Cover Art

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.

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

So beautiful, but so sad.

Made in Heaven Made in Heaven Cover Art

My favourite with Freddie

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

Somebody to Love Somebody to Love Cover Art

One of the greatest songs ever. Probably everybody has that phase in life when it is his favourite.

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


A Winter's Tale A Winter's Tale Cover Art

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.

White Queen White Queen Cover Art

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

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