Saddest Rock Songs of All Time

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21 Buried Alive - Avenged Sevenfold

It's not even the saddest Avenged Sevenfold song, So Far Away & Seize The Day are much sadder - Xinferno-awaitsX

It just make me feel so down, every time I hear it

Beautiful song with emotional solo

Very sad but also beautiful - xkill

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22 Can't Take It - All-American Rejects V 1 Comment
23 Vermillion Pt.2 - Slipknot

Honestly, if more popular songs had been on Vol. 3, this song might be more respected than snuff for being truly sad

Way sadder than snuff but danger keep away is another level

Much more sad than Snuff, just less popular.

Oh, this one hurts.

24 Heartbeat Slowing Down - All-American Rejects
25 Broken - Seether

I always listen by heart this song cause I'm broken.

Definitely top 10 worthy

No way does this song deserv to be out of the top 10!

26 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards

One of the most beautiful songs ever created. It tugs at the heart. Every time I listen to it, I feel again.

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27 Through Glass - Stone Sour

Through Glass is a song about slowly fading away into the unknown.. Where your friends or family become distant, and you are left wondering why it couldn't be like the good old days. I can highly relate, and highly recommend through glass by stone sour.

I litterally cryed when I heard this song its so sad you need to listen to this

28 The Show Must Go On - Queen

It's ridiculously sad when you think of the condition Freddie Mercury was in when writing this. He was near death, and this was his way of saying goodbye, along with who wants to live forever and these are the days of our lives

This is Freddie's final finale, the last of the unbelievable star, who isn't this on the top

RIP Freddy Mercury

29 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
30 The Unforgiven II - Metallica

The unforgiven too is (just like the first unforgiven) a very slow and sad song that anyone can relate to.

31 Blackbird - Alter Bridge

Black bird is hard rock at its very best... It's a shame people haven't even heard of it... It's outburst of emotions... Its about a friend who passed away long time ago... Total masterpiece

Written for a past away friend... "Someday I too will fly and find you again"

Just listen once and ask yourself where this should be in this list

This should be #1 on the list it's amazing.

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32 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

This song deserves to be at the top, gets you right there

This deserves to be in the top ten. A great but depressing song.

How the hell is the top 10 filled with Slipknot and Evanescence, yet Hurt is at 37?! This is just a popularity contest - ryanrimmel

very sad

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33 Hurricane - Theory of a Deadman

This song is one of the best in this band

I love theory of a deadman and this is one of there best songs next to bitch came back. Love the intro and how it plays rain noises at the beginning and the end

34 Fade to Black - Metallica

Everyone who thinks that this is not the saddest song from Metallica knows nothing at all about rock music.

This was my favorite song for most of my teenage years.

This should be number 1! damn this song can make me feel

Life it seems to fade awayy...drifting further everyday.. wow what a sad song, the acoustic at the beginning

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35 Down Where I Am - Demons & Wizards
36 Coma White - Marilyn Manson
37 True Love Waits - Radiohead
38 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

Pleading with illness, could even relate to loss. "Faceless enemy" you can't really fight an enemy if it doesn't have a mind or will to fight against. When helpless, we go to pleading.

Yeah this one but where is Never too late by Three Days Grace though?

Very beautiful and sad

This song is so sad but the most sad by breaking benjamin is ashes of eden

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39 Hymn for the Missing - Red

This song is really meaningful and sad. Its meant for anyone who has ever lost someone in any way. THe beautiful lyrics with haunting voices this song might be the saddest

This is one of Red's masterpieces of mixing hard rock with classical instruments for the impossibly sad and meaningful sound and lyrics

A very underrated band. Almost all their songs have beautiful, deep lyrics

Surprised to be seeing them here! such a great and emotion-filled song!

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40 Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

It's a beautiful song that's perfectly listenable, but man, the feels.

I don't know how this one isn't higher, gets me in my feels whenever I listen to it.

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Top Remixes (9)

1. Snuff - Slipknot
2. Lucy - Skillet
3. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 - Avenged Sevenfold
1. True Love Waits - Radiohead
2. Daydreaming - Radiohead
3. Kite - U2
1. Coma White - Marilyn Manson
2. Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
3. Man That You Fear - Marilyn Manson

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