Saddest Rock Songs of All Time

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21 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
22 Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold

It delivers a positive message in a sad and powerful song...The way it expresses the feelings is unique...It deserves higher place for sure

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23 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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24 Hemorrhage (In My Hands) - Fuel

I miss all these songs. In my opinion, 1999-2010 had the best rock music. Not to put off the classics. You know what I mean. Modern rock wise.

25 Can't Take It - All-American Rejects V 1 Comment
26 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.

27 Heartbeat Slowing Down - All-American Rejects
28 Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
29 Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
30 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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31 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

32 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

33 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
34 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.

35 Scars - Papa Roach
36 The Unforgiven II - Metallica

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

37 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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38 Outside - Staind
39 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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40 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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