Saddest Rock Songs of All Time

Top ten songs that are really sad and make you cry.

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41 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

42 Down Where I Am - Demons & Wizards
43 True Love Waits - Radiohead
44 Coma White - Marilyn Manson
45 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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46 The Ghost of You - My Chemical Romance

Not only is the song sad, so is the fate of the band.

You think the song is sad? Look at the video!

47 The Little Things Give You Away - Linkin Park

Man, this song is so sad ;/

This song can be taken many different ways. It can be seen as not being appreciated or wanted by someone or it is truly about Hurricane Katrina.

Bohemian Rhapsody isn't sad gtfo why is that even in the list lmao.

48 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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49 Cancer - My Chemical Romance

My mom died of cancer, my wife left me on the anniversary of her death, two days before my dad's birthday and thirty days after my grandmother died. I played this song for a month, thinking of my mom.

Gerard's voice is simply amazing. I love this song

Amazing song.

I cry

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50 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

This isn't #1? Geez, people really forgot about this masterpiece. The entire album was a tribute to Syd Barrett, and this particular one gets everyone. - naFrovivuS

I came here expecting this to be to 5.

51 Karma Killer - Robbie Williams

Amazing voice and this song is so emotional yet angry and full of hurt.

This should be in the most angriest

52 Acid Rain - Avenged Sevenfold

This song is the manifestation of passing away. Absolutely stunning, and beautiful.

53 Man That You Fear - Marilyn Manson

Song that describes how Manson turned into what he is now. Definitely give it a listen. It's very gloomy.

54 Daydreaming - Radiohead
55 Kite - U2
56 Losing You - Dead by April

This song should be given a reward for the saddest song ever. Do you know what it's like to lose someone you love more than yourself? This song showcases it all, it makes everybody who have lost someone whom they loved dearly cry. Very very touching lyrics with beautiful vocals and screams of sorrow with chill-giving melodies, just AWESOME. It has been two years since I have know this song and I still love it, as if I'm listening to this song for the first time. This song earns my full respect, other people should learn to respect this band/song, because they're on of the few bands that make so unique and touchy songs. Please support them :) By the way this song rocks.

This is the only song that makes me cry every time I listen to it. Never listened to such an awesome song, it makes me think of how I was slowly losing my love. Such awesome singing, great melody and the screams are just epic, every time I listen to the screams in this song it makes me cry. It makes me think of how I was begging my love to stay. This song has such great lyrics, it makes you cry when you only read it. Please vote for this song. This is the best EPIC sad song I've ever heard

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57 Lonely Day - System of a Down

How is this at 206. One of the saddest songs ever written.

Such simple lyrics but most meaning I couldn't find anywhere else.

For everyone who suffers from loneliness,like me,this is a great song.

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58 Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.

My favorite song of all the times

59 Terrible Things - Mayday Parade

It's the saddest song seriously. Can't believe it brings out the tears in my eyes even when listened casually (well after the lyrics are listened to), and the hell it isn't in top 10?

The second time I heard it, I was actually listening to the lyrics and I started crying. Its such a sad heart-felt song about a father teaching his son about heartbreak.

By far the saddest song ever. Has much truth within with the lyrics with so much emotion and along with a heart breaking melody. I think it should be in the top 5 or top 10.

Heartbreaking song, truly amazing, although the chord progression is pretty simple.

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60 Don't Go - Bring Me the Horizon

Oli is one of those singers that have pure emotion in their voices. I think this song should be higher in the list. It was written about Oli's cousin and cousin's friends who murdered Oli's friend.

This is one of those songs that really hit you hard. It was in my playlist even though I had never heard it before, and now its one of the songs I've listened to the most.

A lot of Bring Me The Horizon songs have a lot of emotion but this song has a special place in my heart.

This is by far the greatest song ever.

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