Top 10 Saddest Songs About Death

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The Top Ten

1 Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
2 The Show Must Go On - Queen

And Freddie was dying when sang this song. - Metal_Treasure

3 Hurt - Johnny Cash
4 Fade to Black - Metallica
5 Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
6 Dream On - Aerosmith
7 Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Music to this song actually sounds pretty happy. - Metal_Treasure

8 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
9 I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy
10 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards

The Contenders

11 Candle in the Wind - Elton John
12 A Question of Heaven - Iced Earth
13 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
14 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

This is the original Johnny Cash covered. - Metal_Treasure

15 The Great Gig In The Sky - Pink Floyd
16 Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue

One of the saddest songs of all time.
Just listen to it in its entirety. - Martin_Canine

17 Sternenträumer - Andrea Berg

She wrote the song about her dead father. Sounds extremely honest.
Schlager usually is a light hearted and easy digestible genre, but Berg often adds much depth to it. It's also not common that schlager singers write their own songs but she does. - Martin_Canine

18 Lass Los - Tic Tac Toe

Ballad about a friend's suicide by all female German hip hop trio Tic Tac Toe.
In the second verse Lee breaks out in tears halfway through.
I personally assume this was not planned. Lee's husband commited suicide, and I am sure she was reminded of that while recording her verse. And they left that take in because what is more gripping than actual and authentic tears? - Martin_Canine

19 Stan - Eminem
20 Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
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1. Hurt - Johnny Cash
2. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
3. The Show Must Go On - Queen
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1. Fade to Black - Metallica
2. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
3. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
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