Top 10 Saddest Songs About Death


The Top Ten

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

And Freddie was dying when sang this song. - Metal_Treasure

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

Music to this song actually sounds pretty happy. - Metal_Treasure

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

The Contenders

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

This is the original Johnny Cash covered. - Metal_Treasure

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15 The Great Gig In The Sky - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
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

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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 UListen to Sample
20 Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera UListen to Sample
21 Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men UListen to Sample
22 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne UListen to Sample
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Hurt - Johnny Cash
2. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
3. The Show Must Go On - Queen
1. Fade to Black - Metallica
2. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
3. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton


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