Top Ten Saddest Songs


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261 New Slang - The Shins
262 Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel

Good one. Too similar to "Hero of War" which is on the top ten. Just that this is about a war that is no longer considered fresh and sadly forgotten about. History repeats itself

263 Forever Love - X Japan

I love this song, and hopefully so many others do too. It's in Japanese and English, but even though you don't know what the Japanese lyrics mean, the song is so powerful. It stirkes something deep within one's heart.

264 Last Song - Gackt

Far saddest song.. You need to read english lyrics! He is best artist, no no HE is Good - Lucius

So damn sad and beautiful song...

265 Reila - The Gazette

Definitely the saddest song I've ever heard. Really, if you haven't listened to it, you'll never know.

super sad song... makes me wanna cry - AresRed

Gorgeous and beautiful song that causes amazing feelings inside me. Touching melody, awesome voice. Thank you, the GazettE!

266 Whisky Lullaby - Brad Paisley

this song is just not safe for depressed people - Dania0671

how can this not be the saddest song of all time, a man kills himself because he's not with the love of his life, and then she feels so guilty she then kills herself... so sad

'We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
Until the night'

Also a tear jerker

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267 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

The song tells such a sad story. Kelly clarkson brings so much emotion to the already sad song. Makes me cry every time I sing it

This is the song that makes me cry every time I watch it and it's just so heart breaking... Poor kids.

A song about a girl that lives the experience of the problematic marriage of their parents. Such a sad song...

I heard this song not long after my cat died and I have broke into tears every time I hear this song since.

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268 Say Something - A Great Big World

I cannot believe this item is not on this list yet. This song, about heartbreak, is one of the saddest I have ever heard. The music video is incredibly touching; it conveys an incredibly powerful yet sad image in the viewer's mind. Vote for this one!

This is the saddest song I've ever heard, it reminds me of my dead grandma (I just began crying now) and how she died of a stroke, I cry because it makes me wish I was a better grandson while she was alive, Extremely powerful song

This is the only song that can make me cry, should be in the top ten so more people can hear it and cry with me ;_;

I think it was the music video that made me cry.

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269 Fall for You - Secondhand Serenade

I vote it! Saddest song that I ever heard (y)

270 Hiroshima - Sandra

Come on guys! This song is amazingly sad and touching! Let's vote for it

271 Fiction - Avenged Sevenfold

This song deserves to be at least top 10. The chills that you get from this is song is overpowering. When you fully understand the meaning Avenged Sevenfold was going for and the history behind Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, this song really hits in the heart with emotion

The most emotional part is the piano solo at the end with the backing vocals and the when the swithch happens between the piano and the organ you feel like this person is saying his last words must definitely be in the top 10

Really sad. The lyrics are so chilling and it makes me tear up every time.

One of the saddest songs I've heard should be at least top 10.

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272 Brenda's Got a Baby - 2pac
273 Father and Son - Cat Stevens

Sad but very beautiful lyrics and sound. One of the greatest songs ever..

This song stopped me from hanging myself

274 Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground - Blind Willie Johnson

A beautiful instrumental that needs no words to express the pain felt in this song. Listening to this song takes to the land of darkness that this blues man endured without uttering a single world. Only a Slide Guitar and some moans. A perfect example of how actions speak louder than words.

More than anything else ever recorded, this tune reaches down inside and pulls something out of you. It's simultaneously one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences, listening to it. I can't make it through without choking up; it's what I imagine dying sounds like.

When I was scrolling through the list I realized that this song is way too depressing to be at 31. So very sad and emotional, even sadder when you hear how he died.

275 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

It's not the lyrics. It's just the tune and Whitney's powerful voice that makes this song sad. Rest In Peace Whitney.

Whitney's powerful voice with great emotions

Should be much higher

So beautiful

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276 Victim - Avenged Sevenfold

Saddest song by Avenged Sevenfold without a doubt.

This song reminds me of my friend that's involved in a car accident. "I'm missing you..." feels deep and sad. Love how they sing it.

277 Angel - Sarah McLachlan

My Aunty had leukemia and this was played at her funeral. I've never cried so hard, and every time I hear this it makes me ball.

I hate how great songs slip through the cracks on lists like this. This absolutely deserves more recognition.

Makes me cry every time I here it.

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278 Buy the Stars - Marina and the Diamonds

This one is very sad, it's good to cry to.

VOTE PEOPLE! - mood333

The lyrics have a very deep meaning "You’re buying stars to shut out the light... We come alone and alone we die... And no matter how hard you try... I’ll always belong in the sky" - mood333

279 Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave

Sentimental duet by Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue about what seems to be a young couple in love having just found each other. Told from alternating points of view, it is revealed in the third verse the young man is a mentally disturbed man who eventually kills the woman he loves. What makes this so sad is that even at the end of the third verse, it is still a lovesong. The act of killing has something inevitable to it, as if the man had to do it despite truly loving the girl. Unkike much of the "Murder Ballads" album, it never gets violent either. The actual killing is more implied then explicitly described. In the end, the man even lays down a rose on her dead body. The beautiful emotional outfit adds much to the atmosphere. - Martin_Canine

280 Archangel - Burial
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