Top Ten Saddest Songs


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261 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

262 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...

263 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!

264 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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265 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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266 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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267 Fall for You - Secondhand Serenade

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

268 Hiroshima - Sandra

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

269 Brenda's Got a Baby - 2pac
270 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.

271 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

272 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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273 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

274 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

275 Archangel - Burial
276 Looking In - Mariah Carey

It is a very beautiful song, but the music sounds so sad.

Beautiful, Carey shows her sadness

277 Solo - Jason Chen
278 Darkness - Disturbed

Why is this so low on the list?!?

279 Let Her Go - Passenger

The person that wrote before me is tone deaf I think this song is great

Honestly, this song is SO overplayed, and its annoying. Just saying.

280 The Noose - A Perfect Circle

This song starts out with some faint guitar sound, slowly crescendoing and then Maynard's vocals kick in. His lyrics are very meaningful in a way. The last part of the song where the guitar sound gets bigger is complemented by the "halo slippin down" lyrics, which convey a sad, deadly feeling. - NuMetalManiak

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