Top Ten Saddest Songs


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461 Vincent - Don McLean

This depressing song about Vincent Van Gogh never fails to make you feel melancholy. The hauntingly beautiful lyrics and McLean's emotional performance always brings a tear to my eye. - Spark_Of_Life

462 Space Oddity - David Bowie

Super sad it is about a guy lost in space and I believe dies well he does die 685 really

463 The Ministry of Lost Souls - Dream Theater V 1 Comment
464 The Raven That Refused to Sing - Steven Wilson

Only 2 Porcupine Tree songs and no Steven Wilson songs? Why do I even live on this planet anymore? - SevenTreeTool

465 What a Catch Donnie - Fall Out Boy

THIS NEEDS TO BE IN THE TOP 10. It is a lot sadder than anything listed on the top ten in my opinion. This song is about the bass player (Pete Wentz) promising the lead Singer (Patrick Stump) that he would never commit suicide.

Donnie is a famous Singer that committed suicide by jumping out of a hotel. In the bridge lyrics "I will never end up like him, but behind my back I already am" means he will never end up like Donnie by killing himself. - AwesomeKillJoy

466 Landslide - Dixie Chicks
467 The Haunting Presence - Giles Corey
468 I Wouldn't Mind - He is We

This song just hits me in the feels every time I listen to it. It hurts hearing about love lost, and now rejoining them in eternity. - BlazenSpirit

469 May It Be - Enya
470 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden

Tears in Heaven is sad, but this is sadder. The death of a child is sad, but it can’t compare to the deaths of 48 people.
I know that there’s songs about the death of more people, but this song sounds like the saddest song ever made, and it makes me happy and sad. My favorite song. - CostcoHotDogs

471 Float On - Modest Mouse
472 I Remember You - Skid Row

i shall gladly kill anyone who will disagree that this song is the saddest love song ever...
this song is all in one set...
think about it, a metal band playing slow but still a metal song which talks about the person which has already left...

If you kill someone from disagreeing, that persons relative(s), friends, or any other special person in their life, might make a song that is sadder then I Remember You. :D

473 In God's Hands - Nelly Furtado
474 Falling Down - Muse

"now my world is upside down. I'm heading straight for the clouds. " - karica4

475 If You're Reading This - Tim McGraw

About a soldier that dies over seas and never comes home... I cry every time it comes on. -

476 Suicide is Painless - Johnny Mandel

Its hard not to choke-up when listening to this song. - fireinside96

477 Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
478 You and I - Park Bom

Omo! I can't believe that bommie is on list! Go kpop. Although, I think her song don't cry is way sadder/better..

479 Black Gives Way to Blue - Alice In Chains

AIC's ode to their late front man Layne Staley. The song is so haunting, brings tears to your eyes. Then listen to it live, the crowd sings along and cheers loudly at the end - makes me cry every time. After 9 1/2 years Layne is still missed by many.

We will all remember you Layne - WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. The lyrics of this song are so very true, "Imitations Are Pale". You will live on through those of us here that now true talent. Love is Song and Love who it is dedicated too. RIP Layne Thomas Staley

I don't want to feel no more
It's easier to keep falling
Imitations are pale
Emptiness... All tomorrows
Haunted by your ghost...

Lay down, black gives way to blue
Lay down, I'll remember you

Fading out by design
Consciously avoiding changes
Curtains drawn now it's done
Silencing all tomorrows
Forcing a goodbye...

Lay down, black gives way to blue
Lay down, I'll remember you

RIP Layne

This song makes me tear up every time I hear it. Absolutely beautiful tribute to a beautiful man with an amazing voice.

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480 Hate Me - Blue October

This song's words is so sad,it will give you goosebumps.The song is sung for a mother that stood by her already grown child that suffered the consequences of drug addiction and how he just wanted it to end without her getting hurt more.

A moving tribute to a fallen band mate!
Wicked harmonies on guitars and a great vocal

Look into the lyrics you just feel the regetness

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