Top Ten Saddest Songs


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481 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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482 Good Feeling - Flo Rida
483 With or Without You - U2

The list is SO INCOMPLETE without this one. Really surprised it's note here!

484 All Apologies - Nirvana

This song is essentially Kurt's suicide note in song form. It's so sad to hear this song (especially the Unplugged version) knowing that he would kill himself using similar messages from this song in his suicide note

Actually this song is very sad. He wrote this before Courtney and his daughter also.He may have said that but he did actually write this before either one. This song you can hear him suffering from guilt and spiritual pain. A very beautiful song though and probably my favorite ever written.

This song isn't really as sad as it sounds. Kurt dedicated this song to Courtney and their daughter, and it was actually a happy song. - NuMetalManiak

If you feel guilty although you have done nothing wrong but everone seems out to get you and acuses you of their faults.

485 Butterfly - Weezer

I cried when I realized what this meant you people are idiots for putting it so low.

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486 The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve

Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown...

Why is this number 502? It's such a beautiful and sad song

487 Beautiful - Eminem

This is the most saddest song in the world, because this song is about truth if you are depresd no one is going to help you, you have to help you're self. He also say in this song that he wants to trade in your shoeze because he has to much pain inside. If you understand the lyrisc you know what I mean

488 The Light Behind Your Eyes - My Chemical Romance

I really do cry when I hear this song.

544? I stay up all night with this song. I cry with this song. - AnonymousChick

How the f--- is this not #1 it makes me cry every time I hear it.

489 No Surprises - Radiohead

How can this be down at 778? Personally 'Fake Plastic Trees' is just as sad if not sadder, but its not here so I'll vote for this. straight up emotion every single time I listen to it.

This may be my favorite song ever. I can't begin to describe what it does to me.

Underrated! Damn underrated. This song can make any person depressed!

Just listen to it. It speaks for itself.

490 Ruby - Foster the People

It's based on the life of a middle-aged mother, and her struggle to go on with life. Even if you don't like Foster the People, this song is bound to make you feel the deep feelings of "Ruby." The lyrics are meaningful and tell a story-a story of the struggle of average people, us as a whole, longing for a better life and watching a worse one pass.

It has helped me be a better person, and taught me not to let a bad time pass without making it a good one. It's inspired me and whenever I feel like it's over, I listen to this song and it tells me that it's not.

My favorite lyrics of this song:

Yeah she don't know what to do,
She's got everything and nothing to lose

She's got a fistful of tears held back by the strength of five
And she says, "Happiness ain't free,
Everybody fights just like me,
But I've given up the ability to retreat"

And I said Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
You gotta start lifting you head up, head up, head up
And I said Ruby, ...more

491 Like Toy Soldiers - Eminem
492 Don't Go - Bring Me the Horizon
493 Just a Greasy Spoon - SpongeBob and Mr Krabs

Get it to #1. The first time I listened to this song I couldn't stop sobbing.

Deserves #1. Tragic.

so sad

494 Pyramid Song - Radiohead

From the Piano intro that gives you the chills from the lyrics

495 Mutter - Rammstein

Reminds me of Frankstein

496 Yellow - Coldplay

Its not really sad but it could make you cry

497 Where Are U Now? - Skrillex & Diplo

I love this song, it's my favourite

498 Toy Soldiers - Martika
499 Ghost - Halsey
500 How Can I Help You Say Goodbye - Patty Loveless
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