Top Ten Saddest Songs


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61 You're Missing - Bruce Springsteen

This song is easily one of the most emotional songs I've ever listened to.
It has haunting lyrics, a beautiful melody and a fantastic tone.

Yeah agree but I think "Nothing Man " is one of his best...

I am a huge BBruce fan and this is a sad song but "Empty Sky" on the same cd is really sad or Into The Fire! Just the line...

Love and duty call you someplace higher, up the stairs into the fire! (Wow)

Also Gypsy biker is a great son
BETTERDAYS... It's a sad man my friend whos liv'n in his own skin and can't stand the company!
I think you get my point! Bruce can write a song!

62 Concrete Angel - Jackie Evancho

From her first (self-released) album "Prelude To A Dream". Her grasp of the subject matter at age nine makes this even more poignant. Her delivery is haunting. - Trancas

See it on YouTube

63 Don't Leave Me Now - Pink Floyd

Once you listen to this song, you will agree this needs to be number one

64 Don't Wake Me - Skillet
65 Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton

I voted this song because it shouldn't be on 60.

Great.. Now is on 59. That's progress.

Should be way up, the starting of the song is like nothing else in the whole list.

This song is super awesome

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66 Something in the Way - Nirvana

The fact that Kurt wrote this song from his actual life experiences makes it ever more saddening. He saw himself, As I often do, As his family's "Something In The Way" That ruined everything for them. God Bless You Kurt Cobain :'(

The rhythm is very depressing, especially the bass line and "It's ok to eat fish, cause they don't have any feelings"...

Sigh... I just listed to it right now saddest song yet by nirvana and I would have to also say 2nd is jesus doesn't want me for a sunbeam

I should write something other then the others
but that´┐Ż's such a wonderful song
you get goosebumps or start crying if you hear it

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67 Crash - Sum 41

I feel that this song is sadder than 98% of the songs on the list.

It is about the lead singer (Deryck Whibley) experiencing a brutal car crash. He said: "I got out of my car, and just felt lifelessness in the air. One of the people died instantly. When I got home, I wrote the song in minutes. I have a big empty room with a grand piano, and that helped me write the song."

I never cry during songs, but this one knowing what it was about, and the detail in this song made me teary-eyed.

I love this song so muche, and love Sum 41 just as much. I think crash has to be currently my favorite song by them.

The first time I heard this song I cried.

The song reminds me of me and a boy who couldn't get together

68 Like You - Evanescence

I've listened to a lot of sad songs but there is no songs that made me burst in tears for hours like this one. That songs has sad music. The singer's voice is heartbreaking and the meaning of the song is so sad. Up at number 1 - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

Evanescence's Amy Lee has a versatile voice just like Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. One thing more, I haven't seen a LP song on this list yet.

69 The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
70 My Immortal - Jackie Evancho

I didn't know she covered Evanescence?

71 In This World - Moby

Saddest song of all time, with a really emotional music video. You cannot argue with the music video, it really makes you think and makes you cry.

Wow, I love this song. It's so unbelievably sad, though, and the music video is even sadder. I recommend it. - PositronWildhawk

72 Danger - Keep Away - Slipknot
73 Things Left Unsaid - Disciple
74 Here Without You - 3 Doors Down

Seriously! People please listen to the songs because this is just amazing undoubtedly the saddest song EVER! Nobody can disagree with this listen to it... And if you understand the story you'll see what I am talking about...

Makes me miss my ex whom I still love so much. Brings tears to my eyes it still hurts to be without her and my daughter. She stays in my mind.

Love this song but it's so sad and makes your eyes get teary and since I am still in love with the one who isn't anymore it just makes me sad

This song reminds me of a friend that moved away a long time ago. I cared about her so much, and I never got to say goodbye. When I heard this song for the first time it reminded me of how much it hurt...

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75 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

I love this song with every piece of my soul.
The violin rhythm lulls you into the deep of the song; and its story.
People forget to look further into the meaning of lyrics, and how songs are mostly written from the heart.
This song is probably one of the most devastating songs I've heard; lovers who would have been perfect, but don't cross paths until it's too late - simply poetic.
Although I agree with the top ten listed, I think this masterpiece should definitely be higher up. It is a real tear jerker I have to say

Number 47? This song's story is so depressing but morbidly true. I'm surprised it isn't up there in the top 10

Such a sad song, though amazing just because its not about love or a boyfriend its about not living the life you want and being lonely. Amazing song.

The lyrics are so depressing and raw.

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76 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

Brings back memories for people who graduated to this song.

This isn't a sad song. It is a really bitter song. Please learn song meanings before putting them on a list. Sorry if I came off rude. I love this song though.

I want this to be played at my graduation.

This song makes me so happy and sad

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77 To Live is to Die - Metallica

This song was inspired by the death of Metallica's bass player, Cliff Burton, and is made up of riffs that he wrote. Therefore it is an incredibly sad song, despite being mostly instrumental. - cheesytaco

If you know the meaning behind this song then it is extremely sad, especially when it goes from heavy to clean it is just touching

It's just an instrumental song but the melodies in the middle part are delivering emotions like lyrics never could

I can't believe this wasn't on the list this is a tribute song to Cliff Burton - christangrant

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78 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

Listened to it when I was depressed, made me break down and cry. this is a very good emotional song and you can hear the pain in trent reznor's voice, which makes it even sadder.

NIN have the saddest songs of all time. Trent Reznor is a genius and he is very emotional with his songs and lyrics. got me through some hard times. Although "The Great Below" and "And All That Could Have Been" are more sad than 'Hurt'. Glad to finally see a good song on this list.

You can have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt!

Doesn't get any better (or sadder), does it?

While the Johnny Cash version sounds more appealing in some ways, it misses the whole feeling that the original song had. - kempokid

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79 Apologize - Onerepublic

I love this song, no one knows how much this song makes me feel this song is just saying even if you are sorry I have probably moved on so your too late. Don't come to me because you see me happy with someone else. Because it's too late to apologizee, it's too late. ( :

Amazing song... Just try it once, too catchy and great lyrics. Awesome songs

Just love this song..

Made me cry

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80 I'm Gonna Crawl - Led Zeppelin
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