Top Ten Saddest Songs


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81 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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82 Imagine - John Lennon

Imagine my nans darkside

It's just like giver by Lois Lowry

This should be way higher


83 I'm Gonna Crawl - Led Zeppelin
84 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

From a completely non biased stand point this should be number 1 without a doubt. Because everyone knows this song no matter who you are and it's universally sad. Sure It hasn't made me cry as much as some other songs, but it's damn close.

BEST SONG EVER, actually in love with this song I watch the film every night I can, and I just sit there and cry to myself, everyone knows I'm in love with this song, and to know that it would be number one would make my day. Its just amazing in my opinion!

It is a very nice song, and we can really imagined and realized if we listened this song when working things.. through this music, it is very lovable.

Awesome song.

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85 Why Not Me? - Enrique Iglesias

This song is so sad... Makes you wanna cry. That emotion of a heartbreak is just so beautifully sung by Enrique. I completely weep at the chorus. Certainly not the saddest but it must be in the top 15.

This was the first English song I ever heard... and I instantly fell into the lyrics of it... please vote for it so that at least it comes in top 20

Where is Hero?

Baby I know I could be all you need
Why oh why oh why
I wanna love you
If you only knew how much I love you

86 The River - Bruce Springsteen
87 Let It Be - The Beatles

I just love anything by The Beatles. Have done since I was little. - Britgirl

I don't think it is really sad, its just slow and peaceful.

There is such a deepness to this song.

How the heck is this so low. - Doom

88 Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
89 I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy V 2 Comments
90 I'm Done - Korn
91 Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny) - Elton John

People that know what this song is about are few and do not understand the loss of a friend.

I cried a ton when listening to this song because I understand every little bit of it and it is extremely sad.

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92 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

The sheer emotion that runs through me, especially when Chester performs it live. This song sends so many feelings, and strikes me right where it counts. It's a symphony of the terror of what drugs can do to a person, combined with that small bit of hope that the light isn't out of reach.

Breaking The Habit is the saddest song with Evanescence's My Immortal. Because lyrics is so meaningful and sadness, the tune is make you cry, Chester' voice is touching and emotion and music video is so heart wrenching.

Best Linkin Park song,

Awesome Song... Just try and listen to it!

Must be higher in the list

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93 The End - The Doors


If you've ever broken up with someone that you truly loved, this is probably the most depressing song you can listen to (at that time).

The only problem is that is out of context: The song is an opus to how badly we treat the earth. What have we done to the Earth? What have we done to our, fair sister?

Hi, those lyrics are actually from "when the music's over" if you hadn't already realized but that's an easy mistake to make because they both are very long songs.

I don't find it strange that I cried one time listening to this. Do you? Okay, listen to the lyrics.

This is the end
My beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end...

This could be about the end of the world or a romance. It just sounds so devastatingly beautiful.

. This song makes me cry

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94 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

From George R.R. Martin's HBO hit "Game of Thrones, her performance of this song of tragedy is haunting. From her "Awakening" album (do listen with a subwoofer! ), and her third PBS special "Jackie Evancho: Awakening - In Concert". Jackie also appeared in an interview with George R.R. Martin on the Wall Street Journal Cafe on 10/27/2014 - Trancas

95 Valentine's Day - Linkin Park

About Chester's father, who died on a Valentine's Day. What a sad song.

This song dhould be higher than this.. Touches my inner soul every time I listen to it

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96 Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit didn't even write this! It's The Who! God, people are stupid. His cover wasn't nearly as good as the original.

Also see limp bizkit's angles if you liked this.

Limp Bizkit Rock On!

97 Young and Beautiful - Lana del Rey
98 Last to Know - Three Days Grace

Why is this song so low! It's piano and lyrics really make me feel like, I can make it through. - Deathisbeyondcontrol

This song should be at least in the top 15 or 20 it's a very sad song

Emotional song. Filled with pain.

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99 The Reason - Hoobastank

Why is it so low?

100 Angels - Hedsic
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