Top Ten Saddest Songs


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81 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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82 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

83 The River - Bruce Springsteen
84 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.

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85 Time to Say Goodbye - Sarah Brightman

Is the best song, and the voice is spectacular.

I love this song. It's very sad, even with the translation. It sounds as though someone is staring at the horizon and dreaming of things that could have been; they could have sailed on "ships across seas" but it's too late to do that now.

Beautiful voice. That of an angel.

This song is amazing, and the emotion she was able to portray in this song was also brilliant. (also love her version of christine daae in POTO, though I prefer sierra)

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86 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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87 Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
88 I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy V 2 Comments
89 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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90 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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91 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

92 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.

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93 Young and Beautiful - Lana del Rey
94 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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95 The Reason - Hoobastank

Why is it so low?

96 At Least We Tried - Moby

This is a very sad song; it exposes the pain you feel from any significant form of loss; breakup, death, anything. It shows that in these situations, one loses all power to keep control, knowing that you'll miss what you had. - PositronWildhawk

97 Imagine - John Lennon

It's just like giver by Lois Lowry

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98 Angels - Hedsic
99 Don't Take the Girl - Tim McGraw

This is the ABSOLUTE saddest song I have ever heard, tear jerker every time I hear it

100 I (Who Have Nothing) - Shirley Bassey

Very Emotional Top 10 HIT Single from the powerful vocalist, Shirley Bassey, recorded back in 1963! This song deserves to be on this list!

Saw shirley way back in 1972 at liverpool empire shes pure class

Very sad song >> This emotional Top 10 single for Shirley was recorded in 1963 >> She has been faithfully performing this song during LIVE concerts for over four decades.

It's really feels owsm whn I hrd this song... Perfect 4 the saddest moments of life

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