Top Ten Saddest Songs


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101 Imagine - John Lennon Imagine - John Lennon

It's just like giver by Lois Lowry

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102 Let Me In - R.E.M. Let Me In - R.E.M.
103 Broken - Amy Lee & Seether Broken - Amy Lee & Seether

Whenever you have a song that is pretty acoustic-driven in the rock scene, you can expect it to be a slow, and sad song. Broken exemplifies this with it's acoustic guitar and very sorrowful and lonely lyrics. The second version of this song with Amy Lee is even sadder, when you think about how Amy Lee was Shaun Morgan's girlfriend at the time. - NuMetalManiak

What? I hope Seether in top 10! where's seether fans? because that song makes every people cry or sad.

This song deserves to be at least in the top 10!

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104 Free - Sarah Brightman Free - Sarah Brightman

as I commented before. this song is both haunting and uplifting. its one of her best. thanks sarah.

Sarah is the best! Thank you for giving the world your beautiful voice to hear. - debsan

this song is very haunting and at the same time uplifting. - richt63

105 Monsoon - Tokio Hotel Monsoon - Tokio Hotel

Every time I hear it I have to cry because it's so awful

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106 Cancer - My Chemical Romance Cancer - My Chemical Romance

Omigosh, this is one of my favorite songs EVER. Also, it connects to me because my boyfriend got cancer, and at one point, he wouldn't let me in his room, just like in the song, quote, "Now turn away, 'cause I'm awful just to see. " He actually said something like that. He said, "Please don't look at me, because I'm awful just to see. " It really makes me cry because of that, and I really love this song with all my heart. This goes out to my boyfriend, Brandon!
- CatPhoenix

Why? This is the most heartbreaking song of them all. There will never, ever be a song so deep, so honest and so heartfelt. If you haven't listened to this song you need to. I doubt any one will read this comment but if you do, listen to this beautiful song. Many people struggle with the concept of cancer, this song reveals the ugly side of a sickening disease, everyone should pay respect to this song and toast my chemical romance for having the guts and the willpower to create it. This song has brought so many people to tears in the space of two minutes, and it will do the same to you.

This is the most heart-felt song to me personally because of my experience with this disease. My Chemical Romance is an amazing band and the members that comprise it are awesome people.

I listened to the twenty one pilot's cover and I was instantly heartbroken

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107 Sober - Tool

I love this song... BUT WHERE IS HURT BY NINE INCH NAILS! THAT SONG - no, THAT ENTIRE ALBUM IS BETTER THAN ALL THE CRAP ON THIS LIST! One of the darkest, most depressing albums I have ever heard... The way it ends with the blow your ears out "gunshot" and then the minute of static (representing death).

108 Spanish Sahara - Foals Spanish Sahara - Foals
109 Sleep Alone - Moby Sleep Alone - Moby V 1 Comment
110 Titanium - David Guetta Titanium - David Guetta

Asia's voice is so whiny that it makes it sad. However, David Guetta's "mixing" of making the song cut in and out turns sadness into "what is wrong with my radio?! "

Underrated as HELL. Sia's downright best performance I've ever heard from her. I wouldn't exactly call it "sad", though...

111 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
112 It's Been So Long - The Living Tombstone It's Been So Long - The Living Tombstone V 2 Comments
113 Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny) - Elton John 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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114 I Believe - Blessed Union of Souls I Believe - Blessed Union of Souls
115 November - Sadistik November - Sadistik
116 I Miss You So Much - TLC I Miss You So Much - TLC
117 It's Getting Better All the Time - Brooks & Dunn It's Getting Better All the Time - Brooks & Dunn
118 Desperado - The Eagles Desperado - The Eagles

Easily the saddest song on this list; it's a doleful tale of the pain associated with unrequited love with someone whom hasn't the ability to love not only others, but themselves, too. The lyrics and harmony conflate the most perfectly feeling of melancholy and utter-morose. The piano is a masterpiece of choking sadness.

Sad, but beautiful song by a great band - THEMASTER

Awesome song by a Legendary Band!

119 Landslide - Fleetwood Mac Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

Come on, people! This song is a classic! It should at least be in the top five! Stevie Nicks wrote this song about not knowing if she could make it through life, basically. And her vocals are so emotional and perfect that its hard not to cry during this song. Its amazingly relatable and will grow on anyone who listens to it. Everyone should know this song.

I totally agree this song gets a lump in my throat every time you could tell she was hurting whilst singing this song

This shouldn't be 99th, should be in the top ten

120 Superman (It's Not Easy) - Five for Fighting Superman (It's Not Easy) - Five for Fighting

Great song. Five for fighting has some great lyrics

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