Top Ten Saddest Songs


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101 Lucy - Skillet

This song is sadder than Hurt-Johnny Cash, My Immortal-Evanescence, Wake me up when September ends-Green Day. It deserves number one. - deandinosaur5

312... Okay, just listen to the lyrics and then tell me My Immortal is sadder.

Sadder than many of the songs on this list, I'll tell you. - LarkwingFlight


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102 Let Me In - R.E.M.
103 The Last Words You Said - Sarah Brightman

For anyone whose soul has been singed by the passions and glories of tragic love-- this One's for U. Sarah's voice singing these heart-breaking lyrics will tenderly wound and heal U. She's without equal in awaking hidden depths of feeling in the listener. - timhatcher

ReaLLy aWEsome Song For anyone whose soul has been singed by the passions and glories of tragic love-- this One's for U. Sarah's voice singing these heart-breaking lyrics will tenderly wound and heal U. She's without equal in awaking hidden depths of feeling in the listener.

This is the best sad songs by sarah brightman
Hope you can always cheer us by anything first by your songs
Love you sarah
You may not know all of your fans but your fans will always remember you

Lame slow song

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104 Down in a Hole - Alice in Chains

With a song like Down in a Hole, you just feel sad as you listen to the whole song. It's got some of the saddest verses ever heard, particularly when the first verse is repeated alongside the line "Oh I wanna be inside of you". The way the lyrics are sung convey the sadness, and also in the chorus you hear the apparent denial of hope. - NuMetalManiak

Haunting and chilling. No doubt everyone close to me knows this is a song that got me through some hard times in my life. By far one of the best rock songs that were ever written. Too bad Alice in Chains does not get enough credit. "I'd like to fly... But my wings have been so denied... " RIP Layne Staley

Yes... Down in a whole and nutshell.. So beautiful and haunting, especially nutshell.. Gives me chills.. Rip layne staley and Mike starr

My nan died in a hole

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105 Broken - 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!

OH, MY GOD! I LOVE this song! Every time I listen to it on my laptop, I just wanna cry, until I fall asleep! It reminds me of a book I'm typing up. It's called "Night at the Museum : Broken Spirits and Aching Hearts". It's set after NATM2. This is where the cowboy Jedediah is dying of a terrible sickness. Octavius is sitting by his bedside, about to cry at any minute, and Jedediah tells him he always loved him like a big brother, and he forgave him for everything he had said and done to him. And when he asks Octavius to give him one last hug, and that Octavius does so, right away, in the blink of an eye, Jedediah closes his eyes, tells him he will always be his best friend, no matter what. Then, he dies. Now, as Octavius lays his friend back down on the bed, he lets a bunch of big tears spill down his face, and cries very hard. And, when Larry wraps his warm arms around him, and hugs him, gently, and that he starts to cry like an "I-don't-know-what", not that's where I hear that ...more

106 Monsoon - Tokio Hotel

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

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107 Spanish Sahara - Foals
108 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

It's not the lyrics. It's just the tune and Whitney's powerful voice that makes this song sad. Rest In Peace Whitney.

Whitney's powerful voice with great emotions

So beautiful

i agree

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109 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).

110 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
111 It's Been So Long - The Living Tombstone V 2 Comments
112 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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113 I Miss You So Much - TLC
114 It's Getting Better All the Time - Brooks & Dunn
115 Sleep Alone - Moby V 1 Comment
116 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...

117 I Believe - Blessed Union of Souls
118 November - Sadistik
119 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

Just that one south park episode made this the saddest song ever... - deathnote67

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120 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!

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