Top Ten Saddest Songs


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101 The Way We Were - Barbara Streisand

I know it's too old for most of you to have heard it or for it to come to mind immediately but if you have a serious interest in this list's concept you really should give this a listen.
"Can it be that it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line...
What's too painful to remembers simply choose to forget..." - Billyv

102 This Used to Be My Playground - Madonna

I adore this song. We must say a big "Thank You" to Madonna for this pure masterpiece. Emotional, sad but very beautiful lyrics. This track will never be outdated because we all start as kids, then teens, then mature and then... We recollect the days of our childhood listening to this song - Irina2932

This song always makes me sad. Beautiful lyrics and vocals by Madonna. It will remind you of childhood days, will definetely make you nostalgic. Beautiful song.

Excellent... I am so sad at this time and this song is awesome this song fill my eyes with tears

This song always makes me want to live as a child. I miss my childhood..and I can't go back to it when it had so much memories...

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103 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
104 It's Been So Long - The Living Tombstone V 2 Comments
105 I Miss You So Much - TLC
106 It's Getting Better All the Time - Brooks & Dunn
107 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...

108 I Believe - Blessed Union of Souls
109 November - Sadistik
110 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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111 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!

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

Great song. Five for fighting has some great lyrics

Sad song...

113 Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

Other than already being about when Ian Curtis broke up with his wife, the fact that they played it at one of the saddest parts in Donnie Darko makes this song on of the saddest songs of all time

it's the saddest song in the whole universe. this would be number 1 only if more people knew about the band. =/

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114 For the Love of a Daughter - Demi Lovato

Such a sad song! I love her and I'll support her emotions. Her love for her father is undeniable

115 Back to December - Taylor Swift

So boring it's depressing.

116 The Way I Loved You - Taylor Swift
117 Lost Cause - Beck
118 Imagine - John Lennon

Imagine my nans darkside

It's just like giver by Lois Lowry

This should be way higher


119 Lua - Bright Eyes
120 Chicken Wire - The Pernice Brothers
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