Top Ten Saddest Songs


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121 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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122 Superman (It's Not Easy) - Five for Fighting

Great song. Five for fighting has some great lyrics

Sad song...

123 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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124 Back to December - Taylor Swift

So boring it's depressing.

125 Do You Hear Me - Adema
126 The Way I Loved You - Taylor Swift
127 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

128 Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
129 Lua - Bright Eyes
130 Lost Cause - Beck
131 Chicken Wire - The Pernice Brothers
132 Ayer - Enrique Iglesias
133 Bad Girl - Madonna

I cried when I saw the video. I felt sorry for Madonna's character. The song is great though

134 Lightning Crashes - Live

The song was dedicated to Barbara Lewis, but it also held another meaning. It could have also meant something about an old mother dying while at the same time another mother gives birth to a new child in the world (a new mother cries, an old mother dies, as well as the angel opens her eyes). Truly spiritual and sad in a way. - NuMetalManiak

This is a deep and truthful view of the life cycle. It does make me cry if I indulge it.

135 In My Darkest Hour - Megadeth

This song truly captures the feelings of betrayal, overwhelming despair, anger and sadness that one can only hope never to experience. This song, I am certain, has been somebody's last song...

136 Love You Like a Love Song - Selena Gomez & The Scene V 2 Comments
137 Your Star - Evanescence

It's a soft song. I don't know why, but I always love songs with only Piano

138 Rebecca - Grieves
139 Ill Mind of Hopsin 6 - Hopsin
140 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me - The Smiths

Probably one of the saddest songs I've ever heard. It is a brilliant portrayal of what it feels likes to feel utterly unloved and lonely.

This should be much higher up. Somehow The Smiths captured the despair of loneliness perfectly.

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