Top Ten Saddest Songs


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161 Landing in London - 3 Doors Down
162 Jeremy - Pearl Jam

THis song is so great, and sad that a kid thought this was the only move he had left. The chorus, "Jeremy spoke in class today" is so chilling" I think by far, it's Pearl Jam's best vocals

Dude how is this not higher it's about a kid who killed himself in class!!!:( - fimbulwinter

How is this not higher? It is about a boy who committed suicide.

163 Gone Too Soon - Michael Jackson

This song means a lot to me. When my aunt died in a car crash, a member of my family put together a remembrance video with photos and footage of her life, accompanied by this song. Even thinking about it now (after 15 years), it brings a lump to my throat.

This is so much sadder so hard not to have a few tears listening to him sing this song... RIP... MJ... xoxo - love4mjj

Thsi song is even sadder now that he is gone... it should make it to the top of the list... RIP MJJ xoxox

Just thinking about Michaels death has three words gone to soon it was one of the saddest songs ever

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164 One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey

There are times when you wish you can still talk to those you've lost. The vocals from Carey and Boyz are powerful.

165 Live To Tell - Madonna

Ok, lets get few things straight. This is not the saddest song on the list. Yes, it is the best song on the list, but the Eric Clapton one takes the prize. The reason I voted for it is because it is much sadder than this used to be my playground (by Madonna also) which is way higher. That song was even wrote for a comedy! Anyway, I think this song should be higher and we need to get it above this used to be my playground.

Not hating on this used to be my playground, great song just not as sad.

Best lyrics and vocals. Nobody could make it sadder than Madojna! Keep going' madge queen!

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166 How Do You Get That Lonely - Blaine Larsen
167 One - Three Dog Night

Well I lost my best friend in fourth grade and every time I hear or humm that song I just think of him. I bust out into little tears. I'm in seventh grade now. Well he was my boyfriend and said I will never go with a another white boy. Well I like this boy name Ethan. And the last time I introduced myself, my name is anadia

168 Remember - Adema
169 Back Around - Demi Lovato
170 The One that Got Away - Katy Perry V 1 Comment
171 In This World - Moby

Saddest song of all time, with a really emotional music video. You cannot argue with the music video, it really makes you think and makes you cry.

Wow, I love this song. It's so unbelievably sad, though, and the music video is even sadder. I recommend it. - PositronWildhawk

172 The Unforgiven - Metallica

This one I use to enjoy, my native language is Spanish, and I loved the rhythm and the entire song, then, after a 5 year stay in the USA, after becoming bilingual and returning to my country of origin, Argentina, I put the song in YouTube, I was alone, then, tears just come to my eyes and man, I'm not used to cry, but I felt SO identified with the lirycs in this one. it should be at least in the top ten.

Kill whoever made me scroll to the six hundreds to vote for this

not even in top 100?!?!?!?
this should be in the top 10! - ShahryRKnoT

173 7 Things (I Hate About You) - The Hit Crew V 1 Comment
174 This I Promise You - *NSYNC
175 Starry Starry Night - Jackie Evancho

From her "Prelude To A Dream" album. Repeated on occasion in concert. No one does it like her. - Trancas

Also known as "Vincent". Just performed in concert in Las Vegas.

176 Tunic (Song For Karen) - Sonic Youth

Its an eery song about Karen Carpenter and her suffering of anorexia, the video is haunting - nirvanafan1998

177 Caroline No - The Beach Boys
178 Sky Diver - Eyedea & Abilities
179 Travelin' Soldier - Dixie Chicks

It made me cry I can relate to the girl

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180 With Arms Wide Open - Creed
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