Top Ten Songs That Make You Emotional

These are the top ten songs that make us real emotional.

The Top Ten

1 Lovers - Jackie Evancho

Men have been moved to tears, and have written poems and music after hearing Jackie Evancho sing Lovers. "You fly around me like a butterfly"; "Your voice still echos in my heart"!

Goosebumps, my goosebumps now have GOOSEBUMPS! HOLY CRAP! Where did she learn to sing like THAT! What the heck? Tears! TEARS!? I'm crying now? This girl is too much! She really is an angel.

Theme from the movie "House of Flying Daggers", the final acapella line "Your voice still echoes... in my heart" are the last words of the princess as she dies in the snow. Quite possibly the most heart-wrenching lyrical music ever recorded.


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2 Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho

From her "Awakening" album, PBS special, and concert tour.

For anyone who has ever lost a loved one, a song of hope. - BobG

3 21 Guns - Green Day

Outstanding music. I love this song! - keyson

4 To Where You Are - Jackie Evancho

From her "Prelude To A Dream" album and concert tours.

5 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I feel like I'm a new person every time the song ends. - MontyPython

6 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

I miss my deceased family

7 Heaven - Bryan Adams

I really love this song Adam..

I hate this song really.

8 Concrete Angel - Jackie Evancho

Poignant when sung by Martina McBride. Heart-wrenching when sung by a nine year-old Jackie Evancho. From her "Prelude To A Dream" album, and on YouTube. - Trancas

9 Say Something - Cheyenne Jackson and Jackie Evancho

See the YouTube video on Jackie Evancho's VEVO channel.

O my goodness, I had had to sing this for choir and was ended up in tears half the time...

Performed live at Longwood Gardens, this song features a nice blending of the two voices. - BobG

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10 Knockin' On Heavens Door - Guns N' Roses

It is amazing!

Listen to it all day if I could! - Marshmallow

The Newcomers

? You'll Never Know - Dame Vera Lynn
? Here I Go Again - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

The Contenders

11 A Mother's Prayer - Jackie Evancho

Especially emotional with these two singing David Foster's much recorded song. - Trancas

Jackie Evancho with Susan Boyle - quite a combination! - BobG

12 Love Will Remember - Selena Gomez


13 I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

I like this song wow

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14 Hallelujah - Peter Hollens and Jackie Evancho

This remarkable recording blends two voices (Jackie's and Peter's, with overdubbing), without instruments, to tell a poignant story with a heavenly ambience. - BobG

15 These Are the Days of Our Lives - Queen

Always makes me cry...:-(

16 Hurt - Johnny Cash

Why is such a powerful song being shoved over for a mediocre teen singer? - naFrovivuS

17 3000 Miles - Emblem3
18 Let It Go - Idina Menzel

What this song stinks its just annoying - simpsondude

So overrated and stupid - JaysTop10List

Make me think of letting my stress go

Uhh, not anymore - SpectralOwl

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19 At Least We Tried - Moby

This is a song which can be associated with any form of significant loss. That, I would say, is what gets to anyone. - PositronWildhawk

20 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards
21 Day After Day - Badfinger
22 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple
23 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
24 Somewhere - Jackie Evancho

A song of hope from "West Side Story". David Foster approached Barbra about mixing Jackie's voice into their original Grammy-winning hit. She approved and assisted. - Trancas

25 Sleep Alone - Moby
26 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

It's a sad and lyrically beautiful song. It tells a painful story.

27 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

This song needs to be higher, Jackie Evancho is polluting this list

28 Lucy - Skillet
29 Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
30 Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
31 Misunderstood - Robbie Williams
32 Teaching Angels How to Fly - Jackie Evancho
33 Grenade - Bruno Mars
34 One - Metallica
35 Lie Down In Darkness - Moby
36 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

This song is about his son that died by falling through a window - Sabbath

When I went to watch a choir concert they sang this song and me and my friend were in tears by the end of it.

Sadder than bastard!

37 Desperado - The Eagles

I want to cry every time I listen to this song.

38 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

Dark, brooding, ominous, and very emotional, as could be expected with music from "Game Of Thrones".

If you've listened to it only on computer speakers or a system without a subwoofer, you're missing half of the music. The low frequencies add a visceral sense of foreboding to the ethereal vocals of the singer. The intent of the author to be sure.

Ethereal, mystical, funereal, mournful... Words don't do it justice! - BobG

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39 Child in Time - Deep Purple
40 I Remember - Deadmau5
41 Without the Love - Demi Lovato
42 Open Arms - Journey
43 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
44 Imaginer - Jackie Evancho

She sings as if it were my heart singing.
No other singer can do that.

45 Tiny Dancer - Elton John
46 Come What May - The Tenors and Jackie Evancho

From "Moulin Rouge", the emotional final song. This one from Jackie's "Songs From The Silver Screen album, and he second PBS special "Music Of The Movies". See the YouTube video. Powerful, with perfect harmony. - Trancas

47 Thorn - Blind Guardian
48 Honeymoon Avenue - Ariana Grande
49 Fire Starter - Demi Lovato
50 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons and Wizards
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho
2. To Where You Are - Jackie Evancho
3. Concrete Angel - Jackie Evancho
1. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
2. 21 Guns - Green Day
3. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
1. I'll Remember - Madonna
2. Heaven - Bryan Adams
3. Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father) - Lindsay Lohan

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