Top Ten Songs With Sad Meanings

The Top Ten

1 Lovers - Jackie Evancho Lovers - Jackie Evancho Cover Art

From the movie "House of Flying Daggers", and the song's words are the lead character's dying thoughts, as she lays dying in the snow. when she sings "Oh, where are you? ; I need to tell you I still love you", its for her lifelong love, who is lying dead in the snow next to her. The haunting final acapella line "Your voice still echoes... in my heart" is her last thought as she dies.

Her voice still echoes in my heart.

Absolutely incredible. Jackie's the best.

She touches your heart, she is like my angel by my side!

2 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Cover Art

This is actually a story about the lead singer, his Dad died when he was like 8 and at his funeral on the first of September and in the middle he ran home and his mother found him in his closet and he said wake me up when September ends, this song was also played on my cousins funeral, she died when she was 13

Its an amazing song that has an important meaning behind it

Saddest song ever. It makes me cry every time.

This is a sad beautiful song

3 The I Love You Song - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A song about a girl who is abused by her father

4 99 Luftballons - Nena 99 Luftballons - Nena Cover Art

A sad song about a city destroyed by bombs that were mistaken for red balloons.

Song about Nuclear war

5 Mad World - Gary Jules Mad World - Gary Jules Cover Art

It's a song about depression and being disheartened with the monotony of daily life.

A song about a guy who is depressed and stuck in his own world... Kind of hard to describe, really.

6 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People Cover Art

Beautiful and sad song. I always remember thinking the lyrics were sad and something deeper and darker but I couldn't believe when I found out it was about a school shooting. I still love song though, it's incredible and conveys such a deep and important messages.

It's a sad song about a high school shooting, were the targets are the "cool" kids with the pumped up kicks.

About a school shooter.

It's about a school shooting.

7 Danny Boy - Jackie Evancho, Feat. Chris Botti

Better than I've ever heard it before. A great collaboration.

Check out the extended YouTube video with a military funeral. Don't bother trying not to weep.

8 Monster - Meg & Dia Monster - Meg & Dia Cover Art

I'm in love with this song. :):

A woman who is raped and abused by a boy who wants to feel something, it's about the son of the woman who was raped.

9 Angel - Jackie Evancho Angel - Jackie Evancho Cover Art

A song originally about drug overdose and death, transformed into a song about hope by one of the most gifted singers of our age. At the age of 10.

Hearing Jackie Evancho sing this song is the most amazing thing I have ever heard.

Amazing how Jackie was able to capture the mood of resignation in this song, while still a pre-teen!

10 It Took Me by Surprise - Maria Mena It Took Me by Surprise - Maria Mena Cover Art

A girl is concerned about her Boyfriend, becoming too invasive, and he breaks up and avoids her like she is insane.

The Contenders

11 Little Things - One Direction Little Things - One Direction Cover Art

Its very sad

12 Toxic - Robbie Williams Toxic - Robbie Williams Cover Art
13 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

Hear it on Yahoo Music or YouTube. Purchase the download on iTunes or June 10. From her upcoming album "Awakening".

From "Game of Thrones", music of "The Red Wedding". If you watched the show, you know why its sad.

14 Numb - Linkin Park Numb - Linkin Park Cover Art

The song is about the felling of being a disappointment to your parents and finding yourself, but you've become "numb"

15 My Immortal - Evanescence My Immortal - Evanescence Cover Art

Such a beautifully sad, heart-wrenching song. The meaning is as beautiful and eloquent. For lovers of this song I also recommend Lost In Paradise, also by Evanescence, and Imaginary, by Evanescence. Amy Lee is an amazing singer and her songs always reflect on her voice, and the true tragedy of life. While many consider this song to be lazily written, I understand the true meaning and emotions that are evoked in this song.

16 Amnesia - 5 Seconds of Summer Amnesia - 5 Seconds of Summer Cover Art

This song is so beautiful, when I listen to it, the tears just run down my face

17 How to Save a Life - The Fray How to Save a Life - The Fray Cover Art

This is by far the saddest song of all time

Best song ever, so sad, I cry every time

18 Sally's Song - Catherine O'Hara Sally's Song - Catherine O'Hara Cover Art
19 Leave Out All the Rest - Linkin Park Leave Out All the Rest - Linkin Park Cover Art
20 More Than This - One Direction More Than This - One Direction Cover Art
21 Lucy - Skillet Lucy - Skillet Cover Art

When you hear it for the first time you'll think its really sad and about someone that this man cares about dearly had died. Once you look up the real meaning though it kind of ruins it.

Once you find out what this song is really about it will touch your heart and you'll love this song more.

22 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton Cover Art

I'm crying, this is about Eric's son conor who fell from the 53rd floor of their building. Gets me every time,


Gorgeous list MoldySock!
This song makes me cry. Simple as.

23 Stan - Eminem Stan - Eminem Cover Art

Stan is about a guy who’s trying to write to a famous person who keeps ignoring him and eventually gets angry and drives his wife of a cliff while he’s drinking, he ends up in a car crash and Stan writes back.

24 Julia - The Beatles Julia - The Beatles Cover Art

Writen for John Lennon's mother, Julia, who was hit by a car and killed before The Beatles became famous.

25 One - Metallica One - Metallica Cover Art

This song is about a soldier fighting in a war and a mortar blows off in his face. He can't hear, see, smell, taste and he doesn't have arms or legs. He comes out of a coma in a hospital. During the time he is in the hospital he reflects on his life and things his father told him. Eventually the doctors get worried because he's having spasms all the time, but he doesn't seem to be dying. They call in the general and he can't figure it out either but the soldier with the general recognizes it. "It's Morse code," he says. The general asks what he is saying and the soldier looks for a minute and then says, "He is saying K-I-L-L- M-E over and over again."

The lyrics are based on the novel Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, which is about World War I. A specific passage that inspired the song is: "How could a man lose as much of himself as I have and still live? When a man buys a lottery ticket you never expect him to win because it's a million to one shot. But if he does win, ...more

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