Top Ten Songs With Sad Meanings


The Top Ten

1 Lovers - Jackie Evancho Lovers - Jackie Evancho

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!

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

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

Saddest song ever. It makes me cry every time. - Jetticus12

Green Day's a punk rock band with amazing music and Billie Joe Armstrong's wonderful voice. This song's about Billie's father who died on sep1 because of cancer when Billie was 8. He ran home in the middle of the funeral and locked himself in his closet telling his mother "wake me up when September ends"
Makes me like like it was my own father!
RIP m/

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

A song about a girl who is abused by her father - MoldySock

4 99 Luftballons - Nena 99 Luftballons - Nena

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

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5 Mad World - Gary Jules Mad World - Gary Jules

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

6 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People V 3 Comments
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. - BobG

8 Angel - Jackie Evancho Angel - Jackie Evancho

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! - BobG

9 Monster - Meg & Dia Monster - Meg & Dia V 2 Comments
10 Toxic - Robbie Williams Toxic - Robbie Williams

The Contenders

11 It Took Me by Surprise - Maria Mena It Took Me by Surprise - Maria Mena

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

12 Little Things - One Direction Little Things - One Direction
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 My Immortal - Evanescence My Immortal - Evanescence

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.

15 More Than This - One Direction More Than This - One Direction
16 Amnesia - 5 Seconds of Summer Amnesia - 5 Seconds of Summer

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

This is by far the saddest song of all time

18 Numb - Linkin Park Numb - Linkin Park
19 Lucy - Skillet Lucy - Skillet

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.

20 Sally's Song - Catherine O'Hara Sally's Song - Catherine O'Hara
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Top Remixes

1. Angel - Jackie Evancho
2. Danny Boy - Jackie Evancho, Feat. Chris Botti
3. Lovers - Jackie Evancho
1. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
2. The I Love You Song - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
3. 99 Luftballons - Nena
1. Little Things - One Direction
2. Amnesia - 5 Seconds of Summer
3. More Than This - One Direction



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