Top 10 Songs with the Saddest Lyrics

The Top Ten

1 Hurt - Johnny Cash
2 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
3 Fade to Black - Metallica
4 Snuff - Slipknot
5 How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

Agreed with the visitor, this song is really depressing. - cjWriter1997

This is song is insanely sad

6 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

It's a suicide song - Metal_Treasure

7 Mad World - Michael Andrews
8 Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
9 One - Metallica
10 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

The Contenders

11 Pyramid Song - Radiohead
12 The Eternal - Joy Division
13 Hello - Evanescence
14 My Immortal - Evanescence
15 Stan - Eminem
16 Adam's Song - Blink 182
17 Cancer - My Chemical Romance
18 Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley
19 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

No way anything that is sad yet epic is better than this. This song is about the death of Billie Joe's father's death and people who have died in the September eleventh attacks. Not only are the lyrics deep, but the melody is just so epic. The opening is iconic, the chorus is goose bump inducing, the drums go along so well, and the guitar and bass guitar work is legendary.

20 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
21 Pieces - Anthrax
22 All Star - Smash Mouth
23 Hymn for the Missing - Red
24 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

"Let me bid you farewell, every man has to die. But it's written in the starlight and every line in your palm. We are fools to make war on our brothers in arms" - BrianScott01

25 See You Again - Wiz Khalifa
26 When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne
27 Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
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