Best Sad Death or Dying Songs

Best Sad Death or Dying Songs

What are the best sad songs about death or dying?

Words can’t describe the raw sadness felt when someone you love is either dying or no longer here. The sadness can feel overwhelming, and at times almost unbearable and unending. To say you feel empty or emotionally exhausted is an understatement. But as the saying goes “time heals all wounds”, thus it is also true that music can help to soothe the soul. With this in mind, we have put together a list of some of the best songs about death and dying. Included in this list are songs that are comforting to listen to for those who are experiencing these feelings of loss and sadness. The songs are from different genres and span multiple time periods.


“Alone Again (Naturally)” performed by Gilbert O’Sullivan


“Angel” performed by Sarah Mclachlan


“Candle in the Wind” performed by Elton John


“Dance with My Father” performed by Luther Vandross


“Gone Away” performed by Offspring


“Hello” performed by Evanescence


“Hurt” performed by Christina Aguilera


“I Believe” performed by Diamond Rio


“I Can Never Go Home Anymore” performed by The Shangri-Las


“I’ll Be Missing You” performed by Puff Daddy ft. Faith Evans


“Last Kiss” performed by J. Frank Wilson or Pearl Jam


“Leader Of The Pack” performed by The Shangri-Las

“Like You” performed by Evanescence


“Love, Me” performed by Colin Raye


“Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)” performed by Billy Joel


“My Heart will Go On” performed by Celine Dion


“My Immortal” performed by Evanescence


“My Angel” performed by Kellie Pickler


“November Rain” performed by Guns N Roses


“One Sweet Day” performed by Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men


“Remember” performed by Josh Groban


“Slipped Away” performed by Avril Lavigne


“Tears in Heaven” performed by Eric Clapton


“Teen Angel” performed by Mark Dinning or Donovan


“Tell Laura I Love Her” performed by Ray Peterson


“The Beekeeper” performed by Tori Amos


“The Last Song” performed by Elton John


“Travelin’ Soldier” performed by Dixie Chicks


“Who You’d Be Today” performed by Kenny Chesney


“Wish You Were Here” performed by Mark Willis


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