The following list of 10, rarely does you come across in popular music news. Because of some of the band’s songs, perhaps less so familiar. Unless you are really a fan of alternative music.

Of the many sad songs in the world, I did not include the songs that are already well known such famous song “Dear God” from Avenged Sevenfold, “Wake Me Up When September End” from Greenday, or songs that have no need to share anymore.

I will give a list of the saddest rock songs top 10 (male vocalist). The following song with lyrics is not only sad but just by hearing the tempo, melody or music alone, we will immediately be hypnotized by sorrow. And certainly, from the 2000s until now, quite modern.


Faber Drive – When I’m With You

The song is very dramatic, in a video clip, When I’m With You tells the story of an accident that injured two people lover, a dying man in the hospital and the woman who took part in the car actually died.

when im with you faber drive


The Click Five – Empty

Judging from the title, we know the song tells of a lonely. The old songs and the band had broken up, but this song will always be one of the best sad songs lists.


Maybe we’re trying
Trying too hard
Maybe we’re torn apart
Maybe the timing
Is beating our hearts
We’re empty

Simple Plan – Untitled

Although the song is also quite old, simple plan actually has a lot of sad songs. But this song, I think is the saddest song they’ve ever made. A story of a rage on yourself.

untitled simple plan

I’m sick of this life, I just wanna scream, How could this happen to me

The Academy is … – Everything We Had

This song tells a story about loser

everything we had

“You have been followed back to the same place I sat with you, drink for drink, but I’m no gentleman”

Every Avenue – Story Left Untold

About a man who argued with his love, he felt wrong and try to correct his mistakes.

story left untold

Is it right to sit and watch this die?
We’re slowly letting go
Like it’s better left alone
So erase the damages we’ve made
The story left untold
Is better than you know

Secondhand Serenade – Fall For You

This song tells a story about someone who doesn’t want to be abandoned. Maybe from the lyrics are not so depressing, but this song has a very upset.

fall for you

Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you … OVER AGAIN … DO NOT MAKE ME CHANGE MY MIND

My Chemical Romance – Cancer

This song is very sad, he lost somebody caused by cancer. Now, he was also the patient, and he just waiting to die.


Now turn away,
‘Cause I’m awful just to see
‘Cause all my hairs abandoned all my body,
Oh, my agony,
Know that I will never marry,
Baby, I’m just soggy from the chemo,
But counting down the days to go
It just is not living
And I just hope you know

3 Doors Down – Here Without You

This song is very heartbreaking. The story about someone who feels very lonely, because he has to part way with the people he loved. This song was also used in a movie soundtrack (ost: Goal II).

here without you

I’m here without you, baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you, baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you, baby

One Ok Rock – Pierce

Yes, this band from Japan is famous by hard rock genre, post-hardcore, but on the sidelines of a lot of hard songs, One Ok Rock ever made a very sad song. This song is very touching, tells about a regret and want to get love back.


I do not know what I can do, we can not be true.

So … which the alternative rock band will be the number one of the Top 10 Saddest song ever. And I choose :

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

cashing cars

“I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world? “

This song is enough to make listeners cry, that is very slow, however, the meaning of the lyrics is not as sad as one might you imagine. This is not depression song, this song actually written with words that are brilliant.

Wake up guys, keep move on.