Top 10 Songs That Will Make You Cry


Sometimes, the song can give us goosebumps, but then it can go one step further! ♫ Who can say where the road goes ♫ ♫ Where the day flows ♫ Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the “Top 10 Songs That Will Make You Cry”. ♫ Now hush little baby, don’t you cry
Everything’s gonna be alright ♫ For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based
on their success on the charts, their individual context, and their resonance with the listener. ♫ All by myself ♫ It can be happy or sad songs,
as long as they’re tearjerkers. ♫ When I have so much to say but you’re so far away ♫ ♫ Childhood living ♫ ♫ Is easy to do ♫ Exactly who our first entry was
written for remains a mystery. ♫ Graceless lady ♫ ♫ You know who I am ♫ Marianne Faithfull’s the most likely, though it has also been linked to Bianca Jagger, and Keith Richards’ son Marlon. ♫ Wild horses ♫ ♫ Couldn’t drag me away ♫ What is clear is that with one quite simple hook, the Stones produced an ageless piece of music that has stood hairs on end for generations. ♫ Tears must be cried ♫ ♫ So let’s do some living ♫ Mick’s distinctive voice finds a perfect match, as this brooding, crooning, subdued song leaves the listener as lonely as the frontman. ♫ Wild horses ♫ ♫ Couldn’t drag me away ♫ ♫ Hello darkness, my old friend ♫ ♫ I’ve come to talk with you again ♫ The opening lines to our next track are among the most recognizable
in all of modern music. ♫ Left its seeds while I was sleeping ♫ Written shortly after the JFK assassination, this song also became an
accompaniment to the Vietnam War. ♫ And the vision ♫ ♫ That was planted in my brain ♫ It welcomes darkness and is perhaps most effective when it’s played within it. ♫ Within the sound of silence ♫ The combination of vocals
and the high tones are as haunting today as
they were half a century ago. ♫ The prophets are written on the subway walls ♫ ♫ And tenement halls ♫ It’s “our old friend,” and it tingles from start to finish! ♫ In the sound… of silence ♫ ♫ So ♫ ♫ So you think you can tell ♫ ♫ Heaven from hell ♫ ♫ Blue skies from pain ♫ The title track to their 1975 album, “Wish You Were Here” was written for
Pink Floyd founder member Syd Barrett in response to his alleged battle with schizophrenia. ♫ How I wish, how I wish you were here ♫ ♫ We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl Year after year ♫ The whole album explores the theme of detachment, and David Gilmour’s vocals
retain a curiously absent quality as he pines for his friend. ♫ Wish you were here ♫ The whole track comes across
as an effortless piece of music… a train of thought that’s sad,
and overwhelmingly simple. ♫ Sorry I never told you ♫ ♫ All I wanted to say ♫ One of the most commercially
successful tracks to make our list, this collaboration reigned
supreme on the U.S. Billboard charts for colossal 16 weeks. ♫ Feeling and knowing you hear… ♫ Written and recorded in a matter of days, pop diva Mariah Carey meets R&B quartet Boyz II Men, and together they produce this tearful tune. ♫ And I know you’re shining down on me from heaven ♫ ♫ Like so many friends we’ve lost along the way ♫ Reminding us all of the impermanence of life, it’s an exercise in saying the things we wish we’d said, and in giving thanks for the lives that we have. ♫ Sorry I never told you ♫ ♫ All I wanted to say ♫ ♫ Every generation ♫ ♫ Blames the one before ♫ Continuation of Mariah’s theme, this 80’s ballad once, again picks apart the question of life and death… ♫ Come beating on your door ♫ and summarizes the conundrum in six short words: “It’s too late when we die.” ♫ No, it’s too late ♫ ♫ (It’s too late) when we die (oh when we die) ♫ Specifically about the bond
between a boy and his father, the idea is applicable to just about
any relationship that we could have… ♫ So say it, say it, say it loud ♫ ♫ Say it clear ♫ ♫ (Come on say it clear) ♫ that’s why it gets us singing along – even if it’s difficult to do that and not shed a tear! ♫ (It’s too late) when we die (it’s too late when we die) ♫ ♫ To admit we don’t see eye to eye ♫ ♫ Goodbye Norma Jean ♫ ♫ You had the grace to hold yourself ♫ ♫ Those around you crawled ♫ Originally penned in memory of Marilyn Monroe, “Candle in the Wind” is also famously
linked to Diana, Princess of Wales, after Elton played it at her funeral. ♫ You’re like, like a candle in the wind ♫ ♫ Never knowing ♫ Though though the lives of its subjects
have been tragically short-lived, the song itself has endured for generations. ♫ And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid ♫ ♫ Your candle burned out long before ♫ ♫ Your legend ever did ♫ It’s emotional enough without context, but it’s a fitting tribute to two iconic women, and to celebrities in general that died too young… ♫ And I would have liked to have known you ♫ ♫ About you ♫ an elegy of the highest order! ♫ Your candle burned out long before ♫ ♫ Your legend ever did ♫ ♫ Well I heard there was a secret chord ♫ ♫ That David played and it pleased the Lord ♫ ♫ But you don’t really care for music, do you? ♫ This song was powerful when
Leonard Cohen sang it originally… but when Jeff Buckley caressed
his vocals around the lyrics, hair stood on end and lumps formed in throats. ♫ She tied you to her kitchen chair ♫ ♫ She broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah ♫ It’s love that’s gone stale –
so it’s relatable for many of us. There’s also anguish in his voice,
that is impossible to fake… ♫ Hallelujah, hallelujah ♫ he isn’t just singing the words,
he understands them. ♫ But remember when I moved in you ♫ ♫ And the holy dove was moving too ♫ ♫ And every breath we drew was Hallelujah ♫ A talent that was lost too soon,
this song is his legacy. ♫ Hallelujah x3 ♫ We defy anyone not to be
moved by our first podium entry! ♫ When you’re sure you’ve had enough ♫ ♫ Of this life ♫ “Everybody Hurts” has become a
staple soundtrack to modern day life. Adopted by the Samaritans charity, it was originally written by the band
for anyone who contemplates suicide. This song not only prompts tears, it saves lives! ♫ Everybody hurts ♫ According to the lyrics, “We all cry,” and most of us do when we sing them. “Everybody hurts,” and after this song
everybody’s reaching for the tissues! ♫ So hold on ♫ ♫ Hold on ♫ ♫ I hurt myself today ♫ ♫ To see if I still feel ♫ Originally penned by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, “Hurt” was taken on by the legendary Johnny Cash several years later. ♫ What have I become ♫ ♫ My sweetest friend ♫ It brings the memories of his past under
the cold, harsh spotlight of his present. ♫ And you could have it all ♫ ♫ My empire of dirt ♫ Cash was very frail when recording the song, and he died seven months after its release. ♫ Everyone I know goes away ♫ ♫ In the end ♫ Laying the unstoppable passing of time, its accompanying video is a memorial to one man, but something that we’ll all experience. ♫ If I could start again ♫ ♫ A million miles away ♫ It’s about as powerful as music can be. ♫ I would keep myself ♫ ♫ I would find a way ♫ Before we unveil our top pick,
here are a few honorable mentions. ♫ Ooh, my own was banished long ago
It took the death of hope to let you go ♫ ♫ How do I live without the ones I love? ♫ ♫ Time still turns the pages of the book it’s burned ♫ ♫ Hailie I know you miss your mom
and I know you miss your dad When I’m gone but I’m trying to give you the life that I never had ♫ ♫ I can see you’re sad, even when
you smile, even when you laugh I can see it in your eyes, deep inside you want to cry ♫ ♫ I will remember you ♫ ♫ Will you remember me? ♫ ♫ Yesterday ♫ ♫ All my troubles seemed so far away ♫ ♫ All we are is dust in the wind… ♫ ♫ Oh, ho, ho ♫ ♫ Would you know my name ♫ ♫ If I saw you in heaven? ♫ Clapten has taken the top spot of this deeply emotional list with an
incredibly moving piece of music… ♫ If I saw you in heaven? ♫ inspired by great personal tragedy. ♫ I must be strong ♫ ♫ And carry on ♫ ♫ ‘Cause I know ♫ ♫ I don’t belong ♫ ♫ Here in heaven ♫ When his 4-year-old son passed away, we’d have understood if Clapton
never picked up a guitar again. But he did, and was able to produce a record that’s as terrific as it is teary! ♫ Beyond the door ♫ Reminding us all of anyone who has passed, “Tears In Heaven” verbalizes what
everyone else would like to say. ♫ And I know ♫ ♫ There’ll be no more ♫ ♫ Tears in heaven ♫ It’s a tear-jerking tune that gets us every time! ♫ Would you know my name ♫ ♫ If I saw you in heaven? ♫ Do you agree with our list?
What’s your favorite song to cry over? ♫ It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right ♫ ♫ I hope you had the time of your life ♫ For more tear-jerking Top 10’s published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.

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