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Top 75*Actual* Tearjerker Songs

Recently, my Mum and I watched a countdown of top 75 tearjerkers. And this music channel placed Imagine by John Lennon as number one. So whatever. Here’s my list of *Actual* tearjerkers.


75. We’ll Meet Again - Vera Lynn

74. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today - Bette Midler

73. I Don’t Wanna Play House - Tammy Wynette

72. I can’t Stop Loving You - Ray Charles

71. Romeo And Juliet - Dire Straits

70. Everybody Loves You - Charlotte Lawrence

69. I Will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan

68. The Power Of Love - Jennifer Rush

67. If I Die Young - The Band Perry

66. Say Something - Great Big World

65. Ronan - Taylor Swift

64. Let Her Cry - Hootie And The Blowfish

63. All By Myself - Céline Dion

62. It Must Have Been Love - Roxette

61. Piece By Piece - Kelly Clarkson

60. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

59. Livingston's Gone To Texas - Jimmy Buffet

58. Heaven - Bryan Adams

57. Maggie - Colin Hay

56. Dearly Departed - Marianas Trench

55. Perfect - Alana morissette

54. Angel - Amanda Perez

53. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

52. Last Kiss - Taylor Swift

51. Waiting For My Real Life To Begin - Colin Hay

50. Better Be home Soon - Crowded House

49. Stand By Me - Ben E. King

48. Top Of The World - The Chicks

47. Forever Young - Youth Group

46. Beam Me Up - Pink

45. Happy Ending - Mika

44. Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi

43. With Or Without You - U2

42. How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton

41. Caught In The Crowd - Kate Miller-Heidke

40. Yesterday - The Beatles

39. I Don’t Believe You - Pink

38. Slipped Away - Avril Lavigne

37. Objects In The Rearview Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are - Meat Loaf

36. Here Comes The Sun Again - M. Ward

35. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum

34. You’ll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers

33. Singing With Angels - Suzi Quatro

32. Samson - Regina Spektor

31. Goodbye To You - Michelle Branch

30. Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran

29. Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt

28. The Book OF Love - Peter Gabriel

27. Like A Rock - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

26. In The Ghetto - Elvis Presley

25. Forget Me Not - Marianas Trench

24. Travelin’ Soldier - The Chicks

23. Love Of My Life - Queen

22. Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

21. Because Of You - Kelly Clarkson

20. My Immortal - Evanescence

19. Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

18. If That Isn’t Love - Elvis Presley

17. Desperado - Eagles

16. Real Life - Jeff Carson

15. That’ll Be Me - Gina Jeffreys

14. Me And Little Andy - Dolly Parton

13. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

12. Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan (Adele version)

11. Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver


The top 10 did not come without intense discussion and debate. Ultimately, these final songs carry the most heart-wrenching stories or are synonymous with a time of sheer sadness.

10. Grandpa’s Song - Vika and Linda

9. Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.

8. Feels Like Home - Chantal Kreviazuk

7. I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton (Whitney Houston version)

6. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam

5. It’s A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler

4. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (Jeff Buckley version)

3. My Heart Will Go On - Céline Dion

2. Candle In The Wind (Goodbye England’s Rose) - Elton John

1. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

x❤x -SL

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