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The Best Pop Songs About Death 

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Updated November 5, 2019 4.8k votes 950 voters 57.3k views 79 items

This list of pop songs about death is ranked from the best to the worst by music fans and pop music aficionados. This list has all the best pop songs about death and even includes each song's music video. Though death and dying are sad subjects, they are part of life and these pop songs may even help you through a tough time. What are the best pop songs about death?

This list features most popular pop songs about death. The songs that are featured on this list, and await your votes include "42" by Coldplay, "Heaven" by Beyonce, "Afterlife" by Arcade Fire, and "Getting Late" by Rob Thomas.

Which of these good pop songs about death have comforted you during a hard time? Vote them up and vote down any death and dying songs that you think aren't any good. Is your favorite pop song about the death of a loved one not included below? Add it for others to vote on as well.
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Bohemian Rhapsody is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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My Immortal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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punksnotdead added Blue Ă–yster Cult
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Candle in the Wind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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Tears in Heaven is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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Eric Clapton
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Beyoncé Knowles
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My Way is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Sid Vicious, Nina Hagen
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punksnotdead added Metallica
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punksnotdead added Sean Combs, Puff Daddy & The Family, Faith Evans
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punksnotdead added Pink Floyd
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punksnotdead added Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum
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Twenty One Pilots
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Daughtry
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Coldplay
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Eurythmics
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punksnotdead added Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds + Kylie Minogue, Kylie Minogue
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Down by the Water is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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PJ Harvey
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Florence and the Machine
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punksnotdead added Manic Street Preachers
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Foo Fighters