pop music The Best Pop Songs About Death  

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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
punksnotdead added Bohemian Rhapsody Queen

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81 31
The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added The Sound of Silence Simon and Garfunkel

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70 27
Tears in Heaven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton

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punksnotdead added Another One Bites The Dust Queen

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87 42
My Immortal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added My Immortal Evanescence

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punksnotdead added (Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Ă–yster Cult

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54 20
Candle in the Wind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Candle in the Wind Elton John

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Heaven Beyoncé Knowles

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punksnotdead added Fade to Black Metallica

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26 21
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punksnotdead added The Great Gig in the Sky Pink Floyd

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25 20
My Way is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added My Way Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Sid Vicious, Nina Hagen

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punksnotdead added I'll Be Missing You Sean Combs, Puff Daddy & The Family, Faith Evans

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punksnotdead added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

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42 Coldplay

The Best Pop Songs About Cheating

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urmetaldj666 added Nilsson Without You

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punksnotdead added The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash

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Angel Eurythmics

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punksnotdead added Where the Wild Roses Grow Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds + Kylie Minogue, Kylie Minogue

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punksnotdead added Detroit Rock City Kiss

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urmetaldj666 added Dave Davies Death of a Clown

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The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

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Gone Too Soon Daughtry

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13 16
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punksnotdead added Suicide Is Painless Manic Street Preachers

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22 28
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Let It Die Foo Fighters

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Girl with One Eye Florence and the Machine

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Ebony Eyes The Everly Brothers

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11 15
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punksnotdead added Goodbye Cruel World Pink Floyd

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11 15
Down by the Water is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Down by the Water PJ Harvey

The Best Pop Songs About Alcohol

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urmetaldj666 added Jimmy Cliff Vietnam

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Believe The All-American Rejects

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11 16
Those Were the Days is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Those Were the Days Mary Hopkin

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10 15
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Done Too Soon Neil Diamond

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10 15
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punksnotdead added Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel

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urmetaldj666 added Slik Requiem

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2 5
White Light George Michael is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
Chrishanthi Gunetileke added White Light George Michael

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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Heather D. Stoner added Say Goodnight Bullet for My Valentine

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8 14
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punksnotdead added Killing Yourself to Live Black Sabbath

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10 17
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Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds

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9 16
Goodnight, Travel Well is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Goodnight, Travel Well The Killers

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punksnotdead added Die Die My Darling Misfits

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Big White Room Jessie J

The Greatest English Pop Singers

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Afterlife Arcade Fire

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Don't Need This Body John Mellencamp

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bruce-adams added Long Black Veil Jeff Tweedy, Rosanne Cash

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Lie in Our Graves Dave Matthews Band

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punksnotdead added Death Is Not the End Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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Blue Charlotte John Mellencamp

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5 12
Do You Realize??? is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Do You Realize??? The Flaming Lips

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Forever Vertical Horizon