Pop The Best Pop Songs About Death  

Ranker Music
3.4k votes 692 voters 40.7k views 82 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.

1
153 66
Bohemian Rhapsody is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Bohemian Rhapsody Queen

2
96 40
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

3
85 34
Tears in Heaven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton

4
68 22
Candle in the Wind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Candle in the Wind Elton John

5
110 56
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Another One Bites The Dust Queen

6
96 46
My Immortal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added My Immortal Evanescence

7
87 42
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added (Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Ă–yster Cult

8
66 45
Ranker Video
Heaven Beyoncé Knowles

9
36 28
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Fade to Black Metallica

10
30 24
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added The Great Gig in the Sky Pink Floyd

11
29 23
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

12
29 23
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

13
38 35
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added I'll Be Missing You Sean Combs, Puff Daddy & The Family, Faith Evans

14
23 21
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash

The Best Friends in Kpop

15
33 36
Ranker Video
42 Coldplay

16
11 9
Ranker Video
urmetaldj666 added Nilsson Without You

17
27 31
Ranker Video
Angel Eurythmics

18
16 18
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Suicide Is Painless Manic Street Preachers

19
26 31
Ranker Video
Gone Too Soon Daughtry

20
21 25
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Detroit Rock City Kiss

21
13 16
Down by the Water is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Down by the Water PJ Harvey

The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

22
14 18
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Goodbye Cruel World Pink Floyd

23
17 22
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Where the Wild Roses Grow Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds + Kylie Minogue, Kylie Minogue

24
19 25
Ranker Video
Girl with One Eye Florence and the Machine

25
13 17
Ranker Video
Ebony Eyes The Everly Brothers

26
23 31
Ranker Video
Let It Die Foo Fighters

27
16 22
Ranker Video
Believe The All-American Rejects

28
10 14
Ranker Video

The Best Pop Songs About Cheating

29
7 10
Ranker Video
urmetaldj666 added Dave Davies Death of a Clown

30
4 7
Ranker Video
urmetaldj666 added Jimmy Cliff Vietnam

31
12 19
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

32
11 18
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel

33
3 7
White Light George Michael is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
Chrishanthi Gunetileke added White Light George Michael

34
3 7
Ranker Video
urmetaldj666 added Slik Requiem

35
10 17
Ranker Video
Don't Need This Body John Mellencamp

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

36
9 16
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Killing Yourself to Live Black Sabbath

37
11 19
Ranker Video
Done Too Soon Neil Diamond

38
9 17
Ranker Video
Lie in Our Graves Dave Matthews Band

39
11 20
Ranker Video
bruce-adams added Long Black Veil Jeff Tweedy, Rosanne Cash

40
15 26
Ranker Video

41
8 16
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added The Funeral Band of Horses

42
10 19
Ranker Video
Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds

The Best Pop Songs of 2017

43
11 21
Ranker Video
Big White Room Jessie J

44
11 21
Ranker Video
Afterlife Arcade Fire

45
4 11
Ranker Video
Heather D. Stoner added Say Goodnight Bullet for My Valentine

46
12 23
Ranker Video
Forever Vertical Horizon

47
5 13
Ranker Video
Blue Charlotte John Mellencamp

48
7 16
Ranker Video
Autumn Leaves Susan Boyle

49
9 19
Goodnight, Travel Well is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Goodnight, Travel Well The Killers

50
9 19
Ranker Video
Getting Late Rob Thomas