Pop 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

2
91 37
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
80 32
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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96 44
My Immortal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added My Immortal Evanescence

5
106 54
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punksnotdead added Another One Bites The Dust Queen

6
63 22
Candle in the Wind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Candle in the Wind Elton John

7
86 41
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punksnotdead added (Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Ă–yster Cult

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63 43
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Heaven Beyoncé Knowles

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35 27
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punksnotdead added Fade to Black Metallica

10
28 23
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punksnotdead added The Great Gig in the Sky Pink Floyd

11
27 22
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
37 34
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punksnotdead added I'll Be Missing You Sean Combs, Puff Daddy & The Family, Faith Evans

13
26 23
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punksnotdead added Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

14
22 21
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punksnotdead added The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash

The Best Friends in Kpop

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33 36
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42 Coldplay

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11 9
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urmetaldj666 added Nilsson Without You

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16 17
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punksnotdead added Suicide Is Painless Manic Street Preachers

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27 31
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Angel Eurythmics

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24 30
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Gone Too Soon Daughtry

20
20 25
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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 Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

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14 18
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punksnotdead added Goodbye Cruel World Pink Floyd

23
17 22
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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

24
19 25
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Girl with One Eye Florence and the Machine

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23 31
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Let It Die Foo Fighters

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16 22
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Believe The All-American Rejects

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7 10
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urmetaldj666 added Dave Davies Death of a Clown

28
12 17
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Ebony Eyes The Everly Brothers

The Best Pop Songs About Cheating

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4 7
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urmetaldj666 added Jimmy Cliff Vietnam

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12 19
Those Were the Days is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Those Were the Days Mary Hopkin

31
11 18
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punksnotdead added Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel

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8 14
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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

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3 7
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urmetaldj666 added Slik Requiem

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10 17
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Don't Need This Body John Mellencamp

Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

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11 19
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Done Too Soon Neil Diamond

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15 26
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8 16
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punksnotdead added Killing Yourself to Live Black Sabbath

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10 19
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Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds

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11 21
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Big White Room Jessie J

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11 21
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Afterlife Arcade Fire

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

The Best Pop Songs of 2017

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8 17
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Lie in Our Graves Dave Matthews Band

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10 20
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bruce-adams added Long Black Veil Jeff Tweedy, Rosanne Cash

45
12 23
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Forever Vertical Horizon

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5 13
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Blue Charlotte John Mellencamp

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7 16
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punksnotdead added The Funeral Band of Horses

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7 16
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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

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9 19
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Getting Late Rob Thomas