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 Queen

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

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Candle in the Wind is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Elton John

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Tears in Heaven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Eric Clapton

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

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punksnotdead added Queen

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punksnotdead added Blue Ă–yster Cult

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Beyoncé Knowles

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punksnotdead added Metallica

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punksnotdead added Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

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punksnotdead added Pink Floyd

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punksnotdead added Sean Combs, Puff Daddy & The Family, Faith Evans

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My Way is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Sid Vicious, Nina Hagen

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punksnotdead added Johnny Cash

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Twenty One Pilots

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Coldplay

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Daughtry

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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
punksnotdead added PJ Harvey

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punksnotdead added Kiss

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The Everly Brothers

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punksnotdead added Manic Street Preachers

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punksnotdead added Pink Floyd

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Florence and the Machine

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Foo Fighters

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The All-American Rejects

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punksnotdead added Art Garfunkel

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Those Were the Days is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Mary Hopkin

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bruce-adams added Jeff Tweedy, Rosanne Cash

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punksnotdead added Black Sabbath

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Neil Diamond

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White Light George Michael is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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John Mellencamp

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Dave Matthews Band

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Susan Boyle

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punksnotdead added Band of Horses

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Jody Reynolds

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Jessie J

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Arcade Fire

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Pet Shop Boys

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Kings of Leon

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Vertical Horizon

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John Mellencamp