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

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My Immortal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added My Immortal Evanescence

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punksnotdead added Another One Bites The Dust Queen

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

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The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added The Sound of Silence Simon and Garfunkel

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Tears in Heaven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton

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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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punksnotdead added The Great Gig in the Sky Pink Floyd

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punksnotdead added Detroit Rock City Kiss

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42 Coldplay

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

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My Way is listed (or ranked) 14 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 Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

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punksnotdead added The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash

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Angel Eurythmics

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Gone Too Soon Daughtry

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urmetaldj666 added Nilsson Without You

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urmetaldj666 added Dave Davies Death of a Clown

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Let It Die Foo Fighters

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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 Suicide Is Painless Manic Street Preachers

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Ebony Eyes The Everly Brothers

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punksnotdead added Goodbye Cruel World Pink Floyd

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urmetaldj666 added Jimmy Cliff Vietnam

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Believe The All-American Rejects

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Done Too Soon Neil Diamond

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White Light George Michael is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
Chrishanthi Gunetileke added White Light George Michael

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urmetaldj666 added Slik Requiem

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Girl with One Eye Florence and the Machine

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Heather D. Stoner added Say Goodnight Bullet for My Valentine

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Goodnight, Travel Well is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Goodnight, Travel Well The Killers

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punksnotdead added Killing Yourself to Live Black Sabbath

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punksnotdead added Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel

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Those Were the Days is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Those Were the Days Mary Hopkin

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

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Down by the Water is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Down by the Water PJ Harvey

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Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds

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Big White Room Jessie J

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Blue Charlotte John Mellencamp

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Forever Vertical Horizon

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In the End Vanessa Carlton

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Don't Need This Body John Mellencamp

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Autumn Leaves Susan Boyle

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Getting Late Rob Thomas

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urmetaldj666 added Wishful Thinking Hiroshima

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The Day We Caught the Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added The Day We Caught the Big Fish TV Smith