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 Queen

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112 46
The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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111 54
My Immortal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Evanescence

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punksnotdead added Queen

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Tears in Heaven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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Eric Clapton

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77 31
Candle in the Wind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
punksnotdead added Elton John

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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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36 26
My Way is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Sid Vicious, Nina Hagen

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

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Twenty One Pilots

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33 30
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punksnotdead added Pink Floyd

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punksnotdead added Terry Jacks, Norman Greenbaum

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punksnotdead added Johnny Cash

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Daughtry

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Coldplay

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Eurythmics

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Down by the Water is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Death
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PJ Harvey

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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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Florence and the Machine

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punksnotdead added Manic Street Preachers

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The All-American Rejects

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Foo Fighters