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The Best Songs About Pain 

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Updated March 7, 2020 6.5k votes 1.3k voters 92.1k views 123 items

List Rules Songs on this list vary from songs about physical pain to songs about being hurt emotionally.

Pain comes in many forms and songs about being hurt come from many genres. For this list we want you to vote for the best songs about pain, depending on how much you like each track. Some of the best songs about pain reference physical pain and other great pain songs allude to the hurt of a broken heart. Other good pain songs that you will find on this list are about causing pain to those who wronged you.

One of the best songs about pain is “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails. This song's lyrics allude to self-harm and suicide. Johnny Cash brought a new take to this classic pain song when he covered it in 2002. What's pleasure without a little pain? John Mellencamp intertwines the two on his hit, “Hurts So Good.”

Some songs about pain are funny like “Hurt Feelings” by Flight of the Conchords. “Broken, Beat & Scarred” by Metallica is a good pain song from the metal genre.

Do you have a top pain song? Vote it to the No. 1 spot on this list of the best pain songs and share some of your favorite lyrics in the comments section.
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Nine Inch Nails
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William Skok added Three Days Grace
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Eric Clapton
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SuzieCampos added Johnny Cash
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Hurt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Pain
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Nazareth
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Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band
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John Mellencamp
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Otis Redding
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The Police
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Jimmy Eat World
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Bruce Springsteen
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The Cure
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The Rolling Stones
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Suicidal Tendencies
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Aerosmith
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JosephJustice added Nirvana
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Van Halen
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Pink Floyd