music The Best Songs About Pain  

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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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Hurt Nine Inch Nails

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William Skok added Pain Three Days Grace

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Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton

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Hurt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Pain
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Love Hurts Nazareth

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Cry Baby Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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Pain Jimmy Eat World

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You See Me Crying Aerosmith

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King of Pain The Police

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Boys Don't Cry The Cure

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House of Pain Van Halen

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Pain in My Heart The Rolling Stones

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The River Bruce Springsteen

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Pain in My Heart Otis Redding

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Keep Me in Your Heart Warren Zevon

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I Feel Your Pain Suicidal Tendencies

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Sweet Pain Kiss

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Ordinary Pain Stevie Wonder

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Take Your Pain Away Eurythmics

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Memory Pain Johnny Winter

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Queen of Pain The Cramps

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Pain in the Neck Ace Frehley

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Life of Pain Black Flag

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Tie You Up (The Pain of Love) The Rolling Stones

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Feel the Pain Dinosaur Jr

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Love, Pain & Sorrow Pink Floyd

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No Pain No Gain Social Distortion

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Hurt by Love -chris Spedding is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Pain
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Beauty Knows No Pain Frank Zappa

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Skylar Grey - Love the Way You... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Pain

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Used to the Pain Keith Urban

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Pain Train The Guess Who

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punksnotdead added It's You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) Lene Lovich

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Hurt Feelings Flight of the Conchords

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Bridge of Pain Public Enemy

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59 Times the Pain Hüsker Dü

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Maintain the Pain Miranda Lambert

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Hurts So Good John Mellencamp

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