songs 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
lucyheartfilia25 added Hurt Christina Aguilera

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Love Hurts Nazareth

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King of Pain The Police

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The River Bruce Springsteen

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Cry Baby Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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Boys Don't Cry The Cure

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Pain in My Heart The Rolling Stones

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Pain Jimmy Eat World

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You See Me Crying Aerosmith

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House of Pain Van Halen

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SuzieCampos added Hurt Johnny Cash

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Hurts So Good John Mellencamp

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Pain in My Heart Otis Redding

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JosephJustice added Polly Nirvana

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Keep Me in Your Heart Warren Zevon

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Ordinary Pain Stevie Wonder

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Skylar Grey - Love the Way You... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Pain

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I Feel Your Pain Suicidal Tendencies

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Queen of Pain The Cramps

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Hurt Feelings Flight of the Conchords

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Pain Train The Guess Who

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Feel the Pain Dinosaur Jr

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Sweet Pain Kiss

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Take Your Pain Away Eurythmics

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Life of Pain Black Flag

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Pain in the Neck Ace Frehley

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Memory Pain Johnny Winter

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Used to the Pain Keith Urban

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No Pain No Gain Social Distortion

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Love, Pain & Sorrow Pink Floyd

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

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Needle in the Hay Elliott Smith

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

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Feel the Pain Quiet Riot

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Beauty Knows No Pain Frank Zappa