If you are struggling to cope with the death of a loved one, you may find it helpful to listen to songs about death and loss. However, it is important to choose songs that you feel comfortable with. There is no right or wrong answer, and what works for one person may not work for another. Our playlist with 200 songs about death, loss and grief consists of nearly 13 hours of music. We hope our list of songs can help you in difficult times.
Music and coping with loss
Songs about death, loss and mourning can be a difficult and fraught subject. They can evoke strong emotions, such as grief, anger and despair. However, they can also be a valuable tool for dealing with grief.
When someone we love passes away, it can be difficult to find words to express our pain. Songs can be a way to do this, and they can also help us connect with others who have experienced similar losses.
The lyrics of a song can offer comfort and support, and it can also help us remember the loved one we have lost and thus ease the pain of missing someone we love.
Of course, not everyone finds comfort in listening to songs about death and loss. Some people find it too painful to hear the words expressing their own grief.
Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide what helps them cope.
Top 10 Songs About Death, Loss & Grief
- If You Could See Me Now – The Script
- Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
- Why – Rascal Flatts
- All of the Stars – Ed Sheeran
- I’ll Be Missing You – P. Diddy ft. Faith Evans & 112
- What They’ll Say About Us – FINNEAS
- How Do I Say Goodbye – Dean Lewis
- Welcome to the End of Your Life – THE DRIVER ERA
- Before You Go – Lewis Capaldi
- Jealous of the Angels – Donna Taggart
About the Playlist
Our list consists of an incredibly large number of songs, so we chose to highlight only the top three for you. These three are mentioned below.
“Why” by Rascal Flatts (#3)
Number three on our list is “Why” by Rascal Flatts.
“Why” is a song about the aftermath of suicide. The song is sung from the perspective of someone who has lost a loved one to suicide, and it expresses the singer’s confusion, sadness and anger.
The song is powerful and emotional, and it can be a helpful tool for people dealing with the loss of a loved one to suicide.
What makes the song so helpful in dealing with loss is that it affirms the emotions people feel.
The singer does not try to hide the pain of loss and he does not give easy answers. Instead, he simply shares his own experience of grief and loss and allows the listener to feel their own emotions.
The song also offers hope. The singer sings about how he still loves his loved one even though he is no longer there. He also sings about how he will eventually find peace. This message of hope can be very comforting to people who are grieving.
If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one through suicide, “Why” by Rascal Flatts can be a helpful song to listen to. It can help you feel less alone and find hope in the midst of your pain.
“Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down (#2)
Let’s have a look at number two on the list. This one is the song “Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down.
“Here Without You” is a song about the pain of missing someone who is no longer there. The song’s lyrics describe the singer’s longing for his loved one and the emptiness he feels in his absence.
The song is full of raw emotion, and it can be a powerful and purifying listening experience for people dealing with loss.
Because of its simple melody, the song is very effective in processing loss. The melody is easy to sing along with and can help create a sense of connection with the singer.
The song’s lyrics are also relatable to many people because it speaks to the universal experience of loss.
“Here Without You” is a powerful and moving song that can help people cope with loss. The song’s raw emotion and simple melody make it a relatable listen for anyone who has ever lost someone they love.
“Here Without You” is a song that can be a source of comfort and strength for those dealing with loss. The song’s raw emotion and simple melody can help people connect with their own feelings of grief, and it can offer hope for the future.
If You Could See Me Now by The Script (#1)
So what is our number one mourning song? This is obviously very personal, but we chose “If You Could See Me Now”.
“If You Could See Me Now” is a song by Irish pop rock band The Script. It was released in 2013 as the third single from their third studio album, #3.
The song is about the death of the lead singer Danny O’Donoghue’s father, who passed away on Valentine’s Day shortly after the band formed in 2008.
It is a powerful and emotional ballad that captures the pain and grief of losing a loved one.
The song is so good for dealing with loss because it is so relatable. The lyrics are honest and raw, and they perfectly capture the range of emotions that people experience when they lose someone they love.
In addition, the song also offers hope and reminds us that the people we love are always with us in spirit.
“If You Could See Me Now” is a lovely and touching song that can help people cope with the pain of loss. It reminds us that we are not alone in our grief and that there is hope for the future.
Other Playlists You May Like
List of 200 Songs About Death, Loss & Grief
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||If You Could See Me Now - The Script|
|2||Here Without You - 3 Doors Down|
|3||Why - Rascal Flatts|
|4||All of the Stars - Ed Sheeran|
|5||I'll Be Missing You - P. Diddy ft. Faith Evans & 112|
|6||What They'll Say About Us - FINNEAS|
|7||How Do I Say Goodbye - Dean Lewis|
|8||Welcome to the End of Your Life - THE DRIVER ERA|
|9||Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi|
|10||Jealous of the Angels - Donna Taggart|
|11||For The Lover That I Lost - Sam Smith|
|12||Moments - One Direction|
|13||It's Ok - Tom Rosenthal|
|14||From Where You Are - Lifehouse|
|15||The Ones That Didn't Make It - Justin Moore|
|16||For Those Who Can't Be Here - Tom Walker|
|17||Wherever I Go - Hannah Montana|
|18||Dear August - PJ Harding|
|19||Dancing in the Sky - Dani and Lizzy|
|20||Ti dico ciao - Laura Pausini|
|21||Stay Another Day - The Wanted|
|22||When I Look to the Sky - Train|
|23||listen before i go - Billie Eilish|
|24||Here Comes Goodbye - AC Mix - Rascal Flatts|
|25||Fly - Céline Dion|
|26||Nightingale - Demi Lovato|
|27||Angels Among Us - Alabama|
|28||Goodbye's (The Saddest Word) - Céline Dion|
|29||Perfect Way To Die - Alicia Keys|
|30||Suicide Note - Kyle Spratt|
|31||Small Bump - Ed Sheeran|
|32||In assenza di te - Laura Pausini|
|33||If You're Reading This - Tim McGraw|
|34||Loretta's Song - Noah Cyrus|
|35||Candle In The Wind - Elton John|
|36||Letters - Lucas & Steve|
|37||Whiskey Lullaby (ft.. Alison Krauss) - Brad Paisley|
|38||Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton|
|39||How to Save a Life - The Fray|
|40||Drink A Beer - Luke Bryan|
|41||I Will Not Say Goodbye - Danny Gokey|
|42||Gloomy Sunday - Billie Holiday|
|43||Gli Angeli - Vasco Rossi|
|44||Airplanes (ft.. Hayley Williams of Paramore) - B.o.B|
|45||I Lived - OneRepublic|
|46||Gold Forever - The Wanted|
|47||Happier - Marshmello|
|48||Leave Out All The Rest - Linkin Park|
|49||Wrecked - Imagine Dragons|
|50||There You'll Be - Faith Hill|
|51||If I Died Today - Tim McGraw|
|52||Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds|
|53||Destinazione Paradiso - Gianluca Grignani|
|54||She'd Say (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) - Andy Grammer|
|55||Gone Too Soon - Simple Plan|
|56||My Immortal - Evanescence|
|57||Go Solo - Tom Rosenthal|
|58||Straordinario - Chiara Galiazzo|
|59||Would It Matter - Skillet|
|60||ghostin - Ariana Grande|
|61||Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran|
|62||See You Again - Carrie Underwood|
|63||I'm Already There - Lonestar|
|64||I'll See You Again - Westlife|
|65||Brendan's Death Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|66||Father - Demi Lovato|
|67||Soon You'll Get Better (ft.. The Chicks) - Taylor Swift|
|68||Trampoline (with ZAYN) - SHAED|
|69||Sta passando novembre - Eros Ramazzotti|
|70||This Is Not Goodbye - Sidewalk Prophets|
|71||Brother - Falling In Reverse|
|72||Butterfly - Demi Lovato|
|73||I'll Always Remember You - Hannah Montana|
|74||Holes In The Floor Of Heaven - Steve Wariner|
|75||Unforgettable (Tommy's Song) - Demi Lovato|
|76||Ghost Of You - 5 Seconds of Summer|
|77||See You Again - Wiz Kahlifa & Charlie Puth|
|78||if this is the last time - LANY|
|79||Somewhere Only We Know - Keane|
|80||Who You'd Be Today - Kenny Chesney|
|81||Peter Pan Was Right - Anson Seabra|
|82||Angels - Robbie Williams|
|83||Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi|
|84||Gone Too Soon - Daughtry|
|85||Dancing With Your Ghost - Sasha Alex Sloan|
|86||If Only Tears Could Bring You Back - Midnight Sons|
|87||The End of Everything - Noah Cyrus|
|88||Save A Place For Me - Matthew West|
|89||I Miss You - Miley Cyrus|
|90||Letter from Heaven - Tim Shetler|
|91||Gone Without Goodbye - Brian Littrell|
|92||Wish You Were Here - Avril Lavigne|
|93||I See Fire - Ed Sheeran|
|94||Forever - Rascal Flatts|
|95||Walls - Louis Tomlinson|
|96||Die For You - The Weeknd|
|97||You Should Be Here - Cole Swindell|
|98||till death frees me - Zevia|
|99||Love That Lets Go - Hannah Montana|
|100||Invisible - 5 Seconds of Summer|
|101||Candle In The Wind - 2018 Version - Ed Sheeran|
|102||When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne|
|103||Brother Up In Heaven - Alan Parsons|
|104||Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep - One Voice Children's Choir|
|105||Who Knew - P!nk|
|106||If Tomorrow Starts Without Me (with Annelia) - Tommy Dell|
|107||Faded - Alan Walker|
|108||Clouds - Before You Exit|
|109||Goodbye - Karacter|
|110||life - im over you|
|111||Birds - Imagine Dragons|
|112||If I Could Fly - One Direction|
|113||Hey Angel - One Direction|
|114||Bye Bye - Mariah Carey|
|115||When The Darkness Comes - Colbie Caillat|
|116||When I Get Where I'm Going (ft.. Dolly Parton) - Brad Paisley|
|117||Always Be Together - Little Mix|
|118||Talking to the Moon - Bruno Mars|
|119||If Tomorrow Never Comes - Ronan Keating|
|120||For The Lover That I Lost - Céline Dion|
|121||Not A Day Goes By - Lonestar|
|122||You Were Loved (with OneRepublic) - Gryffin|
|123||Canzone Per Un'Amica - Nomadi|
|124||Everybody Dies - Billie Eilish|
|125||It'll Be Okay - Shawn Mendes|
|126||Angel - G-Eazy|
|127||Choir - Remix - Guy Sebastian|
|128||Tracce Di Te - Francesco Renga|
|129||One More Day - Diamond Rio|
|130||Gone Away - 1997 - The Offspring|
|131||Noah (Stand Still) - Noah Cyrus|
|132||Kill Myself - Tim McGraw|
|133||death bed (coffee for your head) - Powfu|
|134||Never Forget You - Mariah Carey|
|135||Walking in the Wind - One Direction|
|136||If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away - Justin Moore|
|137||I Will Remember You - Ed Sheeran|
|138||Wake Me up When September Ends - Green Day|
|139||If Tomorrow Starts Without Me - Tuffy|
|140||Nightmare - Halsey|
|141||Words I Couldn't Say - Rascal Flatts|
|142||Autumn Leaves - Deluxe Edition - Ed Sheeran|
|143||Il mio pensiero - Ligabue|
|144||It's Not Goodbye - New Version 2013 - Laura Pausini|
|145||Adam's Song - blink-182|
|146||You're Not There - Lukas Graham|
|147||Hold Me While You Wait - Lewis Capaldi|
|148||Cover Me In Sunshine - P!nk|
|149||DEAD FRIENDS - Demi Lovato|
|150||Two of Us - Louis Tomlinson|
|151||See You Again (ft.. Charlie Puth) - Wiz Khalifa|
|152||In The Arms Of The Angel - Sarah McLachlan|
|153||Someday - Kygo|
|154||Gone Too Soon - Michael Jackson|
|155||Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw|
|156||Goodbye My Friend (ft.. Aaron Neville) - Linda Ronstadt|
|157||Sign of the Times - Harry Styles|
|158||Dance With My Father - Céline Dion|
|159||You Said You'd Grow Old With Me - Michael Schulte|
|160||I Will Carry You (Audrey's Song) - Selah|
|161||When the Last Teardrop Falls (ft.. Blaque Ivory) - Blaque|
|162||Lay My Body Down - Rag'n'Bone Man|
|163||Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt|
|164||Since I Lost You - Genesis|
|165||I'm with You - Avril Lavigne|
|166||Best Years Of Our Lives (ft. Avril Lavigne) - Evan T|
|167||Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|168||Address In The Stars - Caitlin & Will|
|169||if depression gets the best of me - Zevia|
|170||The Garden - Jimmy Scott|
|171||The One That Got Away - Brielle Von Hugel|
|172||Monsters - James Blunt|
|173||Here With Me - Marshmello|
|174||If I Die Young - The Band Perry|
|175||How Could You Leave Us - NF|
|176||suicide - Isaac Dunbar|
|177||Hold on to Memories - Disturbed|
|178||You Can Let Go Now Daddy - Patricia Maguire|
|179||Caruso - Lucio Dalla|
|180||Ghost - Justin Bieber|
|181||The A Team - Ed Sheeran|
|182||Sing Me to Sleep - Alan Walker|
|183||One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey|
|184||Let Somebody Go - Coldplay|
|185||why do i exist - Zevia|
|186||Heaven - Emeli Sandé|
|187||Go Rest High On That Mountain - Vince Gill|
|188||Come Wake Me Up - Rascal Flatts|
|189||Destinazione paradiso - Laura Pausini|
|190||Lose Somebody - Kygo|
|191||Cryin' for Me (Wayman's Song) - Toby Keith|
|192||Heaven Was Needing A Hero - Jo Dee Messina|
|193||Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran|
|194||marjorie - Taylor Swift|
|195||Heaven - Avicii|
|196||Visiting Hours - Ed Sheeran|
|197||Just Hold On - Steve Aoki|
|198||Slipped Away - Avril Lavigne|
|199||Spirits - The Strumbellas|
|200||Hurt - Christina Aguilera|
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Final Thoughts – Songs About Death
Yes, songs about death, loss, and grief can be a helpful way to cope with the emotional pain of dealing with loss.
Music can be a powerful tool for expressing and processing emotions, and songs about loss can provide a sense of connection and understanding to those who are grieving.
When we listen to a song about loss, we can feel less alone in our grief. We can hear the pain and sorrow of the singer, and we can know that we are not the only ones who have experienced this kind of loss.
The lyrics of the song can also help us to articulate our own feelings, and to make sense of what we are going through.
In addition, music can be a source of comfort and hope. Songs about loss can remind us that we are not forgotten, and that our loved ones are still with us in spirit.
They can also give us strength to carry on, and to find hope for the future.
Of course, not everyone finds comfort in listening to songs about loss. Some people may find them too sad or triggering. However, for those who do find them helpful, songs can be a valuable resource for coping with grief.
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you can try listening to songs about loss that we have selected for you. There are many different songs available, so you can find one that resonates with you.
You may also want to try listening to songs that are not specifically about loss, but that have a message of hope or healing.
Frequently Asked Question
– Allow yourself to feel your emotions. Don’t try to bottle them up.
– Talk to someone you trust about your loss.
– Find healthy ways to cope with your grief, such as journaling, exercising, or spending time in nature.
– Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are many resources available to help you through this difficult time.
Remember, everyone grieves differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Take your time and allow yourself to heal at your own pace.