We just watched John Legend’s new video for “You and I (Nobody In The World)” and it was an emotional roller coaster from start to finish. And it’s not the only one to make us tear up a little. We’ve got a list of the most emotional music videos ever. Get ready for some serious feelings.
Aaron Hall,”I Miss You”
We don’t know how not to cry while watching this music video about how Aaron Hall actually lost his wife while she was giving birth to their child.
Kelly Rowland, “Stole”
Everything about this video is sad. You’ll be crying from the time the high school kid loses hope to the moment the basketball star is gunned down before his big game.
Eve, “Love Is Blind”
Domestic violence is always tragic, and this is a true story. “Love Is Blind” is about Eve’s real-life friend who died at the hands of her abusive boyfriend.
Boyz II Men, “End of the Road”
This video will make you feel like you’re breaking up even if you’re not.
Forget chasing waterfalls, this video makes us want to stay under the covers all day.
Green Day, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
What’s sadder than watching a young couple fall in love right before one of them loses their life while serving in the military? Remembering that Green Day wrote this right after September 11th.
Toni Braxton, “Unbreak My Heart”
Not only is this one of the saddest love songs ever written, but Tyson Beckford dies in a motorcycle accident. Jesus take the wheel.
Tupac, “Brenda’s Got A Baby”
“Brenda’s Got A Baby” is also based on a true story. But it’s not just the heartbreaking tale of one teenage mother caught in the wheels of poverty and injustice. It’s about everyone who’s lost their lives and their happiness to violence and crime in the inner city and that’s more than sad.
Janet Jackson, “Again”
We don’t know if it’s Janet Jackson’s sorrowful voice or the thought of never falling in love with Gary Dourdan’s gorgeous self again, but this video gives us serious feelings every time we watch it.
Mary J. Blige, “No More Drama”
It’s not just the addicts and victims of domestic violence that make this music video one of the saddest around. It was also Mary’s comeback album and watching her cry always makes us well up a little.
The Lost Boys, “Renee”
We’ll never know why his shorty had to die, or how this video gets even sadder after that. This is hands down, hip hop’s saddest song about love violence in the inner city.
Ghostface Killah, “All I Got Is You”
What’s it like growing up with nothing but each other? Ghostface puts it all in depressing perspective in this sad story about growing up in the hood.
Dru Hill, “Five Steps”
“Five Steps” was sad enough. And then the video’s hero dies trying to save children from a fire…
Johnny Cash, “Hurt”
Johnny Cash sang this after the love of his life June died, and it will take the sunshine right out of your day.
Bone Thugs N Harmony, “Crossroads”
No list of sad songs would be complete without this tribute to rap legend Eazy-E