10 Sad Songs From Movies

Tuesday, February 1 by George Root

These 10 sad songs from movies helped to add to the emotion of already intense moments. Some sad songs are more well-known that the movies they came from. Many of the entries on the list of sad songs from movies will be songs you recognize and that will bring out your emotions.

  1. "The Crying Game" (1964) – Geoff Stephens. When this sad song was first released in 1964, it became a hit single. It gained new life and made it to the list of the top sad songs from movies when it was covered by singer Boy George for the movie "The Crying Game" (1992).
  2. "The End" (1967) – The Doors. The Doors originally released this song in 1967 as part of their debut album. In 1979, Francis Ford Coppola made this one of the top sad songs from movies by putting in "Apocalypse Now" (1979). It gives the movie an even deeper feeling of emptiness and adds a lot of emotion to the film.
  3. "Wind Beneath My Wings" (1982) – Jeff Sibar / Larry Henley. The movie "Beaches" (1988) was already depressing to begin with. But when Bette Midler added her version of this song to the soundtrack, it added a whole new level of emotion to the movie.
  4. "Not Gon' Cry" (1995) – Mary J. Blige. This is an incredibly emotional song from the movie "Waiting to Exhale" (1995). It talks about the path the women in the movie take to find their own freedom and redemption.
  5. "(Everything I Do) I Do it For You" (1991) – Bryan Adams. This power ballad from Canadian rocker Bryan Adams first appeared in the movie "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991). It wound becoming a very successful radio hit and sold over three million copies.
  6. "Kissing You" (1996) – Des'ree / Timothy Atack. This member of the list of the top sad songs from movies first appeared on the soundtrack for the movie "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" (1996). It went on to become a hit that brought international stardom to Des'ree.
  7. "I Will Always Love You" (1974) – Dolly Parton. This song was first released by country singer Dolly Parton in 1974. It was re-released in 1992 as a single from the soundtrack to the hit movie "The Bodyguard" (1992) by Whitney Houston. It became a huge international hit for Houston.
  8. "My Heart Will Go On" (1997) – James Horner / Richard Jennings. This is often considered to be the best of the top sad songs from movies. It is a song sung by Celine Dion for the hit movie "Titanic" (1997).
  9. "In Your Eyes" (1986) – Peter Gabriel. This song was a hit for Peter Gabriel when it was first released. It was given a new life when it was featured on the soundtrack to the hit movie "Say Anything" (1989).
  10. "Unchained Melody" (1955) – Alex North / Hy Zaret. The song "Unchained Melody" (1955) was a hit when it first came out, but it was brought to a new audience when it was in the movie "Ghost" (1990). The movie producers used the Righteou Brothers version and it added a whole different layer of emotion to the movie.
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