100 Pop Songs About Death and Dying

Death Songs in Pop Music

1. Die Young – Ke$ha
2. People Who Died – Jim Carroll
3. Goodbye Earl – Dixie Chicks
4. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
5. New York Mining Disaster (1941) – Bee Gees
6. Last Kiss – Frank J. Wilson (or Pearl Jam)
7. Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
8. Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
9. Fade To Black – Metallica
10. Freddy’s Dead (Theme From Superfly) – Curtis Mayfield
11. Leader of the Pack – Shangri-Las
12. If I Die Young – The Band Perry
13. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
14. I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew
15. Bohemian Rhapsody (this song is ona lot of lists!)
16. Shannon – Henry Gross
17. The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkle
18. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
19. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
20. I’ll Fly Away – Hank Williams
21. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – the Beatles
22. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead – the Munchkins
23. I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab For Cutie
24. Ready To Die – The Notorious B.I.G.
25. Candle in the Wind – Elton John
26. Adam’s Song – Blink 182
27. My Immortal – Evanescence
28. Space Oddity – David Bowie
29. I’ll Be Missing You Sean – Combs, Puff Daddy & The Family, Faith Evans
30. I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats
31. Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
32. Thirteen Women – Bill Haley and His Comets
33. Gone Too Soon – Daughtry
34. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
35. Five Years – David Bowie
36. The Great Gig in the Sky – Pink Floyd
37. Running Bear – Johnny Preston
38. Lighting Crashes – Live
39. Stole – Kelly Rowland
40. Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks
41. Jeremy – Pearl Jam
42. Close My Eyes Forever – Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne
43. Blaze of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi
44. Billy Don’t be a Hero – Bo Donaldson and the Haywoods
45. Jimmy Collins’ Wake – Dropkick Murphys
46. D.O.A. – Bloodrock
47. Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
48. The Killing of Georgie – Rod Stewart
49. Once You Understand – Think
50. Brick – Ben Fold’s Five
51. Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney and Wings
52.  Ode To Billy Jo – Bobbie Gentry
53.  Keep Me in Your Heart – Warren Zevon
54.  The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia – Vicki Lawrence
55.  The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot
56.  Usta Love Her – Guns N Roses
57.  Die Young, Stay Pretty – Blondie
58.  Ocean Breathes Salty – Modest Mouse
59.  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
60.  Ohio – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
61.  Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips
62.  Heaven – Beyonce Knowles
63.  The Show Must Go On – Queen
64.  Tha Crossroads – Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
65.  Going, Going, Gone – Bob Dylan
66.  In My Time of Dying – Led Zeppelin
67.  Coldest Winter – Kanye West
68.  Let It Be – The Beatles
69.  Three Bells – The Browns
70.  Whiskey Lullaby – Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
71.  Dead Man’s Curve – Jan and Dean
72.  No Surfing Today – The Four Seasons
73.  Run Joey Run – David Geddes
74.  Let It Die – Foo Fighters
75.  Tell Laura I Love Her – Ray Peterson
. Tell Tommy I Miss Him – Marilyn Michaels (Response to Ray Peterson’s ‘Tell Laura’)
76.  How To Save A Life – The Fray
77.  Can’t Stand Losing You – The Police
78.  Excitable Boy – Warren Zevon
79.  The Legend Of Tom Dooley – The Kingston Trio
80.  Done Too Soon – Neil Diamond
81.  The Last Carnival – Bruce Springsteen
82.  Dancing with Mr. D – The Rolling Stones
83.  Volcano – Jimmy Buffett
84.  Honey – Bobby Goldsboro
85.  And When I Die – Blood, Sweat and Tears
86.  Teen Angel – Mark Dining
87.  Stan – Eminem
88.  Susie And Jeffrey – Blondie
89.  Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
90.  Copacabana – Barry Manilow
91.  Prayer For The Dying – Seal
92.  I Would Die 4 U – Prince
93.  I Gotta Get A Message To You – Bee Gees
94.  Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix Experience
95.  Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
96.  The Water Was Red – Johnny Cymbal
97.  Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
98.  Killing An Arab – The Cure
99.  Dancing With Tears In My Eyes – Ultravox
100. The Freshman – Verve Pipe
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