11 Most Popular Songs about Death

Death: It's inevitable, and a subject that musicians always come back to, no matter how often they drift to places other than mortality. Whether it's about the artist's own eventual demise, or their experience with the passing of someone close, it's a theme that spans across all genres and eras of popular music. To know more about them, check out the article of Insidermonkey covering 11 most popular songs about death.

When you strip down songwriting to its most essential subjects, you’re usually left with stories about love and stories about death. For as long as rock and roll has been around, musicians have been obsessed with their mortality – not a surprise, given how many of their fellow rockers have died tragically young. Despite being about a real downer of a subject, some of the tunes below are playful, some are inspiring and others merely illustrate how the great beyond is a universally fascinating topic.

Surely, it is hard to sing about death without mentioning God. In these songs God is a savior, judge, one who offers forgiveness and solace, final instance to turn to. Like death, God can have different faces as you can see on our list 11 Most Popular Songs about God.

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