Top Ten Most Depressing Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Fix You - Coldplay
If you listen to it closely it seems as if all hope is taken away...
It is a very sad song that makes me cry every time I hear it. this song was well done by glee. also, it is a song I can relate to.
This song is so well written and it has honestly been one of the only things that could ever get me through the day. This song has evidently changed my life.
[Newest]I don't know but Sia has better songs than Coldplay

2Mad World - Gary Jules
Ironically, it's depressing and disturbing in ways, but it always makes me very happy to hear it come on my playlist. One of my all-time favorite songs. I hope I'm not the only one who is comforted by listening to it. It doesn't awaken me to the problems of the world - I constantly see them everyday. What it does is relax me. Let me know that there's someone else who understands what I'm feeling. Tell me I'm not the only one.
I really feel a connection to this song. It's like the story of my life. Sometimes, I feel like no one can understand me. It's like I'm the only one in this world who is sane. I know kind of a condescending way of looking at life, but it's just how I feel, and this song illustrates my feeling perfectly.
The sense of atmosphere in this song coupled with the lyrics and piano arrangement make this a masterpiece Christmas number one when it was released just goes to show how good it is. one of the few covers that manages to take the original and put a beautiful haunting new spin on it

3Stan - Eminem
The first three verses are pure desperation. Stan is a person with serious problems snd depression. Having no one to talk to about his sorrows, he projects the relationship he would have to any person of reference (someone that's obviously missing in his life) on Eminem. He would understand him having had the same problems according to his songs. He thinks he found his soulmate ("We should be together too") in Slim Shady. When he doesn't reply it's as if he has no one in his life and his soulmate betrayed him. That not even him, who Stan gave all his love, would care about him. The suicide/homicide is a cry for help. It's also a fact that people who go on killing sprees are mostly those who never (could) talk about their massive problems. They are always the silent ones.

But what makes this song so sad is the fourth verse. Where Eminem writes back, giving Stan some serious advice, being honest but not disrespectful, trying to cheer him up and being optimistic about Stans further life, until he realises what Stan has done. It's this contrast between the positive style Em's letter is written and the darkness od the tragedy that makes this song this sad. And what comes next? All those thoughts thst must be rushing through Em's mind the moment the beat cuts off. You can almost hear the sleepless nights Stan is predicting in Verse 3 in that one particular moment "Damn" is spoken. It's one word that captures the moment of extreme emotional shock more perfectly than any movie ever did.
One of the most emotional songs, by the greatest rapper of all time! Deserves the #1 spot.
Its got to be the most intense and depressing song of all time!
[Newest]I love this sad song

4Disenchanted - My Chemical Romance
No one is as good as My Chemical Romance in describing emotion. This song is amazing, it really is a shame that people don' take the time to appreciate it. It tells a sad life story, ("it was a lie when they smiled and said you won't feel a thing") which in the end leaves a confused person who can't handle with their lives ("You're just a sad song with nothing to say", "This never meant nothing to you at all", "If I'm so wrong how can you listen all night long") it definitely leaves you wondering
Gerard Way (lead singer) wrote this song for Mikey Way (brother, bassist) after he temporarily left the band due to deal with his suicidal thoughts and bipolar disorder. God you have to wonder what it was like to write a song like this...
My Chemical Romance (My Chemical Romance) has a broad range of emotions in all of their songs. Their songs can be happier than most things, while others can be the deepest, darkest lyrics a song has to offer.
[Newest]I personally think Demolition Lovers is more depressing than Disenchanted, but it definitely deserves this spot.

5Creep - Radiohead
Story of my Life! When I listen to this song, I just close my eyes and tears flow out surreptitiously without me realising it.. Can't ever stop loving you nor can I ever make you love me!
The emotion and longing of Thom Yorke's voice makes you want to cry and think of the one you love.

This song is the most realtable song. If you love someone that you know doesn't love you, this is your song. It is extremely well put together and make me tear up every night when I listen to it, thinking of that person I've loved for 5 years and will never get because I know that she doesn't and never will love me.
[Newest]For sure you will think of one you loved

6Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

7Hurt - Johnny Cash
This song is gut-wrenching for me. NIN's version is good, too, but Cash takes this song to another level. The rasp and evident pain and regret in his voice make this song an apology for all he'd done that hurt those he loved and cared for, and a wish at the end of an old legend's life to go back and do it differently now. Gorgeous and haunting, even if it's not his original material.
I really love this song. It's very touching and emotional, RIP John.
I really really enjoy listening this song, I can listen it for hours and hours... It's so emotional it makes me cry every time, and his deep voice makes it even sadder. Very beautiful song! ♥
[Newest]One of his last songs to record with makes it the best RIP tons of respect

8G. Fresh - Drunken Tiger

9Fade to Black - Metallica
The lyrics are just so sad. It makes me to feel like everything is gone. When you listen the song you are able to just be somewhere else out of this world for a while. (Sorry for bad English. I'm from Finland)
The lyrics in this song are very depressing and dark and almost makes you suicidal but it also helps you get over sad things that happened to you. Amazing song.
Life it seems will fade away
Drifting further everyday
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free
[Newest]I had this as my most depression song of all time, but has anyone heard Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday? That should be #1 forever.

10There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
I can't explain what this song has meant to me ever since I got depressed. All the emotions are so familiar, but impossible to explain. Death can seem beautiful.
This entire list could be filled with Smiths songs ngl

The Contenders

11Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

12Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
Michael Stipe's voice pierces like a dagger and the theme of the song really strikes a note with anyone feeling down. You come out of the song feeling like your day has been lifted a little bit.

I hate this song but it's still very depressing.

DrRyAn


13So Many Tears - 2Pac

14Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin
It deserves more credit
Amazing lyrics... Its one you can feel all of the emotion he is trying to put into words. P

15King of Sorrow - Sade

16Hello - Evanescence
This is one of the saddest songs I have ever heard. I love Evanescence but every time I hear this song it makes me want to cry. This song along with My Immortal. On top of that they are on the same album which makes the whole thing even sadder. Amy Lee sure knows how to make someone break down into tears with her music... Another reason to love Evanescence.
I break down every time I listen to this song, it's like I can relate to the lyrics so much, every note, everything just sounds like my own reality, the world that I live in and what I go through every single day of my sad sad life
Beautiful song brings me to years almost every time I hear it. Reminds me on my childhood. And my life now actually
[Newest]This such a sad song. But love how Amy Lee gave it that sad emotion when she sings.

17Millennium - Outkast

18Yesterday - The Beatles
The song is eternal. Even the future generation hears this song could easily relate how sentimental and mesmerizing the life of 70's.

19What You Won't Do for Love - Bobby Caldwell

20Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
A mournful and somber vocal line really sets the tone of the song and Buckley's guitar squeezes its way in and is the unsung hero of the song.


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