Top Ten Most Depressing Songs

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The Top Ten

Stan - Eminem
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!
I think life in my stomach by b mike os the saddest song

2Disenchanted - 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]It really speaks to me and voices my worst fear-- realizing your dreams will never come true. This is one of the most underrated songs My Chemical Romance has.

3Creep - 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

4Mad 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

5Hurt - 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! ♥

6Fix 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

7Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

8G. Fresh - Drunken Tiger

9There 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.

10Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

The Contenders

11Fade 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]Metallica is God For me

12So Many Tears - 2Pac

13Everybody 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.


14Lovesong - The Cure

15Dear 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

16King of Sorrow - Sade

17Breathe Me - Sia
This song is so amazing, it's depressing but seriously perfect for those sad moments. I suggest this as the best sad song.
I love this song! It's amazing and it always brings a tear to my eyes every time I listen to it
I've been constantly listening to this song and I've been depressed for months, I need help

18Words - Skylar Grey
No comment needed, this song is downright depressing

19Hello - 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]It's not that sad to me.

20Skinny Love - Bon Iver

21Hallelujah - 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.

22Millennium - Outkast

23Legacy - Eminem
One of the best

24Yesterday - 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.

25Something In the Way - Nirvana
Just the overall mood of the song. People speculate that Something in the Way was about Kurt's lifting growing up, like "Underneath the bridge".

26Human - Christina Perri

27Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
Life seems so depressing when this song plays
Doesn't effect me like it does anyone else.
What's life when this song is playing

28Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

29What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts
Well, it used to make me cry, whenever I listen to it, but not anymore.
Makes me cry every time

30What You Won't Do for Love - Bobby Caldwell

31Bad Guy - Eminem

32Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Not just the song, the story behind it,
the tale of syd barratt,
this song as so much power and meaning with in to simple verses.
A soulful and screaming guitar line is combined with deep vocals creates a raspy yet quiet jam.

So beautiful. But my fave will always be Queen. But still, Pink Floyd's still in my top ten or five or so.

33Something About Us - Daft Punk

34Mockingbird - Eminem
This is an amazing song which makes every daughter feel comforted as if the words are spoken to her personally. The lyrics are a complete tragedy, you can't listen to it without crying, but in the end... everything is nice.

35Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
I really don't like this song. Mm-mm. No, I don't.

36Understanding - Evanescence
I can't stop crying every time I listen this song. It reminds me for my passed away Girlfriend. I don't even want to listen this song very often, cause it makes me so depressed.

37Confessions of a Broken Heart - Lindsay Lohan

38Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

39Walk Away - Geri Halliwell

4025 to Life - Eminem

41How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead
This song is an absolutely, painfully heartfelt yearning to not be where you are. From a band with many powerfully emotive tracks, this one must be considered the most exceptionally brilliant of them all.
One of the most depressing pieces of music I've ever heard, or endured. When you can't take anything any more, there's a way further down. From depression, to reflectance; this is what this song means to me and many people.
I listen this when I'm depressed. All goes wrong in my life I can't stand no more

42Nutshell - Alice In Chains
You can truly hear the pain and despair in Layne Staley's voice this is about his struggle with his heroin addiction this basic guitar chords in this song can make anybody depressed
You can tell Layne Staley is feeling broken in this song, beautiful but very sad.
Definitely should be in the top ten.

43This Velvet Glove - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Yes... And most beautiful

44Space Bound - Eminem

45Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
just listen to the lyrics including the music video. its as if the world around you in slowly dissapering.
I totally agree with Mad world being number 1, but comfortably numb deserves to be higher because of how the lyrics and story make it so sad.
This should be in top 5 at list not 18 but nvm I hope people read this listen to the song and then decide

46This Used to Be My Playground - Madonna
It's not TOO sad and depressing to me.

47Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
Give Me Love is one of those somgs that you can listen to without saying a word. Its so beautiful and its beauty kind of masks the sadness behind it.
This is the one song that I listen to on repet when I'm depressed. I don't know why but it tends to calm me down because it makes me feel someone else understands how I feel.

48Toxic - Robbie Williams

49We Might As Well Be Strangers - Keane

50Going Through Changes - Eminem

51My December - Linkin Park
The perfect song to listen to on a silent snowy evening for thinking about life.

52Blind Actor - Detlef
Best song I have heard in so long...
This guy is amazing.
He is from Latvia and very very underrated.
U HAVE TO LISTEN TO IT! It is one of the best!

53Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G.

54Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
How can you not vote for this, aside from the perfect guitar melody, it tells a very sad heart-touching story

55Hiroshima - Sandra

56You're Never Over - Eminem

57Redemption Song - Bob Marley

58Down In a Hole - Alice In Chains
This song is so depressing it's about falling into a deep state of depression that you can't find your way out of this song could easily make it to the top 10
This song should be higher. Excellent and depressing and just grabs your heart strings.


59With or Without You - U2

60The Eternal - Joy Division
My pressing the play button is a... stab... through my own heart. The sky darkens. I feel alone. I'm transported onto a bald mountaintop of dark stone. The clouds engulf my vision. Whatever. I'm possessed by the depressingness of this song. And I don't understand why there isn't at least 15 Joy Division songs in this countdown.


This is my favourite song of all time, along with Milk by Kings Of Leon and Disintegrstion by the Cure. This song is so haunting and beautiful.

61Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

62Let Her Go - Passenger
Playing this song every day... Love it...
I don't think so.

63Black - Pearl Jam
Some of Eddie Vedder's best lyrics, so sad and a powerful delivery about a man who lost everything in his life.
Of what was everythingngng

64Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

65Mr. Rager - Kid Cudi

66X-Static Process - Madonna

67The Unforgiven II - Metallica
Isn't the point of the whole song depressing?

68Broken - Lifehouse
A song about being so broken hearted you can barely breathe... Yet little by little it gets better.
Not so sad to me.

69The Loss - Hollywood Undead

70Adam's Song - Blink 182
Really?! No Blink 182 Adams Song?! Whats more depressing than a teenager contemplating bout suicide?! Not much, plus the history of this song is heartbreaking. Should at least be in top fifteen. Check out Adam Krieger suicide letter

71Indian Sunset - Elton John

72Johnny Wanna Live - Sandra
See the video - you would see what they do with animals. It's disaster

73Rhinocerous - Smashing Pumpkins
The whole sound of the song is spacy and depressing and corgan adds a wonderful touch of anger to the depression.

74Gouge Away - Pixies
This is a good angry depression song. The loud and quiet dynamic of the song is original and fitting to the music.

75Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
The singer is singing about his wife being destroyed slowly by anti depressants and you can hear his distain and the country twang that hits home.

76Turn the Page - Metallica

77Perfect - Simple Plan
Makes me cry nearly every time I hear it... :(

78Hate Me - Blue October
This song is filled with nothing but pure, utter self-hatred. It is the one of the only songs in the world that can literally bring tears to my eyes. The absolute sadness and remorse that poors out of the lyrics from this song are enough to make anyone feel down. This song deserves to be at least in the top 10
This has to be one of the most depressing songs out there.
He wrote this song for his mother.

79Small Bump - Ed Sheeran

80Would It Matter - Skillet
The most lovely depressing song ever!

81The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script

82Save Me from Myself - Brian "Head" Welch
This song is just about the most depressing song I have ever heard. It talks about how as long as there is something you believe in, you have a meaning to live. Truly beautiful and inspiring to those who believe in God AND to individuals who just want a meaning in their lives.

83Everytime - Britney Spears

84Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
You can literally feel Corgans pain and anger towards his father and the simple set up and slow addition of the strings section deepen the sound to a sonic nirvana.

This is a sad and very meaningful song, the first verse diarm you with a smile suggests corgan's desire to take every thing against him, and deflect it with love instead of anger. It tells a story about how one hopes to deal with hard things in life.
Very depressing yet such a beautiful song at the same time. Definitely should be in the top 10.

85Time - Pink Floyd

86No Surprises - Radiohead

87Papillon - The Airborne Toxic Event

88The End - The Doors

89Danger - Keep Away - Slipknot

90Plastic Man - Seether

91The Ghost Woman and the Hunter - Lacuna Coil

92Youth of a Nation - P.O.D.

93Drunk - Ed Sheeran

94Hush Little Baby - Wretch 32 & Ed Sheeran

95All by Myself - Eric Carmen

96Make It Stop - Rise Against
This song is about the Gay teens September suicides and it gives me so many feels.
"Born Free but still they hate, born me well I can't change."

9745 - Shinedown

98My Immortal - Evanescence
This is the first song that I liked. I listen to this song whenever I'm depressed.
This song My Immortal from Evanescence would often remind me of the Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows, where Barnabas Collins is reminded by Victoria Winters as his lost love, Josette.

It doesn't make me cry, though.

99Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

100Uninstall - Bokurano
The story itself is incredibly depressing.

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