Top Ten Most Depressing Songs

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21Suicide Note Pt I - Pantera

Should be at top of all list's

22Captain Jack - Billy Joel
23Wish 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.

24What You Won't Do for Love - Bobby Caldwell

People find this song depressing? I think it's one of the most beautiful and romantic songs. Listening to it always puts me in a good mood.

25Caroline, No - The Beach Boys
26The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
27Something 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".

Definitely one of the saddest songs of all time. This song defines depression.

This song portrays the nothingness of depression

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28Hollow - Pantera
29Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
30Something About Us - Daft Punk
31Quicksand - David Bowie

Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief
knowledge comes with deaths release
ah ah

WHY IS THIS NOT #1 AGH

32Breathe 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

Should be on the top of the list. I fall apart every time I listen to it

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33Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

Very sad song to me... Breaks my heart every time I listen to it.

Should be top 10

34Lovesong - The Cure

Um, Lovesong may have a somber melody, but It is still a love song.

35How 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.

The first time I head this song was at 3am. I bawled so hard that I nearly had a panic attack. To me this this is a picture of my sort of depression. It's not one of just sadness and pain, it's of denial and escape. Like you're fading away to nothingness, to cease to exist.

This is my favorite next to Street Spirit Fade Out

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36The End - The Doors
37This Velvet Glove - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Yes... And most beautiful

38Jeremy - Pearl Jam
39Nutshell - 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.

I love this song and I agree it should be first. Its a very haunting depressing song juat beautiful

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40Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

Depressing? Well, I could understand a bit, the lyrics are about Eleanor Rigby dying in a church... - kaitlynrad11

This song means the world to me I don't know why it just does the lyrics are so crazy.

The song remembers me about that everybody body born alone and will die alone Eleanor Rigby
Isn't she a bit like you and me?

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