Top Ten Most Depressing Songs

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21 Suicide Note Pt I - Pantera

"Would you look at me now? Can you tell I'm a man? With the scars on my wrist who'll prove I'll try again. Try to die again" I messed up on that a bit. But such a depressing song. And I relate to it. Part two isn't as good. Part 2 is much heavier, but I feel this one is more meaningful.

Should be at top of all list's

22 Captain Jack - Billy Joel
23 Wish 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.

24 What 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.

25 Caroline, No - The Beach Boys
26 Something in the Way - Nirvana

The lyrics were written in a time when Kurt spent time under a bridge after being kicked out from his house. The song itself is only two chords, and yet still has so much power.

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 is sooo sad,i have nothing against coldplay but " fix you" is an emotional song with a "happy ending", not a really sad and dark song like something in the way.This song is about how kurt cobain lived under a bridge when he was kick out of his home, it's so sad simple and beautiful at the same time. This song should be in top 10

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27 The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
28 Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
29 Hollow - Pantera
30 Something About Us - Daft Punk
31 Quicksand - David Bowie

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


32 Breathe 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

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

So depressing makes me sad every time

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33 Lovesong - The Cure

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

34 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

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

Should be top 10

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

Yes... And most beautiful

38 Jeremy - Pearl Jam
39 Nutshell - 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.

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

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40 Eleanor 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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1. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
2. G. Fresh - Drunken Tiger
3. There is a Light that Never Goes Out - The Smiths
1. There is a Light that Never Goes Out - The Smiths
2. Captain Jack - Billy Joel
3. Caroline, No - The Beach Boys
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