Top 10 Suicide Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

Take the world w/all it's sin - it's not fit for living in!

"He had enough, he couldn't take anymore... The wind kissed him goodbye and then he died".

"This is my life, this is my life
I'll decide not you
Keep the world with all its sin
It's not fit for livin' in
Yeah! I will start again
It can take forever, and ever, and ever
And ever, but I'll still win." - Metal_Treasure

2 Jeremy - Pearl Jam

A boy committed suicide in class. "Jeremy spoke in class today... Try to forget this, try to erase this from the blackboard". - Metal_Treasure

3 Eyes of the Insane - Slayer

God...this song was a beast, it was mind blowing and great - Ananya

About a soldier who suffers PTSD after war and eventually commits suicide. - Metal_Treasure

4 Jump - Van Halen

Yeah I think its about that. - zxm

This song sounds so happy that people rarely associate it with suicide but it is about suicide ("Jump! ").
David Lee Roth has given various accounts of the meaning behind the lyrics, but he usually says they are about a T.V. news story he saw where a man was about to kill himself by jumping off a building (Roth thought, "Might as well jump"). - Metal_Treasure

5 Chop Suey - System of a Down

This song is basically about drug abuse (addiction) but yes, they mention suicide in the lyrics. - Metal_Treasure

6 Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne
7 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards

About a man who loves his wife but she is terminally ill and he assists her suicide. Then kills himself. Lyrics are sad but somehow romantic. Vocals, music and lyrics are great.

"She still has sunshine in her weary eyes
A bed of roses to testify my love
A promise made, now I will make a try
There is no power in earth to tear us apart". - Metal_Treasure

8 Last Resort - Papa Roach

"Cut my life into pieces
I’ve reached my last resort, suffocation, no breathing
Don’t give a f&@k if I cut my arms bleeding
Would it be wrong, would it be right
If I took my life tonight, chance are that I might
Mutilation out of sight and I’m contemplating suicide
Cause I’m losing my sight, losing my mind
Wish somebody would tell me I’m fine
Nothing’s alright, nothing is fine
I’m running and I’m crying" - Metal_Treasure

9 Hold On - Good Charlotte

This song should be number one on this list because not only does it raise awareness for suicide, but it's an anti-suicide song. GC wrote this song for all those people who feel like giving up on life, telling them to hold on. This song saved my life when I was considering suicide. If it can do that, I think it deserves the top spot on this list.

"This world, this world is cold
But you don’t, you don’t have to go
You’re feeling sad, you’re feeling lonely
And no one seems to care
Your mother’s gone and your father hits you
This pain you cannot bare" - Metal_Treasure

10 Falling Away from Me - Korn

The Newcomers

? Fade to Black - Metallica

One of the greatest songs ever written

So sad my brother just commited suicide

"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
...
Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye" - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Suicide Note Pt. 2 - Pantera
12 1-800-273-8255 - Logic

Is there any song that produces tears like this one?

Yes, definitely. - tbell4ever

Real remains real

It shows reality

13 Loser - 3 Doors Down

"You’re getting closer to pushing me off of life’s little edge
cause I’m a loser and sooner or later you know I’ll be dead
You’re getting closer
you’re holding the rope and I’m taking the fall
cause I’m a loser
I’m a loser yeah" - Metal_Treasure

14 Suicide Note, Pt. 1 - Pantera
15 Adam's Song - Blink 182

Well, it's supposedly about coming home after a long tour, but just look at those lyrics! - lavashooter

Id never thought I'd die alone
Another six months ill be unknown - Lord28

16 I Think I'm Going to Kill Myself - Elton John
17 Suicidal Thoughts - Notorious B.I.G.
18 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
19 Turn It Off - Paramore

Is that what this song is about? - FondaSu

20 One More Light - Linkin Park

RIP Chester

21 Rise Above This - Seether

This song is dedicated to Shaun Morgan's brother who committed suicide in 2007.

22 Migraine - Twenty One Pilots
23 I'm Sorry - Joyner Lucas
24 Sweet Scarlet - Cat Stevens
25 When I'm Gone - Eminem
26 Running to the Sea - Röyksopp

A very dark and poignant song about the suicidal tendencies which we all have deep down beneath our skins, only for tragedy or lack of wellbeing to make more prominent, and for those affected to be isolated and surrounded by fear. It does make you think, even if you are content at the present, something could happen to you to spark this tendency, and in the blink of an eye, it goes beyond your control. - PositronWildhawk

27 Song for Annie - Petra
28 Don't Jump - Tokio Hotel
29 Suicide Machine - Death
30 World So Cold - Mudvayne

Listen to the song. Need I say more?

31 Did You Wanna Die? - Youth Brigade
32 Gloomy Sunday - Rezso Seress
33 Jumper - Third Eye Blind
34 I Hate Myself and I Want to Die - Nirvana
35 I Want to Die - Mortal Love
36 So Many Tears - 2pac
37 Self Destruction, Pt. 2 - Nine Inch Nails
38 Michael X - Casper

This is one of the few songs that is not as much about the person who commited suicide, as it is about how his friends deal with it.
We actually know little about this guy, or why he killed himself. What we know is that he was in a self-proclaimed "gang", that are actually more like bohemians, that tried to become rebellious rock and rap artists but failed to gather any fame or success. They wanted to be legends (Casper compares them to Kurt Cobain, Bon Scott, 2Pac and Jim Morrisson in the first verse - bit of a foreshadowing as we know nothing about the suicide until the chorus), but after he killed himself, the clique parted ways with each heading into different directions. No one really made the big career they were aiming for. According to Casper, this song is somehow rooted in reality.
Ironically, it was the album where "Michael X" is on that brought Casper to huge national fame, basically he reached everything that he said didn't work out in the song. - Martin_Canine

39 Grenade - Bruno Mars
40 Lass Los - Tic Tac Toe

This song by female rap trio Tic Tac Toe is about a friend's suicide and how the three women cope with it, one of them feeling guilty and drinking, one suffering from depression and the third hating the many curious pseudo-friends that only want to know want to know what happened and are interested in sendation. Jazzy and Ricky deliver their verses with good lyrics and insane rhyming schemes (a pity they have been seen as pop rappers because they could write some really awesome lyrics) in a melodramatic manner that fits the sentimental piano and strings in the beat. But that's not why this song is gripping to me. No, the real reason is Lee's verse, which is the second one. Not only does she have the most intense delivery and lyrics, Lee actually breaks out in tears halfway through the song, and the song even stops for a few seconds. This is absolutely authentic and real. Lee's husband commited suicide and I am sure that while recording the song all the memories came back. - Martin_Canine

41 Don't Try Suicide - Queen

Such a good song So underrated

42 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace

I am appalled that I had to add this song to the list! It should've already been on here. This song literally saved my life when I was half way through a suicide attempt. I know people say that about music all the time, but I honestly don't know if I'd still be here if it wasn't for this song.
The lyrics are so deep and Adam's vocal performance is so emotional. Then all you have to do is add in the amazing guitar riff and awesome video clip and you have the best anti-suicide song of all time.
Play this at my funeral!

43 The Last Resort - Eagles
44 How Soon is Now - The Smiths

Beautiful and bleak.

45 Baby Don't Cut - Bmike
46 Solitude - Candlemass
47 Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
48 Jean is Dead - The Descendents
49 Coming Down - Five Finger Death Punch

Beautiful song about a friend saving a teen from suicide. Powerful music video

50 How to Save a Life - The Fray
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Fade to Black - Metallica
2. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
3. Suicide Note Pt. 2 - Pantera
christangrant
1. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
2. Fade to Black - Metallica
3. Jeremy - Pearl Jam
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1. Chop Suey - System of a Down
2. Falling Away from Me - Korn
3. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
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