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« on: September 27, 2010, 05:43:24 AM »

I think we've touched on this in discussions of worst songs and treacly, sentimental songs, but I don't think we've explored it directly. Which songs do we find just really depressing? They can be songs we hate, songs we like, even songs that are not overtly gloomy, but really depressing on close examination.

I'll start with the song that inspired this thread, which I heard playing in a restaurant during lunch the other day.

1. Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun
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Probably the gloomiest song ever to have "joy" and "fun" as two of its most repeated lyrics.
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 07:08:24 AM »

2.) Kansas - Dust In The Wind
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Aka we are just a speck of sand in the universe.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 07:11:44 AM »

Let's see you top this one:

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 07:31:15 AM »

2.) Kansas - Dust In The Wind
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I was planning to post that one next. Just about the most depressing rock song I know. Cheers
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 07:42:07 AM »

4. Christmas Shoes - Newsong   I absolutely loathe this song!

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 08:57:54 AM »

5. Evanescence~ Missing
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I can only take evanescence in small doses, too much and I want to open a vein.   TeddyR
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 09:27:50 AM »

6. Anathema - Lost Control

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I hate depressive music
anyway, here's one of the most depressing song I ever heard
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 10:26:14 AM »

7. Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
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Without a doubt, the bounciest, catchiest song ever written about a guy planning to jump off a building. I especially like how he spreads out from being stood up at his wedding and abandoned by everyone, to include the totally unrelated story of his father's death and his mother grieving until her own death. And then, having described all this sadness so matter-of-factly, he just stops.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 10:30:48 AM »

8.) Harry Nilsson - Without You
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The pain of one leaving is great to Mr. Nilsson.  You can actually feel the pain in his voice.

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I was planning to post that one next. Just about the most depressing rock song I know. 

I recall a Family Guy episode where Peter wonders around town in a montage in a sad mood to the song.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 11:05:02 AM »

9.)  NIN - Down In It
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Very up tempo and catchy song about losing one's self.

10.) Metallica - Fade To Black
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Kind of overly melodramatic, almost to the point of being funny.

11.) Sarah McLauglan - When Somebody Loved Me
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This one rips out my heart and stomps on it because I think of Jessie in Toy Story 2.  I can hardly watch the above clip without getting misty eyed.  My four year old knows the song word for word and sings it a lot. Luckily I can control my emotions when hearing it.
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 02:31:45 PM »

12. All By Myself- Eric Carmen

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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2010, 02:55:58 PM »

13. Michael Johnson - Bluer Than Blue
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2010, 04:55:38 PM »

14. Cat's in the Cradle - Cat Stevens

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15. American Pie (The Day the Music Died) - Don McLean

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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2010, 08:47:31 PM »

16.) Don Henley - Boys Of Summer
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I hear this song and simply think this time of year...the sad end of summer.  Bluesad

17.) Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
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Breaktaking yet so melancholy.
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2010, 11:30:42 AM »

18.  In the Year 2525 by Zager & Evans

and no, I won't post a link to it.  I refuse to listen to that song and will change the station whenever it comes on.  
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