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Subject: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Mrs._Race on 03/04/03 at 05:21 p.m.

This is Variation of the Most Boring Song thread.  My top 5 most depressing songs are:

1)  Fast Car-Tracy Chapman
2)  Luca-Susanne Vega
3)  Daughter-Pearl Jam
4)  The Car-Various Artists
5)  That really famous Chris Issak song-The whole melodie just makes me want to crawl into bed and cry.

What are yours?

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 03/04/03 at 05:27 p.m.

Hi Mrs. Race!!!  Let's see, in no particular order...

1)  Wicked Game--Chris Isaak (I think that's the song you were referring to)
2)  Tears in Heaven--Eric Clapton
3)  Daniel--Don McClean (I think ???)
4)  Hands to Heaven--Breathe  (but still one of my favs)


Can't think of any more right now.

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: resinchaser on 03/04/03 at 05:59 p.m.

In no particular order...

1. Bulletproof(I wish I was) - Radiohead
2. As Bad As They Seem - Hayden
3. Red - Treble Charger
4. Apparitions - Matthew Good Band
5. Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: BadAngel on 03/04/03 at 09:45 p.m.

Me And Little Andy - Dolly Parton
Spring - Tanya Tucker
Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning - Alan Jackson
Concrete Angel - Martina McBride

The last one doesn't really matter in my case, because it would change all the time. ;)  The others will be eternal.
Although these songs are depressing, I'd never stop listening to them.  Of course, I haven't heard the first two since the 80s, but I remember them word for word.

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: My_name_is_Kenny on 03/04/03 at 09:46 p.m.

Round Here - Counting Crows (also a candidate for most boring)
Brick - Ben Folds Five
Don't Change Your Plans - Ben Folds Five
Camera One - Josh Joplin Group
If You See Her, Say Hello - Bob Dylan
River - Joni Mitchell
Lost Cause - Beck
Silent All These Years - Tori Amos

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Tarzan Boy on 03/04/03 at 10:00 p.m.

It's funny how some of the most depressing songs end up in my car player and on my computer ::) I just dig that kind of sound a lot.

Here are some songs that I think are depressing or sound depressing:

"Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star

"Wicked Game (Instrumental)" by Chris Isaak

"Sketch For Summer" (intrumental) by The Durutti Column

"Oscillate Wildly" (intrumental) by The Smiths

"El Cariņo Es Como Una Flor" by Rudy LaScala

"Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum

"Tears Of A Clown" by Smokey Robinson (this one can do me in at the right moment).

"St. John" by Tuxedomoon

"Come Before Christ And Murder Love" by Death In June

"Oprofessionell" by Kent (this one I can only describe as what heroin would feel like if the sensation was translated into music).

"Life In Mono" by Mono

"See You" by Depeche Mode

"Only You" by Yazoo

"Ghosts" by Japan (if this song doesn't move you, you clearly are made of stone).


I can think of many more, but these are my main sleeping pills.

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Q.Aviator on 03/04/03 at 10:07 p.m.

" Right here waiting ' by Richard Marx

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Jonman on 03/05/03 at 00:56 a.m.

I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John and Heart Of The Matter by Don Henley. Man, those songs just rip my guts out. I guess b/c I've experienced it.....

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Goreripper on 03/05/03 at 01:24 a.m.

"The Last Goodbye" - Jeff Buckley

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: princessofpop on 03/05/03 at 05:43 a.m.

I was compiling a list of depressing songs and I started to notice that they were all "love songs" and that's a different topic in itself.  Therefore I thought about what songs were truly depressing.  I mean so bad that I can hardly listen to them without my eyes tearing up.  And this is a partial list of what I came up with.  In no particular order:

"Me & Little Andy" - Dolly Parton
"Everybody Hurts" - REM
"Tears In Heaven" - Eric Clapton
"Angel" - Sarah McLauchlan
"Adrian" - Jewel
"Brick" - Ben Folds Five
"Blasphemous Rumours" - Depeche Mode
"Eleanor Rigby" - The Beatles
"Cats In The Cradle" - Harry Chapin
"The Dance" - Garth Brooks
"Round Here" - Counting Crows
"In The Ghetto" - Elvis Presley
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkle

If you ever want to wallow in your own self pity for a day, google & read the lyrics to every one of these songs.  But you better have plenty of tissue, you'll need it.  :'( :'(

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: DJ Midas on 03/05/03 at 07:09 a.m.

I probably shouldn't list here right now, but I'm feeling good today, so here goes:

"Against All Odds" - Phil Collins
"One More Time" - The Cure
"Broken Wings" - Mr. Mister
"Making Love out of Nothing at All" - Air Supply
"Tears In Heaven" - Eric Clapton

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: philbo_baggins on 03/05/03 at 08:51 a.m.


Quoting:
"Cats In The Cradle" - Harry Chapin
End Quote


...that's one of very few songs that brings tears to my eyes, though only since I've had children of my own.  And it's one of the reasons I've got pretty much no hobbies left, as I give pretty much all my free time to my children.

Depressing whole albums:
The Wall/The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
Script For a Jester's Tear- Marillion (brilliant, but depressing)

Phil

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Jessica on 03/05/03 at 08:58 a.m.

My list of depressing songs can go on forever, but I think I can limit it to five. ;D

1. The Morning After -Linkin Park
2. In the End -Linkin Park
3. Bother -Stone Sour
4. Crazy -Kidneythieves
5. Piece of My Heart -Janis Joplin (Big Brother & the Holding Company)

Like you couldn't guess that I'd put songs by Linkin Park. :D

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: shazzaah on 03/05/03 at 09:30 a.m.


Quoting:

3. Bother -Stone Sour

End Quote



My list could probably go on forever as well, Jessica, but this one is definitely way up there on my list. The first time I listened to this song I cried; there was a lot happening at that time in my life and this song allowed me to release my grief.....for those who haven't heard this song, here are the lyrics:


"Wish I was too dead to cry
My self-affliction fades
Stones to throw at my creator
Masochists to which I cater
You don't need to bother;
I don't need to be
I'll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on,
I won't let go 'til it bleeds

Wish I was too dead to care
If indeed I cared at all
Never had a voice to protest
So you fed me sh*t to digest
I wish I had a reason;
my flaws are open season
For this, I gave up trying
One good turn deserves my dying

You don't need to bother;
I don't need to be
I'll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on,
I won't let go 'til it bleeds

Wish I'd died instead of lived
A zombie hides my face
Shell forgotten
with its memories
Diaries left
with cryptic entries

And you don't need to bother;
I don't need to be
I'll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on,
I won't let go 'til it bleeds

You don't need to bother;
I don't need to be
I'll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on:
I'll never live down my deceit"


Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/05/03 at 10:03 a.m.

"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by Elton John (a story about one of Elton's attempts at suicide)

"Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce (every time I hear this song I think of how soon after it was recorded that we lost Mr. Croce....so sad :'()

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Jonman on 03/05/03 at 10:21 a.m.


Quoting:
"Everybody Hurts" - REM
End Quote



Actually this song picks me up...it makes me realize that I'm not the only one who feels this way and that it's okay and normal...and that the feeling will pass and everything will be alright! And I LOVE the video!

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: lebeiw15 on 03/05/03 at 10:22 a.m.

"Candle in the Wind"-- Elton John
"Tears in Heaven"-- Eric Clapton

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: oddxsocks on 03/05/03 at 03:32 p.m.

"the fonz" - smash mouth
"nervous in the alley" - smash mouth (it'd be a hell of a lot sadder if the song wasn't so fast!)
"waste" - smash mouth
"dirty magic" - the offspring (dunno, it's just sad to me)
"self esteem" - the offspring
"adam's song" - blink-182 (of course, this also reminds me of a not-so-fun time, so that's a huge factor...)
"say it ain't so" - weezer

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: ShellyGal on 03/05/03 at 03:41 p.m.

And now for the bands you all hate...:

Hold On--Good Charlotte
My Bloody Valentine--Good Charlotte
I'm Just a Kid--Simple Plan (partly sad because simple plan is just pathetic ( ;D) but sad also because of the content  :'(.)
Adam's Song--Blink182
Emotionless--Good Charlotte
Stole--Kelly Rowland...(it's sad but overplayed...)

Yeah, that's pretty much it!!!

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Criz on 03/05/03 at 04:11 p.m.

Never Had No-One Ever - The Smiths
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Good Year For The Roses - Elvis Costello
I Don't Want To Talk About It - Everything But The Girl
I Miss You - Incubus
Simon - Lifehouse
Black Balloon - Goo Goo Dolls

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: jamminoldies on 03/05/03 at 04:57 p.m.

"Dust In The Wind" Kansas sounds pretty depressing. :(

Howard

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: lebeiw15 on 03/05/03 at 04:59 p.m.


Quoting:
"Dust In The Wind" Kansas sounds pretty depressing. :(

Howard
End Quote


I forgot about this one.  That one goes on my list.  It's a great song though.

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: oddxsocks on 03/05/03 at 07:08 p.m.


Quoting:
My Bloody Valentine--Good Charlotte


End Quote



i thought "bloody valentine" was funny, in a twisted way.  gotta feel bad for the girl when she discovers her bloody valentine though...

"say anything" is pretty depressing too... :(

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Goreripper on 03/06/03 at 00:14 a.m.

"The Dreadful Hours" by My Dying Bride. In fact, anything by them.

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: XenaKat13 on 03/07/03 at 01:32 a.m.

My votes for depressing songs:

I Will Never Marry by Morrissey "I will live my life as I will undoubtedly die---alone."  :(

Revelation (Mother Earth) by Ozzy Osbourne

Saint Judy by Marc Almond  "And if I die before I wake up, I pray the Lord, don't smudge my makeup."

The Story of Beauty by Destiny's Child  It tells about a girl who was molested as a child, and the horror her life is.  :'(

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Jonman on 03/07/03 at 01:50 a.m.

I've been listening to Bon Jovi's "Silent Night" a lot lately and it's fairly sad...again, it's worse when you can relate to it...

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Layla on 03/07/03 at 09:26 a.m.

"Every Rose Has It's Thorn" by Poison


:'(

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Tarzan Boy on 03/07/03 at 10:14 a.m.

Quoting:

5)  That really famous Chris Isaak song-The whole melodie just makes me want to crawl into bed and cry.

End Quote



A lot of his songs are like that. He's the Rockabilly version of Morrissey. "Can't Do A Thing (To Stop Me)" is the saddest one I've heard, notwithstanding the instrumental version of the song you're referring to...

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: FunkyFresh on 03/07/03 at 11:26 a.m.

Morrissey- Everyday Is Like Sunday

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Criz on 03/08/03 at 10:17 a.m.


Quoting:
Morrissey- Everyday Is Like Sunday
End Quote


Great song, but I personally don't think that it's that depressing. Then again, Morrissey/The Smiths are ALWAYS called depressing. Some just don't see the humour in it ;D

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Tarzan Boy on 03/09/03 at 00:33 a.m.


Quoting:

Great song, but I personally don't think that it's that depressing. Then again, Morrissey/The Smiths are ALWAYS called depressing. Some just don't see the humour in it ;D
End Quote



The music video for that song is beautiful. It conveys the same feeling that Simply Red's video for "Holding Back The Years" does. It's kind of melancholy and, of course, I'm in love with the young lady/protagonist. She has these beautiful blue eyes, soft-looking fair skin, and short brown hair. Really good song too ;)

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Junior on 03/09/03 at 08:44 a.m.

In no order:

Linkin Park "Secret" (New B-Side on Meteora)
Jagged Edge "Goodbye"
Kelly Rowland "Stole"
Missy Elliott "Take Away"
New Found Glory "Sonny"
American Hi-Fi "Another Perfect Day"
Barenaked Ladies "Hidden Sun"
blink-182 "Stay Together For The Kids"
Boxcar Racer "Letters To God"
Counting Crows "A Long December"
Dropline "Fly Away From Here"
Gorillaz "Tommorow Comes Today"
Led Zepplin "Stairway To Heaven"
Linkin Park "My December"
Offspring "The Kids Aren't Alright"
Our Lady Peace "Innocent"
Ozzy Osbourne "Aimee"
Ozzy Osbourne "Dreamer"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Tear"
REM "Everybody Hurts"
Stone Sour "Bother"
Taking Back Sunday "Your Own Disaster"
The Ataris "Bad Case Of Broken Heart", "Looking Back On Today", "The Last Song I Will Ever Write About A Girl"
Third Eye Blind "How's It Gonna Be", "Jumper"
Tracy Chapman "Fast Car"
Transplants "Sad But True", "Weigh On My Mind"
Vertical Horizon "Best I Ever Head"
Zooey "Sad Moon", "The Fall"

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: FunkyFresh on 03/09/03 at 12:09 a.m.


Quoting:

Great song, but I personally don't think that it's that depressing. Then again, Morrissey/The Smiths are ALWAYS called depressing. Some just don't see the humour in it ;D
End Quote



Very true...

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: MissInformation on 03/09/03 at 08:42 p.m.

Dog and the Butterfly by Heart
I Don't Like Mondays by the Boomtown Rats
Tomorrow Wendy by Concrete Blonde and Andy Prieboy
Youth Of The Nation by POD.  

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Kenlos on 03/10/03 at 08:25 p.m.

I cant belive no one has mentioned what i think is one of the most depressing songs of all time:
"Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam or the original version

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Mix Tape 3K on 08/10/03 at 01:48 a.m.

Not mentioned: "Blasphemous Rumours" Depeche Mode

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Goreripper on 08/10/03 at 07:10 a.m.


Quoting:
Led Zepplin "Stairway To Heaven"
End Quote



'Stairway...' is depressing?

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Junior on 08/10/03 at 03:29 p.m.

Quoting:


'Stairway...' is depressing?
End Quote




...not to the extent of the others I listed, but still...


maybe it's just me.  ::) :D


PS: Don't get me wrong, the song is one of the greatest ever.

PPS: To me, any song with a slower beat is depressing ::)

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Paul_UK on 08/12/03 at 06:51 a.m.

Depressing...but we wouldn't have it any other way...

Nilsson - Without You

...which is all the more poignant considering (in an entirely unconnected move) the two guys who wrote it (Pete Ham & Tom Evans of Badfinger) went on to kill themselves...

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: philbo_baggins on 08/12/03 at 07:27 a.m.

Quoting:
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by Elton John (a story about one of Elton's attempts at suicide)
End Quote


Must admit, I find the thought that someone saved Elton John's life acutely depressing...

...and I'd like to add Ozzy's tribute to Randy Rhoads: Goodbye to Romance

Phil

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Joelle on 08/12/03 at 01:00 p.m.

My #1 saddest song ever: Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle  It gets me every time....

Others (in no particular order)
2. The Baby- Blake Shelton
3. Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)- Celine Dion
4. Travelin' Soldier- The Dixie Chicks
5. Don't Take The Girl- Tim McGraw
And if we can have more than 5, Please Remember Me by Tim McGraw is also very sad. Someone from my school died in a car accident last year, and they played that song at graduation for him. It always made me sad anyway, but wow....  :'(
And I forgot What If She's An Angel by Tommy Shane Steiner

Ones that have been mentioned that go on my list also:
Concrete Angel
Tears In Heaven
Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning
Cat's In The Cradle
Time In A Bottle

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Indy Gent on 08/12/03 at 05:08 p.m.

In no particular order, the most depressing songs of all time:
"In The Year 2525"-Zager and Evans
"Shannon"-Henry Gross
"Seasons In The Sun"-Henry Gross
"American Pie"-Don McLean
"This Used To Be My Playground"-Madonna (and it sucks too)
"Emma"-Hot Chocolate
"Timothy"-The Buoys
"Me And Little Andy"-Dolly Parton
"Honey"-Bobby Goldsboro
"Last Kiss"-J. Fank Wilson/Pearl Jam
"Edie (Ciao Baby)"-The Cult
"Weekend In New England"-Barry Manilow
"Don't Give Up"-Gabriel & Bush
"Words"-The Bee Gees

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: lebeiw15 on 08/12/03 at 05:36 p.m.


Quoting:

Must admit, I find the thought that someone saved Elton John's life acutely depressing...

End Quote


:-/ :-X :(

I can't believe I forgot about "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" the first time this was posted.  One of my all-time faves, yet so sad.

Subject: Re: Most Depressing Songs...

Written By: Bobby on 08/12/03 at 06:34 p.m.

The songs that are poignant to me . . .

'Sacrifice' - Elton John
'Hold on' - Wilson Phillips
'Senza una Donna' - Paul Young and Zucherro
'Turn back the clock' - Johnny Hates Jazz

And the songs that are just depressing . . .

'Seasons in the sun' - Terry Jacks
'Run to him' - Bobby Vee
'Life's what you make it' - Talk Talk
'Dear God' - XTC
'It's my party' - Eurythmics
'Words' - F.R David

There is also something vaguely depressing about the song 'Eloise' by The Damned.