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Sgt.Timmykinz
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:01 PM
Any suggestions? I'm making a playlist.

I need a really depressing song/songs. I'm talking about slit-your-wrists depressing, I'm trying to get one of my housemates to move out!

So far I have a few Damien Rice songs and Bright Eyes by Art Gafunkel.

Super Dave
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:14 PM
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"Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails or Johnny Cash...

"Cancer" by My Chemical Romance...

"Blasphemous Rumours" by Depeche Mode?

"Sweet Dreams" - Marilyn Manson?

"One" - Metallica?

Anything by Karen Carpenter makes me want to blow my head off.

shirley
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:36 PM
Ryan Adams
Dear John, Silver Bullets, Hotel Chelsea Nights, She Wants to Play Hearts, Touch, Feel and Lose, Harder Now That It's Over, Call Me On Your Way Back Home and Dear Chicago

Roookie
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:48 PM
I was just gonna said NIN's Hurt perform by Johnny Cash...but somebody already post it.

FORZA SARITA
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:51 PM
REM - Everybody hurts :o

Oermi
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:59 PM
i think "Creep" by Radiohead is quite depressing :tears:

PandoraPandora
Apr 26th, 2011, 04:08 PM
My Gran has an album by a Scottish singer called Lena Zavaroni. Lena died some years ago when she was very young and apparently had a very difficult life. With dreadful anoerexia (not sure if that's how you spell it!). You can see her on YouTube singing Going Nowhere. I always want to cry when I hear it as it summed up Lena's life. She had a lovely voice but seems to have been a tortured soul. I think there was even a book and play written about her.

hankqq
Apr 26th, 2011, 04:37 PM
-"Dust In The Wind" - Kansas
-"Tears In Heaven" - Eric Clapton
-"My Immortal" - Evanescence
-"Living All Alone" - Phylis Hyman
-"Shattered Dreams" - Johnny Hates Jazz
-"I Can't Make You Love Me" - Bonnie Rait

Kart
Apr 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHg-PhseKOQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lnltl3YoqQ

Both bands make me want to kill myself when I listen to them.

Infiniti2001
Apr 26th, 2011, 04:42 PM
-"Dust In The Wind" - Kansas
-"Tears In Heaven" - Eric Clapton are to me more on the sad side. Meanwhile listen to country music if you're looking depressing sings:eek:

Infiniti2001
Apr 26th, 2011, 04:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHg-PhseKOQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lnltl3YoqQ

Both bands make me want to kill myself when I listen to them.

Please avoid listening to them at all cost :hearts:

Super Dave
Apr 26th, 2011, 04:48 PM
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Screw the Celine Dion version.

Super Dave
Apr 26th, 2011, 04:54 PM
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Super Dave
Apr 26th, 2011, 05:00 PM
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The Witch-king
Apr 26th, 2011, 05:06 PM
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Betten
Apr 26th, 2011, 05:11 PM
'River' by Joni Mitchell. I had a roommate once who played this song after he got dumped and it was really sad. At first. When he kept playing it, time after time, I just got mad. Song is still pretty depressing though.

Seleção82
Apr 26th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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Super Dave
Apr 26th, 2011, 05:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD710_IQz1s&feature=related
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Nicolás89
Apr 26th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Who Wants To Live Forever - Queen

delicatecutter
Apr 26th, 2011, 06:22 PM
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Sean.
Apr 26th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Any suggestions? I'm making a playlist.

I need a really depressing song/songs. I'm talking about slit-your-wrists depressing, I'm trying to get one of my housemates to move out!

So far I have a few Damien Rice songs and Bright Eyes by Art Gafunkel.

:haha: You could just play Glee really loudly over and over? That might have the same effect!

New_balls_please
Apr 26th, 2011, 06:52 PM
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Memento83
Apr 26th, 2011, 07:42 PM
Any suggestions? I'm making a playlist.

I need a really depressing song/songs. I'm talking about slit-your-wrists depressing, I'm trying to get one of my housemates to move out!

So far I have a few Damien Rice songs and Bright Eyes by Art Gafunkel.

Just play The Cure's album 'Pornography' from start to finish, your housemate will run a mile.

Drake1980
Apr 26th, 2011, 08:34 PM
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égalité
Apr 26th, 2011, 08:41 PM
I don't know if it's just me, but this song cuts deeper than any other song I know.

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This one I think is universally depressing:

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CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 26th, 2011, 08:53 PM
-"Dust In The Wind" - Kansas
-"Tears In Heaven" - Eric Clapton are to me more on the sad side. Meanwhile listen to country music if you're looking depressing sings:eek:

Yeah, the Clapton song is very :sad: I don't know if most people know that the song is about his son. He died when he fell out a window in NYC when he was very young =(

Another sad song is Everybody Hurts by REM.

Kairi
Apr 26th, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Seleção82
Apr 26th, 2011, 09:16 PM
I think that Everybody Hurts by REM is a positive song, rather giving hope than depressing. Not a cheerful song though.

JN
Apr 26th, 2011, 09:19 PM
The entire Tracy Chapman catalog. Most notably, "Fast Car" and "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution"'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Chapman_discography

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 26th, 2011, 10:39 PM
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:haha:

SVK
Apr 26th, 2011, 10:45 PM
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Depressing? I actually have a lot of fun while listening it.
You can´t mean it even in an ironic way.

M.S.F
Apr 26th, 2011, 11:12 PM
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Melange
Apr 26th, 2011, 11:22 PM
Love will tear us apart - Joy Division (ironic band name)

The Unforgiven - Metallica

It's A Wonderful Life - Black

Zombie - Cranberries

Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Forever Young - Youth Group

The Greatest - Cat Power


"Tears In Heaven" - Eric Clapton :lol:
REM - Everybody hurts :lol:

Mary Cherry.
Apr 26th, 2011, 11:34 PM
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Just because it reminds me of the Six Feet Under finale, which was both depressing and brilliant at the same time.

Ryan
Apr 27th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Billy Joel - Vienna. :o

gorecki
Apr 27th, 2011, 01:53 AM
:explode: Gloomy Sunday - Sarah McLachlan or Billie Holliday
I prefer the McLachlan version.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloomy_Sunday

delicatecutter
Apr 27th, 2011, 02:37 AM
OMG The Greatest is far from the most depressing Cat Power song. :sobbing:

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Hell, almost ANYTHING from Moon Pix. :lol: I'll post Say cause it's one of my favorites from that album but it's not the most depressing one. The album is incredibly bleak, though. But so is WWTCT. I feel so retarded because Chan should have been first to my mind. I'm about to start bawling listening to her right now. :sobbing:

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Betten
Apr 27th, 2011, 07:58 AM
Hell, almost ANYTHING from Moon Pix. :lol: I'll post Say cause it's one of my favorites from that album but it's not the most depressing one. The album is incredibly bleak, though. But so is WWTCT. I feel so retarded because Chan should have been first to my mind. I'm about to start bawling listening to her right now. :sobbing:

So true, I always found the original version of 'Metal Heart' so beautiful. There's a harrowing performance of this song on Youtube. I'm amazed she managed to rework it into a positive song on 'Jukebox'.

Melange
Apr 27th, 2011, 10:27 AM
OMG The Greatest is far from the most depressing Cat Power song. :sobbing:




Hell, almost ANYTHING from Moon Pix. :lol: I'll post Say cause it's one of my favorites from that album but it's not the most depressing one. The album is incredibly bleak, though. But so is WWTCT. I feel so retarded because Chan should have been first to my mind. I'm about to start bawling listening to her right now. :sobbing:


I dont find Moon Pix particularly depressing, although I dont really listen to the words. I find her voice rather soothing. Her music is sad, but because I heard a lot of it, it does not really affect my mood. Its the piano on The Greatest is so sombre and so is her voice, like she could really do with a drink.

égalité
Apr 27th, 2011, 12:16 PM
The entirety of PJ Harvey's White Chalk. :hysteric:

Pops Maellard
Apr 27th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Not the most depressing ever probably, but they fit the bill I think. ;)

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McPie
Apr 27th, 2011, 01:06 PM
without a reason, whenever I think about this song, I'll get a bad fortunate soon, everytime :lol:

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so, yes, I'll face the truth soon :lol:

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 27th, 2011, 02:29 PM
:explode: Gloomy Sunday - Sarah McLachlan or Billie Holliday
I prefer the McLachlan version.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloomy_Sunday

I also wanted to mention ,,Gloomy Sunday",
but from Billie Holiday.
I also love Sarah, and I think that ,,Angel" is kinda depressing.

Super Dave
Apr 27th, 2011, 02:32 PM
While we're on the subject of Sarah McLachlan...

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JN
Apr 27th, 2011, 03:26 PM
Love will tear us apart - Joy Division (ironic band name)

The Unforgiven - Metallica

It's A Wonderful Life - Black

Zombie - Cranberries

Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Forever Young - Youth Group

The Greatest - Cat Power

"Tears In Heaven" - Eric Clapton :lol:

REM - Everybody hurts :lol:

It'll really be depressing when they do their reunion tour in 30 years. :lol:

JN
Apr 27th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit

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IMO, there's nothing sadder than this subject matter.

Beat
Apr 27th, 2011, 03:47 PM
most of the songs in this thread are great, so i'm not sure the equation "depressing = dislodging" will work?

kwilliams
Apr 27th, 2011, 04:08 PM
I'm sure it's been mentioned already but "All By Myself" has got to be right up there. I usually love sad/depressing songs because they're beautiful and offer a little catharsis but this one leans a little too much to the glum side - though, it is still a VERY good song.

SoClose
Apr 27th, 2011, 04:09 PM
anything by evanescence

for example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfBenJfeF7c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYfvCJp4HvU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSC0zQnLIWQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QahGi4-WdCM

kwilliams
Apr 27th, 2011, 04:15 PM
I suppose a lot of people think Adele's music is sad but it's just so amazing that it's hard not to exult in it's sheer beauty.

Optima
Apr 27th, 2011, 07:54 PM
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The Dawntreader
Apr 27th, 2011, 08:02 PM
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These dark cafe days....

Mary Cherry.
Apr 28th, 2011, 12:33 AM
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Oizo
May 27th, 2011, 10:56 PM
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers :explode:

Slammer7
May 28th, 2011, 01:09 AM
Tears of an Angel by RyanDan. It's about their 4 year old niece who died from a brain tumor. :sad:

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In The Arms Of an Angel by Sarah McLaughlin.

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I will remember you by Sarah McLaughlin.

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Brandi Carlile - Hiding my heart away

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Adele - Someone like you

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May 28th, 2011, 02:36 AM
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Lunaris
May 28th, 2011, 10:02 AM
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saul1333
May 28th, 2011, 10:56 AM
Nothing Natural ~ Jill Sobule

I cant find it on youtube..but it was on Nip/Tuck

Pops Maellard
May 28th, 2011, 10:58 AM
I'd say "In The Arms Of An Angel" is more peacful than depressing.

nevetssllim
May 28th, 2011, 12:03 PM
Portishead have done some rather depressing stuff.

Fantasy Hero
May 28th, 2011, 06:52 PM
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that was my first idea too :sobbing: think it's hard to find a sadder song :sobbing:

égalité
May 28th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Portishead have done some rather depressing stuff.

Yes. :bigcry: "Roads" sticks out.

Fantasy Hero
May 28th, 2011, 07:22 PM
i know maybe it's a bit inappropriate as this song is already a translated version of a folk ballad of my land about a guy who dies battling on the top of our mountains and his soul prays his girlfriend to go there and take the flower (stelutis alpinis) which was born on his blood to ramind her of him forever.
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as for english language songs those are the ones i always listen to when i'm in the sad mood
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of another genre but i think that are really worth at least a heard, even though i know it's not the kind of music it goes for the most

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even though at least half of their songs are great for the moment of sadness :awww:

other ones on my playlist are:
Alone by Heart
Anywhere by Evanescence (this is not sad, more like really sweet)
Better days - goo goo dolls (same as above)
Don't you cry - Kamelot :sobbing:
Don't you cry - guns'n'roses
Here without you - 3 doors down
tears and rain - james blunt
trail of broken hearts - dragonforce
the worst day since yesterday - flogging molly
so far away - staind
your love - ennio morricone


hope you'll like some of them :wavey:

Pops Maellard
May 29th, 2011, 01:04 AM
^ lol at trying to slip a Glee number in there. :oh:

Barrie_Dude
May 29th, 2011, 03:10 AM
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Barrie_Dude
May 29th, 2011, 03:12 AM
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Barrie_Dude
May 29th, 2011, 03:36 AM
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May 29th, 2011, 03:37 AM
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Barrie_Dude
May 29th, 2011, 03:39 AM
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Barrie_Dude
May 29th, 2011, 04:44 AM
Any suggestions? I'm making a playlist.

I need a really depressing song/songs. I'm talking about slit-your-wrists depressing, I'm trying to get one of my housemates to move out!

So far I have a few Damien Rice songs and Bright Eyes by Art Gafunkel.
This one is not depressing per say, but it may be appropriate

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VeeJJ
May 29th, 2011, 07:54 AM
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Pops Maellard
May 29th, 2011, 08:57 AM
Hearing this I wanna give the woman a hug. :awww:

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Barrie_Dude
May 29th, 2011, 10:23 AM
Hearing this I wanna give the woman a hug. :awww:

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As if you need an excuse to give Mariah a hug :lol:

Keadz
May 29th, 2011, 10:45 AM
Sia

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Bon Iver
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Haimar
May 29th, 2011, 10:58 AM
Black Tables by Other Lives :sad:

nevetssllim
May 29th, 2011, 10:58 AM
Yes. :bigcry: "Roads" sticks out.

Biscuit is really depressing too.

I like Portishead and I have a few albums on my MP3 player but it's quite hard work to listen to. :lol:

Leo St
May 29th, 2011, 07:51 PM
this is a good thread