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    Most depressing song you know?

    Since we have a 'depressing movie'-thread and I'm derailing that with talk of music, I thought we should have a thread for depressing songs as well. I'll go first.

    The most depressing song I know is Simon & Garfunkel's A Most Peculiar Man. It's heart-stoppingly dreadful.

    As a child, I thought Puff the Magic Dragon was really sad too and started crying when I heard it. My family thought this was highly amusing and used to sing it to me in order to make me cry. I wonder if I could sue them for cruelty or something?
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    "Gloomy Sunday." An improbable 1936 hit otherwise known as the "Suicide Song." They don't come much more depressing than that.
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    I strongly agree with LizzieMaine. "Gloomy Sunday" was the first song that I thought of, as well. It's popular nickname was "The Hungarian Suicide Song".

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    The only way it could be more depressing is if "Strange Fruit" was on the other side of the record.
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    And both performed by the same artist (which, I believe, they were: Billie Holiday).

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    If Sidewalks Talked by John Kilzer. It deals with the murder of John Lennon.

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    Bobby Goldsboro -- Honey
    My Dad had the record so I heard this song all the time in the house when I was growing up

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co99wEs53o4

    Α Greek song which seems to be about a suicide letter. I suppose you don't have to understand Greek to appreciate the delivery.

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    And if only you could see the evil gleam as I post this one. This maudlin melody was very popular when I was in elementary school.

    Terry Jacks -- Seasons In The Sun (1974)

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