If you’ve been feeling down lately, you might want to listen to some depressing songs. Some of these songs might be full of misery, but others may rekindle hope. You can find a list of depressing songs at a website called Declutter the Mind. This website also offers meditation tips to help you expand your mind.
‘Enjoy the Silence’
If you love depressing songs, enjoy the silence when listening to them. Sometimes words are all that can express a person’s suffering. This song is no different. When it’s played on the radio, you might be inclined to turn the volume down. However, this song is so much more powerful when played on headphones.
For those who find themselves crying during the song, a good choice is Wendy Rene’s “Misery.” This song has an evocative vocal hook that has a mournful effect. It was sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan and features organ work by Booker T. After recording this song, Wendy Rene gave up music and turned to religion.
‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
“Nothing Compares 2 U” is a 1984 song written by Prince. It was never released by the singer himself, but a slightly altered version was released posthumously in 2018. It was produced by Nellee Hooper, who was part of the influential Bristol-based group Massive Attack. The song was originally released by the funk band The Family, which was formed to release more music by Prince. The song is a tribute to a woman Prince had worked with before.
“Nothing Compares 2 U” was initially released in the U.S. on the label Ensign Records. It was a success in the U.S. and other countries, and the song spawned a number of covers. However, the versions lack the immediacy of the original.
“Nothing Compares 2 U” was a massive hit in seventeen countries and topped the Hot 100 for four weeks. The song was featured heavily on college radio and catapulted O’Connor into fame. However, she struggled with the commercialization of her music. She subsequently refused to perform on the Grammy awards show.
While the song’s success is not without controversy, the song did manage to make its mark. The video was made at a time when music videos were expensive and the main focus was on marketing the music. O’Connor shaved her head in defiance of the prevailing attitudes. She was a renowned singer who was trained in the style of Bel Canto, which required female artists to sing songs that they identified with emotionally.
‘Something in the Way’
“Something in the Way” is a melancholy song about an aspiring rock star who was homeless. The lyrics by Kurt Cobain are filled with despair. The song’s title is a reflection of the singer’s own experience of growing up under a bridge.
The song was not released as a single, but reached a peak on the charts in 2022. This was the first time “Something in the Way” cracked the Hot 100. The Batman movie, which opened on March 4, 2022, featured the song twice. Streams of the song were up 734% over the week before the movie.
The song is about a friend who is dealing with depression or suicidal thoughts. While most people don’t have the training to work with people with such issues, the lyrics describe the difficulties of trying to get through to someone who is suffering. While the song is depressing in nature, it’s also uplifting.
Although the song’s original version is beautiful, the version by Otis Redding sounds crushed. It’s not as uplifting as its original version, and the song’s civil rights-era message of hope is overshadowed. When Redding enters the song, after the last-post trumpet salvo, he moans as if he’s dying. In addition, he clings desperately to the glimmer of change promised.
The song is about a painful breakup and the emotional trauma it can cause. The song is also a song about moving on and healing after heartbreak. While the lyrics may seem depressing, listeners are encouraged to look at the positive side of a broken relationship by reinterpreting them in their own ways.
‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’
The Chinese practice of Lingchi (death by a thousand cuts) is an old one. The technique was used in China from 900 CE until the early 1900s. It was also used in Vietnam and Korea. It was an extreme form of torture, and the surviving practitioners were often left with permanent scarring.
While death by a thousand cuts is a grim metaphor for torture, it can also refer to a long-term situation that is dying slowly but surely. This may be a deteriorating marriage or a toxic relationship with a sibling. In either situation, the final result may not be objectionable to the person who suffers it.
Death by a thousand cuts may have come from ancient Chinese practices of torture, but this term is not always consciously referring to torture. Instead, it can refer to a process of slow destruction, carving up investments, or slowly killing an opposition. Many people use this strategy as a secret strategy.
‘Death by a Thousandcuts’ is an extremely powerful documentary. While the film focuses on the murder of a Dominican park ranger with a machete, it ends up becoming a metaphor for the increasing tensions between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over issues such as illegal charcoal exploitation and deforestation.
“Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M. was released as a single in 1993. The group has said that the song is meant to help prevent suicide. Though co-writer Peter Buck initially stated that the song is intended for teenagers, it has been embraced by people of all ages. The album cover art shows a senior citizen.
The song’s lyrics evoke feelings of depression. In the song, the singer sings that she does not want to grow old and she just wants to go home. Soon after the song’s release, the singer died of an overdose. The song expresses depression and makes the listener feel worse.
Although ‘Everybody Hurts’ is depressing, it also has moments of uplifting emotion. The lyrics describe the writer’s pain about the death of his father. Eventually, the song became an online hit, and singer Christina Aguilera added her vocals to it.
A recent survey of 2,000 music lovers revealed that the R.E.M. song is one of the most depressing songs of all time. It ranked ahead of the likes of Elton John’s ‘Candle in the Wind’ and Mike and the Mechanics’ ‘The Living Years’. Almost half of adults admit to crying when listening to sad music.
‘Euphoric /// Heartbreak’
Euphoric // Heartbreak is the second studio album by Glasvegas. It was released on 4 April 2011 through Columbia Records. It achieved chart success, reaching No. 10 in the UK and No.1 in Sweden. It features a number of tracks that capture the listener’s attention.
“Lost Sometimes” is a haunting ballad about heartbreak. The lyrics are laced with a romantic melody. The song is about two women who leave a dreary past for a more euphoric future. The song combines haunting lyrics and an aching romantic melody.
Euphoric // Heartbreak was released on 4 April 2011. It was well received, reaching No.10 in the UK and No.1 in Sweden. While the album is short and relatively straightforward, Glasvegas successfully captured their sound. The album features 11 tracks that recapture their atmospheric sound. Songs like “Euphoria, Take My Hand” and “Whatever Hurts You Through the Night” are highlights. However, the album ultimately falls into a predictable monotony.
Euphoric // Heartbreak is Glasvegas’ second album, and it confirms their status as a mainstream indie/rock act. It promises to be a ride across the spectrum of human emotion. While it’s not as adventurous as Glasvegas’ debut, it’s still a strong effort.