More Depressing Music: The Biggest Downer Hits of All Time

A while back, I provided my list of the most depressing alt-rock songs of all time.  Now radio consultant Sean Ross has published the results of his crowd-sourced survey of the most depressing mainstream hits.

I won’t spoil it for you, but the list includes Neil Young, Kansas and Pearl Jam.  Read up on everthing here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “More Depressing Music: The Biggest Downer Hits of All Time

  • April 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Here are a few more:
    Put the Bone In ~ Terry Jacks
    Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me ~ The Smiths
    Strange Fruit ~ Billie Holiday
    Birthday ~ Blur
    Nobody's Child ~ Hank Snow
    And I could throw one of my own in lament which often brings me to tears, The Day My Flower Died… It's about one of my best friends from my teens who was my prom date. He died at 26 and on the same day a potted flower in my window died.


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