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List Rules Songs with depression in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about being depressed as a subject.

Being depressed can sometimes seem like the weight of the world is crashing down on you, but luckily there is music to help you escape the unhappiness you're feeling. This is a ranked list of all the best songs about depression, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "depression" or "depressed" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about being depressed as a subject or theme. A lot of these are sad songs about being alone and down in the dumps, so if you're in a good mood you might not want to listen to these. 

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the depression songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more. This poll features items like “Summer, Highland Falls” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”
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Michael Andrews, Gary Jules

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42 9
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Evanescence

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106 58
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Nirvana

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92 49
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Tears for Fears

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45 19
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Soul Asylum

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75 44
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The Doors

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47 25
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Soundgarden

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39 19
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25 10
Despair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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The Arcana

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34 18
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Staind

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42 31
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23 13
Headfirst for Halos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
My Chemical Romance

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35 25
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Blind Melon

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37 27
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Isolation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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23 17
Lullaby by Nickalback is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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25 20
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Breaking Benjamin

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21 17
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Peter Gabriel

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9 5
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Jason Henninger added Avril Lavigne

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20 17
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37 36
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Imagine Dragons

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15 13
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Ozzy Osbourne

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13 11
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Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra, Billie Holiday

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12 10
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Flyleaf

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11 10
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Vertical Horizon

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Sheryl Crow

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19 19
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The Police

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16 16
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Papa Roach

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15 15
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The National

36
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The End is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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The Doors

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9 9
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Peter Gabriel

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9 9
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Staind

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16 17
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Yes

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15 16
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The Rolling Stones

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10 11
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Third Eye Blind

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9 10
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Bullet for My Valentine

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Snuff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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1-800-273-8255 - Logic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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u - Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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Blessed - ScHoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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1-800-273-8255 - Logic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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12 14
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George Michael

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16 19
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Elvis Presley

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6 8
Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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