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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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Mad World Michael Andrews, Gary Jules

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Lithium Nirvana

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Lithium Evanescence

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Mad World Tears for Fears

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Jason Henninger added Hurt Johnny Cash

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People Are Strange The Doors

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Runaway Train Soul Asylum

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Fell On Black Days Soundgarden

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Tom Islava added Like a Stone Audioslave

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Despair is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
*DSO* added Despair The Arcana

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Outside Staind

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Wonderland added How to Disappear Completely Radiohead

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HorsePowerEquestrian added One More Light Linkin Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm8LGxTLtQk

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Headfirst for Halos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
Headfirst for Halos My Chemical Romance

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Isolation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
MikeHouston added Isolation Joy Division - Joy Division

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No Rain Blind Melon

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Lullaby by Nickalback is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
rives added Lullaby by Nickalback

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Mercy Street Peter Gabriel

The Best Rap Songs About Depression

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Rain Breaking Benjamin

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Jason Henninger added Knockin' on Heaven's Door Avril Lavigne

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HorsePowerEquestrian added Therapy Session NF

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I Don't Know Ozzy Osbourne

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Gloomy Sunday Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra, Billie Holiday

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Sorrow Flyleaf

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If It Makes You Happy Sheryl Crow

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Never Enough Papa Roach

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Save Me From Myself Vertical Horizon

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Willie1019 added I'm So Tired The Beatles

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The End is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
Willie1019 added The End The Doors

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King of Pain The Police

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Four Walls Staind

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Radioactive Imagine Dragons

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Changes Yes

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Sway The Rolling Stones

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Sorrow The National

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Deliver Us From Evil Bullet for My Valentine

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Praying for Time George Michael

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Don't Cry Daddy Elvis Presley

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My Body Is a Cage Peter Gabriel

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Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
rives added Lullaby

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Teenage Suicide Unwritten Law

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Narcolepsy Third Eye Blind

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I Wish It Would Rain The Temptations

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Screaming Infidelities Dashboard Confessional

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Let It Go by Indina Menzel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Depression

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Save Me is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
Save Me Gotye