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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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Despair is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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Lithium Nirvana

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People Are Strange The Doors

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Mad World Tears for Fears

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Mad World Michael Andrews, Gary Jules

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Fell On Black Days Soundgarden

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Outside Staind

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Tom Islava added Like a Stone Audioslave

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Lithium Evanescence

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Mercy Street Peter Gabriel

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Wonderland added How to Disappear Completely Radiohead

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Runaway Train Soul Asylum

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Sway The Rolling Stones

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Lullaby by Nickalback is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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No Rain Blind Melon

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Radioactive Imagine Dragons

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If It Makes You Happy Sheryl Crow

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Isolation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
MikeHouston added Isolation Joy Division - Joy Division

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Rain Breaking Benjamin

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Don't Cry Daddy Elvis Presley

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King of Pain The Police

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Headfirst for Halos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
Headfirst for Halos My Chemical Romance

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Changes Yes

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Sorrow The National

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My Body Is a Cage Peter Gabriel

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I Wish It Would Rain The Temptations

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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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Four Walls Staind

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punksnotdead added A Moment of Clarity Therapy?

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Never Enough Papa Roach

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Praying for Time George Michael

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Deliver Us From Evil Bullet for My Valentine

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Save Me From Myself Vertical Horizon

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punksnotdead added Devil's Flame Dawn Kinnard

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punksnotdead added Our Darkness Anne Clark

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After All Dar Williams

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Depressed? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
punksnotdead added Depressed? Wonk Unit

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Lonely Soul Unkle, Richard Ashcroft

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Mollevangsvagen added Ode To A Dying People Saga

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Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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Irvine Kelly Clarkson

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Screaming Infidelities Dashboard Confessional

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