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The Best Songs About Depression 

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Updated April 22, 2020 5.6k votes 1k voters 29.7k views 111 items

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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Tears for Fears
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Nirvana
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The Doors
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Folk Melody added Hinni Dave Giummo
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Evanescence
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The End is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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The Doors

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

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Imagine Dragons
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Soul Asylum
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Soundgarden
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Staind
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Tom Islava added Audioslave
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Wonderland added Radiohead
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1-800-273-8255 - Logic ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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Blind Melon
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Headfirst for Halos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
My Chemical Romance
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Lullaby by Nickalback is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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Isolation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Depression
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Joy Division