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The Best Songs About Failure 

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Updated March 7, 2020 702 votes 324 voters 40.2k views 16 items

Everyone has failed at one point or another. That's why it's no surprise there are a lot of great songs about failing. The songs on this list were written about failing, losing, and getting defeated. Do you have a favorite failure song? Whether it's rock, punk, rap, or anything in between, vote up the tracks that succeed at being great songs about failing. You can even add additional tracks to the poll if any good songs about failure are missing, so feel free to contribute to the list. Listen to the YouTube videos next to each songs, so you can be inspired to create your own fail songs playlist.

Some of the songs below include "Failure by Design" by Brand New, "The Sound of Failure" by The Flaming Lips, and "Failure" by Champion. A song can qualify to be on this in two ways. First, the song has fail in the title or lyrics, or some close variation of that word. Second, the song is conceptually about failing, even if it doesn't specifically mention that word.
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Linkin Park
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Breaking Benjamin
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Beck Hansen
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Sonny Curtis
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The Flaming Lips
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Brand New
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Suicidal Tendencies
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Tom Islava added ABBA
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Procol Harum
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Kings of Convenience
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Juliana Hatfield
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Juliana Hatfield
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Champion
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Manic Street Preachers