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Old 04-02-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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Top 5 Most Depressing and Most Joyous songs!

One per artist (in each category) if you can, to make it more interesting

MOST DEPRESSING
Don't Leave Me Now / The Trial - Pink Floyd
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead
Wake Up Dead Man - U2
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
One - Metallica

MOST JOYOUS
Angel Of Harlem / Beautiful Day - U2
Imitation Of Life - REM
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Happy Phantom - Tori Amos
New York New York - Frank Sinatra

Finding happy songs was a lot harder!
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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Depressing

How To Disappear Completely - Radiohead
Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens
Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
If You See Her, Say Hello - Bob Dylan
Goodbye - Emmylou Harris

Joyous

Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) - Bruce Springsteen
"Heroes" - David Bowie
I Believe - R.E.M.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:34 PM   #3
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Most Joyous:

1.The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun(AKA the most effortlessly but euphorically joyful song ever written - kudos, George)
2.U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
3.ABBA - Dancing Queen
4.The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn
5.Grease Soundtrack - Summer Nights

Most Depressing:

1.Radiohead - Motion Picture Soundtrack
2.Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely
3.Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
4.U2 - Wake Up Dead Man
5.Nirvana - Something In The Way
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3.ABBA - Dancing Queen
Good choice! I almost put in one by ABBA myself!

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4.

EDIT: Oops, forgot to finish the joyous list...editing now...
See how hard it is to come up with happy songs!
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Just thought of one more actually.

Not a very obvious choice but I'm sure Lance mc will appreciate this.

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I have one of each to offer here.

Depressing: Nobody Home, Pink Floyd.
"I've got a strong urge to fly...but I've got nowhere to fly to."

Uplifting: Beautiful Day, U2.
"What you don't have, you don't need it now; what you don't know, you can feel it somehow..." Pure elation.
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Just thought of one more actually.

Not a very obvious choice but I'm sure Lance mc will appreciate this.

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Old 04-02-2007, 11:13 PM   #8
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Top 5 Depressing Songs:

1. Pink Floyd - The Final Cut (I often cry when I listen to this one)
2. Radiohead - Exit Music (strange this one hasn't been mentioned!)
3. Nick Drake - Things Behind The Sun
4. Pink Floyd - The Gunner's Dream
5. Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely

The English are apparently good at writing depressing music.


Top 5 Joyous Songs:

1. U2 - Beautiful Day
2. Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
3. The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun

And I can't find anything else. Evidently, I need more positive songs. I have upbeat songs, just not many songs that have uplifting lyrics.
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Top 5 Joyous

U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
The Beatles - Hey Jude
David Bowie - Heroes
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
U2 - Beautiful Day

5 Most Depressing

U2 - So Cruel
The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
U2 - Wake Up Dead Man
Radiohead - How to Disappear Completely

(Can't think of a 5th one right now)
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Most Joyous:

1.U2 - Where the Street have no name
2.U2 - Beautiful Day
3.Radiohead- Let Down
4.Arcade fire- Rebellion (lies)
5.The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun

Most Depressing:

1.Radiohead - Motion Picture Soundtrack
2.Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely
3.Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
4. Johnny Cash - Hurt
5. Pink Floyd - Hey you
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Here are a few more joyful songs (not my top 5, since a bunch of those have been mentioned):

10,000 Maniacs - These Are The Days
Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill, I Go Swimming
Rolling Stones - Happy, Tumbling Dice
Afro Celt Sound System - When You're Falling
Beatles - A Hard Day's Night, Can't Buy Me Love, etc.
Sting - All This Time
Van Morrison - And It Stoned Me, Caravan, etc.
Wilco - Heavy Metal Drummer, Summerteeth
R.E.M. - Man On The Moon, It's The End of the World As We Know It, And I Feel Fine
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Depressing

1. Coldplay - The Scientist
2. Placebo - Song to Say Goodbye
3. Death Cab for Cutie - Brothers on a Hotel Bed
4. Third Eye Blind - Motorcycle Drive-by
5. Gary Jules - Mad World

Joyous

1. Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
2. Mama Cass Elliot - Make Your Own Kind of Music
3. Diego Torres - Color Esperanza
4. U2 - Gloria
5. Temptations - My Girl
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Most Depressing
1."When This is Over" by Hayden (Gut. Wrenching. I dare anyone to find a harder song to listen to.)




2."Blank Page" by Smashing Pumpkins
3. "Playboy Mommy" by Tori Amos
4. "Hurt" by Johnny Cash (although he turned it into a Gospel song)
5. "Walk" by Blind Melon (although it turns out to be pathetically hopeful at the end)

Most Joyous
1. "Window in the Skies" by the Larry Mullen, Jr. Band
2. "Beautiful Day" the Dalton Brothers Band
3. "All Because of You" by the Hype
4. "Too Much Sunshine" by Midnight Oil (Not so much lyrically, but the music gets me perky in a punk sort of way.)
5. "El Scorcho" by Weezer (How can you not feel joyful after screaming this at the top of your lungs?)
6. "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn and John (It's got whistling. There's nothing depressing about this . . . except for the fact I just heard it in a commercial)
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1. Katrina and the Waves
Shouldn't this fall under the "depressing" category.
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