150 Songs About Depression And Loneliness

Songs About Depression And Loneliness

People who have had experience with depression know how difficult it can be to start the day in a depressive phase. Many experience fatigue, loneliness, isolation, and often recurring thoughts.

There are still many people who do not know that depression is a mental illness. So it is often difficult to find others who understand what you are going through.

A little help can give you the right music. Maybe it’s the lyrics of a song that speak to what you couldn’t articulate before in some way. You may also particularly like the melody and instruments that can comfort you.

Being depressed can sometimes feel like the weight of the world is crashing down on you. Fortunately, music can help you escape the unhappiness you feel.

Our playlist below includes 150 songs that address the issues of depression and loneliness. We have also compiled a list of German songs that you might like. Many of them are sad songs about being alone and not feeling well.

So if you want to be in a good mood, you’d better listen to our Good mood playlist listen.

(At the end of the article, we’ve created a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)

The best songs about depression and loneliness:

1. Eminem – Rock Bottom

One of the most emotional songs of the US star rapper Eminem is “Rock Bottom”. Even if at first listen everything seems to be as usual: Eminem flows with his well-known slightly nasal voice on the beat, so the track has it in itself.

Eminem reports that he has reached “Rock Bottom,” the lowest point, and there he is so shaken by life that he would also steal or even kill. He feels lonely and desperate. According to his accounts, the track was written just days before Christmas, when Eminem had just lost a job and had no money left to buy his daughter a present.

2. Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey

The song “Summertime Sadness” by star singer Lana Del Rey captivates with its melancholy and Lana’s incredible vocal power. Translated, the title means “summer sadness” and probably refers to the seasonal depression that some people experience, especially in the summer when others enjoy the weather and are outside, and they find no drive to do so. The release of “Summertime Sadness” was crowned by great success, and the song could climb to number 4 in the German single charts.

The accompanying music video also polarizes, it is about the friendship of two women, one of whom commits suicide.

3. How should a person bear it? – Phillip Poisel

The German singer and songwriter Philipp Poisel hits right at heart with his song “How can a person bear it?”. In the melodic music, in which a restrained guitar mainly accompanies Poisel, he tells of the fear of not being enough, not being sufficient, and the pain this causes him. He leaves it open whether he is talking about a specific person or life in general.

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Philip Poisel was born in 1983 in Ludwigsburg; since 2008, he has been signed to Herbert Grönemeyer’s label Grönland, the two have already performed together.

4. Cool Kids – Echosmith

One of the dreamier songs in our list for depression and loneliness is provided by the US pop musicians of Echosmith with “Cool Kids.” The track is about a boy and a girl who would like to belong to the cool students and get the appropriate attention.

The band’s guitarist, Jamie Sierote, commented, “It’s a cry to be one of the cool kids in school. Everybody has a phase where they would like to be like someone else and imagine how great life would be then.”.

5. Life is Beautiful – Lil Peep

A list of songs about depression and loneliness would hardly be complete without the US-American cloud rapper Lil Peep, whose real name is Gustav Åhr. Lil Peep, who was 19, had his first successes on the SoundCloud platform in 2015 and has since been able to make himself a symbol of emo-rap.

In his song “Life is Beautiful,” he describes the depths of life and wonders if his suicide would make a difference and people would mourn him. Lil Peep passed away on 15. November 2017 in Tucson in the US state of Arizona of a drug cocktail, which also contained the highly dangerous painkiller Fentanyl.

His drug use, anxiety, and depression were the leitmotif of his lyrics.

6. Stupid – Benno Good

As an absolute underdog, we also included Berlin’s up-and-coming cloud rapper Benno Gut in our list of the best songs about depression and loneliness with his song “Dumb.” Benno’s lyrics are deep and sentimental, often with a good dash of sarcasm thrown in, unlike the name might suggest.

Especially the track “Stupid” from his “Home – EP” gets under your skin. This song is perfect when you wonder once again what makes sense in life and if behind the human mask of happiness is perhaps only naivety and stupidity. “Is there happiness, or just stupidity?”.

7. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day

The cult anthem “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by the American cult punk band Green Day must, of course, not be missing from our list. Since its release on 29.

November 2004, the song has established itself as an expression of loneliness and leaves no listener untouched. The song was written and sung by singer Billie Joe Armstrong, who feels lonely and accompanied only by his shadow and feels that life is a lonely road. We like this song, and for the band Green Day, it meant a massive success because it charted in the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the second place.

8. Lonely – Akon

That the otherwise rather party rap focused rapper Akon can also have depth, he proves us in his track “Lonely.” In the song, he talks about his loneliness after the Separation of a girlfriend, who still gives him a hard time. He wishes he had acted differently so he wouldn’t be so lonely now. “Lonely” was Akon’s first globally successful hit and charted at № 1 in several countries, including the UK and Germany. “Lonely” was also the song that helped Akon secure his first major-label contract.

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The song accelerated samples of Bobby Vinton’s song “Mr. Lonely” were used.

9. Mad World – Gary Jules feat. Michael Andrews

The song “Mad World” is one that everyone has heard, consciously or unconsciously. The song’s unique melody and profound lyrics have brought it an international success – to the point that it is now often even covered in music classes in schools. “Mad World” is about a student who feels lost, depressed and invisible.

He talks about how the world is crazy, and there is no tomorrow for him. The song was originally written by the British pop band Tears for Fears but gained its current fame through Gary Jules and Michael Andrews, who reworked the song for “Donie Darko.” In December 2003, “Mad World” charted at number 1 in the UK.

10. Given Up – Linkin Park

The song “Given Up” by the American rockers Linkin Park is one of the faster and more aggressive tracks in our list of songs about loneliness and depression. The now-deceased lead singer of the band, Chester Bennington, sings in the song about how he has given up hope, no one cares about him, and he doesn’t want to feel anything anymore.

The song also features an 18-second scream by the singer, which he often performed at concerts just inches from the audience.

The places 11-125 of the best songs about depression:

Each song is linked to its music video via the title.

11.So Far AwayCarole King
12.Dark TimesThe Weeknd
14.Everybody HurtsR.E.M.
15.Bill MurrayPhantogram
16.What Sarah Said Death Cab For Cutie
17.Biggest MistakeThe Rolling Stones
18.AstronautSimple Plan
20.A Letter To EliseThe Cure
21.Red EyesThe War On Drugs
22.Another Lonely NightAdam Lambert
23.Another Saturday NightSam Cooke
24.Lonely BoyThe Black Keys
25.Comfortably NumbPink Floyd
26.This Is A LowBlur
27.Are ‘Friends’ Electric?Gary Numan
28.AtmosphereJoy Division
29.Pain Pain AgainGlasvegas
30.Needle In The HayElliott Smith
31.Blue MoonBeck
32.Only the LonelyThe Motels
33.All the Good Ones Are GonePam Tillis
34.FML feat. The WeekndKanye West
35.Nothing Compares 2 USinead O’Connor
36.The LonelyChristina Perri
37.GriefEarl Sweatshirt
38.Hide In Your ShellSupertramp
39.Dancing with MyselfBilly Idol
40.Another Rainy Night (Without You)Queensrÿche
41.LuaBright Eyes
42.Breathe MeSia
43.Black OrchidBlue October
44.Between An Old Memory and MeTravis Tritt
45.Out of TouchHall & Oates
46.Lonely PeopleAmerica
47.Away From the Sun3 Doors Down
48.Mad WorldTears for Fears
49.Every NightPaul McCartney
50.Blue MoonElvis Presley
51.Down About ItThe Lemonheads
52.CarouselBlink 182
53.Owner Of A Lonely HeartYes
54.Pennyroyal TeaNirvana
55.Alone AgainDokken
56.Alone Again (Naturally)Gilbert O’Sullivan
57.AvalancheLeonard Cohen
58.SorrowThe National
59.Kiss The RainBillie Myers
60.She Don’t Love YouEric Paslay
61.Act NaturallyBuck Owens
62.Lonely BoyAndrew Gold
63.The Fear of Being AloneReba McEntire
64.Best I Ever HadGary Allan
65.Too Cold at Home Mark Chesnutt
66.How To Disappear CompletelyRadiohead
67.Some Guys Have All the LuckRod Stewart
68.Ask the LonelyJourney
69.I Know It’s OverThe Smiths
70.Lonely DaySystem of a Down
72.If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)George Jones
73.Lonely StreetEmmylou Harris
74.A Better Son/DaughterRilo Kiley
75.Heartbreak HotelElvis Presley
76.uKendrick Lamar
77.Are You Lonesome Tonight?Elvis Presley
78.Sometimes I CryChris Stapleton
79.Don’t Let Me Be Lonely TonightJames Taylor
80.Turn BlueThe Black Keys
81.She’s Out of My LifeMichael Jackson
82.Everybody’s Got Somebody but MeHunter Hayes
84.Never Knew LonelyVince Gill
85.Adam’s SongBlink 182
86.Her Town TooJames Taylor & J.D. Souther
87. People = ShitSlipknot
88.I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston
89. Only the LonelyRoy Orbison
90.You Don’t Even Know Who I AmPatty Loveless
91.HurtNine Inch Nails
92.Hope You Get Lonely TonightCole Swindell
93.Drowning ShadowsSam Smith
94.The Heart Is a Lonely HunterReba McEntire
95.To RamonaBob Dylan
96.Nobody Wants to Be LonelyRicky Martin
97.Here I Go AgainWhitesnake
98.Paint It, BlackThe Rolling Stones
99.Eleanor RigbyThe Beatles
100.re:stacksBon Iver
101.Cruel SummerBananarama
102.Rainy Night In GeorgiaBrook Benton
103.Suicide Is PainlessManic Street Preachers
104.Nobody KnowsKevin Sharp
105.When I Call Your NameVince Gill
106.Your New Twin Sized BedDeath Cab for Cutie
107.Basket CaseGreen Day
108.Should Have Known BetterSufjan Stevens
109.HeartbreakerNoah Gundersen
110.Black Roses RedAlana Grace
111.Who Can It Be Now?Men at Work
112.Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)P!nk
113.I Miss My FriendDarryl Worley
114.She Lays DownThe 1975
115.Happy Little PillTroye Sivan
116.I’m So Lonesome I Could CryHank Williams
117.Any LoveLuther Vandross
118.Hey There Lonely GirlEddie Holman
120.Before It’s OverSixx: A.M.
121.Left Outside Alone Anastacia
122.All By MyselfEric Carmen
123.Black Eyed Dog Nick Drake
124.I See A DarknessBonnie Prince Billy
125.Lonely GirlCharles Kelley
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Although we are over 7 billion people globally, we can feel lonely. Reasons for loneliness are many. Maybe a loved one has died, a marriage or relationship has broken down, or you’re facing a new challenge at work or school.

Lonely many people feel, but always remember that someone is always there for you. Reach out to a close friend or family member, or call the telephone helpline. It’s free and confidential.

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