I Hate Myself and Want to Die: The 52 Most Depressing Songs You've Ever Heard
In I Hate Myself and I Want to Die: The 52 Most Depressing Songs You've Ever Heard by Tom Reynolds, he examines what it is about depressing songs that make such a lasting impression on peoples' minds. He breaks his his list into 10 categories - from Teenage Car Crash anthems to She-Hates-Me-I-Hate-Her ditties - from artists as diverse as Ray Peterson, Loretta Lynn, The Cure, Joy Division, Bobby Darin, Counting Crows, Evanescence, Bruce Springsteen and Barry Manilow. The songs are ranked from 52 to 1 and are accompanied by equally dreary black and white line drawings throughout. Each song is given its own chapter that looks at the song’s history, the artists behind it and what makes the song so depressing.