This is a list compiled by a guy called Tom Reynolds, I thought I would share some of it with my fellow Hags. I will post a new entry every so often, comments are encouraged!
There are ten different genres of depressing songs:
I Was A Teenage Car Crash collects songs about selfless (and shockingly stupid) adolescents who sacrifice themselves so they can die for someone whose school locker just happens to be next to theirs.
I Hate Myself And Want To Die gathers together self-pitying songs in which the singer is under the delusion that his or her personal problems are of great interest to everyone.
Pretentious songs where excessive blather is mistaken for wisdom and sensitivity are found in the category I'm Trying To Be Profound And Touching, But Really Suck At It.
If I Sing About Drugs, People Will Take Me Seriously: 'I'm jamming a needle into my arm! Lemme tell you alllllll about it!'
In She Hates Me, I Hate Her, a couple's crumbling relationship is put to music, then dumped on listeners, who are expected to act as unpaid therapists.
For Horrifying Remakes Of Already Depressing Songs, a singer takes a mildly gloomy tune and transforms it into a thing of utter horror. Think Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with a rhythm section.
Narrative songs based on the kind of babble you hear from the drunk guy next to you at a bar who won't shut up are collected under the banner I'm Telling A Story Nobody Wants To Hear.
I Had No Idea That Song Was So Morbid: the most deceptive of depressing songs, these camouflage unbelievably depressing lyrics under happy upbeat music.
A depressing song Hall of Fame, I Mope, Therefore I Am collects artists who've built their entire careers on bumming the shit out of everyone.
Finally, Perfect Storms: the absolute most depressing. Only a handful of tunes qualify as 'perfect storms', where numerous factors unite to create a depressing song of Live Wolverine Shoved Down My Pants proportions.