Monday 24 June 2019

REM's Everybody Hurts voted most depressing song of all time

Michael Stipe of REM at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London Photo: PA
Michael Stipe of REM at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London Photo: PA

Everybody Hurts by REM has been voted the most depressing song of all time.

Listening to a sad song has reduced seven out of ten men to tears, according to the study.



And almost 90 per cent of women admit listening to an emotional song or passage of music has made them cry.



The research shows one in five females 'often' shed tears when they hear a sad tune.



And 'Everybody Hurts' by American band REM was named as the saddest song of all time, beating Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind'.



Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years' came third in the poll.



The survey was commissioned by theatrical producer David King to discover more about what he described as "the power of music."



It revealed 84 per cent of men men aged between 18 and 24 have become tearful to music.



But in the 55 plus age group the figure dropped to 74 per cent.



The study also asked people where they were most likely to cry to a sad song.





Are these the saddest songs fo all time?

Annie's Song - John Denver



Everybody's Got To Learn Sometimes - Korgis



Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles



Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter, Paul and Mary



Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division



Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers



Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel



My Way - Frank Sinatra



All By Myself - Eric Carmen



Yesterday - The Beatles



Without You - Harry Nilsson



Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks



Fix You - Coldplay



My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion



Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen



Nothing Compares To You - Prince/Sinead O'Connor



I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston



The Living Years - Mike and the Mechanics



Candle In The Wind - Elton John



Everybody Hurts - REM



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