What is it about depressing songs that make a lasting impression on our minds? Why do bitter sweet anthems tug at our heart strings whilst giving so much pleasure?
This is a music reference unlike any other. Rather than analysing and celebrating the smoochy, syrupy pop songs or uplifting rock hits, I Hate Myself and want to Die shares thoughts, background history and information on 52 of the most depressing songs you’ve ever heard and answers the morbid and melancholy musical questions you were afraid to ask!
In this perceptive and revealing book author Tom Reynolds delves deep into the mysterious allure of misery, melancholy and in some cases madness of fifty-two songs that have crushed our spirits over the years – from top ten hits to cultish dirges, creepy drug ballads to suicidal epics, anthemic tearjeakers to horrifying attempts at profundity. With a generous helping of humour and fascinating facts, this thoroughly readable reference will delight all music lovers (and miseries!).