Songs About Death

Songs about death

  • 1944 (song)
    "1944" is a song written and performed by Ukrainian singer Jamala. It represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 and won with a total of 534 points.
  • 25 Minutes to Go
    "25 Minutes to Go" is a song by Shel Silverstein, from his 1962 album Inside Folk Songs.
  • Abdul Abulbul Amir Abdul Abulbul Amir
    "Abdul Abulbul Amir" is the most common name for a music-hall song written in 1877 under the title "Abdulla Bulbul Ameer" by Percy French, and subsequently altered and popularized by a variety of other writers and performers.
  • A Day in the Life of a Tree
    "A Day in the Life of a Tree" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Jack Rieley for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1971 album Surf's Up. The lead vocals were performed by Rieley, who was also the Beach Boys' manager at the time.
  • Afire Love
    "Afire Love" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran for his second studio album, ×. The song is about Sheeran's late grandfather who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
  • Ain't Wastin' Time No More
    "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" is a song by the American rock band the Allman Brothers Band. It was the lead single from their third studio album, Eat a Peach, released on Capricorn Records.
  • Alone Again (Naturally) Alone Again (Naturally)
    "Alone Again" is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan. It was released in 1972 at the same time as the album, Back to Front. In total, the single spent six weeks, non-consecutively, at #1 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
    "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is a comedy song written by Monty Python member Eric Idle that was first featured in the film Monty Python's Life of Brian and has gone on to become a common singalong at public events such as football matches as well as funerals.
  • Amanece en la ruta
    Amanece en la ruta is a song from the group of Argentine rock and new wave Sueter. It is the second song that is part of their second studio album Lluvia de gallinas; released in 1984 by 20th Century Records.
  • American Pie (song) American Pie (song)
    "American Pie" is a song by American folk rock singer and songwriter Don McLean. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972. In the UK, the single reached No. 2 on its original 1972 release and a reissue in 1991 reached No. 12.
  • Andromeda (Gorillaz song)
    "Andromeda" is a song by alternative rock virtual band Gorillaz, featuring American rapper D.R.A.M., the song was released on 23 March 2017. It was released as the fourth single from their fifth studio album Humanz.
  • And When I Die And When I Die
    "And When I Die" is a song written by American singer Laura Nyro. It was first recorded by American folk group Peter, Paul and Mary in 1966. Nyro then recorded it on her 1967 debut album More Than a New Discovery.
  • A New Machine
    "A New Machine", parts 1 and 2 are songs from Pink Floyd's 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
  • Angel (Sarah McLachlan song) Angel (Sarah McLachlan song)
    "Angel" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan about the heroin overdose death of Jonathan Melvoin, the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player. as McLachlan explained on VH1 Storytellers. The song first appeared on Surfacing, the Canadian singer's 1997 album.
  • A Perfect Day (song)
    "A Perfect Day" is a parlor song written by Carrie Jacobs-Bond in 1909 at the Mission Inn, Riverside, California. Jacobs-Bond wrote the lyrics after watching the sun set over Mount Rubidoux from her 4th-floor room. She came up with the tune three months later while touring the Mojave Desert.
  • Arise (Sepultura song)
    "Arise" is Sepultura's first official single, as well as the first of three to be released from the album of the same name.
  • À Tout le Monde À Tout le Monde
    "À Tout le Monde" is a song by American heavy metal band Megadeth, featured on their 1994 studio album Youthanasia. It was released as a single on February 1995 through Capitol Records.
  • Bad Luck (Social Distortion song)
    "Bad Luck" is a punk rock song and the second track from Social Distortion's fourth studio album Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell which was released in 1992.
  • Bad Moon Rising (song)
    "Bad Moon Rising" is a song written by John Fogerty and performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was the lead single from their album Green River and was released in April 1969, four months before the album.
  • Ballad of Hollis Brown
    "Ballad of Hollis Brown" is a blues song written by Bob Dylan, released in 1964 on his third album The Times They Are A-Changin. The song tells the story of a South Dakota farmer who, overwhelmed by the desperation of poverty, kills his wife, children and then himself.
  • Bela Lugosi's Dead Bela Lugosi's Dead
    "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is a song by English post-punk band Bauhaus. This song was the band's first single, released on 6 August 1979 by record label Small Wonder.
  • Black Hole Sun Black Hole Sun
    "Black Hole Sun" is a song by the American rock band Soundgarden. Written by frontman Chris Cornell, the song was released in 1994 as the third single from the band's fourth studio album Superunknown.
  • Blackstar (song)
    "★" is a song by English rock musician David Bowie. It was released as the lead single from his twenty-fifth and final studio album of the same name on 19 November 2015.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody
    "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1975 album A Night at the Opera.
  • Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
    "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie" is a cowboy folk song. Also known as "The Cowboy's Lament", "The Dying Cowboy" and "Bury Me Out on the Lone Prairie", the song is described as the most famous cowboy ballad.
  • Can the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By)
    "Can the Circle Be Unbroken" is the title of a country/folk song reworked by A. P. Carter from the hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" by Ada R. Habershon and Charles H. Gabriel. The song's lyrics concern the death, funeral, and mourning of the narrator's mother.
  • Castles Made of Sand (song)
    "Castles Made of Sand" is a song written by Jimi Hendrix and recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience for their 1967 second album, '.
  • Chop Suey! (song) Chop Suey! (song)
    "Chop Suey!" is the first single from Armenian-American alternative metal band System of a Down's second album Toxicity. The single was released in August 2001 and earned the band its first Grammy nomination in 2002 for Best Metal Performance.
  • Chris Benoit (song) Chris Benoit (song)
    "Chris Benoit" is a song written by Insane Clown Posse and Mike E. Clark for the duo's 2012 album The Mighty Death Pop! A music video was filmed in June 2012, directed by the Deka Brothers. The album's concept "teaches us to respect the life we've been given and do our best to avoid an early death."
  • Coma (Guns N' Roses song)
    "Coma" is a song by American rock band Guns N' Roses. It appears on the 1991 album Use Your Illusion I. At 10 minutes, 14 seconds it is the longest track released by the band, even though it lacks choruses.
  • Cop Killer (song) Cop Killer (song)
    "Cop Killer" is a song by American heavy metal band Body Count from its 1992 self-titled debut album.
  • Cradle to the Grave
    ″Cradle to the Grave″ is a song by American hip hop recording artist 2Pac and his group, Thug Life, released on November 4, 1994 as a single from their one and only album, Thug Life Vol.
  • Dead Embryonic Cells Dead Embryonic Cells
    "Dead Embryonic Cells" is Sepultura's second single, as well as the second of three to be released from the album Arise.
  • Dead Shrimp Blues
    "Dead Shrimp Blues" is a song written by Robert Johnson.
  • Dead Skunk
    "Dead Skunk" is a 1972 novelty song by Loudon Wainwright III.
  • Death Disco Death Disco
    "Death Disco" is a song by Public Image Ltd. The record was released in both 7" and 12" single formats with a "½ Mix" of the song and "Megga mix" on the 12" version. It reached number twenty on the UK Singles Chart.
  • Death Letter Death Letter
    "Death Letter", also known as "Death Letter Blues", is the signature song of the Delta blues musician Son House. It is structured upon House's earlier recording "My Black Mama, Part 2" from 1930. House's 1965 performance was on a metal-bodied National resonator guitar using a copper slide.
  • Decomposing Composers
    "Decomposing Composers" is a Monty Python comedic song released on Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album and the Monty Python Sings album. It was written and composed by Michael Palin and arranged by John Du Prez.
  • Der Erlkönig Der Erlkönig
    "Erlkönig" is a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It depicts the death of a child assailed by a supernatural being, the Erlking or "Erlkönig". It was originally composed by Goethe as part of a 1782 Singspiel entitled Die Fischerin. "Erlkönig" has been called Goethe's "most famous ballad".
  • Der Tod und das Mädchen Der Tod und das Mädchen
    Der Tod und das Mädchen, D.531; Op. 7, No. 3, is a lied composed by Franz Schubert in February 1817. It was published by Cappi und Diabelli in Vienna in November 1821. The text is derived from a poem written by German poet Matthias Claudius. The song is set for voice and piano.
  • Devil in a Midnight Mass Devil in a Midnight Mass
    "Devil in a Midnight Mass" is the first single released from Billy Talent's second album, Billy Talent II.
  • De Zusters Karamazov
    "De Zusters Karamazov" is a song from 1957 by Dutch poet and writer Drs. P.
  • Dido's Lament Dido's Lament
    Dido's Lament is the aria "When I am laid in earth" from the opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell.
  • Disengage (song) Disengage (song)
    "Disengage" is a song by American deathcore band Suicide Silence. The song was released as the second single from their second album, No Time to Bleed on April 20, 2010.
  • Done Too Soon
    "Done Too Soon" is a song written, composed, and performed by Neil Diamond, and released on his 1970 album Tap Root Manuscript. Listed as Track 4 on Side One of the album, it was jointly arranged by Marty Paich and Lee Holdridge and jointly produced by Diamond and Tom Catalano.
  • (Don't Fear) The Reaper (Don't Fear) The Reaper
    " The Reaper" is a song by the American rock band Blue Öyster Cult from their 1976 album, Agents of Fortune. It was written and sung by the band's lead guitarist, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, and was produced by David Lucas, Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman.
  • Down by the Water Down by the Water
    "Down by the Water" is a song by English alternative rock musician PJ Harvey. It is the seventh track and lead single from her third studio album To Bring You My Love, released in February 1995 on Island Records. The song was written by Harvey and self-produced with Flood and John Parish.
  • Do You Realize?? Do You Realize??
    "Do You Realize??" is a song by The Flaming Lips, released as the first single from their 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. It is widely considered to be one of the group's most accessible and popular songs.
  • Earth Died Screaming
    Bone Machine is a critically acclaimed and award-winning album by Tom Waits, released in 1992 on Island Records. It won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, and features guest appearances by Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, Primus' Les Claypool and Brain, and The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards.
  • End Credits End Credits
    "End Credits" is the first single to be taken from Drum and Bass duo Chase & Status' second studio album, No More Idols. The single was co-written, co-produced and features vocals from Plan B, and was released on 29 October 2009, peaking at number nine on the UK Singles Chart.
  • Erlkönig (Goethe)
    Erlkönig is a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It depicts the death of a child assailed by a supernatural being, the Erlking or "Erlkönig". It was originally composed by Goethe as part of a 1782 Singspiel entitled Die Fischerin. "Erlkönig" has been called Goethe's "most famous ballad".
  • Five Years
    "Five Years" is a song written by David Bowie, recorded on 15 November 1971, and released as the opening track on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972.
  • Fix You Fix You
    "Fix You" is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It was written by all four members of the band for their third studio album, X&Y. The track is built around an organ accompanied by slow tempo drums and vocals.
  • Flappie
    Flappie is the name of a Dutch Christmas song written by comedian Youp van 't Hek in 1978. The song became popular in The Netherlands, and it has been played as part of the rotation of Christmas music every year since.
  • Freddie's Dead Freddie's Dead
    "Freddie's Dead" is a song by Curtis Mayfield. It was the first single from his 1972 soundtrack album for the film Super Fly. The single was released before the Super Fly album, and in fact before the film itself was in theaters.
  • Genocide (song)
    "Genocide" is a song by American deathcore band, Suicide Silence.
  • Good Grief (song)
    "Good Grief" is a song by English indie pop band Bastille. It was released on 16 June 2016 as the lead single from their second studio album, Wild World. The song was written by Dan Smith, who handled the production along with Mark Crew.
  • Green, Green Grass of Home
    "Green, Green Grass of Home", written by Claude "Curly" Putman, Jr. and first recorded by singer Johnny Darrell, is a country song originally made popular by Porter Wagoner in 1965, when it reached No. 4 on the country chart.
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name Hallowed Be Thy Name
    "Hallowed Be Thy Name" is a song written by Steve Harris for the 1982 Iron Maiden album The Number of the Beast. It has been acclaimed as one of the greatest heavy metal songs of all time.
  • Hazard (song) Hazard (song)
    "Hazard" is a 1992 hit song written and performed by American singer/songwriter/producer Richard Marx. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached #6 in the Cash Box charts.
  • Heaven Is a Halfpipe
    "Heaven Is a Halfpipe" is the début single by American hip hop band OPM. It was included on their début studio album, Menace to Sobriety.
  • Helena (song) Helena (song)
    "Helena" is a song by American rock band My Chemical Romance, and is the third single from their second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.
  • Higher (Creed song) Higher (Creed song)
    "Higher" is a song by American rock band Creed. It was released in August 1999 as the lead single from their second studio album, Human Clay. Vocalist Scott Stapp and long-time friend Steven Harang wrote the song about the power of lucid dreaming.
  • Honey (Bobby Goldsboro song) Honey (Bobby Goldsboro song)
    "Honey", also known as "Honey", is a song written by Bobby Russell. He first produced it with former Kingston Trio member Bob Shane. Then he gave it to American singer Bobby Goldsboro, who recorded it for his 1968 album of the same name, originally titled Pledge of Love.
  • How to Save a Life How to Save a Life
    "How to Save a Life" is a song by American pop rock band The Fray. It was released as the second single from their debut studio album of the same name. The song is one of the band's most popular airplay songs and peaked in the top 3 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.
  • If I Die Young If I Die Young
    "If I Die Young" is a song written by Kimberly Perry, and recorded by American country music group The Band Perry. It was released on June 8, 2010 as the second single from the group's self-titled debut album, which was released on October 12, 2010.
  • In Memory Of... (song)
    "In Memory Of..." is a song by American rock band Drowning Pool. The song is a single from their album Resilience and was released on August 14, 2012. It was released on the tenth anniversary of original frontman Dave Williams' death.
  • In My Time of Dying In My Time of Dying
    "In My Time of Dying" is a traditional gospel music song that has been recorded by numerous musicians.
  • I Seen a Man Die I Seen a Man Die
    "I Seen a Man Die", also known as "I Never Seen a Man Cry", is the second single released from Scarface's third album, The Diary. Produced by N.O. Joe, Mike Dean and Scarface himself, "I Seen a Man Die" became a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, the first of two that Scarface had in his career.
  • I Shot the Sheriff I Shot the Sheriff
    "I Shot the Sheriff" is a song written by Bob Marley and released in 1973 by The Wailers.
  • It's Quiet Uptown
    "It's Quiet Uptown" is the eighteenth song from Act 2 of the musical Hamilton, based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, which premiered on Broadway in 2015. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote both the music and lyrics to the song.
  • I've Gotta Get a Message to You I've Gotta Get a Message to You
    "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" is a rock ballad by the Bee Gees. Released as a single on 7 September 1968, it was their second number-one single on the UK Singles Chart and their first US Top 10 hit.
  • Jaurès (song)
    Les Marquises is Jacques Brel's thirteenth and final album. Also known as Brel, the album was released 17 November 1977 by Barclay. This was the singer's first album of new songs in ten years and was released a year before his death from lung cancer.
  • Jennifer's Body (song)
    "Jennifer's Body" is a song written and performed by American alternative rock band Hole, from their 1994 album Live Through This. The song was the inspiration for the title of the 2009 film of the same name.
  • Just Breathe (song) Just Breathe (song)
    "Just Breathe" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. "Just Breathe" was released on October 31, 2009 as the second single from the band's ninth studio album, Backspacer. The single was released as a double A-side along with the song "Got Some".
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  • Kindertotenlieder
    Kindertotenlieder is a song cycle for voice and orchestra by Gustav Mahler. The words of the songs are poems by Friedrich Rückert.
  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door Knockin' on Heaven's Door
    "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" is a song written and sung by Bob Dylan, for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Released as a single, it reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
  • Lay Down (Priestess song)
    Hello Master is the debut studio album by Canadian hard rock band Priestess. Recorded with producer Gus van Go, the album was initially released on October 18, 2005, by Indica Records in Canada and on later dates in other regions.
  • Lazarus (David Bowie song)
    "Lazarus" is a song by English rock musician David Bowie. It was released on 17 December 2015 as a digital download, making it the second single from his twenty-fifth studio album, ★, as well as Bowie's last single released before his death on 10 January 2016.
  • Les Vieux
    Les Vieux is a 1963 song written and performed by Jacques Brel. It appeared on the album Les Bonbons and was co-composed with Brel's frequent collaborative musicians Gérard Jouannest and Jean Corti.
  • Let It Be (song) Let It Be (song)
    "Let It Be" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, released in March 1970 as a single, and as the title track of their album Let It Be. At the time, it had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning its chart run at number 6. It was written and sung by Paul McCartney.
  • Lightning Crashes Lightning Crashes
    "Lightning Crashes" is a song by American rock band Live. It was released in September 1994 as the third single from their album, Throwing Copper.
  • Listen to the Mocking Bird
    "Listen to the Mocking Bird" is an American popular song of the mid-19th century. Its lyrics were composed by Septimus Winner under the pseudonym "Alice Hawthorne", and its music was by Richard Milburn.
  • Make Me Wanna Die Make Me Wanna Die
    "Make Me Wanna Die" is a song by American rock band The Pretty Reckless from their eponymous debut extended play and their debut studio album, Light Me Up. The song was written by Taylor Momsen, Ben Phillips, and Kato Khandwala, and produced by the latter.
  • Man on the Moon (song) Man on the Moon (song)
    "Man on the Moon" is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released as the second single from their 1992 album Automatic for the People.
  • Marwysgafn
    Marwysgafn is a Welsh term meaning a "deathbed song". Used by poets when they sense they are close to death, the poet confesses and asks for forgiveness. Marwysgafns were primarily popular during the Poets of the Princes period.
  • Murder Was the Case (song)
    "Murder Was the Case" is a song by rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg from his debut album Doggystyle. The remix was released from the single his soundtrack Murder Was the Case.
  • My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama
    "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama" is a song written by Frank Zappa and originally recorded by The Mothers of Invention in 1969. The song was included on their 1970 album Weasels Ripped My Flesh, an LP that included various recordings by the band from 1967 to 1969.
  • My Mummy's Dead My Mummy's Dead
    "My Mummy's Dead" is the closing song on the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon. It was also released on a Mexican EP that also contained "Mother", "Isolation" and "Look at Me."
  • My Way
    "My Way" is a song popularized in 1969 by Frank Sinatra. Its lyrics were written by Paul Anka and set to the music of the French song "Comme d'habitude" co-composed and co-written, and performed in 1967 by Claude François. Anka's English lyrics are unrelated to the original French song.
  • Old Shep
    "Old Shep" is a song written and composed by Red Foley and Arthur Williams in 1933, about a dog Foley owned as a child. In reality, the dog, poisoned by a neighbor, was a German shepherd called "Hoover." Foley first recorded the song in 1935, and again in 1941 and 1946.
  • One Headlight One Headlight
    "One Headlight" is a song by American band The Wallflowers. The song was written by lead singer Jakob Dylan, and produced by T-Bone Burnett. It was released in November 1996 as the second single from the band's 1996 album, Bringing Down the Horse.
  • One Hell of an Amen
    "One Hell of an Amen" is a song co-written and recorded by American country rock artist Brantley Gilbert. It was released in November 2014 as the third single from his third studio album Just as I Am.
  • Ouija Board, Ouija Board Ouija Board, Ouija Board
    "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" was a single released by Morrissey in November 1989. The single was poorly received by the music press and the public: its highest chart position was No. 18, making it the first Morrissey single not to reach the British top 10.
  • Paint It Black
    "Paint It Black" is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones, written by the songwriting partnership of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and first released as a single on 6 May 1966. It was later included as the opening track to the US version of their 1966 album, Aftermath.
  • Piggies
    "Piggies" is a song by the English rock group the Beatles from their 1968 album The Beatles. Written by George Harrison as a social commentary, the song serves as an Orwellian satire on greed and consumerism.
  • Pluto (song)
    "Pluto" is a song by Icelandic musician Björk. The song was written and produced by Björk and British producer Mark Bell for Björk's fourth studio album, Homogenic.
  • Pompeii (song)
    "Pompeii" is a song by English indie rock band Bastille. It is the fourth single from their debut studio album Bad Blood and the first to get major airplay and promotion. The song was released as the album's fourth single on 12 January 2013.
  • Possum Kingdom (song) Possum Kingdom (song)
    "Possum Kingdom" is a song by American alternative rock band Toadies released as the second single from their 1994 album, Rubberneck.
  • Prayer in C
    "Prayer in C" is a song by French-Israeli folk pop duo Lilly Wood and the Prick, originally released on their album Invincible Friends in 2010.
  • Pretty in Scarlet Pretty in Scarlet
    "Pretty in Scarlet" is a 2003 song by Guano Apes, released as the second single from their third album Walking on a Thin Line on April 23, 2003. The music video shows Sandra as a rich person who gets attraction from the other members in her mansion.
  • Pyramid Song Pyramid Song
    "Pyramid Song" is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, released as the lead single from their fifth studio album Amnesiac.
  • Question! Question!
    "Question!" is a song by Armenian American metal band System of a Down. It was released in July 2005 as the second single of their fourth album Mezmerize.
  • Raining Blood
    "Raining Blood" is a song by the American thrash metal band Slayer. It is the final song on the band's 1986 album Reign in Blood. Written by Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King, the concept deals with religion, specifically said to be about overthrowing Heaven.
  • Renegade (Styx song) Renegade (Styx song)
    "Renegade" is a 1979 hit song recorded by the American rock band Styx. It was on their Pieces of Eight album. It reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1979.
  • Road to Nowhere Road to Nowhere
    "Road to Nowhere" is a rock song written by David Byrne for the 1985 Talking Heads album Little Creatures. It also appeared on Best of Talking Heads, Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites, the Once in a Lifetime box set and the Brick box set.
  • Sally's Pigeons Sally's Pigeons
    "Sally's Pigeons" is a pop song by Cyndi Lauper that was featured on her 1993 album Hat Full of Stars. It was released as the album's second single in some countries, and as its third in others.
  • Sam Stone (song)
    "Sam Stone" is a song written by John Prine about a drug-addicted veteran with a Purple Heart and his death by overdose. It appeared on Prine's eponymous 1971 debut album. The song was originally titled "Great Society Conflict Veteran's Blues".
  • Seasons in the Sun Seasons in the Sun
    "Seasons in the Sun" is an English-language adaptation of the song "Le Moribond" by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel with lyrics by American singer-poet Rod McKuen.
  • Se Quiere, Se Mata Se Quiere, Se Mata
    "Se Quiere, Se Mata" is the sixth single released from Shakira's third album, Pies Descalzos. Written and composed by herself, "Se Quiere, Se Mata" was a Top Ten Hit in Mexico and on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks in the United States.
  • She's Lost Control She's Lost Control
    "She's Lost Control" is a song by British post-punk band Joy Division. Released on their 1979 debut album, Unknown Pleasures, "She's Lost Control" was first performed live by the band in June 1978 and draws primary lyrical inspiration from a young woman experiencing a violent epileptic seizure.
  • Sign of the Times (Harry Styles song)
    "Sign of the Times" is the debut solo single by English singer and songwriter Harry Styles for his self-titled debut studio album. It is his first single outside of the boy band One Direction.
  • Somebody to Love (Queen song) Somebody to Love (Queen song)
    "Somebody to Love" is a song by the British rock band Queen, written by the lead singer/pianist Freddie Mercury. It debuted on the band's 1976 album A Day at the Races and was also featured on their compilation album Greatest Hits.
  • Spirit in the Sky
    "Spirit in the Sky" is a song written and originally recorded by Norman Greenbaum and released in late 1969. The single became a gold record, selling two million copies from 1969 to 1970 and reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it lasted for 15 weeks in the Top 100.
  • Strange Fruit Strange Fruit
    "Strange Fruit" is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem and published in 1937, it protested American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans.
  • Street Spirit (Fade Out) Street Spirit (Fade Out)
    "Street Spirit" is a song by English alternative rock band Radiohead, featured as the final track on their second studio album The Bends, which was released in 1995.
  • Sweetness Follows
    Automatic for the People is the eighth studio album by American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on October 5, 1992 by Warner Bros. Records. Upon release, it reached number two on the US albums chart and yielded six singles.
  • Teardrop (song) Teardrop (song)
    "Teardrop" is a song by Massive Attack that was released as a single on 27 April 1998. It is the second single from their third album, Mezzanine, and features lead vocals and lyrics by Elizabeth Fraser, the lead singer for the dream pop band Cocteau Twins.
  • Tennessee (Arrested Development song) Tennessee (Arrested Development song)
    "Tennessee" is the title of a number-one R&B single by alternative hip hop group, Arrested Development, from their album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of.... The song contains a sample of Prince's "Alphabet St.".
  • The Black Angel's Death Song
    "The Black Angel's Death Song" is a song by the Velvet Underground, from their 1967 debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico. It was written by Lou Reed and John Cale.
  • The Day the World Went Away The Day the World Went Away
    "The Day the World Went Away" is a song by Nine Inch Nails, released in 1999 as the first single from the band's third studio album The Fragile. Labeled as "Halo 13", the single is the thirteenth official Nine Inch Nails release. It was the band's first Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • The End (The Doors song) The End (The Doors song)
    "The End" is a song by the American rock group The Doors. Its lyrics were written by lead singer Jim Morrison.
  • The Folk Singer The Folk Singer
    "The Folk Singer" is a folk song, written by Charles E. Daniels and American musician Johnny Cash and first recorded by Cash in 1968. It is also known as "Folk Singer" or, less often, "The Singer".
  • The Great Gig in the Sky
    "The Great Gig in the Sky" is the fifth track on The Dark Side of the Moon, the 1973 album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. The song features music by Richard Wright and non-lexical vocals by Clare Torry.
  • The Gunner's Dream
    "The Gunner's Dream" is a song from Pink Floyd's 1983 album The Final Cut. This song was one of several to be considered for the band's "best of" album, '.
  • The Hearse Song
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  • The Kids Aren't Alright The Kids Aren't Alright
    "The Kids Aren't Alright" is a song by The Offspring. It is the fifth track from the band's fifth studio album Americana and was released as the third single from the album. It became another top 10 hit on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.
  • Them Bones Them Bones
    "Them Bones" is a song by the American rock band Alice in Chains. The song was released as the second single from their second album, Dirt. The song was also included on the compilation albums Nothing Safe: Best of the Box, Music Bank, Greatest Hits, The Essential Alice in Chains.
  • The Mercy Seat (song) The Mercy Seat (song)
    "The Mercy Seat" is a song written by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey, originally performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on the 1988 album Tender Prey. The song has been covered by others, including Johnny Cash, Camille O'Sullivan and Unter Null.
  • The Musical Box (Genesis song)
    "The Musical Box" is a song by English progressive rock band Genesis, which was originally released on their third studio album Nursery Cryme in 1971. The song is written in the key of F# major.
  • The Needle and the Damage Done
    "The Needle and the Damage Done" is a song by Neil Young that describes the destruction caused by the heroin addiction of musicians he knew. Though not specifically about him, the song was inspired by the heroin addiction of his friend and Crazy Horse bandmate Danny Whitten.
  • The Night Paddy Murphy Died
    "The Night Paddy Murphy Died" is a popular Newfoundland folk song regarding the death of a man and the antics of his friends as they engage in a traditional Irish wake.
  • The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
    "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" is a Southern Gothic song, written in 1972 by songwriter Bobby Russell and sung by Vicki Lawrence, an American singer, actress, and comedian.
  • The Other Side (Paul van Dyk song) The Other Side (Paul van Dyk song)
    "The Other Side" is a single released on Paul van Dyk's second DJ mix album The Politics of Dancing 2. Paul van Dyk wrote the song in retort to the devastating tsunami which hit southeast Asia on 26 December 2004.
  • 'Til I Die 'Til I Die
    "'Til I Die" is a song written by Brian Wilson for the American rock band the Beach Boys, released on the band's 1971 album Surf's Up and subsequently chosen as the B-side of the single "Long Promised Road".
  • Time in a Bottle Time in a Bottle
    "Time in a Bottle" is a hit single by singer-songwriter Jim Croce. Croce wrote the lyrics after his wife Ingrid told him she was pregnant with their son, Adrian, in December 1970. It appeared on his 1972 ABC debut album You Don't Mess Around with Jim.
  • Under Siege (Regnum Irae) Under Siege (Regnum Irae)
    "Under Siege" is Sepultura's third single, as well as the third of three to be released from the album Arise. No music video was produced for the song.
  • Vier ernste Gesänge Vier ernste Gesänge
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  • Wake Me Up When September Ends Wake Me Up When September Ends
    "Wake Me Up When September Ends" is a song by American rock band Green Day, released on June 13, 2005, as the fourth single from the group's seventh studio album, American Idiot. The song was written by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong regarding the death of his father.
  • We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow
    "We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow" is a song by French singer Soko, from her studio album I Thought I Was an Alien. The track began to chart in 2014, thanks to the amount of views of the viral YouTube video "First Kiss", which the song is featured in.
  • What Are They Doing in Heaven?
    "What Are They Doing in Heaven?" is a Christian hymn written in 1901 by American Methodist minister Charles Albert Tindley., it has become popular enough to have been included in 16 hymnals.
  • When We Die As Martyrs
    "When We Die As Martyrs" is a song produced by the popular Jordanian children's music troupe The Birds of Paradise and performed as a music video on a Bahrainian television channel of the same name.
  • Wherever You Will Go Wherever You Will Go
    "Wherever You Will Go" is the debut single by American band The Calling. The song was released in June 2001 as the first single from their debut album Camino Palmero.
  • White as Snow (song)
    "White as Snow" is a song by Irish rock band U2 and the ninth track on their 2009 album No Line on the Horizon. It was written from the perspective of a dying soldier serving in Afghanistan, and lasts the length of time it takes him to die.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever Who Wants to Live Forever
    "Who Wants to Live Forever" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It is the sixth track on the album A Kind of Magic, released in June 1986, and was written by lead guitarist Brian May for the soundtrack to the film Highlander. The song peaked at No. 24 in the UK charts.
  • Wildfire (Michael Martin Murphey song) Wildfire (Michael Martin Murphey song)
    "Wildfire" is a classic song written by Michael Martin Murphey and Larry Cansler. It was originally recorded by Murphey, who had yet to add his middle name to his recorded work, and appears on his gold-plus 1975 album Blue Sky – Night Thunder.

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