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Heaven knows I'm miserable now

New figures from Peter Gabriel’s entertainment recommendation website TheFilter.com show a dramatic rise in liking for ‘depressing music’, as the credit crunch bites.

The Ten Most Popular Depressing Songs, as rated by The Filter users in order :

1. Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
2. The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
3. The Smiths - Heaven knows I'm miserable now
4. Coldplay - Trouble
5. The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work
6. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
7. Blur - No Distance Left To Run
8. Radiohead - How to Disappear Completely
9. R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
10. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

The figures have been gathered by measuring how many of The Filter’s user base positively rate or have previewed recommended audio tracks. The news comes just weeks after the Samaritans issued an appeal for more phone operators because their branches were so busy.

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Gary Hughes
Gary Hughes - Sinara Consultants Ltd - London 18 July, 2008, 14:17Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

If a Leonard Cohen song finds it's way onto this list, then we will know that we have moved from just a credit crunch to full-blown recession!

Paul Penrose
Paul Penrose - Finextra - London 19 July, 2008, 14:06Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

I see the chancellor, Alistair Darling was spotted at a Leonard Cohen concert in London the other night. Maybe the economy's in worse shape than we thought.

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