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The Golden Rock Song of the Day - 7/12/2007

In spirit of the Japanese film Densen Uta, today’s Song of the Day is the infamous Hungarian suicide song “Gloomy Sunday.”

DISCLAIMER: DESPITE THE CLAIM OF THIS SONG’S EFFECT BEING ONLY PART OF FALSE URBAN LEGENDS, THE GOLDEN ROCK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM THAT MIGHT COME FROM LISTENING TO THIS SONG.

Now that we’re clear, these are the original Hungarian lyrics, which is known to be the most depressing version of all.

This is the more depressing version of the English lyrics by Desmond Carter, sung by Diamanda Galas. She gets the facts a little twisted here, but the point is to listen to the song, not her version of history.

And here is the more optimistic version of the English lyrics by Sam Lewis, sung by Billie Holiday. I like the delivery better, despite the attempt to lighten up with the extra verse.

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