10 Greatest Rock Songs Of The Decade.

As 2019 comes to an end, I thought I’d count down the 10 greatest rock songs of the decade!

1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) – U2.

Album: Songs of Innocence (2014)

Genre: Garage Rock

Written by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.

https://youtu.be/LF0rKW1DEMo

2. Demons – Imagine Dragons.

Album: Night Visions (2012)

Genre: Pop Rock

Written by: Dan Reynolds

https://youtu.be/LqI78S14Wgg

3. The Celestials – The Smashing Pumpkins.

Album: Oceania (2012)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billy Corgan

https://youtu.be/SVCHpKvyCAg

4. Counting Stars – OneRepublic.

Album: Native (2013)

Genre: Pop Rock

Written by: Ryan Tedder

https://youtu.be/hT_nvWreIhg

5. Still Breathing – Green Day.

Album: Revolution Radio (2016)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong

https://youtu.be/SUzsih7QJSY

6. Scarecrow – Counting Crows.

Album: Somewhere Under Wonderland (2014)

Genre: Rock

Written by: Adam Duritz, Dan Vickrey, David Bryson, David Immergluck, Jim Bogios, Charlie Gillingham, Millard Powers.

https://youtu.be/nSnF7g_P8M8

7. Sirens – Pearl Jam.

Album: Lighting Bolt (2013)

Genre: Rock

Written by: Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron.

https://youtu.be/4jZBwyG7HPs

8. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People.

Album: Foster The People (2010)

Genre: Pop Rock

Written by: Mark Foster

https://youtu.be/SDTZ7iX4vTQ

9. The Art Of Letting Go – Stone Temple Pilots.

Album: Stone Temple Pilots 2018 (2018)

Genre: Pop Rock

Written by: Dean DeLeo, Jeff Gutt, Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz.

https://youtu.be/_IBYD0PI-Lc

10. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here – Alice In Chains.

Album: The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)

Genre: Heavy Metal

Written by: Jerry Cantrell

https://youtu.be/4s1n0Ih8N-E

Happy new year!!! CANT WAIT TO WATCH GREEN DAY ON NEW YEARS ROCKIN EVE!!!

10 Most Commonly Misinterpreted Songs (Part 2)

1. Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Album: Californiacation (1999)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, Chad Smith.

What People Think It’s About: Drug addiction.

What It’s Actually About: Self harm.

RHCP’s “Under The Bridge”, is another commonly misinterpreted song. It’s about drug addiction, but is confused regularly about homelessness.

2. Glycerine – Bush.

Album: Sixteen Stone (1994)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Gavin Rossdale

What People Think It’s About: Significant other committing suicide.

What It’s Actually About: The corrupted British government.

3. She Talks To Angels – The Black Crowes.

Album: Shake Your Money Maker (1990)

Genre: Rock

Written by: Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson.

What People Think It’s About: Mental illness.

What It’s Actually About: A church going hypocrite.

4. Push – Matchbox 20.

Album: Yourself Or Someone Like You (1996)

Genre: Pop Rock

Written by: Rob Thomas

What People Think It’s About: Matchbox 20 wanting to boss the producers and fans around, implying they are superior to everyone and should rule the world.

What It’s Actually About: Bossy dominating partners who mistreat their significant others, leaving them in an abusive and unhealthy relationship.

5. Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance.

Album: The Black Parade (2006)

Genre: Emo-alternative

Written by: Gerard Way, Mikey Way, Frank Iero, Ray Toro, Bob Bryar.

What People Think It’s About: Depression.

What It’s Actually About: Cancer.

6. Wicked Garden – Stone Temple Pilots.

Album: Core (1992)

Genre: Hard Rock

Written by: Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz.

What People Think It’s About: Opening up and not being afraid of being your true self. Not living any secrets or lies, with no fear of being judged.

What It’s Actually About: Sex.

7. Semi Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind.

Album: Third Eye Blind (1997)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Stephan Jenkins, Kevin Cadogan.

What People It’s About: Having a fun, happy time.

What It’s Actually About: Wanting to die.

8. Through Glass – Stone Sour.

Album: Come Whatever May (2006)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Corey Taylor

What People Think It’s About: Insanity.

What It’s Actually About: An approach to making new, modern music.

9. Zombie – The Cranberries.

Album: No Need To Argue (1994)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Dolores O’ Riordan, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, Fergal Lawler.

What People Think It’s About: Child abuse.

What It’s Actually About: The Irish war against England.

10. More Than Words – Extreme.

Album: Extreme (2001)

Genre: Pop

Written by: Gary Cherone

What People Think It’s About: Love.

What It’s Actually About: Lust.

10 Most Commonly Misinterpreted Songs

1. Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day.

Album: American Idiot (2004)

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong

What People Think It’s About: 911

What It’s Actually About: The tragedy that was Billie Joe Armstrong’s deceased father, who died of cancer when he was only 10.

https://youtu.be/ulRXvH8VOl8

2. Born in the U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

Album: Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Genre: Pop Rock

Written by: Bruce Springsteen

What People Think It’s About: The blessing that is being born in God’s country – America.

What It’s Actually About: Protesting against America, in particular association with being anti-Vietnam war.

https://youtu.be/tRx212PUa4g

3. Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan.

Album: Highway 61 Revisited (1967)

Genre: Classic Rock

Written by: Bob Dylan

What People Think It’s About: Being a rock star, living on the road – wishing you had a place to call your home.

What It’s Actually About: Getting dumped.

https://youtu.be/IwOfCgkyEj0

4. Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews Band.

Album: Crash (1996)

Genre: Soft Rock

Written by: Dave Matthews

What People Think It’s About: Love.

What It’s Actually About: Lust.

https://youtu.be/SvgGZB8wXiY

5. Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones.

Album: Sticky Fingers (1971)

Genre: Classic Rock

Written by: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards.

What People Think It’s About: Cocaine addiction.

What It’s Actually About: Falling in love with an African-American woman.

https://youtu.be/SvgGZB8wXiY

6. Every Breath You Take – The Police.

Album: Synchronicity (1983)

Genre: Classic Rock

Written by: Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland.

What People Think It’s About: Love.

What It’s Actually About: An obsessive stalker.

https://youtu.be/OMOGaugKpzs

7. The One I Love – R.E.M.

Album: Document (1987)

Genre: College Rock

Written by: Michael Stipe, Peter Buck.

What People Think It’s About: Love.

What It’s Actually About: Sleeping around and slacking off.

https://youtu.be/j7oQEPfe-O8

8. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd.

Album: The Wall (1979)

Genre: Classic Rock

Written by: David Gilmour

What People Think It’s About: Love.

What It’s Actually About: Pink Floyd’s ex-frontman Syd Barrett who lost his mind due to drug abuse.

https://youtu.be/j7oQEPfe-O8

9. One – U2.

Album: Acthung Baby (1991)

Genre: Adult Alternative

Written by: Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton.

What People Think It’s About: Love.

What It’s Actually About: U2 becoming mainstream top 40 artists.

https://youtu.be/JFWPeVfWB9o

10. New Kid In Town – The Eagles.

Album: Hotel California (1975)

Genre: Classic Rock

Written by: Glenn Frey, Don Henley.

What People Think It’s About: The pitfalls of relationships.

What It’s Actually About: The music industry.

https://youtu.be/-Pa5nqYXEnY

Top 20 Funniest ‘Regular Show’ Quotes.

Early November, I started re-watching my all time favorite cartoon Regular Show – and in celebration of reaching the final season last week, I thought I’d write a blog on what my personal 20 favorite quotes were. Keep in my mind, despite the title – this is strictly my opinion. These were just the quotes that I found the funniest and/or most interesting. Normally I’d wait until after finishing a series to make a best list, but season 8 got admittedly a little weird. Even for me. Never the less, will watch until the end! Here we go…

1. “Relax dude, it’s not a ghost – it’s just music! You can’t touch music. But music can touch you…” ~Mordecai

Season: 2

Episode: This Is My Jam

2. “Is he still crying about the coffee girl?” ~Benson

Season: 3

Episode: Yes Dude Yes

3. “You know who else is having to get supervised again for not going it right? MY MOM!” ~Muscle Man

Season: 2

Episode: My Mom

4. “We don’t want your girlfriends! We just want their numbers!” ~Rigby

Season: 3

Episode: Cruisin’

5. “You should tell your friend that he should stop pumping it in the wind, and start pumping it at the gym.” ~Margaret’s boyfriend

Season: 1

Episode: Caffeinated Concert Tickets

6. “You’d rather go to some stupid chick flick with Margaret than a horror movie with me? And it’s Pajama Sisters 2?! That’s not even the good kind. They just sit around and talk about their feelings. Fully clothed…” ~Rigby

Season: 2

Episode: It’s Time

7. “Hi, I’m Mordecai! I never make a move and don’t know what to do with my hands.” ~Rigby

Season: 5

Episode: I Like You Hi

8. “JUST DRIVE THE BUS YOU CRAZY SLOPJOCKY!” ~Timmy

Season: 1

Episode: Just Set Up The Chairs

9. “How in the h are we gonna fix this s?” ~Rigby

Season: 1

Episode: The Power

10. “Don’t call me a hole! You’re the hole, you hole – you’re the one who wanted to wrestle!” ~Mordecai

Season: 1

Episode: The Power

11. “Dude, we’re 23 years old. We shouldn’t be busting holes in walls, we’re going to get fired for this!” ~Mordecai

Season: 1

Episode: The Power

12. “I can’t believe your going to a Fist Pump concert just for some lady pecks.” ~Rigby

Season: 1

Episode: Caffeinated Concert Tickets

13. “Rigby, one day you’ll be old enough to understand the real reason that people go to concerts.” ~Mordecai

Season: 1

Episode: Caffeinated Concert Tickets

14. “Benson’s gonna drop his balls once he sees how good we set up these chairs! He’s gonna be all like…oh no! My gum balls!…” ~Rigby

Season: 1

Episode: Just Set The Chairs

15. “I think we just screwed Skips…” ~Mordecai

Season: 1

Episode: The Power

16. “You drillbit!” ~Mordecai

Season: 1

Episode: The Power

17. “Yes, we want to be eaten. It is our destiny to be eaten.” ~King Of The Talking Hot Dogs

Season: 1

Episode: Meat Your Maker

18. “Wait a minute…we suck, and if you’re us – doesn’t that mean you suck too?” ~Rigby

Season: 1

Episode: Mordecai and The Rigby’s

19. “These two knuckleheads have never even picked up instruments before. This is going to be a train wreck.” ~Benson

Season: 1

Episode: Mordecai and The Rigby’s

20. “I LOVE trains!” ~Pops

Season: 1

Episode: Mordecai and The Rigby’s

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/10/regular-show(it certainly is of mine haha)

My Top 10 Favorite Strat Players

1. Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, Yamaha D28 Acoustic Electric, Jimi Hendrix Signature Stratocaster.

Greatest Solos: Rhinoceros (1991), Mayonnaise (1993), Cherub Rock (1993), Ava Adore (1998).

Greatest Riffs: Bullet With Butterfly Wings (1995), Luna (1993), 1979 (1995), Tonight Tonight (1995).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “Gish” era (91)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Shoegazing, Dream-pop, Art Rock, Gothic-alternative, Psychedelic Rock, Indie-alternative, Progressive Rock.

2. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, American Standard Fender Mustang, American Standard Fender Jaguar.

Greatest Solos: In Bloom (1991), Heart-Shaped Box (1993), Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991).

Greatest Riffs: Lithium (1991), All Apologies (1993), Come As You Are (1991).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “In Utero” era (93)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Grunge, Punk Rock, Post-punk, Indie-alternative.

3. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

Most Used Guitars: 50’s Classic Player Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Jr, Yamaha D28 Acoustic Electric.

Greatest Solos: American Idiot (2004), When I Come Around (1994), Waiting (2000).

Greatest Riffs: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (2004), Wake Me Up When September Ends (2004), Brain Stew (1996).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “American Idiot” era (04)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop-punk, Punk Rock.

4. Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

Most Used Guitars: 50’s Classic Player Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, American Standard Fender Stratocaster.

Greatest Solos: Alive (1991), Yellow Ledbetter (1992), Porch (1991), Daughter (1993).

Greatest Riffs: Black (1991), Jeremey (1991), Better Man (1994), Garden (1991), Do The Evolution (1996).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “Ten” era (91)

Genre: Grunge, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, General Rock.

5. Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)

Most Used Guitars: Standard Kiesel Carvin, Jerry Cantrell Signature Fender Stratocaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: Nutshell (1994), Would? (1992), Heaven Beside You (1995).

Greatest Riffs: Them Bones (1992), Again (1990), Man In The Box (1990), Rooster (1992), No Excuses (1994).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “Dirt” era (92)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Grunge, Traditional Heavy Metal, Sludge Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock.

6. The Edge (U2)

Most Used Guitars: Vintage 1973 American Standard Fender Stratocaster, American Standard Fender Telecaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983), I Will Follow (1980), Bullet The Blue Sky (1987).

Greatest Riffs: The Miracle Of Joey Ramone (2014), Mysterious Ways (1992), With Or Without You (1987).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: The Joshua Tree (1987)

Genre: Classic Rock, General Rock, Garage Rock, Post-punk, Christian Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Alternative, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock.

7. Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul, Martin D28 Acoustic Electric.

Greatest Solos: Shake Me Like a Monkey (2008), Samurai Cop (2018), Why I Am (2008).

Greatest Riffs: Funny The Way It Is (2008), Mercy (2012), That Girl Is You (2018).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: Big Whiskey and The Gru Grux King (2008)

Genre: Jam Rock, General Rock, Alternative Rock, Jazz fusion, Neo-orchestra, Neo-classical, Instrumental Rock, Instrumental music, Funk Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Rock, Adult Alternative.

8. Andy Summers (The Police)

Most Used Guitars: 50’s Classic Player Fender Telecaster, 50’s Classic Player Fender Telecaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: So Lonely (1978), King Of Pain (1983), Synchronicity (1983).

Greatest Riffs: Every Breath You Take (1983), Message In a Bottle (1978), Roxanne (1980), Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (1980).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: Synchronicity (1983)

Genre: Classic Rock, Post-punk, Reggae Rock, New Wave.

9. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, Martin D42 Acoustic Electric, Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: Comfortably Numb (1979), Anther Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 (1979), Money (1973), Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), The Wall (1973).

Greatest Riffs: Wish You Were Here (1975), Learning To Fly (1985), The Division Bell (1994).

Genre: Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock.

10. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Most Used Guitars: 60’s Relic Vintage Stratocaster, 50’s Classic Player Stratocaster, American Standard Fender Stratocaster.

Greatest Solos: Californiacation (1999), Scar Tissue (1999), Can’t Stop (2002).

Greatest Riffs: Under The Bridge (1991), Give It Away (1991), By The Way (2001).

Genre: Alternative Rock, Funk Rock, Post-punk, Rap Rock.

Top 10 Greatest Guitarists Of The 90’s

1. Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

Greatest Solo: Alive (1991)

Greatest Riff: Black (1991)

2. Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)

Greatest Solo: Rhinoceros (1991)

Greatest Riff: Bullet With Butterfly Wings (1995)

3. Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)

Greatest Solo: Nutshell (1994)

Greatest Riff: Heaven Beside You (1995)

4. Dimebag Darell (Pantera)

Greatest Solo: Domination (1990)

Greatest Riff: Cowboys From Hell (1990)

5. Dan Vickrey (Counting Crows)

Greatest Solo: A Long December (1996)

Greatest Riff: Hanginaround (1999)

6. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Greatest Solo: Californiacation (1999)

Greatest Riff: Under The Bridge (1991)

7. Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)

Greatest Solo: Crackerman (1992)

Greatest Riff: Creep (1992)

8. Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead)

Greatest Solo: High and Dry (1995)

Greatest Riff: Karma Police (1997)

9. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

Greatest Solo: In Bloom (1991)

Greatest Riff: Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)

10. Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes)

Greatest Solo: Jealous Again (1990)

Greatest Riff: She Talks To Angels (1990)

Top 10 Saddest Rock Songs

1. Hurt – Johnny Cash.

https://youtu.be/8AHCfZTRGiI

Album: Unearthed

Released: 2003

Genre: Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel. I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real.

What It’s About: Depression. Blunt, and straight to the point about manic depressive disorder. With references of self harm, suicidal thoughts, & drug addiction.

2. Snuff – Slipknot.

https://youtu.be/LXEKuttVRIo

Album: All Hope Is Gone

Released: 2008

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: My own was banished long ago, it took the death of hope to let you go.

What It’s About: Being cheated on and left, suffering with a broken heart from the betrayal which is referred to throughout the song. And the unrequited love. It is believed that it is based on the experience of frontman Corey Taylor’s first divorce, and that the song was about his ex wife.

3. Disarm – The Smashing Pumpkins.

https://youtu.be/d1acEVmnVhI

Album: Siamese Dream

Released: 1993

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: Disarm you with a smile, and leave you like they left me here. To wither in denial, I bet I’ll miss someone whose left alone. The years burn. The years burn.

What It’s About: Child abuse. Straight up. Lead singer Billy Corgan has openly talked about growing up in a abusive household. His father was a heroin addict who would torcher him. From burning cigarettes out on him, to beating him, to force feeding him, to name calling, & more horrible things. The acoustic ballad was made to be soft on purpose by Corgan, because he told the public he had no feelings of rage whatsoever towards his father and to what he did to him. Just sadness. And the painful song expresses his tender emotions towards him and the situation.

4. Something In The Way – Nirvana.

https://youtu.be/aXap5hZaqZ8

Album: Nevermind

Released: 1991

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: Underneath the bridge, the tarp has sprung a leak. And the animals I’ve trapped have all become my pets. And I’m living off of grass. And the drippings from the ceiling. But it’s okay to eat fish, ‘cause they don’t have any feelings.

What It’s About: Being homeless. For a short period of time, Kurt Cobain was living under a bridge in Aberdeen. He wrote the song under that bridge one day. When he turned 18, his father kicked him out of the house. He moved in with his mom, but later moved out because his mom’s boyfriend would beat her. And he would’ve rather be homeless than witness that. He became a janitor at his high school, and made enough money to afford a 1 bedroom studio apartment. After all the days of sleeping on the streets, and in hospital waiting rooms.

5. Colorblind – Counting Crows.

https://youtu.be/c7s99yPYFts

Album: This Desert Life

Released: 1999

Genre: Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: I am covered in skin, no one gets to come in. Pull me out from inside. I am folded, and unfolded, and unfolding. I am colorblind.

What It’s About: Depersonalization disorder. Lead singer Adam Duritz is a well known long time sufferer of mental illness. From depression, to more serious things such as this – it hasn’t been an easy road for him. Depersonalization disorder is a physiological illness in which someone looses their grip with reality, and the world more often times than not feels like a hallucination. Or a dream. It can be very dangerous and lead to risky behavior, because you think it’s not real. There is treatment, but no cure. Duritz wrote Colorblind while sitting at the piano one day after experiencing an episode.

6. Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day.

https://youtu.be/NU9JoFKlaZ0

Album: American Idiot

Released: 2004

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: As my memory rests, but never forgets what I lost – wake me up when September ends. Like my father, it’s come to pass – twenty years has gone so fast. Wake me up when September ends.

What It’s About: Death of father. Billie Joe Armstrong’s dad died of cancer early September of 1980. Armstrong was only 8. After his dad’s funeral, he locked himself in his room crying – telling his mom to come back when September ends. Loss of a parent at such an early age is heavy.

7. Black – Pearl Jam.

https://youtu.be/5ZH2it92ZmA

Album: Ten

Released: 1991

Genre: Grunge

Most Depressing Lyric: I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life, I know you’ll be a star. In somebody else’s sky. But why, why, why? Why can’t it be, can’t it be me?

What It’s About: Getting your heart shattered. At 15, Eddie Vedder lost his virginity to a girl who skipped town on him after dumping him. Never getting to see her again. Black became the break up anthem due to the lyric above. As the line was based on what actually happened. He didn’t want to shine in anyone else’s sky but hers, but they weren’t meant to be. So she told him that he will have a great beautiful life one day, it just wasn’t going to be with her. And her saying the girl who lands you is lucky. He’s left shattered asking “why can’t I be yours? Why can’t I shine in your sky?”…brutal…the MTV unplugged version gets me every time with the “we belong together….”

8. So Far Away – Avenged Sevenfold.

https://youtu.be/A7ry4cx6HfY

Album: Nightmare

Released: 2010

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: Lived a life so endlessly, never feared for anything. I tried to heal your broken heart with all that I could. Will you stay? Will you stay away forever? How do I live without the ones I love? Time still turns the pages of the book it’s burnt. Place and time, always on my mind. I have so much to say, but you’re so far away.

What It’s About: Loss of a loved one. A7X’s drummer The Rev overdosed on heroin December of 2009. He was lead singer M Shadows best friend for a long time. It was a lot for him to deal with. He wrote the song about that tragedy, and dedicates the album to him.

9. Echo – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

https://youtu.be/OjC1Idf9w_4

Album: Echo

Released: 1999

Genre: Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: Well, I woke up right here in a pool of sweat. With a box of pills and you. Yeah, and I’m gonna keep my head. And I’m gonna keep my cool. Oh, I’m so in love with you. There may have been a girl, but there was never a kiss.

What It’s About: Tom Petty’s divorce. Tom Petty’s divorced hit him hard. It brought out so many levels of guilt, pain, and so much more. In this song he sings his heart out. It’s said to be this whole record was about his divorce. He had a kid and was paying child support, and he felt shame because that child wasn’t growing up in a household with two parents who were together. So, he turned to drugs and entered a heavy depression. This song, a reflection on all of that.

10. Sour Girl – Stone Temple Pilots.

https://youtu.be/YxS4lqppZ6Y

Album: No. 4

Released: 1999

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: She turned away, what was she looking at? She was a sour girl the day that she met me. Hey, what are you looking at? She was a happy girl the day that she left me.

What It’s About: Scott Weiland’s divorce. This is notably the only song on the list that’s upbeat. Scott’s divorce completely ruined him. Similar to Petty it was the only woman he had ever been with. And he turned to drugs afterwards due to the guilt of having a kid who was growing up with two parents who weren’t together. His divorce was a bit uglier, as his wife went back and sued him a lot more – and allegedly cheated on him while married. There as Petty just married someone who wasn’t right for him, and was depressed. Never the less, people don’t get married so they can get divorced – so it’s a sucky experience…

Thanks for reading! Was there a song I left out? Comment below!