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Szomorú Vasárnap, or Gloomy Sunday in English, is a hit song written in 1933 by Hungarian composer Rezső Seress. It’s more commonly known as the Hungarian Suicide song because of hundreds (if not thousands) of suicides that had been inspired by listening to it. The song itself has been has been covered several times, most famously by Billie Holiday, and for the most part is considered an urban legend and a brilliant marketing campaign.

The version that reached radio waves, however, is not the version that was originally written. Rezső Seress originally wrote the song in order to woo his girlfriend, who had recently left him. The song succeeded in bringing them back together for a short time, before she jumped from his apartment window. Rezső had been out at the time. His girlfriend left a note for him—”Szomorú Vasárnap.” The song was changed before release. Rezső Seress himself committed suicide in 1969, jumping out of his window in very much the same manner his girlfriend did.

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  • dick sleever

    dude that sucks

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  • Dr.Creepy

    I don’t get it

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    • TheIntimateAvenger

      This is a very famous story. Gloomy sunday is a real song and many people have died after hearing it. However, during the time period in which this song was at its height of popularity, there were many socioeconomic problems that would account for the suicides. Because of that, no one can agree on whether or not the song is really cursed.

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  • Dr.Creepy

    aha

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  • Horst

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=_Qaa4GDBr0k&feature=related

    I guess that’s the song the pasta means. (Starts at 1:20)

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  • Reptilian Liar

    I think it was all just because of the depression during that time, not the song. The song only provoked it.
    Sunday, Gloomy Sunday.

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  • asdf

    This is why we should all be listening to wholesome, Christian music, like Norma Jean.

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  • Mookster

    Very well known urban legend, been around for ages now. Whether there is any truth behind it or not it is a very sad song

    IMO this is the best version of it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QAqJAfBjN8

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  • Kite

    It’s an awesome piece of music. I have the Diamanda Galas version (the creepy one, lolz) on my iPod.

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  • Sigma

    SUNDAYROLLED!

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  • Dr.Creepy

    I’m still alive after hearing it

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  • Two-Bit

    The song makes me sad.. But not suicidal.
    Oh lookie here! The lyrics are translated to English! :
    Sunday is gloomy
    My hours are slumberless
    Dearest the shadows
    I live with are numberless
    Little white flowers
    Will never awaken you
    Not where the black coach
    Of sorrow has taken you
    Angels have no thought
    Of ever returning you
    Would they be angry
    If I thought of joining you
    Gloomy Sunday

    Sunday is gloomy
    With shadows I spend it all
    My heart and I have decided
    To end it all
    Soon there’ll be flowers and prayers
    That are said I know
    But let them not weep
    Let them know
    That I’m glad to go
    Death is no dream
    For in death I’m caressing you
    With the last breath of my soul
    I’ll be blessing you
    Gloomy Sunday

    Dreaming
    I was only dreaming
    I wake and I find you asleep
    In the deep of my heart dear
    Darling I hope
    That my dream never haunted you
    My heart is telling you
    How much I wanted you
    Gloomy Sunday
    Gloomy Sunday

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  • Two-Bit

    I should have included the English link.. Just in case any of you are like me and are curious to know what its saying.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hRRIsMNlEY

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  • Comment Leaver

    True story yoh. Sheet music can be obtained online.

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  • Comment Leaver

    This story actually DOES have some grain(s) of truth to it. See the Wikipedia article; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloomy_Sunday

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  • Hendetta

    The song is creepy, but I’ve yet to kill myself from listening to it! I like the Bjork version.

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  • FCF

    this ones also nice:)

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  • britt

    I remember reading about this online a few weeks ago

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  • RRNGGYU

    Here’s the song that makes you commit suicide

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edaJP3Lp0Gg

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  • Devon

    It was alright, but I find it hard to believe that a song could drive thousands to suicide.

    The one thing that bugs me is the last sentence. How many different ways can you jump from a window?

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    • TheIntimateAvenger

      The author meant to say that he died in the same exact way as his girlfriend, which was jumping out a window.

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  • MooMoon

    >.>; *yawn*

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  • Souris

    I have this song on my i-pod. Really.

    I’ve never felt like committing suicide over it, but I still like the myths behind the song!

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  • DJLoONa

    well…that was bloody morbid =\

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  • Goonch

    A very timely Sunday post.

    If you’re in the mood for cheering up, a bunch of versions can be found here, including the one by Billie Holiday:

    http://thetorturegarden.blogspot.com/2007/07/gloomy-sunday.html

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  • asdf

    This sort of reminds me of a similar scene in A Clockwork Orange.

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  • Jean

    BEWARE! After listening to this song you will DIE…within 50 years or so, give or take.

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