New Delhi, The job of songs is to manage human emotions, to give happiness through music. When melodious music enters the ears, even a person who is going through depression starts to cheer up. But not every song is energizing.
There are some who are full of sorrow and pain. One such song became very popular in history, with so much pain that people committed suicide after listening to it. This is the ‘worst song in the world’ and reportedly 100 people have committed suicide after listening to this song.
According to the How Stuff Work website, Gloomy Sunday is the worst song in the world, and nearly 100 people have reportedly committed suicide after listening to the song. Let us tell you that this song was composed by Rezzo Ceres and Laszlo Javor and it was written in 1933. This song reached the gramophone till 1935. This song is also known as the Hungarian Suicide Song.
Hungarian composer Razo Seras wrote it with the Great Depression in mind. At the same time, fascism was also beginning to affect Hungary. It was recorded by Pal Kalmar in 1935. The song states that humanity is dying out, thus asking for mercy within the song. The song states that the dead are walking the streets and the meadows are red with blood.
The song was recorded with great difficulty and in 1935 a cobbler committed suicide in Budapest. He mentioned lines from the song Gloomy Sunday in Suicide Note. Many also claim that Rejso Ceres or László Jávar’s fiance committed suicide by consuming poison and that the suicide note contained only the words Gloomy Sunday.
2 people allegedly shot themselves after listening to the song and a woman jumped into the water after listening to the song. The song was then banned in Hungary. Not long after the song’s release, Rejay Ceres also committed suicide in 1968, with people claiming that he fell into depression after listening to the song.
So was there really something in this song that made people commit suicide or was there something else? Since How Stuff Works is a science-related site, its report attempts to unravel the impact of this song scientifically and logically.
The report states that the suicide rate in Hungary has been at an all-time high and people were already in despair and depression at the time the song was released.SS1MS