Monday, July 28, 2008

Music Listeners Are Bummed Out, Turn To Tragic Tunes

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Americans are facing uncertain times, and they’re turning to tragic tunes to drown their sorrows. – an entertainment recommendation website – has been noticing a dramatic rise in the popularity of depressing music among U.S. listeners.

Right now, the highest rated songs by site users are dark ditties like Coldplay’s “Fix You,” The Smith’s “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now,” and Radiohead’s “How To Disappear Completely.”

Site CMO Andy Semple believes tough times are to blame for the rise of melancholy jams.

He speculates that the poor state of the American economy, high gas prices, increasing unemployment rates, and the never- ending Iraq War are the real reasons behind the popularity of “suicide solution music.”

Semple says, “It’s all very downbeat and sad. It’s music you’d probably want to slash your wrists to.”

He hopes listeners perk up soon because there’s plenty of happier, more uplifting types of music to explore.

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