Top 5 on Friday: Dark

Top 5 Dark Songs

 1. “Enjoy the Silence” by Depeche Mode Post-punk and the dark new-wave bands were designed for this, and unfortunately, I have yet to get all that on my computer, so I’m gonna forget a lot. But this is one of my favorite Depeche Mode songs, though arguably not their darkest.
2. “Trout Heart Replica” by Amanda Palmer Those backing strings just really add to the mood and the darkness…and it’s a song that was inspired by seeing a trout being gutted. So yep.
3. “It Can’t Rain All the Time” by Jane Siberry Pretty as it is and really kind of uplifting, too, it’s on The Crow soundtrack. Nothing too happy comes out of that.
4. “The Leaving Song Pt. II” by AFI AFI was also designed for this list, and while basically any of their songs could justifiably make the cut, this one has that glorious combination of being a great song, aggressive, and kind of iconic. I forgot how good the guitar riffs in this were.
5. “Gravity” by The Dresden Dolls The Dolls/Amanda Palmer could easily have a large chunk of their discography on this list, too, but “Gravity” wins because of the dark piano and vocals–Amanda sounds really kind of creepy as she’s singing the verses, as opposed to the other darker songs which sound either more sad or angry. Plus it’s one of my favorite Dolls songs.

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