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Referring to the “curse-hit” songs, it is impossible not to mention Gloomy Sunday, a classic composed by Hungarian pianist, Reszõ Seress, in the context of the Great Depression and the influence of the day. Fascist proliferation in Hungary in 1933. Two years later, the first person to proceed to record this song was Pál Kalmár. Not long after it was released, Gloomy Sunday became a worldwide hit, but the version presented by Billie Holiday was much more popular.
The lyrics are somewhat dark, for example: “The meadow was covered in red blood. The dead are lying in the middle of the road“But in fact, few people know that Gloomy Sunday’s birth situation is so simple, author Seress wrote it after he ended a deep love with a woman. It was the love that Seress ran out of. When he was rejected by his opponent, he fell into despair. From there, this disgruntled man, along with a friend, wrote Gloomy Sunday.
Then, somehow, it always comes up in the stories of those who took their own lives:
– A shoemaker quoted Gloomy Sunday lyrics in his suicide note.
– In Budapest, a man sitting and enjoying coffee just asked the musician playing Gloomy Sunday to shoot himself after getting on the taxi leaving.
– A Vienna girl drowned while holding the paper to print the song’s score.
– A man shot himself to death after telling those he loved that this song was on his mind.
– A London woman, England, dies of drug shock while enjoying Gloomy Sunday.
– In New York, a young girl commits suicide by gas in an apartment apartment leaving a suicide note expressing her wish to play Gloomy Sunday at her funeral.
Gloomy Sunday has been mentioned in strange deaths a century after its inception and is then called “Hungarian suicide sheet music“It is worth mentioning that the author Seress is also not immune from tragic fate. Many sources claim that he committed suicide in 1968 by jumping upstairs in a high-rise building in Budapest and people blame the song. The artist’s most popular life is one of the main causes of the death of its “father.” Not to stop there, the ex-girlfriend of author Seress is also said to have poisoned himself. until die.
Seress once said of his famous brainchild: “I stand in the midst of this fatal success as an accused man. This fame hurts me. I cried with all the disappointment of my heart, and it seems many people have found their own hurt in this song. “
Rumors spread far and wide that Gloomy Sunday was quickly placed on the blacklist of several countries. In the UK, it was only allowed to play the non-verbal version of Gloomy Sunday because it was thought that the finished song was too sad for the audience. As time passed, the more related deaths were recorded continuously, the more countries banned circulation. However, all of them just help the song become more and more popular. Curiosity drives many to think that it is all just a coincidence of buying the song to listen to it and then death comes to some of them in a confusing way.
In 1984, Gloomy Sunday was mentioned in the papers again when a couple sued in court because their teenage son shot himself while listening to the rock song Suicide Solution. Then the death of a British woman while enjoying Gloomy Sunday aroused a wave of fear about this song.
Later, however, the researchers scientifically explained the causes of these deaths to repel people’s anxiety. They believe that external factors such as music, video games, movies … can affect people’s psychology but are not decisive.
As mentioned above, the context of the birth of Gloomy Sunday was during the Great Depression, the world economy fell into crisis, unemployment increased … making people’s lives miserable. From there, people become psychologically vulnerable, prone to depression. Blaming Gloomy Sunday was born without a timing, it caused a strong impact on human psychology, easily pushed them down the abyss with a gloomy melody, filled with sadness.
As time passed, people had a more optimistic view of Gloomy Sunday and no one mentioned it every time someone committed suicide. All over the world have also lifted the ban from circulation and now, the music can be found in the media, closing the story of the most famous suicide song.
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