Art, including music, has always been an important aspect of people’s spiritual lives. Music can help people’s emotions sublimate, happy and sad according to the music and lyrics. There are songs that have had a profound impact on listeners like Gloomy Sunday by Hungarian pianist, Reszõ Seress. But unfortunately, its influence is negative because it has caused many people to commit suicide because they are too sad.
The song “hit the curse”
Gloomy Sunday was composed in 1933 and released in 1935. The first singer to record this song was Pál Kalmár. After its release, the song immediately became famous not only in Hungary but also globally. Many singers have recorded this hit song, the most famous of which is Billie Holiday’s version.
But perhaps musician Reszõ Seress himself did not expect that his song’s commercial success would be a huge tragedy. Because of its melancholy melody, accompanied by sad lyrics, it has become a “hymn” to people who are carrying negative emotions.
Portrait of the father of music – Reszõ Seress
The author composed this song on a Sunday afternoon as sad as the song’s title, after he had just broken up with a memorable love. From a heartbreaking song, the pessimistic words of Gloomy Sunday Touch the heart of anyone who is suffering, desperate. At that time, it was still happening in Hungary The Great Recession made people’s lives difficult in all aspects. The number of people who feel sympathy and comfort with the music is even greater.
Like that, Gloomy Sunday gradually appear densely in the stories of those who choose to take their own lives: A shoemaker quoted the lyrics of her suicide note, a girl in Vienna (Austria) jumped to his death while holding a sheet of music, a man shot himself in the head after telling relatives he was haunted by the lyrics, a woman in London (UK) was drugged while listening Gloomy Sunday… There have been dozens of people because of the negative impact of this song that committed suicide.
Before the terrifying influence of the hit song, the Hungarian government and some other countries had to issue warnings to the people and limit the propaganda of the song. In the UK and US, this song is even banned completely.
Musician Seress shared the following about his most famous work:I stand in the midst of this deadly success as an accused man. This popularity hurts me. I cried with all the disappointments of my heart and it seems that many people have also found their own hurt in this song.”.
In 1968, Reszõ Seress committed suicide by jumping from a building. It is said that because he was always tormented by creating a “suicide song”, indirectly taking many strange lives, he also came to this choice.
The record of Billie Holiday – the American female singer who made the song famous worldwide
Is it really “just a song”?
Despite being labeled by the media with many names such as “the song hit the curse”, “the strange curse”, but in fact, everyone understands. Gloomy Sunday There are no curses or puzzling mysteries. The song has made listeners sad, miserable and even want to die simply because music has a great influence on the human psyche.
There is no one who is happy and happy to commit suicide because of hearing Gloomy Sunday. All the people who were “killed” by the song were in an unstable psychological state and filled with sad and negative thoughts. Listening to a song as if speaking for their heart, containing pessimistic words, the urge to let go has pushed them into real negative action.
Gloomy Sunday or every sad song is never a direct cause of people who are depressed to commit suicide, but can still be an indirect agent “inciting” people to immerse themselves deeply in their sadness and darkness.
Negative energy from cultural and artistic products also creates dangerous harm like Gloomy Sunday
A century has passed, Gloomy Sunday has been banned from circulation and there are no regrettable stories surrounding it anymore. But this classic, famous music in the most unwanted way will forever be an example of the influence of cultural products on the human psyche. That is something that should never be taken lightly.
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