The sole Hungarian mega hit was written by László Jávor (text) and Rezső Seress (music) in 1932 and played first time on the air on the Hungarian Radio at 16.04.1933. Since then born thousands of covers all over the world by such artists as Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Lydia Lunch, Elvis Costello, Christian Death, Serge Gainsbourg, Marianne Faithful, Diamanda Galas, Sinead O’Connor, Kronos Quartet, Portishead, Björk

1. Kalmár Pál – Szomorú Vasárnap (original, 1933)
2. Lydia Lunch – Gloomy Sunday (1980)
3. Red Light District – (2010)
4. Marc Almond – (1983)
5. Venetian Snares – Öngyilkos Vasárnap (2005, within Billie Holiday’s version from 1941)
6. Damia – Sombre Dimanche (1936)
7. Close to Perfection – Glooomy Sunday (2011)
8. Eila Pellinen – Surullinen Sunnuntai (1959)
9. A free download track from the Soundloud. I can’t re-search it because the title of the track no holds any information
10. Satan’s Sadist – Gloomy Sunday (1998)
11. Yukari Ohnishi & Shin-Sekai – Sombre Dimanche (2002)
12. Negator – Gloomy Sunday (2005)
13. Iva Bittova – (2000)
14. Genesis (USA) – (1968)
15. Toni Fisher- (1960)
16. Ghoul – (2008)
17. Jimmy Smith – (1965)
18. Spearmint – Another Gloomy Sunday (2005)

etc…

JS

The Hungarian and English wikipedia sites of the authors and the song and other pages are about them are full with nonsense. The real story about the authors and his song coming soon!

 


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