* In a humorously ironic subversion of this trope, [[ScatmanJohn Scatman John's]] Scatman's World partially takes place in a {{Utopia}}n society called... Scatland. [[DontExplainTheJoke You know, like crap.]]
* Music/AliceCooper's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA3OWll_Das Brutal Planet]]
* In the song ''Roses'', not by Outkast, but by Nik Kershaw, tells what of happens later after a wasteful society turns the world into this trope later on.
* Battery City and The Zones, the setting of MyChemicalRomance's post-apocalyptic concept record ''DangerDays: The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys''. "The Zones" are basically the dry, scorching hot, desert wasteland California becomes after the tragic events of 2012
* Hunger City, the setting of the DavidBowie ConceptAlbum ''Diamond Dogs'' (a work that rose from the ashes of an unrealized musical version of ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'') -- after an undescribed catastrophe, what's left of humanity here splits up into decadent, scavenging tribes, bringing on TheApunkalypse.
* The subject of Music/BlackSabbath's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Wicked World"]].
* The VideoGame/MegaMan-inspired songs of Music/TheProtomen.
** Act II tells us exactly how the world managed to turn into this.
* The Underworld in {{Hadestown}}
* The entire setting of the concept album Deltron 3030 but specifically Turbulence, a song describing the setting in detail.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Happy Birthday" is a song about how you should enjoy the crappy party for the fleeting moments it offers as a distraction to the fact that the world is going straight to hell.
* Mad World by Music/TearsForFears.
* Many BruceSpringsteen songs, such as ''Youngstown'' or ''Born in the USA'' deal with this theme.
** This trope is the overlying theme of his 1982 album ''Nebraska''.
* The lyrics to LinkinPark's ''Forgotten'' seem to describe this.
* "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "Epitaph" by Music/KingCrimson.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/Mothy?from=Main.Mothy The Evillous Chronicles]], while occasionally normal, has [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AxCrazy quite]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AutoCannibalism a]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GodSaveUsFromTheQueen lot]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SerialKiller of]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DemonicPossession these]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EldritchAbomination at]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HumansAreBastards times]].