* For more examples, see BSODSong
* The title character of Music/TheWho's ''Music/{{Tommy}}'', the result of him witnessing the murder of, depending on which version of the story you're watching or listening to, his father or mother's lover. In any event, Tommy goes into a catatonic state, staring blankly, at any given point, into space, his reflection in a mirror or a pinball machine. He comes out of it due to a combination of his new found celebrity and the frustration of his folks, leading him to think he's some sort of messiah, but goes back into HeroicBSOD mode at the end when his followers start leaving him in droves.
* The Scorpions' ''Heroes Don't Cry'' is about a man who goes through this after a disaster of some sort - the song leaves it unclear - but, heartwarmingly, resists being DrivenToSuicide and decides to live on, even though he's broken.