- In a humorously ironic subversion of this trope, Scatman John's Scatman's World partially takes place in a Utopian society called... Scatland. You know, like crap.
- Alice Cooper's 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 My Chemical Romance's post-apocalyptic concept record Danger Days: 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 David Bowie Concept Album Diamond Dogs (a work that rose from the ashes of an unrealized musical version of 1984) — after an undescribed catastrophe, what's left of humanity here splits up into decadent, scavenging tribes, bringing on The Apunkalypse.
- The subject of Black Sabbath's "Wicked World".
- The Mega Man-inspired songs of The Protomen.
- 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.
- "Weird Al" Yankovic'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 Tears for Fears.
- Many Bruce Springsteen songs, such as Youngstown or Born In The USA deal with this theme.
- The lyrics to Linkin Park's Forgotten seem to describe this.
- "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "Epitaph" from In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson.
- The Evillous Chronicles, while occasionally normal, has quite a lot of these at times.
- The opening lines of Shania Twain’s “Up!” strongly hint at such a world.
- Nightwish's "Planet Hell" definitely describes one of these. The chorus even suggests that the only way to escape the suffering of the living world is to cross over to the world of the dead.
- "Here's To The State Of Mississippi" was a brutal take down by Phil Ochs of the state of Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement: Phil depicted Mississippi as a state where murder was prevalent, the citizens apathetic to the killings, the schools taught hatred, the police was brutal and corrupt, the churchs were tolerating injustice, the judiciary was morally compromised and so was the government who had left the U.S. Constitution "drowning in an ocean of decay."Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of
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