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Teen Tragedy Songs

Teen Tragedy Songs

The "teenage tragedy song", also known as a "tear jerker", "death disc" or "splatter platter", is a style of ballad that was most popular between the late 1950s and early 1960s. These songs lamented tragic teenage death and were either sung from the viewpoint of the dead person's sweetheart or from the viewpoint of the dead (or dying) person.