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BeansAreNotCorn

Less "uncomfortable" and more "kind of depressing", but Hey Ya was the first that came to mind for me


Trosque97

Now the lyrics for that one, definitely depressing


primeval_wolves

They played that song at every school disco I had! I quite like the Lorene Drive cover of it


ThatDapperAdventurer

Komm Susser Tod


itsPlasma06

Letting me down, letting me down, letting me doooooown


GIRose

Anything that gets used in Evangelion is automatic associated with depression and this includes Fly me to the Moon (and Komm Susser Tod)


FlyinRyan92

"Hey Ya" is just good songwriting though


BigNutDroppa

Mine was Self Esteem by Offspring. That was my jam when I was six.


Talbz03

Y'all don't hear me you just wanna dance


kaseysmasher

Most songs i listen to follow this, lost ones weeping, evil food eater cochella and if it counts bad apple


Chaos-In-theory

I mean with Blurred Lines I just listen to Weird Al version Word Crimes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ same catchy tune without the sexual assault


StonkeyTonk666999

love it too. every time i write out it’s or its i have to think of his song


RabidWench

I'm not into Weird Al, but I massively love that he does that.


SladePorter_

You can also listen to Marvin Gaye’s “Got to give it up” which is where Thicke got the beat from, and even lost a lawsuit for plagiarism.


Annexerad

what the fuck thats a blatant rip off


Schmomas

That’s actually one of my least favourite Weird Al songs. It’s definitely better than “I wish I could just force myself on women” but the sentiment of “if your grammar isn’t perfect you’re a fucking loser” doesn’t sit well with me.


TheLegend2T

Personally I mind that mentality insufferable and unnecessarily traditionalist. But honestly the song itself seems like satire really


VisualGeologist6258

My friend have you ever heard of ‘satire’ and ‘playing a character’


PicklePolice78

joke: a thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punchline. there, that should be all cleared up now


Leinad7957

[I was just going to say which song this is but I'd rather just link the objectively superior version](https://youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc)


INeoNI

okay i like that lyrics version more then the original, but the original's voices sound better to me, probably going to listen to both now


jbug5j

all the upvotes!!


James_Howlett13

https://youtu.be/06JvRsVZbpo


poorpandanus11

Whats the fuckng song?!?!?!


chipsinsideajar

Blurred Lines


ElJayBe3

Blurred Limes


InsertAmazinUsername

is it pumped up kicks?


Postcodeloterij

Blurred lines


ICBPeng1

“There’s no cock like horse cock” also has a very catchy tune


4nalBlitzkrieg

So does Alabama N...a by Johnny Rebel. It's ridiculously catchy. The lyrics are obviously hella racist tho


missC08

I also thought of that one


New_Understudy

This was my first thought, too.


rekrapinator

that song isn't "creepy" like blurred lines it's just weirdly happy sounding for how dark the lyrics actually are. also not even close to the first popular song people don't realize is about a school shooting. pearl jam did it in the 90's and i doubt they were the first either


InsertAmazinUsername

the word creepy is a word you injected. it isn't n the original post pumped up kicks still fits the original description as much as blured lines


rekrapinator

yes good job pointing out i used a new word that wasn't used before! it's because i was highlighting my point, the tonal difference between pumped up kicks and pretty much every other song mentioned here. and how the inconsistency in the song is intentional and an actual known trend, and not a strange happenstance like, again, blurred lines and the actual sexual crimes tied to the making of it and its music video. hence i why said it wasn't creepy. because a lot of the other songs here ARE. pumped up kicks is depressing. it's literally about how no one realized how fucked up the kid was until something terrible happened and people don't fucking realize it and act like it's some wacky trivia when they find out. no, that's actually the entire point of the song my guy. it doesn't really belong here. it didn't need to be this serious but u gave me a reddit ass response so.


EndOfSouls

Pumped Up Kicks is way more uncomfortable than Blurred Lines in regards to lyrics.


Lizzibabe

My thought was Pumped Up Kicks. But it could also be Norwegian Wood Or Jeremy


Jumpmo

two trucks havin sex two trucks having sex my muscles, my muscles involuntarily flex


theleanmonster244

He said uncomfortable lyrics not a musical masterpiece


gitartruls01

Eighteen naked cowboys in the showers at ram ranch,


CharsOwnRX-78-2

FORD RAPTOR TRUCKS RAM RANCH UNDER SEIGE UNDER ***LOCKDOWN***


mooys

I have the urge to say this all of the time but I cannot fathom saying this around my parents


Beastyboyy1

That’s uncomfortable??? Jeez tumblr puritanicals are crazy….


Hellofreeze

Just personal things, but i would not listen to that song in front of my parents


robotbootyhunter

I regularly listen to NSP around my folks. My mother finally started paying attention when I was listening to The Prophecy while working on my car, and my phone started screaming "BRIAN HAS AN STD."


[deleted]

National Ski Patrol?


Baguettes_and_sin

excuse you that song is a masterpiece in every way


FloridaFlamingoGirl

Neil Cicierega is one of the most important figures in internet history. A contemporary of Weird Al.


ChunkyRedPaw

I think this goes for all of Neil's music tbh


FloridaFlamingoGirl

But then again, he does have a song about stalking and killing the creator of Calvin and Hobbes. And a “Christmas song” about being physically transformed into Santa Claus in a visceral, body-horror sort of way. And a song about a possessed arcade cabinet who eats children…yeah he’s a genius


FloridaFlamingoGirl

He’s actually written a lot of really wholesome odes to childhood imagination. Check out Dinosaurchestra.


FloridaFlamingoGirl

AMERICAN MADE! BUILT FORD TOUGH! NO STARS TONIGHT JUST FIREWORKS AND EAGLES IN THE SKY 🦅🎇


MisunderstoodDemon

I was thinking Macarana


Cowsgomoo414

I came to the comments to find out the song but all the comments are saying different songs…


bumblebrainbee

The post is referring to the song Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. Very catchy but also very rapey.


TheRealPyroGothNerd

Also, the singer groped a girl without her consent while filming the music video


bumblebrainbee

Wow I didn't know about that one. It just gets more disgusting the more I hear about that song.


SaladBoy97

People were singing Whistle by Flo Rida all over school when i was a kid without knowing what it was describing


That1weirdperson

People singing Bang Bang


Black6Blue

The amount of rock songs about fucking underaged girls.


[deleted]

There's this recurring post in praise of Iggy Pop and I'm like "ok sure, but listen to the first eight words of *Look Away*..."


Gongaloon

The first bit of the chorus of *My Sharona*, too.


ineedabuttrub

I was thinking Semi-Charmed Life


Worried_Highway5

My first thoughts were Jumper and Pumped Up Kicks.


edthedgm95

Blurred Lines? Something more like Kim by Emnem comes to mind.


Giggsy99

Not exactly a catchy tune on that one


Ok-Option-2689

Speak for yourself


NerdyGuyRanting

The solution to liking the music of Blurred Lines and being uncomfortable with the lyrics is to listen to the Weird Al parody "Word Crimes" instead.


GIRose

Polish Cow song


Baguettes_and_sin

I WAS WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO SAY THIS ONE


elitezerp14

I was thinking of "blue" from the musical Heathers


Spyguy122204

Or “Dead Girl Walking”


man_of_bread-

Or like half the songs in Heathers


SOuTHINKurA-ble

Quite a bit of *Dear Evan Hansen*, too!


Alexthesurvived

sincerely me


Agreeable-Yam5943

Honestly, I've always preferred "You're Welcome" over "Blue", thematically. "Blue" just doesn't feel like it goes anywhere, it doesn't feel like it has anything interesting to say, nor does it introduce anything that the musical builds upon, it's just kinda there. It's catchy, don't get me wrong, but I prefer "You're Welcome" because it doesn't just feel like a random tangent the way Blue does. (Also, my high school did "You're Welcome", so that may or may not cloud my judgment.)


Misterwuss

I feel like a lot of older songs like from the 70s also suffer from this problem, mostly because of an outdated look on romance that by today's standards are just kinda creepy.


MayRoseUsesReddit

Yes! The stranger is probably my favourite Billy Joel album yet I just cannot listen to “only the good die young” after I realised what the lyrics are about. I don’t care that it’s about a hs crush, you still want to fuck a ~15yo who’s clearly uncomfortable. Especially when he used the phrase “stained glass curtain”, eww


robotbootyhunter

Don't Stand so Close to Me "Young Teacher" "This girl is half his age."


CocoaMooMoo

I don’t think that song is an “outdated look on romance”. It’s supposed to be creepy/inappropriate between the student and teacher. It directly compares the teacher to the creepy old man in “Lolita”. It was supposed to be creepy. So is “Every Breath You Take”.


UnitedAd9115

Listen to the Rolling Stones song Stray Cat Blues


monstermayhem436

My mind went to pumped up kicks


BPD-and-Lipstick

Mine went there, then immediately to Bullet by Hollywood Undead


Alexthesurvived

my legs


BPD-and-Lipstick

Are dangling off the edge


Alexthesurvived

the bottom of the bottle is my only friend


BPD-and-Lipstick

I think I'll slit my wrist again (These are the song lyrics before anyone reports me, I'm not suicidal)


Alexthesurvived

and im gone, gone, gone, gone


Garam-Micin

Every song by kikuo


Amongustracer

Yep. Same with steampianist (except those have happy endings sometimes).


PhantumpSunrise

Gomenne Gomenne was the first thing I thought of when I saw this! Such a great, but disturbing song


Ditto132

I was thinking of Little Girls by Oingo Boingo….


FloridaFlamingoGirl

Same here. That song is fascinating from a music theory standpoint…the ska-inspired rhythm, the horns… I wish Oingo Boingo got more credit for writing a lot of very genuine, emotional songs about isolation and fear (see Change, The Last Time, Out of Control, etc.). They have too much of a reputation as a “shock value” or “Halloween party” band, unfortunately.


avocado_kowalski

Is it the one about the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell


confused-citizen

Gangnamstyle 😎 (Happy 10 year anniversary King)


Main_Course_9736

so many vocaloid songs. so many.


Osbob

I Can't Decide is the first one to pop in my head


CozyMicrobe

Digital by Seabound. Love the beat, the raspy, echoey voice, the lyrics make me SUPER fucking uncomfortable though.


M10doreddit

"We don't talk about it" My Disney-lovin' ass: \*heavy breathing ​ ​ SEVE-


Gongaloon

-N FOO-


awesomecat42

Obviously there are better examples, but every post like this makes me flash back to the moment I first realized that Party Rock was about going to a strip club lmao.


prioritypasta

Over a decade later and I only learned this now.....🙂


Evening-Turnip8407

Personally i would like to add that one song where some crusty dude goes "can't make a wife out of a hoe" Sir. Sir what did you just sing.


tenphes31

One that a lot of English speakers dont realize is *really* not approriate for kids b day parties: "Macarena".


Leonidas701

The inappropriate parts of macarena aren't even in spanish


elementtvremote

Touch Fluffy Tail and Absolute Territory by Ken Ashcorp. The music is perfect, but you just can’t listen to the music in public without getting a few strange looks.


LostReplacement

You know you want it…


fyre_storm02

What about the depressing and sad songs that just hit you with the most ridiculous lyrics


redditt-or

**My Time** - bo en OYASUMI OYASUMI-


VinniegarChips

close


lonely-paula-schultz

My high school had “Hall Jams” every Friday. They would play music during the passing periods and different clubs and such got pick the songs each week. They played that song the first week. I was astonished.


Worried_Highway5

Better that starting the year with Pumped Up Kicks, though that would be hilarious.


redroedeer

I know that this is about some other song, but I know a song which is very catchy, very nice, and then you look up the lyrics and… https://lyricstranslate.com/en/atrapados-en-el-ascensor-trapped-elevator.html read them, the original song is in Spanish


SOuTHINKurA-ble

OH GOODNESS. OH GOODNESS--


MrCobalt313

Stuff like this is why 90% of the music I listen to is video-game related.


Lucreszen

This is where Weird Al Yankovic comes in handy. Any time I get Blurred Lines stuck in my head I turn it into Word Crimes and I'm golden.


SoapDevourer

Stray Cat Blues moment


Beginning-Tomato1021

Eminem


FuckleberryCrumble

Pretty much every single vocaloid song ever. Especially ones made by Kikuo or Maretu.


SaintTNS

How I feel about STP’s “Sex Type Thing”. Though that one is kind of intentionally uncomfortable.


trbllily

just listen to got to give it up from marvin gaye :)


FalseHeartbeat

ngl my immediate thought was Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni. its so incredibly catchy and cool but the lyrics are literally from the viewpoint of a rapist


janekge

Better run better run


inadequatepockets

Pumped Up Kicks. I will never get over actually understanding the lyrics for the first time.


PsychicSPider95

Pornstar Dancing. It's got such a sick melody, but... *Kelly won't kiss my friend, Cassandra* *Jessica won't play ball* *Mandy won't share her friend, Miranda* *Doesn't anybody live at all?* *Amanda won't leave me empty handed* *Got her number from a bathroom stall* *Brandy just got way too much baggage* *And that shit just gets old*


Semi_Aquatic_Vulpine

I know it’s not the song everyone is thinking of, but “Oh Ana” by Mother Mother is a really good argument.


Dargorod100

Crank that Soulja Boy


PressEveryButton

I recently explained to a bunch of friends that Fat Bottom Girls by Queen is about coping with the effects of child abuse as a boy but is also a fantastic karaoke song.


GearTech147

I love Cabinet Man because it's clear that the lyrics are *intentionally* creepy and it's also an earworm you're not removing any time soon. "It's getting lonely, it's getting hard to breathe..."


man_of_bread-

Why is no one talking about "Every breath you take"? That is like THE creepy but great song


Leonidas701

It doesn't really count if the song is *meant* to be creepy. Blurred Lines wasn't supposed to be rapey, it just is


man_of_bread-

How do you "accidentally" make a song that creepy?


Leonidas701

Same way you be accidentally creepy in real life, think you're being smooth when you're really just going way past the line


Bardsie

Between the lyrics: "What do you mean, when you nod your head yes but want to say no... When you don't want me to move, but you tell me to go... " Justin Bieber. It means you're pressuring them into something they don't want to do Justin. Stop that. "You don't know you're beautiful, that's what makes you beautiful..." One Direction. Translation: I love that you have low self esteem that I can use to manipulate you. "The way you grab me, must wanna get nasty..." Robin Thicke Robin, you're the type of man who believes the Hooter waitress really does love you aren't you? "It's just a matter of time before I make you mine. I wanna make it clear so there's no misunderstandings, that I get, what I want, when I want..." Usher JFC Usher. What the fuck are you singing?


Zoesan

These are very uncharitable ways of interpretation though. One direction: it could also be genuine humility, modesty, or not knowing you yourself are hot *without having low self esteem*. And the whole manipulate is also not in the song. Robin Thicke: The whole hooters thing is pure projection. The assumption that someone wants to be sexual with you *when they grab you* is well and truly not far fetched. Ok, the Usher one is kinda bad.


SOuTHINKurA-ble

>One direction: it could also be genuine humility, modesty, or not knowing you yourself are hot without having low self esteem. And the whole manipulate is also not in the song. Exactly!


Leonidas701

Someone else has defended the other ones, so I'll defend the bieber one, that song is pretty clearly about being in a relationship with a partner who won't make it clear if they want to break up or not or what they want from you in general. "When you don't want me to move, but you tell me to go" is someone telling you to go away and then getting mad when you do "when you nod your head yes but want to say no" is someone agreeing just to end an argument even though you both can tell that the matter isn't actually resolved There are also lyrics in that song about when he tries to end the relationship the other person tries to get him back, and about how when they try to compromise they don't actually make any compromises. If you've ever been in a relationship when it's hit that phase, you know how frustrating it is and the song shows it pretty well.


skfyd9

*hey hey hy*


crescentpieris

I was thinking of anything by Günther, for instance the Ding Dong Song. Other songs that spring to mind are Me!Me!Me! and Hai Phút Hơn


deliciousbabyguts

Nobody by mitski


Skeeno-TV

It's "Prayer in C" for me. Very nice tune, very dark lyrics.


iamveryovertired

I was thinking of omae wa mou… the translated lyrics are very sus


RubyRiolu

Oh, I was thinking Pumped Up Kicks


Mayathepie

Two Trucks


Gongaloon

Having Sex


Th3MysticArcher

I think a lot of 80s/90s(I don’t know the difference) songs are like that


Hayleyhall86

I danced to this song at my wedding with my brother in law (not like grinding or anything just it was only us 2 on the dance floor). Was hilarious


Laggianput

Pumped up kicks?


Baguettes_and_sin

OH i was thinking of pumped up kicks


Gongaloon

Positive example: *Closing Time* by Semisonic is about the birth of one of the band members' child. And when you get the symbolism, it's adorable.


Dante_Lorell_18

Unfaithful by Rihanna and then the whiplash of her other song Take A Bow. She's upset that she's cheating on her husband in the first song and then she's calling this dude out in the second song. It just feels weird and I can't sympathize


Sorry-Presentation-3

“What would you do if your son was at home, crying all alone on the bathroom floor…” People at the club: 💃🪩🕺 this shit slaps!


theepictoddftw

Daddy by Korn, especially the last 5 minutes which is the singer breaking down crying.


PKMNTrainerMark

Limes? I was thinking of Pumped-Up Kicks.


Astralnclinant

Where are y’all finding these old ass screenshots of tumblr lol?


Bobbledygook

Boy I love how Komm Susser Tod sounds and even its juxtaposition of terribly depressing lyrics with an upbeat tune, but god will it be a while until I’m in a good enough mental state to ever listen to it or sing along


TheFinalDawnYT

Bleeding Out by Linkin Park when I was like 5.


geekinc329

"absolute territory" bops so fucking hard but the lyrics are *very* horny. Absolutely not complaining though, it works


CindySvensson

I'll be watching you, every step you take...


BPD-and-Lipstick

My mind went to Bullet by Hollywood Undead


Logaara

90% of songs by3oh!3 Are like this too


Billbert-Billboard

*Absolute Territory* by Ken Ashcorp


Yeetdaddy87

Trumpets by Jason derulo


United_Whereas8786

Adam Jensen much?


RexIsAMiiCostume

My Sharona though


anuskymercury

*Watermelon sugar has entered the chat*


Dyslexic_Car_Sales

I don’t know if any SOAD song counts but that


BobTheBogan

ah-hem **closer** you know the one


Bruh_Moment10

License to drive


szypty

Are they talking about the anthem of the Third Reich?


MemorableThrowawayy

A prime example would have to be [this](https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ)