Top 10 Happy Sounding Songs That Are Actually Depressing

We may love jamming out to these happy upbeat songs, but little do we know that they have actually dark stories behind them.

The Top TenXW

199 Red Balloons - Nena

Me being a German, I can explain it to y'all:
After 99 ballons fly across the sky, nations think that other nations are attacking them. This leds to a nuclear war!

Did'nt expect that, did'nt you! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

2Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

Daddy works a long day.
Yeah he's coming home late
Yeah he's coming home late and he's bringing me a surprise
Cause diner is in the kitchen and it's packed in ice,
I've waited for a long time,
Yeah the sleight of my hand is now a quick-pull trigger
I reason with my cigarette
Then say, "Your hair's on fire, you must've lost your wits, yeah? " - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Yeah, this has a sweet beat!
The first time you pop this in.
Why is this song talking about school shootings?
The first time you actually listen to the lyrics. - ArchAces

This songs is about a shooting in School. - CasinLetsGoBowling

3Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
4Jump - Van Halen

He's encouraging you to commit suicide not lose weight by jumping rope to be honest - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

5Detroit Rock City - Kiss
6Uninstall - Bokurano
7Pompeii - Bastille
8You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
9Copacabana (At the Copa) - Barry Manilow

This song has a very upbeat sound and sounds like something to party to, but if you actually listen to the lyrics it's about a woman losing her love after he was killed, and her being depressed about it for the rest of her life. - XerNosam

10Take Me With You - Serge Devant

The Contenders

11Instant Crush - Daft Punk

So lively, and yet so sad. - PositronWildhawk

12Paper Planes - M.I.A
13Rock the Casbah - The Clash
14Some Nights - Fun
15Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
16Hey Ya! - Outkast
17Mamma Mia - Abba
18Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy
19Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles
20American Pie - Don McLean
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