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 Ten

Stay Awake - Dean Lewis Stay Awake - Dean Lewis Cover Art

how about Senbonzakura?

Twenty One - Khalid Twenty One - Khalid Cover Art
Pompeii - Bastille Pompeii - Bastille Cover Art

Wait how is this depressing and how does I took a pill in Ibiza not sound depressing

I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner Cover Art
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People Cover Art

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

This songs is about a shooting in School. - CasinLetsGoBowling

AALL THE OTHER KIDS WITH THE PUMPED UP KICKS BETTER RUN BETTER RUN, OUTRUN MY GUN

99 Red Balloons - Nena 99 Red Balloons - Nena Cover Art

Love this song and its meaning

Jump - Van Halen

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

Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind Cover Art

This is about Crystal Meth addiction. It's sounds happy/peppy than later he sounds like he's panicking. - Soulstealer

Bullet - Hollywood Undead Bullet - Hollywood Undead Cover Art
Hey Ya! - Outkast Hey Ya! - Outkast Cover Art

Depressing as hell

This is like the happiest sounding song EVER! It NEEDS to get up there!

IT'S NOT DEPRESSING!

According to song facts.com;The song is actually about a married couple, who no longer loves each other. And is in the middle of a divorce. “Shake it like a Polorid picture”, is referring to the divorce papers. “Why o why oh why o we in such denial? Because you know we ain’t happy here.” Is a direct reference to well, the couple falling out of love with each other but not ready to admit to each other yet. - MJfan119

The Contenders

Uninstall - Made In Japan Production Uninstall - Made In Japan Production Cover Art
Detroit Rock City - Kiss Detroit Rock City - Kiss Cover Art
Copacabana (At the Copa) - Barry Manilow Copacabana (At the Copa) - Barry Manilow Cover Art

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

Rock the Casbah - The Clash Rock the Casbah - The Clash Cover Art

It's about an Iranian king banning Western culture during the Iranian revolution.
"The king told the boogiemen." See?

You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon Cover Art
American Pie - Don McLean American Pie - Don McLean Cover Art
Basket Case - Green Day Basket Case - Green Day Cover Art
Mamma Mia - Abba Mamma Mia - Abba Cover Art
Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles Cover Art
Adam's Song - Blink-182 Adam's Song - Blink-182 Cover Art
Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones Cover Art
Today - The Smashing Pumpkins Today - The Smashing Pumpkins Cover Art
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant Cover Art
Waterfalls - TLC Waterfalls - TLC Cover Art

It sounds very joyous, but the lyrics are actually very depressing.

Take Me With You - Serge Devant Take Me With You - Serge Devant Cover Art
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