Top 10 Happy Sounding Songs With Dark Lyrics

The Top Ten
Jump - Van Halen Jump - Van Halen Cover Art

This is one of my favorite Van Halen songs. But it has a dark secret with it's chorus. It is based off a man about too commit suicide
Lead man David Lee Roth said so himself.

Now that I think about it, ya this has a terrible message. Childhood ruined

Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People Cover Art

This song's lyrics describe a brutal serial killer's offspring of murder's. Just listen to the chorus when they say "Better run, better run faster than my bullet." Yikes.

Great song but the truly meaning it's just a dark thing!

School shootings. Pretty much sums it up.

This song is just strange.

Ring a Ring o' Roses - Traditional

This song you may remember singing at as a child, but this song isn't really meant for children. It is based completely on the infamous disease outbreak of the 1400's, the Black Death. The lyrics to this song are based on how people died from and handled the disease. Sick children's song if I may say so myself.

Detroit Rock City - Kiss Detroit Rock City - Kiss Cover Art

Another favorite rock song with Dark lyrics. This song is based off a KISS fan's death while traveling to a KISS concert. Although it might be a tribute song to that fan, it still can't hide that fact.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie

Okay, okay this song for some might not be dark, but for others like me, IT IS. The part that puts it here is when he says "He see's you when your sleeping, he knows when your awake." That is has stalker all over it!

Stan - Eminem Stan - Eminem  Cover Art

This is an amazing rap song with some pretty screwed up lyrics and a even more screwed up music video. It is a song about a Eminem fan that goes too the verge of insanity when Eminem doesn't reply to Ryan's letter's. He goes to the point of driving his car of a bridge with his preganet wife in the trunk and himself obviously driving. Crazy enough for Slim Shady himself.

This song doesn't even sound happy in the slightest, let alone the lyrics.

London Bridge is Falling Down - Traditional

The title says it all. This songs lyrics are about a bridge in London collapsing. People were on this bridge when it collapsed. You see what I mean.

Bullet - Hollywood Undead Bullet - Hollywood Undead Cover Art

I've heard messed up songs, this one takes the cake though

I think they made it sound cheerful on purpose.

Honestly one of the darkest songs ever

You're Beautiful - James Blunt You're Beautiful - James Blunt Cover Art

This song is a stalker song in the making. Just listen too the lyrics. It also turns into a suicidal song at the and, you gotta hear the lyrics song you'll see what I mean.

Pictures of Home - Deep Purple Pictures of Home - Deep Purple Cover Art
The Contenders
Miss Murder - AFI Miss Murder - AFI Cover Art
Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind Cover Art

This song may seem innocent but it isn't. It is a song about the downfall of drug abuse, specifically crystal meth, and the deprivity that comes with it. Just listen to the lyrics, "The sky was gold, it was a rose/I was taking sips through my nose/And I wish I could get back there, someplace back there/Smiling in pictures you would take/

Killer On the Loose - Thin Lizzy Killer On the Loose - Thin Lizzy Cover Art

Music is too happy for this subject matter but I totally love the song.

Suicide and Mania - Primal Fear Suicide and Mania - Primal Fear Cover Art

I have ever thought that there's a huge discrepancy between music and lyrics of this song, especially the chorus - it is too playful for the lyrics "No doctor, no healing, there's only disbelieving - the naked truth, no fantasy". I like this song for the music and it's performance - vox, guitars, drums.

Maxwell's Silver Hammer Maxwell's Silver Hammer Cover Art

About a child psycho going around murdering people with his hammer. it so catchy though, pretty freaky

By far should be #1. Listen to the sample.

Ot just sounds as happy as almost all the Beatles songs, but woa what happened here..?!
“But when she turns her back on the boy
He creeps up from behind
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead“

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

This song is about censorship of Western culture during the Iranian Revolution.

Paper Planes - M.I.A. Paper Planes - M.I.A. Cover Art

Honestly, after you hear it twice you are left spellbound. So much for a happy, catchy song I thought it was!

This song is actually about capitallism and anti-immigration settlements! Not what I thought, robbery or murder.

Not Today - Twenty One Pilots Not Today - Twenty One Pilots Cover Art
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult Cover Art

Man, the lyrics to this song are really dark when you think about it, but damn if it isn't catchy as hell

Dead! - My Chemical Romance Dead! - My Chemical Romance Cover Art

I mean its My Chemical Romance dude

Basket Case - Green Day Basket Case - Green Day Cover Art

I love this song though

Adam's Song - Blink-182 Adam's Song - Blink-182 Cover Art
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Cover Art

Play it backwards and it says "It's fun to smoke marijuana"

Ex's & Oh's - Elle King Ex's & Oh's - Elle King Cover Art
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Art

"Before you came in my life, I missed you so bad"

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