Top 10 Metal and Rock Songs with Dark Lyrics and Happy Music

I don't say these songs are bad. I like some of them very much. This list just shows that sometimes music artists do weird things, even the good musicians.

Dark lyrics can be sad or creepy, or just related to serious lyrical themes but suddenly some happy cheerful music starts ...

The Top Ten

1 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne Cover Art

Thanks to Ozzy's cheesy voice every song they meant to be dark sounds happy even with Black Sabbath... am I the only one who laughing on the vocals of Black Sabbath or War Pigs?

Its supposed to be really dark yet when I hear this its sounds happy - christangrant

The entire song follows this gap between music and lyrics. - Metal_Treasure

That's some nice LSD to be on if you think that in Sabbath (espcially on the song Black Sabbath) that the vocals are funny.

2 Jump - Van Halen Jump - Van Halen Cover Art

Believe it or not, this happy music was written to a suicide song. - Metal_Treasure

3 (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 - TheStargazer

I never liked this song... mainly due to it's a halloween song yet it's cheesy and poppy as hell. Not talking about BÖC have tens of better songs than this one.

4 Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival Cover Art

An upbeat sounding song about nuclear detonation:

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die. - Metal_Treasure

5 Fast As a Shark - Accept Fast As a Shark - Accept Cover Art

Chorus sounds like some happy kids sing this (play the song sample):
"Fast as a shark, he'll cut out of the dark
He's a killer, he'll rip out your heart
On a one way track and you're not coming back
'Cause the killer's on the attack". - Metal_Treasure

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

Ooh, yes. Who knew that a song about a Kiss fan who dies in a car accident can be so much fun? (Sarcasm alert). - Gg2000

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

Just click on the song sample below. - Metal_Treasure

8 Banish from Sanctuary - Blind Guardian

The chorus is too happy for this subject matter:
"No, no turning back
I'm banished from sanctuary
The darkness in me is filling me with pain
There's no way to turn back for eternity". - Metal_Treasure

9 It's the End of the World as We Know I - R.E.M It's the End of the World as We Know I - R.E.M Cover Art

Music to the chorus is pretty happy - Metal_Treasure

10 Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles Cover Art

Very unqiue. - JoLeKosovo

The Contenders

11 Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind Cover Art
12 Pictures of Home - Deep Purple Pictures of Home - Deep Purple Cover Art
13 Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones Cover Art
14 Invite It - Annihilator Invite It - Annihilator Cover Art

I love this song start to finish but the chorus is too playful for these lyrics:
"Just try it, entice it telling me I'm dead. Don't fight it, invite it",... and so on. - Metal_Treasure

15 Adam's Song - Blink-182 Adam's Song - Blink-182 Cover Art
16 Bullet - Hollywood Undead Bullet - Hollywood Undead Cover Art
17 Suicide and Mania - Primal Fear Suicide and Mania - Primal Fear Cover Art

It's only the chorus - music is too cheerful for these lines (play the song sample):
"No doctor - no healing, there's only disbelieving
The naked truth - no fantasy
No doctor - no healing, this poison gas I'm breathing
No other choice - than suicide and mania". - Metal_Treasure

18 Miss Murder - AFI Miss Murder - AFI Cover Art

I like that song.It was on my Guitar Hero game. - Fretto

19 Happy Song - Bring Me the Horizon Happy Song - Bring Me the Horizon Cover Art
20 Last Caress - Misfits Last Caress - Misfits Cover Art

I am genuinely amazed nobody has added this song to the list yet. - Adrian_4

21 Rock the Casbah - The Clash Rock the Casbah - The Clash Cover Art
22 Hey, Hey, What Can I Do - Led Zeppelin Hey, Hey, What Can I Do - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

I don't think it's that dark, if I'm honest. - Gg2000

23 Oh No - Bring Me the Horizon Oh No - Bring Me the Horizon Cover Art
24 Spanish Bombs - The Clash Spanish Bombs - The Clash Cover Art
25 Demon in Profile - Afghan Whigs Demon in Profile - Afghan Whigs Cover Art
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