Top 10 Happy Sounding Songs With Dark Lyrics

The Top Ten
1 Jump - Van Halen

Looking a bit more into this, it's not actually a song about suicide. Despite Roth being inspired to write the song after seeing a suicide attempt, "jumping" is actually Roth's metaphor for starting a new romantic relationship.

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

2 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

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.

3 Detroit Rock City - Kiss

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.

It's about a fan that died on their way to a Kiss concert. I'm assuming the fan was in Detroit

4 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.

5 You're Beautiful - James Blunt

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.

6 Every Breath You Take - The Police

Many people mistake this for a love song, but this is about stalking.

"I'll be watching you"
Enough said.

After listening closely to the lyrics, this song isn't the same when it's played on a wedding... it's all about stalking and stuff..

7 Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind

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/

8 Stan - Eminem

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.

9 Bullet - Hollywood Undead

I think they made it sound cheerful on purpose.

10 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!

The Contenders
11 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.

12 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

The lyrics do sound pretty happy, it has been played at lots of high school proms, but Billie wrote this after an ex-girlfriend who moved to Ecuador. He said "In the song, I tried to be level-headed about her leaving, even though I was completely pissed off. So I named it 'Good Riddance' just to express my anger."

13 Pictures of Home - Deep Purple
14 Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles

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"

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.

15 50 Ways to Say Goodbye - Train
16 Killer On the Loose - Thin Lizzy

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

17 Today - Smashing Pumpkins
18 Suicide and Mania - Primal Fear

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.

19 Hey Ya! - Outkast
20 Rock the Casbah - The Clash

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

21 Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
22 Miss Murder - AFI

This song doesn't sound happy at all.

23 Not Today - Twenty One Pilots
24 Basket Case - Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong wrote this song about him thinking he's losing his mind

25 Little Talks - of Monsters and Men
8Load More
PSearch List