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Author Topic: Songs that are creepy/disturbing but are overlooked because they are catchy, etc  (Read 34385 times)

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One of my favorite Bee Gees songs, "Nights on Broadway" is about a stalker. It took me a couple listenings to actually realize that's what it was talking about. It's pretty catchy, and if you aren't really paying too much to the deeper meaning, it's pretty relatable.

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Not sure if it's just the country I am, but quite frankly most people around the Benelux generally assumed/assume it's a beautiful song, not really considering it's about a male photographer exploiting his models. I like songs that have a sort of happy jingle to them yet are deeply disturbing.

Offline Phaia

Not only do I like these guys but the song is about burning things down!



The song is kinda creeepy but the Video really is!!  ;D

« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 10:15:23 PM by Phaia »

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I don't remember seeing this one yet:




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Wood_(This_Bird_Has_Flown)
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McCartney commented on the final verse of the song: "In our world the guy had to have some sort of revenge. It could have meant I lit a fire to keep myself warm, and wasn't the decor of her house wonderful? But it didn't, it meant I burned the fucking place down as an act of revenge, and then we left it there and went into the instrumental."

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also those songs with depressing French lyrics (though often they only half make sense)




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I think White Winter Hymnal has to be my favorite. It's a Christmas song but the lyrics is all about death
I was following the x5
I was following the pack
All swallowed in their coats
With scarves of red tied 'round their throats
To keep their little heads
From fallin' in the snow
And I turned 'round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall
And turn the white snow red as strawberries
In the summertime

Offline Formless

Not sure if it was posted before, or if it even fits but its well sung ...

Lullaby of Woe from The Witcher

Offline RedRose

I found a list of clips that got censored or banned in my country and it is telling I cannot find the long version of this even today. The disturbing factor is higher if you've watched Dr Evil
I read the less censored versions show "more" between the boys

Super creepy if you listen


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I think it's the tone shift combined with the fact that it's from a Broadway musical that completes it's creep factor.  It also perfectly encapsulates how utterly insane Guiteau was.

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Fastball "The Way"

It's a very upbeat song with a tango kind of beat to it. What makes it a little creepy is that it's the romanticized account of an elderly couple who were going to take a trip to the Pioneer Festival in Texas. The wife had advanced Alzheimer's and the husband was recovering from brain surgery. They disappeared several days after starting out, never making it to their festival. They were found in a ravine in Arkansas dead and several hundred miles from their intended destination.

I don't know... I just find it very bittersweet... and part of me hopes that they... just kind of decided to... go out on their own terms together...
I don't know, but as a spiritual person, that chorus is kind of the best description of Heaven I've ever heard...

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Necro-ing this thread because I stumbled on a song that fit the thread title way too well. It was so cheerful and catchy in tune, but then I actually looked at the lyrics and was like 'whoa.' <_<



And yet here I am still listening. Really, I should have realized it was going be disturbing from the title, but the cheery start up tune threw me off real bad as to what tone the song was gonna have in the end. >_>

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My addition of another Peter Gabriel song that's very catchy, but the lyrics pretty much describe the worst of American exceptionalism, a la Donald Trump--Big Time:




I'm on my way, I'm making it
I've got to make it show, yeah
So much larger than life
I'm going to watch it growing

The place where I come from is a small town
They think so small
They use small words
But not me
I'm smarter than that
I worked it out
I've been stretching my mouth
To let those big words come right out

I've had enough, I'm getting out
To the city, the big big city
I'll be a big noise with all the big boys
There's so much stuff I will own
And I will pray to a big god
As I kneel in the big church

Big time
I'm on my way-I'm making it
Big time big time
I've got to make it show yeah
Big time big time
So much larger than life
Big time
I'm going to watch it growing
Big time

My parties all have big names
And I greet them with the widest smile
Tell them how my life is one big adventure
And always they're amazed
When I show them 'round my house, to my bed
I had it made like a mountain range
With a snow-white pillow for my big fat head
And my heaven will be a big heaven
And I will walk through the front door

Big time
I'm on my way, I'm making it
Big time
Big time
I've got to make it show, yeah
Big time
Big time
So much larger than life
Big time
I'm going to watch it growing
Big time
Big time
My car is getting bigger
Big time
My house getting bigger
Big time
My eyes getting bigger
Big time
And my mouth
Big time
My belly is getting bigger
Big time
And my bank account
Big time
Look at my circumstance
Big time
And the bulge in my big big big big big big
Big big big big big big big big big

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Someone mentioned Chester Bennington and Linkin Park earlier, and I have to admit that 'Breaking the Habit' has always been one of their darker songs. With most of the song dealing with depression and addiction a lot of people assume it has a happy ending with 'I'm breaking the habit tonight' meaning that the singer has gained the strength to overcome his issues, but I always thought it meant that the singer had finally decided to end it all by committing suicide.

I first heard about Ugly Kid Joe when they put out 'I Hate Everything About You' and thought it was okay but didn't really think much of them. Then they did a cover of 'Cat's In The Cradle' by Harry Chapin, which along with the video they made for it was awesome and chilling.

Lastly, I'd suggest 'Sunny Came Home' by Shaun Colvin.

Offline GolGol

Every breath you take. By the Police is the most creepy stalking song I have ever heard, and I love it.

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Every breath you take. By the Police is the most creepy stalking song I have ever heard, and I love it.

It was mentioned a bit ago in PROC, but Sting's 'Murder By Numbers' is pretty damn creepy, too.

Offline Mr Quixotic

I'll add Nick Cave and PJ Harvey's 'Henry Lee' to the list!



A catchy song about a woman who kills a man and dumps his body in a well after her rejects he attempts at seduction! Just the whole dynamic of the song/clip and their interactions are weirdly creepy from beginning to end. To me, in awesomely good way  >:)

 
« Last Edit: October 13, 2020, 07:19:50 PM by Mr Quixotic »

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and its light version

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It's about the predatory type of person who bleeds a relationship dry and will use the person they are with for anything. It uses the metaphor of a vampire. And the person is now in so deep he dosen't know how to get out.

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The male version



female again

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