18 Happy Songs That Are Actually Very Sad
We all know them, they have a catchy beat and seem happy, but did you realize that these songs are actually about something sad?
It's My Party - Lesley Gore
"You would cry too if it happened to you" - Poor gal's guy left her for another at her own party.
Mamma Mia - ABBA
"Yes, I've been brokenhearted" - This girl keeps on going back to the guy who mistreats her.
Some Nights - Fun
"But I still wake up, I still see your ghost" - Songwriter Nate Ruess describes his loneliness and self-doubt.
Hey Ya - OutKast
"Y'all don't want me here you just wanna dance" - Andre 3000 is talking about having doubts in one's relationship.
Up the Junction - Squeeze
"Alone here in the kitchen, I feel there's something missing" - The poor guy's girl gets pregnant and leaves him.
Semi Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
"I want something else, I'm not listening when you say good-bye" - The song is about the descent into crystal meth addiction.
Jump - Van Halen
"Might as well jump" - David Lee Roth was inspired by someone attempting suicide.
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
"Where's my wife and family, what if I die here" - The song is all about the regrets and sorrow of a middle-aged man.
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
"Just to let me down" - Buttercup keeps leading the poor guy on.
Misery - Maroon 5
"I am in misery" - Adam Levine is describing having his heart broken
Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles
"Bang, Bang, Maxwell's silver hammer, made sure that he was dead" - This upbeat classic is about a serial killer.
Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
"My old man worked 20 years on the line and they let him go" - He sounds like he's nostalgic for the old days, but they really weren't all that great.
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
"And found myself alone" - Robert Smith talking about letting his dream girl slip through his fingers
Train in Vain - The Clash
"Did you stand by me, no, not at all" - Though upbeat, the song describes a girl abandoning her guy.
99 Red Balloons- Nena
"It's all over and I'm standin' pretty, in the dust that was a city" - Written during the Cold War, the song describes the fallout of a nuclear attack.
Ana Ng - They Might Be Giants
"Make a hole with a gun perpendicular" - The song describes the yearning for a love that may only exist on the other side of the world.
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
"There was blood and a single gun shot" - Set in the famous night club, it describes a scene in which two men fight over the affections of Lola.
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
"Yeah, he found a six shooter gun in his dad's closet hidden with a box of fun things" - The song describes a high school outcast contemplating mass murder.
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