Upbeat melodies, dark lyrics: a playlist

Songs with an upbeat melody but super dark lyrics… we asked you what songs come to mind.

You did not disappoint with this playlist of paradoxes:

The Police’s – Every Breath You Take (about a stalker)

Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People (about school shootings)

Losing My Religion – R.E.M. (about a dying relationship)

Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind (about addiction)

… We did our best to compile a comprehensive list, but we know we’re missing some:

Re-listen or Google at your discretion with all this in mind:

Hey, Man Nice shot – Filter

Fancy – Reba McEntire

Three Evils – Coheed and Cambria

Bullet – Hollywood Undead

Jumper – Third Eye Blind

Wonderful – Everclear

The Way – Fastball

Wrong way – sublime

Sail – Awolnation

Badflower- Ghost

Brother Down – Sam Roberts

Hey Ya – Outkast

The Thunder Rolls – Garth Brooks

Youth of the Nation – POD

Beguiled – Smashing Pumpkins

Mr.Brownstone – Guns n Roses

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