I don't listen to what they're saying because then I'd be crying instead of dancing...
April 18, 2008 12:27 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to put together a list of the happiest sounding songs with the saddest lyrics... can you help?
posted by twiggy to Media & Arts (106 answers total) 64 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for songs that people dance, sing and party to all the time seemingly ignorant of their lyrical content.
Here's a couple of examples of super upbeat songs with really sad lyrics to get started:
OutKast - Hey Ya
Len - Steal My Sunshine
As an aside, if it never occurred to you that Hey Ya was kind of a sad song, check youtube for Obadia Parker's acoustic version of it. Bonus points for pointing to cover versions like that one where the music embodies the feel of the lyrics more than the original...