08/10/2012 08:06 EDT | Updated 08/10/2012 09:28 EDT

Shiny Happy Pop Songs With Jet Black Lyrics


As anyone who's ever swooned to The Police's "Every Breathe You Take," only to later to discover it's actually a pretty disturbing song about stalking, can tell you -- pop songs aren't always what they seem.

Musicians love a good juxtaposition and dose of irony, and many of them seem to enjoy making music that's not nearly as pretty as it sounds. Creeps.

Here are some of our favourite peppy little numbers that are really freaking dark when you take a minute to stop singing along and actually listen to the lyrics:

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