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Top 10 Happy Sounding Songs That Are Actually Depressing

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These songs might sound like sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, but their lyrics could not be more devastating. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 happy-sounding songs that are actually depressing. Check us out at http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo, http://instagram.com/watchmojo and http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo. Also, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest :) Special thanks to our users MrKlatez and bb16 for submitting the idea on our Suggest Page at WatchMojo.com/suggest Check out the voting page here, http://watchmojo.com/suggest/Top+10+Deceivingly+Upbeat+Songs+with+Depressing+Lyrics If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest :) We have T-Shirts! Be sure to check out http://www.WatchMojo.com/store for more info. WatchMojo is a leading producer of reference online video content, covering the People, Places and Trends you care about. We update DAILY with 2-3 Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Versus clips on movies, video games, music, pop culture and more!
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Vadwen (2 hours ago)
You missed "Today" by the Smashing pumpkins
Lore De Greve (10 hours ago)
What about Vamos a la Playa? "Were dying because they dropped a nuclear bomb, but let's go to the beach."
jokesterr119 (19 hours ago)
Why do they play so many of these songs in the workplace/retail
Aisha dela Cuesta (1 day ago)
Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater about the men with rich fathers getting out of going to the war in Vietnam
Bethany Posada (1 day ago)
no wonder...these are all rock songs from the 80s n 70s😂 *nt saying the 80s n 70s were bad they were good decades*
Antonic (1 day ago)
anyone got a spotify playlist with songs like these?
Tension 89 (1 day ago)
who else LOVES PUMPED UP KICKS
My_Fat_Octopus (1 day ago)
I thought it pumped up kicks was about a school shooting
David Lattanzi (1 day ago)
Is Mr. Brightside on this list?
Erik (1 day ago)
I don't like mondays - The Boomtown Rats Sounds happy but it really isn't :D
Jyo Finan (2 days ago)
Tbh I was expecting Hollywood Undead’s Bullet
WindYoshi (2 days ago)
I think Hurry, Hurry by Air Traffic Controller would of been a good song for this list too.
Ghoul 11 (2 days ago)
Bullet by Hollywood undead
A S C E N D E D (2 days ago)
Basket case is pretty messed up if you pay attention.
// UNDO // (2 days ago)
Did you mean: every twenty one pilots song
BM Marcelo (2 days ago)
They sure do sound both the same...
izzy official (3 days ago)
i cant decide - scissor sisters
I hate pumped up kicks it's messed up!!!
Darleen Lahey (3 days ago)
aka most twenty one pilots songs
Olive Lalich (3 days ago)
turns on pumped up kicks - - - school shooter has entered the chat
Bart Graumans (4 days ago)
hollywood undead - bullet
Woody Woodsfurd (4 days ago)
if i die from a gunshot, i want pumped up kicks played at my funeral
Hum shouldn't pumped up kicks be quite higher?...
Forrest Hildebrant (5 days ago)
Help- filthy frank
Tophat & Mustache (5 days ago)
Mamma Mia?
tiny tonic (5 days ago)
what happened to pompeii by bastile
Matěj Kortus (5 days ago)
Bullet by Hollywood Undead
GrizzlyBear5704 (6 days ago)
"I was only Nineteen" would have been a good inclusion
OllieMakesVideos (4 days ago)
Really good song, it doesn’t really sound happy though and it pretty well obviously explains the horror of war...
A N A S T A S I A🌹 (6 days ago)
I loved the song pumped up kids now...ummm....):
GCZHardturm (6 days ago)
This list cannot be complete without Friska Viljor!
Fuck Google (6 days ago)
Nine Point Eight - Mili
GoldPierre4323 (7 days ago)
Over the years ive always had a funny feeling about that pumped up kicks song and never ever looked at the lyrics or listened to it in full detail but now that you say that makes me abit uneasy which probably now describes the funny feeling ive been geting.
Valerie Nemeth (7 days ago)
Hate to ruin my callow youth but my favorite Elton John song or "Mama Can't Buy You Love" could be a contender for the lyrics of that one sort of sounded what a rich pedo kidnapper would say to his victim to keep his hold on her.
yoitskelseyy_ (7 days ago)
Just listen to any twenty one pilots song lmao.
None Provided (7 days ago)
Gotta include Phantom Planet's "Lonely Day" on any list like this.
Mateo Silberman (8 days ago)
You can call me al is one of my favorites
Christi Butler (8 days ago)
99 red balloons same song.
Bill Cypher (8 days ago)
I’ve always loved ‘pumped up kicks’ even more due to his twisted meaning. I love it.
purefandom :3 (8 days ago)
I love lily allen
Alex June (9 days ago)
You forgot bullet by Hollywood Undead
grodanderp (9 days ago)
Pumped Up Kicks ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
CassØ5 (10 days ago)
by now everyone knows the real meaning behind pumped up kicks
Evan Perrine (10 days ago)
Top 10 happy sounding songs that are actually depressing: 1: *Everything made by Pink Floyd.*
Terry (10 days ago)
what about sound of da police lol
Zanye East (10 days ago)
4 years after this video was published, i still can't believe that 1997 by Saint Motel isn't on here
illusion vanish (11 days ago)
Pumped up kicks was inspired by the colmunbina school shooting
illusion vanish (11 days ago)
All the other kids with a pumped up kicks better run better run, out run my GUN
wildtill9 (11 days ago)
POD - Youth of the Nation. Just listen to the chorus and it sounds up lifting. Listen to the verses and just plain sad
Nathan Buchanan (11 days ago)
What about "Bullet" by Hollywood Undead? I mean, they even got a 6 year old to sing in it at the end. When i first heard the music itself, I was shocked by how upbeat it sounded considering who was singing it, but then the lyrics started and it felt normal again. Still, quite dark for such an innocent sounding song.
John Spirou (11 days ago)
ALL DIODER KIDS WIT DE PAMPD UP KIGS!
Liam Romero (12 days ago)
Where is “say it ain’t so”
Valdemar Edin (13 days ago)
C’mon you can’t put Pumped up kicks on #10
Ana Luiza Brown (13 days ago)
I'm here because of Pumped Up Kicks
João Luis Moraes (14 days ago)
missing last kiss by pearl jam haha
Koda Was Here (14 days ago)
Bullet by Hollywood Undead sound of been number 1
Abby T (14 days ago)
No surprises
Nicholas Hensley (15 days ago)
Where the hell is Blitzkrieg bop by the Ramones
Amanda Lilly (15 days ago)
Today by smashing pumpkins is pretty catchy and pretty dark too
Jens Lüke (15 days ago)
Nena. ok
Luke Suede (16 days ago)
The meaning of Pumped Up Kicks is represented beautifully in a video by Sinbod Wayne
ts15210 (17 days ago)
Boomtown Rats I dont like Mondays
Enzo (17 days ago)
Can’t believe they didn’t put alone again (naturally) by Gilbert O’Sullivan in this top 10 not even in the honorable mentions
Shinigami Kitsune (17 days ago)
0:51 I legitimately CANNOT ACT LIKE I DIDN'T SEE THIS SONG BEING ON THE LIST
Jonathon C. Hovis (18 days ago)
Okay, I feel like "The Kids Aren't Alright" by The Offspring deserved at least an honorable mention....
Jon Bret Bantula (18 days ago)
How about Clockwatching by Jason Mraz? That song's about masterbating haha.
Naphat Lpp (19 days ago)
Mount St. Helens is About to Blow Up by Bill Wurtz.
HAREMKING (19 days ago)
The school shooter anthem pumped up kicks
Karyna Trebley (19 days ago)
Look up bullet by Hollywood undead
M M (20 days ago)
Faster than my *bullet.* totally for a church
H.a.r.n Reacts (20 days ago)
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The Rock Star (20 days ago)
All the other children with the cload-cushioned support shoes, better speed walk, better speed walk, fast than my AK-47 ammunition
The Rock Star (20 days ago)
Man, #10 should've been #1, we used to sing this on the bus before we knew what it meant
Eddie Chandler (20 days ago)
well now jump by van halen is ruined and November rain by guns n roses should have been on there
Shadowman666666666 (20 days ago)
wait that song was called jump...? oh
Ronan Sanchez (21 days ago)
99 lift balloons is about war but I still love it
Jesse Filiere (21 days ago)
I'm really surprised Santeria by Sublime is on here lol. Calm and happy Reggae beat about killing your cheating girlfriend's man and beating the girl is pretty dark lol.
Ben Wubben (21 days ago)
I never comment on these videos because if you don't have what I'm thinking on the list it's usually in the honorable mentions. However I noticed a severe lack of Lithium by Nirvana
Darkness Rising (22 days ago)
All the other kids with the pumped kids *better show off their shoes*
Jairo Martinez-Ortiz (22 days ago)
Polly by Nirvana
cool2954 (22 days ago)
#1 YEAH RIGHT by joji
Bob The Bone Boy (22 days ago)
top 10 fornite youtubers who've sworn.
OneFloppyFeller (23 days ago)
Also... theyre forgetting something... oh yes. EVERY THIRD EYE BLIND SONG EVER.
OneFloppyFeller (23 days ago)
Why wasnt wonderful on the list
Thanks Pete (23 days ago)
*-I’m proud of how many people have sad Twenty Øne Piløts should be here-*
Thanks Pete (23 days ago)
*I don’t understand why this wasn’t just a video full of Twenty Øne Piløts songs*
Dina (3 days ago)
Thanks Pete don’t use ø please
I always knew jump was about suicide
Ashlee Pace (23 days ago)
Bullet by Hollywood Undead a happy song about suicide with upbeat music like a happy song but actually about suicide
taycat 34 (23 days ago)
These are the best types of songs
Hippo (23 days ago)
You should of put WatchMojo intro song on here.
Carl Ginland (24 days ago)
Talking Heads' Once in a Lifetime could be in here
Carl Ginland (24 days ago)
i'm a huge fan of the Clash, but Rock the Casbah doesn't sound happy to me, it's just catchy; Julie's been working for the drug squad would fit the list better imo
J Litzenberger (24 days ago)
Rock the Casbah is such a great song but about halfway through an old ringtone sounding noise is played in the background and it is the worst noise I’ve ever heard in a song, I always have the skip it halfway through because it’s so annoying
Esther Keeler (24 days ago)
I love Lilly Allen!
melindasmusic1 (25 days ago)
Still catchy tho
FLRNCE 3w6 (25 days ago)
depressing is kind of the wrong term for this list
STIHL 10x10 (26 days ago)
notice how almost all the songs were made in the 80s and 90s
The Thinker [?] (26 days ago)
Childish Gambino ~ Feels like summer
2 Wyckyd Concepts (26 days ago)
Oh and Pumped Up Kicks was about the Columbine High School shooting not just about someone thinking about killing someone else.
2 Wyckyd Concepts (26 days ago)
You forgot many songs by the masters of depressing lyrics with upbeat music - The Cure.
Ethan Chouinard (26 days ago)
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