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I'm Shocked That Someone Thought It Was A Good Idea To Record These 12 Problematic Songs

"The lyrics are literally about stalking someone and assaulting them."

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which popular songs are actually really problematic, and people had a LOT of thoughts. Here are some of the results:

Note: Some submissions include topics of domestic abuse, sexual harassment, incest, rape, pedophilia, and anti-gay abuse. Please proceed with caution.

1. "She" by Tyler, the Creator feat. Frank Ocean

Scene from "She" video showing a person in a hoodie standing by a bed

"I hate how good the song is because the lyrics are literally about stalking someone and assaulting them."


2. "Into the Night" by Benny Mardones

Scene from video showing man on a phone singing about how she's just 16 years old
WarmerMusicVideos / Via

"The whole concept is that people are telling him to stop preying on a teenager."


3. "Rock Queen" by Love/Hate

Man playing guitar with the lyrics "Met a little girl — just 13; she's a knock-down, blue-eyed slut, psycho-virgin tease"
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4. "U.O.E.N.O." by Rocko feat. Future, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, and 2 Chainz

Video showing man singing about how he "put molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it"
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"Then there’s the song 'U.O.E.N.O.,' in which Rick Ross says, 'Put molly all in her drink, she didn’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it.' I will never get over that disgusting line."


5. "We Both Go Down Together" by the Decemberists

Man singing into a microphone about how "I found you,  a tattooed tramp, a dirty daughter from the labor camps"
Kill Rock Stars / Via

"The lyrics about running over consent are very clear."


6. "Cola" by CamelPhat and Elderbrook

Outline of the side of a face with the lyrics "She sips the Coca-Cola, she can't tell the difference yet, that's what you're coming for but they don't wanna let you in it"
Groove Basement / Via

"This was literally played in clubs. It’s disgusting."


7. "Seventeen Forever" by Metro Station

Photo showing a young girl smiling with the lyric "We're one mistake from being together, but let's not ask why it's not right, you won't be 17 forever"
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8. "Dangerous" by James Marsters

Guy smiling and singing into a microphone, "One, baby, two — maybe three more years, you'll be a full-grown girl, have all your curves"
Albert L. Ortega / WireImage / Getty Images


9. "Centerfold" by J. Geils Band

Man singing "She was pure like snowflakes, no one could ever stain, the memory of my angel could never cause me pain"
JGeilsBandVEVO / Via

" saw a girl and admired her from afar when you were in school together, so now you’re going to slap her with your Madonna-whore complex and deny she has the right to bodily autonomy?"


10. "Every Breath You Take" by the Police

Image of half a man's face with the lyric, "Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you"
The Police / Via

"'Every Breath You Take' is another vastly misunderstood song. People think it's about undying love and devotion, when it's actually about a stalker."

Jenny Mason

11. "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

Black-and-white image of a man singing with the lyric "You're much too young, girl. With all the charms of a woman, you've kept the secret of. your youth. You led me to believe you're old enough to give me love"
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12. "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails

Silhouette of a man onstage with the lyrics "You let me violate you, you let me desecrate you, you let me penetrate you, you let me complicate you"
Nine Inch Nails / Via


Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.