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17 Songs People Thought Were Catchy But Are Actually Pretty Dark

I'll never listen to "Copacabana" the same way again!

Not too long ago, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share "fun" and "catchy" songs they later realized were actually pretty dark. The first part was such a hit, we decided to see if there are any more songs out there that had us fooled. And it turns out, there are plenty!

*Disclaimer: Many songs in this post mention heavy topics like violence, sexual abuse, drug use, and suicide. Reader discretion is advised.

1. The Weeknd, "In the Night"

"He sang a song when he did it, he was cold and he was so unforgiving. Now she dances to the song on the minute."

2. Marshmello feat. Bastille, "Happier"

"I want to raise your spirits, I want to see you smile, but know that means I'll have to leave."

3. Blondie, "One Way Or Another"

"And if the lights are all out, I'll follow your bus downtown, see who's hangin' out."

4. Hollywood Undead, "Bullet"

"A stomach full of pills didn't work again, I'll put a bullet in my head and I'm gone, gone, gone."

5. The 1975, "It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)"

"Collapse my veins wearing beautiful shoes, it's not living if it's not with you."

6. NENA, "99 Red Balloons"

"It's all over and I'm standin' pretty, in this dust that was a city. If I could find a souvenier just to prove the world was here."

7. Benny Mardones, "Into the Night"

"She's just 16 years old, leave her alone, they say. Separated by fools who don't know what love is yet."

8. Ed Sheeran, "The A Team"

"Cause in a pipe, she'll fly to the motherland, and sell love to another man."

9. Tom Jones, "Delilah"

"She stood there laughing, I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more."

10. Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, "Young Girl"

"Young girl, get out of my mind. My love for you is way out of line. Better run, girl. You're much too young, girl."

11. Blue Stahli, "Never Dance Again"

"So I guess you'll never dance again"

12. Mike Oldfield feat. Maggie Reilly, "Moonlight Shadow"

"All she saw was the silhouette of a gun, far away on the other side. He was shot..."

13. Pearl Jam, "Last Kiss"

"I'll never forget the sound that night, the screamin' tires, the bustin' glass. The painful scream that I heard last."

14. The Beatles, "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"

But when she turns her back on the boy, he creeps up from behind. Bang! Bang!"

15. Biffy Clyro, "Many of Horror"

"Cause when my back is turned, my bruises shine. Our broken fairytale, so hard to hide."

16. Enrique Iglesias, "I Like It"

"My girlfriend's out of town and I'm all alone. Your boyfriend's on vacation and he doesn't have to know."

17. And Barry Manilow, "Copacabana (At the Copa)"

"And then the punches flew, and chairs were smashed in two. There was blood and a single gunshot, but just who shot who?"

Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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