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These Songs Are So Catchy, You Probably Didn’t Realize That The Lyrics Are Really Creepy

Never mind the lyrics. The melody was catchy as hell.

In the summer of ’07, I was a nanny to my baby cousin. I listened to T-Pain’s “Buy U A Drank” so much that, to my dismay (but not T-Pain’s) my cousin had picked up the words to the chorus by the end of the summer.

You know a song’s good —or at least its melody is— when you’re willing to overlook the lyrics. Even the creepy ones. You’ll be singing along to the first verse, hit that chorus, and sing over the part about putting drugs in someone’s drink because, hey, the song is catchy as hell. Never mind that it’s about stalking someone in a club. The melody suggests otherwise!

I’m right there with you. The following are songs from the past decade we all agreed were so catchy, we’d just overlook how creepy the lyrics really were. Because Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” is just that good.

  • “Animals” by Maroon 5

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    Creepy lyrics: “Baby, I’m preying on you tonight / Hunt you down eat you alive … Maybe you think that you can hide / I can smell your scent from miles / Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals”

  • “Latch” by Sam Smith

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    Creepy lyrics: “Now I’ve got you in my space / I won’t let go of you / Got you shackled in my embrace / I’m latching on to you”

  • “True Blood” by Justin Timberlake

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    Creepy lyrics: “It’s the demon next to me that’s got me screaming / Make me wanna build a coffin for two”

  • “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn

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    Creepy lyrics: “I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her / I’m right over here, why can’t you see me?”

  • “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift

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    Creepy lyrics: “I get drunk on jealousy / But you’ll come back each time you leave / ’Cause, darling, I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream”

  • “Breezeblocks” by alt-J

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    Creepy lyrics: “She may contain the urge to run away / But hold her down with soggy clothes and breezeblocks / Germolene, disinfect the scene”

  • “U.O.E.N.O.” featuring Future & Rick Ross by Rocko

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    Creepy lyrics: (Rick Ross) “Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it”

  • “Sugar We’re Going Down” by Fall Out Boy

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    Creepy lyrics: “Oh don’t mind me I’m watching you two from the closet / Wishing to be the friction in your jeans”

  • “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke

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    Creepy lyrics: “I know you want it (x3) / But you’re a good girl / The way you grab me / Must wanna get nasty”

  • “Love In This Club” by Usher

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    Creepy lyrics: “You know all you gotta do is tell me what you’re sipping on / And I promise that I’m gonna keep it coming all night long … I can tell by the way that you’re looking at me, girl”

  • “Blame It” featuring T-Pain by Jamie Foxx

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    Creepy lyrics: “Just one more round and you’re down I know it / Fill another cup up / Feeling on yo butt what?”

  • “Honey I’m Good” by Andy Grammer

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    Creepy lyrics: “I got her, and she got me / And you’ve got that ass, but I kindly / Gotta be like oh, baby, no, baby”

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