MOST JOYFUL SAD SONGS

Songs you danced to and sing along and have fun on. Until one day you realize how dramatic it is.
  1. Copacabana
    Her name was Lola. Ok. She was a show girl. For sure. And then it escalated quickly and her lover died
  2. Macarena
    It's not DRAMATIC per say but a bit of drama since 1. Macarena is actually the first name of the girl in this story 2. Macarena Bf leaves (I think to do the army but I should check that) 3. Macarena is bored 4. Macarena cheats on her bf. 5. with TWO guys 6. On the same time. HEEEE MACARENA
  3. 99 red balloons
    There will be a before and an after in your life: the time you learn this song is about nuclear war. True story http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2511
  4. Pumped up kicks
    Maybe it's because English isn't my 1st language but I did dance to that a lot before realizing that it was a gun control anthem
  5. Born in the USA
    It's now pretty known that this isn't exactly the most patriotic song...
  6. Lovefool
    This is the romantic classic epic 90s love song. Until you realize how sad that girl had become. She CRY and BEG for HIM to lover HER.
  7. Now it's your turn to ruin happy songs :
  8. Wanna Be Startin Something by Michael Jackson
    Suggested by   @MatthewAlmont
  9. We Found Love by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
    So catchy and dance worthy BUT it's about a drug- abusing thrill seeking relationship
    Suggested by   @kate81
  10. Hey Ya - Outkast
    Seriously, read the lyrics.
    Suggested by   @ashlee
  11. "Baby Love" by The Supremes
    It feels so happy and then you hear how sad and heartbroken she is by this dude. Similar to "Lovefool."
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  12. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz ft Ludacris
    Suggested by   @mlh
  13. Every breathe you take
    'The lyrics are the words of a possessive lover who is watching "every breath you take; every move you make".' 👀 Creepy much? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Every_Breath_You_Take
    Suggested by   @DawnCloud
  14. Last kiss by pearl jam
    I swear I listened to it a dozen times before I realized it was about his girlfriend dying....
    Suggested by   @michellemiller
  15. In the air of the night - Phil Collins
    Maybe this isn't really a "happy" song but it's the first thing that came to mind.
    Suggested by   @HisDudeness
  16. "No Children" by the Mountain Goats. It's the most upbeat, bouncy song about a dysfunctional couple trying to destroy each other.
    Suggested by   @drmom
  17. "Girlfriend in a Coma" by The Smiths
    His girlfriend is in a coma, but like in a nice, light, airy way.
    Suggested by   @13spencer
  18. Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations
    So cheerful sounding but when I first really paid attention to the lyrics I almost cried (may have also been in a 'relationship' at the time that directly mirrored those lyrics!)
    Suggested by   @yeskelsey
  19. "Someday" by The Strokes
    "You say you wanna stay by my side. Darling, your head's not right." This song is all about the drama, honestly.
    Suggested by   @alexischambers
  20. Luka by Suzanne Vega
    just a carefree ditty about child abuse
    Suggested by   @francium
  21. "Help!" - The Beatles
    John Lennon struggled with depression.
    Suggested by   @katielynnj
  22. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn
    "and then you let her down easy."
    Suggested by   @stars
  23. Candy Everybody Wants - 10000 Maniacs
    TV rots your brain (😭 I love tv)
    Suggested by   @AileenRR
  24. "The sound of settling" - death cab for cutie
    Suggested by   @cuddlethulhu
  25. I Can't Stand the Rain - Eruption
    Bizarrely peppy disco version of a song about a breakup.
    Suggested by   @brookerandell
  26. No sunlight - Death Cab for Cutie
    Super peppy song with super pessimistic message.
    Suggested by   @brookerandell
  27. Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies
    Suggested by   @Elvisandwich
  28. Semi-charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
    This happy, poppy song is actually about sex and drug experimentation and an ultimate feeling of emptiness inside.
    Suggested by   @amyquispe