Upbeat Music and Angry Lyrics

Friday, March 30, 2012


I was listening to the Generationals' Ten-Twenty-Ten today, which is a nice up tempo poppy song. I hit repeat and started really listening to the lyrics. The song opens with this:
When I need it so bad
Why do you not come to defend
Is there any way to tell me
That you're gonna be a terrible friend
This got me thinking about poppy songs with angry lyrics. Songs that don't sound angry musically, but lyrically, you are taken aback by the anger contained in this seemingly upbeat song. I decided this was a perfect Friday Pick Six topic. Here are six uptempo, but angry songs
  1. Ten-Twenty-Ten – Generationals
  2. I Write Sins, Not Tragedies – Panic! at the Disco
  3. House of Cards – Radiohead
  4. I Hate Everyone – Get Set Go
  5. Smile – Lily Allen
  6. Sad Song – Au Revoir Simone
Videos After The Jump

Ten-Twenty-Ten – Generationals
I Write Sins, Not Tragedies – Panic! at the Disco
House of Cards – Radiohead
I Hate Everyone – Get Set Go
Smile – Lily Allen
Sad Song – Au Revoir Simone

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