Ever sing along to a love song? Of course you have – they all seem so super sweet or achingly sad in a way that is totally beautiful and relatable. Well, you may want to rethink your feelings about some of those tunes after you see this list of love songs you never realized are creepy. Hits by artists like Adele, the Beatles, and more seem innocent on the surface, but when you really listen to the lyrics, you realize these are actually love songs with dark messages. Who knew so many songs about love were actually about stalking an ex or being attracted to people who are underage?
That's not to say these songs aren't great; many of them are classics for a reason. But there are lots of fun pop songs with dark meanings, when you think about it These secretly creepy love songs don't mean what you think they do. Take a listen, but you've been warned – this list might just ruin slow dances for you forever.
Every Breath You Take By The Police
Sure, you can think of "Every Breath You Take" as a romantic ditty about a devoted lover. But when you pay attention to lyrics like, "Every move you make, every vow you break, every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I'll be watching you," the song takes a dark turn. It sounds more like a guy who got dumped and is now stalking his ex.
Even Sting knows "Every Breath You Take" is creepy. He said in an interview that the song references governments spying on their citizens, and that it's meant to be "very, very sinister and ugly."
This is one of DMB's best-known songs, thanks to its mellow hook and gentle vocals. It's swoon-worthy – until you listen to the lyrics, which include creepy lines like, "Hike up your skirt a little more and show your world to me," and, "Oh I watch you there through the window and I stare at you, you wear nothing but you wear it so well."
It just goes to show that if you have a sweet, soothing melody, even a song about a peeping Tom can be a hit.see more on Crash Into Me
Hello By Adele
Adele's songs are always romantic in the grandest way possible. And when you give "Hello" a casual listen, it sounds like Adele merely wants to apologize to an ex because she feels she treated him wrong. But she says she "must have called a thousand times," and then winds up popping up unannounced at the guy's house saying, "Hello from the outside." If your ex doesn't want to talk, it's usually best to just let it go.
"Hello," Lionel Richie croons, "Is it me you're looking for?" Probably not, considering the behavior outlined in the song. He's imagined kissing this nameless person's lips "a thousand times," but has apparently never spoken to her – the song concludes with him saying, "let me start by saying I love you." That's not exactly an ice breaker.see more on Hello