There are many controversial songs that send a bad message. Just because the tune is catchy doesn’t mean that the lyrics are good-natured. There are songs that you might not even realize are about unsavory subjects. Here are some great songs that send a bad message, but keep us singing along.
1. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
Lately, there’s been a lot of controversy over Robin Thicke’s newest song and music video. Some claim that his lyrics are sexist and that he’s glorifying rape. The music video features naked women who he assumes want to sleep with him. Of course, it wasn’t Thicke’s intention to cause such chaos. However, his song has prompted many outraged listeners to complain and many parodies to be made. This is one of the songs that send a bad message, whether it means to or not.
2. Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
This song, by Carrie Underwood, is upbeat and easy to sing along to. The lyrics are humorous as long as you don't take them too seriously. Violence is never the answer no matter how badly a man treats you. Get your revenge by moving on, not by smashing his material items. You don't want to end up in jail over a fit of rage.
3. Breaking Dishes by Rihanna
This Rihanna song has the same message as Carrie's song. It speaks about a girl who was cheated on breaking dishes and getting ready to fight her boyfriend. When you're angry, it's okay to argue, but physical confrontations are off limits. The song is fun to listen to, but not to re-enact. If you find out that your man is cheating, end it before things get worse.
4. Love the Way You Lie by Eminem
This is one of Eminem's songs that send a bad message. The truth behind it is scary, for many couples behave exactly like the song says. It's difficult to leave someone you love, even if the relationship is toxic. However, you can't keep dating someone when it only leads to disaster. It's better to deal with the pain of breaking up and move on to a healthier relationship.
5. It Wasn't Me by Shaggy
This is another song about cheating with a large focus on lying. It was released in 2001 and is sung by Shaggy. In it, a man hears his girlfriend come into the apartment while he's with another woman. He denies his infidelity, even though she has proof of his betrayal. It's a funny song about the unraveling of a relationship, but you should do the opposite of what the singer says.
6. Break Apart Her Heart by Good Charlotte
Good Charlotte sings this song about how to land the girl of your dreams. It enforces the idea that nice guys finish last. It tells its listeners that the only way to get a girl is to be rude to her. If you're nice, then she'll take you for granted. Although this is certainly true in some cases, it's not a universal issue.
7. We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus
We've all heard of this one. This song by Miley Cyrus references partying and drugs. She makes it appear as if acting crazy is the best way to live. The music video shows her in provocative poses, which adds to the inappropriateness of her lyrics.It's a catchy song if you disregard what she's actually singing about.
These songs send a bad message, but they're meant to entertain. You can still listen to music that has controversial lyrics and enjoy it as much as any other song. Are there any other songs that send a bad message, but you love to listen to it nevertheless?