11 Popular Songs With The Most Insane Lyrics (2023)

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11 Popular Songs With The Most Insane Lyrics

Songwriting is a different kind of talent. Putting words with rhythm with melody can all come together beautifully, even if there are certain parts that are, upon examination, batty, drug-induced twaddle. You can write a song that’s good, that’s popular, that’s beloved by millions in numerous languages, and yet it can have lyrics that make absolutely no sense.

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Music, in this way, is unique. It’s a medium of expression where the very message being conveyed is one of utter, fever-dream hellaciousness, yet it will forever ring in hearts and minds for the feeling it evokes, the sound, the fury, and the passion that comes from the song. Then, there’s the beauty of a strong chorus that is simple and makes the other gibberish fall away like stripper glitter in a typhoon.

For your listening confusion, here’s 11 popular songs that are brimming with madness lyrics.

Come Together

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As evidenced by the singing of Liam, the less-talented, more-insufferable Gallagher brother, Beatles hit Come Together isn’t easily recalled, outside of the shouted “Come Together/ Right Now/ Over Me.” Written mostly about Timothy Leary and the drug culture “coming together,” the lyrics include phrases such as, “He’s got Ono sideboard, he one spinal cracker,” and “He got monkey finger, he shoot Coca-Cola.”

La Bamba

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Here’s something to note about songs that hop language barriers. Often, in their native tongue, they’re insufferable. Somehow, when the same noises are sent out to an audience who can’t make out what’s being said, it can gain a lot of notoriety. La Bamba makes partial sense, as it talks about being able to dance the “Bamba” requiring grace, but then goes off the rails as the singer repeats “Yo no soy marinaro.” and “Soy capitain.” Pointing out, in repetition, he’s “Not a sailor,” but the “Captain.”

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

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A main character “born in a cross-fire hurricane” then raised by a “toothless, bearded hag,” went on to lose bread and be “crowned with a spike right through my head.” Which, the song hints at again and again is in fact “all right, now/ in fact…it’s a gas gas gas.”


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Asking the question that we’re not sure anyone needed, The Killers want to know “are we human or are we dancers?” In a time of great political, social, religious, intersexual, and cultural divide, where all people are drawing distinctions about who and what they are, it’s possible this fight is a bridge too far. When we risk clashing riots between “Human” and “Dancer” contingents, it’s time to hunt for common ground.

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Another half-and-half song, what marks Bohemian Rhapsody is the drastic tone shifts that move throughout the piece. The simple tale of a young man lamenting his murderous foolishness to his mother is easy to follow. It’s when the tempo picks up and the whole thing turns into a farce that the lyrics get strange. “Scaramouch, scaramouch,” the name of a boastful coward archetype character is asked if he Fandangos, a Spanish courtship dance that is popular in Portugal. Clearly the tale is Faustian, with a choir begging for the life of this young killer who sold his soul, but then there’s some Arabic, “Bismillah!” meaning, “In the Name of Allah (God).”

Then, while we’re just maybe getting back the thread of what’s happening, “So you think you can love me and leave me to die” comes out, and no one’s sure exactly who’s speaking any longer. Thankfully it ends with nothing really mattering, though if that had been put up front, we might have been better off.

Gangnam Style

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Once compared to a drug, the silly, dopamine goodness of the upbeat hit from Psy (or PSY) is another item that is only nonsensical to English-speakers. Like La BambaGangnam Style is supremely simple. Unlike La Bamba, all the words, when translated, make sense. Psy likes a lady who is a proper lady during the day – as he is a proper gentleman – but enjoys partying at night. If you’re a female who is inclined like that, he’s the guy for you.

Smells Like Teen Spirit

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Kurt Cobain was disillusionment personified and defined the apathy and antipathy that still haunts Generation X today, as the Millennials rise up with their gauged ears and ironic beards. He wrote this to rip off “The Pixies.”What happened instead was a murky sound full of disinterested credos: “oh well, whatever, nevermind.” Capturing the “spinelessness” that Cobain wanted in sound, the lyrics, phrases like: “I’m worse at what I do best/ And for this gift, I feel blessed/ Our little group has always been/And always will until the end.” seems like nothing more than simpleton word soup. Generally, the argument is that this is intentional, as an apathetic, angry, weary person wouldn’t bother to write good, strong, profound words. They’d hit you with a lot of rhyming “A mulatto/ an Albino/A mosquito/ my libido/ yeah/ Hey.” Then finish off with “And I forget just why I taste.”

Here Comes Your Man

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Since Cobain brought up the odious punk mix oddities, The Pixies cornered the market when it comes to lyrics that leave us feeling drunk and baffled. “Outside there’s a box car waiting/ outside the family stew,” is at once evocative and confusing. Upon learning the song was about hobos who died in Earthquakes, it makes more sense, as “Big shake on the box car moving/ Big shake to the land that’s falling down” now has context. Still, that doesn’t quite explain who your man is, where he’s coming from, and why “there is a wait so long.”

Chop Suey!

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System of a Down’s hodgepodge style leads to some hodgepodge lyrics. Appropriately enough, they know and embrace this fact, hence the name of the song. The claim is that this is about drug addiction, though it’s tough to pin down. Mostly there’s someone putting on makeup and hiding scars, sounding far more like domestic violence than drugs. Then there’s “keys upon the table,” and someone will “create another fable.” Truly bewildering, especially with the break in the middle to sing about self-righteous suicide, somewhere between tables and keys and brushes.

Devil’s Haircut

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Here’s the problem with Beck. He’s a rock star pretending to be a rock star who’s a constant parody of himself. Jim Carrey should stop trying to hint at profundity and study the weird ways of Beck if he really wants to see a man who lives a philosophy. The issue fans outside the joke have is you can’t trust anything Beck says. Once, he claimed Devil’s Haircut was “a really simplistic metaphor for the evil of vanity.” Through that prism, it could be how a vain person’s mind fades and they end up in “discount orgies” with other pretty people. Forced down to “hitchin’ a ride with the bleedin’ noses” for transportation. Assuming that’s coke fiends (back when people really did cocaine.) maybe that’s true. Still, it doesn’t explain “kissing leperous faces” or why the temperature at the rotten oasis would be dropping.

Blinded By The Light

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Doubly confusing in this hit fromManfred Mann’s Earth Band, the chorus seems to be suggesting someone get “Revved up like a douche.” Upon translation, it’s clear this is “Revved up like a deuce” referring to deuce coupes, the car. It could be reasonably guessed that solving that riddle of articulation would be enough to crack the code. But no. Blinded by the Light goes deep and hard with lines like, “Indians in the summer/With a teenage diplomat,” and “As the adolescent pumps/ His way into his hat/ With a boulder on my shoulder,” conjures up a lot of disparate word pictures. Few of them are appealing. Honestly, if the protagonist is revving up to get the hell away from that madhouse, we should all get on board.


How do you find a song if you only remember the lyrics? ›

Google Search

If you can remember any of the lyrics, or something close to what the lyrics might be, simply type them into Google and see what comes up. You can also try a few different variations of these lyrics, or adding descriptors like “female singer”, or the genre of music.

How do I find a song that I don't know the name to? ›

Below are some tools you can use to figure out the name of a song.
  1. Shazam. Shazam is a popular song-identifier app that works on most smartphones and even has an extension for web browsers. ...
  2. SoundHound. ...
  3. MusixMatch. ...
  4. Genius. ...
  5. Google Assistant. ...
  6. Siri & Alexa.

How do I find an old song I can't remember? ›

Use Shazam or MusicID.

These are popular apps that analyze sounds and identify songs from their database of recordings. If you've got Shazam on your phone and hear a song you can't identify and don't know anything about, activate the app and hold it toward the audio source and wait for a result.

How do I find the song by music? ›

On your phone, touch and hold the Home button or say "Hey Google." Ask "What's this song?" Play a song or hum, whistle, or sing the melody of a song. Hum, whistle, or sing: Google Assistant will identify potential matches for the song.

Can Shazam recognize humming? ›

Like Siri, Shazam can't recognize a tune that you sing or hum yourself.

When you randomly remember a song? ›

Earworms or stuck song syndrome

Usually, stuck songs are catchy tunes, popping up spontaneously or triggered by emotions, associations, or by hearing the melody. Aetiologically, earworms are related to memory: auditory information functions as a strong mnemonic.

How do you hum a song and find the name? ›

On your mobile device, open the latest version of the Google app or find your Google Search widget, tap the mic icon and say “what's this song?” or click the “Search a song” button. Then start humming for 10-15 seconds. On Google Assistant, it's just as simple. Say “Hey Google, what's this song?” and then hum the tune.

Can I play a song and find the name? ›

Open the Shazam app on your device. Tap the Shazam button to identify what's playing around you.

How do I find my most played songs from the past? ›

Use Spotify Wrapped to Revisit Your Top Songs

Visit this link and click on “Your Top Songs 2022” to access the playlist containing all your top songs from the past year. 2. And that's it. You can browse the playlist featuring 100 of your top songs and choose to save it to your library to listen to them later.

What do earworms do? ›

They're sections of songs that we remember in our minds. Once they start, these music memories can repeat uncontrollably—for hours, days, even weeks at a time. Research indicates that nine out of ten people have experienced earworms that have lasted for an hour or longer.

Where is song memory stored? ›

Functional imaging studies in humans provide evidence that music is stored instead within the auditory dorsal stream, including premotor and prefrontal areas.

How can I find a song from a video without lyrics? ›

Use Shazam to identify songs that are playing in the background. Hum the tune to Google or Midomi and they'll search the web to find potential matches. Try describing it on reddit or WatZatSong if an app or search engine can't help you find the song, and someone will help you out.

How do you remove talking from a video? ›

Removing sound with PowerDirector is very simple, and it will only take a few seconds.
  1. Download PowerDirector — Best App to Easily Remove Audio From Video. ...
  2. Input Video You Want to Remove Audio. ...
  3. Tap Media and Select Audio Tools to Remove Audio. ...
  4. Choose Extract Audio and Edit Video Without Audio.
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How do I find a song on my phone? ›

Identify a song using Shazam on iPhone, iPad, or Android
  1. On iPhone, iPad, or Android, do one of the following: Open the Shazam app , then tap the Shazam button . Touch and hold the Shazam app icon , then tap Shazam Now. ...
  2. Tap to play the song. The song plays in the Now Playing screen.

Can I find a song by whistling? ›

Shazam is another app for mobile device to identify songs by whistling. It is well-known for each music lover and is widely applicable to Android or iOS or Windows system or more.

What is a Roblox ID music? ›

Simply put, music codes allow users to input certain song IDs in the game to listen to a particular track.

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