Let’s face it: Humans are pretty weird. And we like weird things. With that in mind, Loudwire.com put together a list of 50 Disturbing Songs That People Love.
Here are some of the highlights, featuring songs & bands you hear on Mad Rock:
“Polly”, Nirvana. It’s based on an article Kurt Cobain read about a 14-year-old girl who was abducted, tortured and sexually assaulted, but ultimately escaped her captor.
“Black Sabbath”, Black Sabbath. An encounter with the Dark One.
“Black Hole Sun”, Soundgarden. Lyrically it’s kind of bleak and depressing, but according to Chris Cornell, there’s no real meaning to be had.
“One”, Metallica. A soldier has his arms and legs blown off in the war, and is lying in a hospital bed unable to speak or see and wishing for death.
“Jeremy”, Pearl Jam. The true story of a kid who shot himself in class.
“Cold Ethyl”, Alice Cooper. Dude keeps his dead wife in the fridge and takes her out for…you know.
“Under the Bridge”, Red Hot Chili Peppers. It’s about heroin addiction.
“Rooster”, Alice in Chains. Based on the trauma singer Jerry Cantrell’s father suffered in Vietnam.
“Suicide Solution”, Ozzy Osbourne. It’s supposed to be a cautionary tale about suicide, but Ozzy ended up in court after a depressed fan took his own life.
“The Kids Aren’t Alright”, The Offspring. A bunch of neighborhood kids make a ton of bad choices & experience the disappointments of adulthood, with the song ending with one of them overdosing on drugs while another one commits suicide.
(Check out the full list here.)