Thanks Jim for pointed me to this Beware Of The Blog post about “Creepy Songs.” (The idea is that the songs were made creepy/creepier by real life circumstances.)
Jan & Dean – “Dead Man’s Curve”
“Well, the last thing I remember, Doc, I started to swerve
And then I saw the Jag slide into the curve
I know I’ll never forget that horrible sight,
I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right’
Won’t come back from Dead Man’s Curve…”
In 1966, Jan Berry suffers a near-fatal car crash.
Tupac Shakur – “I Ain’ Mad At Cha”
“You made it, so the choice is made
Now we gotta slay you”
Later the same year, Shakur is shot 4 times while driving to a Las Vegas nightclub. He passes away after six days.
Hole – “Violet”
“Hey, I’m the one with no soul,
One above and one below”
One week prior to the release of this track’s album, the husband of Hole’s frontwoman dies after an apparent suicide.
Elliot Smith – “Needle in the Hay”
“I’m taking the cure so I can be quiet”
In the 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums, this song is played during an attempted suicide scene. Smith suicides himself in 2003.
Michael Jackson – “PYT (Pretty Young Thing)”
“I want to love you (P.Y.T.)
Pretty Young Thing
You need some lovin’ (T.L.C.)
Tender lovin’ care
And I’ll take you there”
In 1993, Jackson is accused of child molestation. He settles with his accuser in early 1994, for a reported sum of $20 million.
Got any more fright ideas?