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Initial post: Mar 30, 2007 8:44:00 PM PDT
C. Perkins says:
just heard "My boy Lollipop" over radio and find it strangely disturbing. Any songs, that for whatever reason other than purely being bad music, make the hair on your neck rise?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2007 9:57:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2007 9:58:56 PM PDT
Songs that literally creep me out include:

THE END - The Doors (Psychiatry 101-- Oedipus)
All the 60s car crash songs, and the ones where a boy or girlfriend dies.
REVOLUTION 9 - The Beatles
ALONE AGAIN, NATURALLY - Gilbert O'Sullivan (get that fellow some Xanax)
MELLOW YELLOW - Donovan (admitted pederast: "I'm just mad about Fourteen--Fourteen's mad about me...")

As for MY BOY LOLLIPOP (the cover version by Millie Small, I presume).
I kinda like it-- early ska; nice horn section.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 12:05:29 AM PDT
C. Perkins says:
Good list ; I grant you the horn section and catchy rhythm but I have Huge problem with children (I assume in Millie Small's case, unless if she was on helium) singing provocative lyrics

Love tune to Andre 2000's "Roses" - cringe at lyrics

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 1:04:54 AM PDT
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Millie Small was almost 18 in 1964 when that song hit big (#2 on Billboard pop chart). Her follow up, "Sweet William" (same year) made it to #30.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 7:18:00 AM PDT
Maxwell's Silver Hammer.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 9:27:15 AM PDT
Creep out in a GOOD way or a BAD way?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 9:37:32 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 10:14:48 AM PDT
Marcia Brady says:
Even though I love the Beatles, "Run For Your Life" is kinda creepy.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 11:25:00 AM PDT
Um...

A bunch of stuff by Marilyn Manson, esp. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)"
"It's So Easy" Guns N Roses
"Toxic" Britney Spears, her vocals just sound so manufactured.
"Run For Your Life" Beatles.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 12:11:31 PM PDT
ImEzekiel65 says:
"Timothy" by The Buoys, as written (and also newly recorded) by Rupert Holmes.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 12:29:52 PM PDT
Ah yes-- Timothy rump roast, ala Antoine.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 1:01:37 PM PDT
Aaron says:
Helter Skelter.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 2:10:00 PM PDT
"Wildfire" by Michael Martin Murphey

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 6:03:18 PM PDT
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t'amant says:
Drowned - Bevis Frond (someone gets caught in a boat propeller and drifts out of body with a death narration - "Don't try to revive me ... I just DROWNED" - Even if just in a metaphorical sense, but still)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 6:29:04 PM PDT
juliefromnh says:
"Every Breath You Take" Police

Sting reportedly is always amazed when he hears that this song has romantic significance for some couples, ie they used it for their wedding dance or it's "their song".

According to him it's about stalking, and he oughtta know. So I find that a bit creepy.

And speaking of "Oughtta Know" Alanis Morrissette kind of went off the deep end with that whole angry ex-girlfriend thing. JMO.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 9:36:26 PM PDT
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Here's one I'm not sure anyone will remember. It's from David Peel's 2nd album-- THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION:

I Want To Kill You ("Kill! Kill! Kill!")

Peel's most famous song was called "Up Against The Wall Mother F***er!" (from the album: HAVE A MARIJUANA).
He was a radical NYC hippie who recorded on ELEKTRA in the late 60's.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 10:12:50 PM PDT
C. Perkins says:
bad definitely; although I am quite intrigued at what creeping out in agood way would entail

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2007 10:25:42 PM PDT
Jim says:
The place I was working graveyard shift in the 60's in LA used to listen to KNAC. They played that song, and my boss hated it, thought it was anti police and a commie song. He sent some guys there to talk to the dj, and said a lot of local police offecers were very upset. They stopped for a couple of days, but started up again, much to the chagrin of MOST of LASO.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2007 10:06:11 AM PDT
Wayne Klein says:
Although on the surface this wouldn't be a creep out song...it is once Pete Townshend explains what it's about-And I Moved.

Townshend stated it's about a peeping Tom and the exhibitionist woman who wants to be seen. I know, it sounds like it has some sort of religious signficance based on the dreamy music. Go figure.

Bryan Ferry's take on "She's Leaving Home" sounds creepy. His Dracula-has-risen-from-the-grave vocals do it for me. And I LIKE Roxy Music.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2007 11:12:14 AM PDT
They're my favorite band, but even I can't defend these tunes...

"I Wanna Pick You Up" and "Hey Little Tomboy", from The Beach Boys. Google the lyrics if you must, just don't make me quote them. "Pick You Up" appears on The Beach Boys Love You, which is a great (albeit wacky) album besides this unfortunate flaw. "Tomboy" can be found (but shouldn't) on the abysmal MIU album, where our heroes surf over the shark, never to return for a complete album of good times.

Speaking of the Boys and pederasts (see Annie's Donovan reference), they did the world a favor by stealing the melody for "Sweet Little Sixteen" for "Surfin' USA". The last thing I want to hear Chuck Berry sing about (apart from his you-know-what) is an underage female. Don't use his bathroom, missy...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2007 11:43:13 AM PDT
Raoul Duke says:
Anybody else here remember "D.O.A." by Bloodrock?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2007 12:09:20 PM PDT
Speaking of Pete Townshend-

"Uncle Ernie" from TOMMY is rather creepy.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2007 1:53:47 PM PDT
Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden partially because the video creeped me out.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2007 10:45:14 PM PDT
lifewontwait says:
"You're Gonna Miss Me" by the 13th Floor Elevators--try being woken up by hearing this in the middle of the night.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2007 11:18:51 PM PDT
Timmyaches says:
"Revolution #9" by the Beatles.

When I was younger, "I Am the Walrus" creeped me out, especially the coda. So did "Strawberry Field."
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