History FunnyAneurysmMoment / Music

19th Jun '16 5:44:28 PM WhatArtThee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Back when "Trigger Happy" was released in 1992, it was a darkly humorous song about gun nuts. But two decades later, when mass shootings are a nigh weekly feature on the news...



* Music/GirlsAloud are also prone to this. Their single "No Good Advice" from 2003 had a SurrealMusicVideo featuring them [[MsFanservice dressed in silver]] posing on a 1980s Buick Regal. It may have seemed slightly funny, or even sexy back then in May 2003, but now, as of May 2014, it seems ''much'' less funnier than before with current concerns over sexualization in music videos (e.g. MileyCyrus), the GM Chapter 11 reorganization of 2009, and the fact that GM now has lost its individuality with regard to models and there being a lot of badge-engineering in GM as well (also, the Buick Verano is a rebranded Opel Astra, the Buick Regal an Opel Insignia).
15th May '16 6:26:26 PM jenmic
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Music/CourtneyLove ([[YokoOhNo controversial wife]] of Kurt Cobain) was in a band called Hole, which released an album called ''Music/LiveThroughThis'' on April 12, 1994 - only four days after Kurt Cobain was found dead in his home. To make matters worse, one of the songs (entitled "Rock Star", a thing Kurt was never comfortable with being) has a line "Barrel of laughs to be Music/{{Nirvana}}, hope you'd rather die". Even if you're aware that the album was completed before Kurt died, it's still pretty creepy (especially if you believe that Courtney murdered Kurt). It's possibly worth noting that Hole's bassist, Kristen Pfaff, died of a heroin overdose several months later. The unfortunate release date, much like the [=Slayer=] example listed above, was just bad timing.

to:

* Music/CourtneyLove ([[YokoOhNo controversial wife]] of Kurt Cobain) was in a band called Hole, which released an album called ''Music/LiveThroughThis'' on April 12, 1994 - only four days after Kurt Cobain was found dead in his home. To make matters worse, one of the songs (entitled "Rock Star", a thing Kurt was never comfortable with being) has a line "Barrel of laughs to be Music/{{Nirvana}}, hope you'd rather die". Even if you're aware that the album was completed before Kurt died, it's still pretty creepy (especially if you believe that Courtney murdered Kurt). It's possibly worth noting that Hole's bassist, Kristen Pfaff, died of a heroin overdose several two months later. The unfortunate release date, much like the [=Slayer=] example listed above, was just bad timing.
9th May '16 1:50:47 PM BKelly95
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In 1984, Music/{{Prince}} sang the line "Are we gonna let the elevator break us down?" in the song "Let's Go Crazy". In 2016, he was found dead on his Paisley Park complex...in an elevator.
8th May '16 5:18:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* While the video was released in about 6 months after Jenny survived a home invasion, one of the songs recorded AceOfBase debut album was titled "Living in Danger", which was done in 1993. The video had a woman in fear that she was about stalked by a man [[spoiler: a former fighter pilot seeking redemption]], and Jenny was watching the woman in question. It was a woman who attacked Jenny in [[OhCrap real life]], who targeted Malin. Malin wasn't there at the scene but it did have an [[CreatorBreakdown effect on her mental health]].

to:

* While the video was released in about 6 months after Jenny survived a home invasion, one of the songs recorded AceOfBase Music/AceOfBase debut album was titled "Living in Danger", which was done in 1993. The video had a woman in fear that she was about stalked by a man [[spoiler: a former fighter pilot seeking redemption]], and Jenny was watching the woman in question. It was a woman who attacked Jenny in [[OhCrap real life]], who targeted Malin. Malin wasn't there at the scene but it did have an [[CreatorBreakdown effect on her mental health]].
24th Apr '16 9:59:19 AM Twentington
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* There are two filk albums with solstice carols inspired by [[HPLovecraft H. P. Lovecraft's]] horror writings, intended for the listener who's sick of the usual [[TastesLikeDiabetes Christmas soundtrack]] and relying heavily on LyricalDissonance for it's comedic effect. This combination backfires badly when you listen to it on Christmas 2015, while catching up on the outcomes of the just concluded 21st international climate conference, and realize that Cthulu and R'yleh work quite well as a metaphor for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrate_gun_hypothesis "methane clathrate gun"]]. [[note]]It's huge, it's been "sleeping" deep under the sea for countless eons, and when it rises, it will cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt through runaway climate change and a mass extinction possibly as big as the "Great Dying" at the end of the Permian era. And there are many people (climate scientists) who really do have nightmares about it, and at least a few particularly pessimist dark-green activists have developed mental illness (depression) and even committed suicide.[[/note]] Suddenly, songs like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptP0OR-e7rI "Death to the World"]] are a lot less funny.
* When ChuckBerry appeared on ''Top of the Pops'' to perform "My Ding-A-Ling", the BBC only let him do so on the condition that they provide illustrations to show what a "ding-a-ling" actually was. They did so by bringing in a family friendly artist to draw along to the performance. When you consider that Rolf Harris was convicted in 2014 of molesting underage girls, it takes on a whole new meaning.

to:

* There are two filk albums with solstice carols inspired by [[HPLovecraft H. P. Lovecraft's]] Creator/HPLovecraft's horror writings, intended for the listener who's sick of the usual [[TastesLikeDiabetes Christmas soundtrack]] and relying heavily on LyricalDissonance for it's its comedic effect. This combination backfires badly when you listen to it on Christmas 2015, while catching up on the outcomes of the just concluded 21st international climate conference, and realize that Cthulu and R'yleh work quite well as a metaphor for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrate_gun_hypothesis "methane clathrate gun"]]. [[note]]It's huge, it's been "sleeping" deep under the sea for countless eons, and when it rises, it will cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt through runaway climate change and a mass extinction possibly as big as the "Great Dying" at the end of the Permian era. And there are many people (climate scientists) who really do have nightmares about it, and at least a few particularly pessimist dark-green activists have developed mental illness (depression) and even committed suicide.[[/note]] Suddenly, songs like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptP0OR-e7rI "Death to the World"]] are a lot less funny.
* When ChuckBerry Music/ChuckBerry appeared on ''Top of the Pops'' to perform "My Ding-A-Ling", the BBC only let him do so on the condition that they provide illustrations to show what a "ding-a-ling" actually was. They did so by bringing in a family friendly artist to draw along to the performance. When you consider that Rolf Harris was convicted in 2014 of molesting underage girls, it takes on a whole new meaning.


Added DiffLines:

* Music/CledusTJudd made a RunningGag of courting Music/ShaniaTwain in his parodies of her material. The last one he did, "Shania, I'm Broke" (a takeoff of "Honey, I'm Home"), contained a lyric about praying that she and husband Creator/RobertJohnMuttLange would get a divorce one day so that Shania could be his wife instead. Twain and Lange divorced in 2010.
15th Apr '16 1:18:29 AM aye_amber
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "Canadian Idiot": The song includes a line "Never even bring their guns to the mall", a thinly veiled reference to mass shootings in the U.S. In 2012, a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Eaton_Centre#2012_shooting mass shooting at the Toronto Eaton Centre]] made this line less funny.
* Music/{{Outkast}}'s "Bombs Over Baghdad", released in late 2000/early 2001. A few years after it was released, and...
* Music/JeffBuckley covered Music/TheSmiths' "I Know It's Over," from ''Music/TheQueenIsDead'' with the repeated line "I can feel the soil falling over my head." He drowned in 1997, aged 30.
** He also wrote a song titled [[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858658319/ "River of Dope"]]. The New Orleans flood and his own death makes it sadder.
** Allusions to water and drowning were fairly common among Jeff Buckley's career, especially with the aptly titled "Nightmares by the Sea"
-->"Stay with me under these waves tonight\''
* Irish band The Thrills released a single called "Whatever Happened to Corey Haim?" in 2004 referencing the 80's star's diminished profile. On March 11th 2010, he died of overdose.

to:

** "Canadian Idiot": Idiot:" The song includes a line "Never even bring their guns to the mall", mall," a thinly veiled reference to mass shootings in the U.S. In 2012, a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Eaton_Centre#2012_shooting mass shooting at the Toronto Eaton Centre]] made this line less funny.
* Music/{{Outkast}}'s "Bombs Over Baghdad", Baghdad," released in late 2000/early 2000 / early 2001. A few years after it was released, and...
* Music/JeffBuckley covered Music/TheSmiths' "I Know It's Over," from ''Music/TheQueenIsDead'' ''The Queen is Dead'' with the repeated line "I can feel the soil falling over my head." He drowned in 1997, aged 30.
** He also wrote a song titled [[http://www."[[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858658319/ "River River of Dope"]]. Dope]]." The New Orleans flood and his own death makes it sadder.
** Allusions to water and drowning were fairly common among Jeff Buckley's career, especially with the aptly titled "Nightmares by the Sea"
-->"Stay
Sea:"
--> "Stay
with me under these waves tonight\''
tonight"
* Irish band The Thrills released a single called "Whatever Happened to Corey Haim?" in 2004 referencing the 80's '80s star's diminished profile. On March 11th 2010, he died of overdose.
27th Mar '16 10:48:11 AM SanaMae
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[Music/Kesha Kesha's]] song "Your love is my drug" begins with the line "maybe I need some rehab", which is a little uncomfortable after her time in rehab for an eating disorder. The title (and repeated line in the chorus) also takes on another meaning amidst her legal battles with producer Dr Luke, whom Kesha alleges drugged and raped her.

to:

* [[Music/Kesha [[{{Music/Kesha}} Kesha's]] song "Your love is my drug" begins with the line "maybe I need some rehab", which is a little uncomfortable after her time in rehab for an eating disorder. The title (and repeated line in the chorus) also takes on another meaning amidst her legal battles with producer Dr Luke, whom Kesha alleges drugged and raped her.
27th Mar '16 10:46:12 AM SanaMae
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Music/Kesha's song "Your love is my drug" begins with the line "maybe I need some rehab", which is a little uncomfortable after her time in rehab for an eating disorder. The title (and repeated line in the chorus) also takes on another meaning amidst her legal battles with producer Dr Luke, whom Kesha alleges drugged and raped her.

to:

* Music/Kesha's [[Music/Kesha Kesha's]] song "Your love is my drug" begins with the line "maybe I need some rehab", which is a little uncomfortable after her time in rehab for an eating disorder. The title (and repeated line in the chorus) also takes on another meaning amidst her legal battles with producer Dr Luke, whom Kesha alleges drugged and raped her.
27th Mar '16 10:44:44 AM SanaMae
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Music/Kesha's song "Your love is my drug" begins with the line "maybe I need some rehab", which is a little uncomfortable after her time in rehab for an eating disorder. The title (and repeated line in the chorus) also takes on another meaning amidst her legal battles with producer Dr Luke, whom Kesha alleges drugged and raped her.
24th Feb '16 9:52:28 AM CurledUpWithDakka
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Who Is It" from ''Music/{{Dangerous}}'' contains a now very unsettling set of lyrics in the second verse.

to:

** ''Who Is It" It'' from ''Music/{{Dangerous}}'' contains a now very unsettling set of lyrics in the second verse.
This list shows the last 10 events of 355. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=FunnyAneurysmMoment.Music