* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Oh so many. "Stay", their cover of "[[Music/TheKinks You Really Got Me]]", "Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me", "Dead Man's Party"... the list goes on.
* CoveredUp: "Violent Love". Even people who know the song don't usually know it was written by Wille Dixon in TheFifties.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: "Little Girls" crosses the line roughly about 23 times the entire song.
* EarWorm: So much. “Little Girls” and the trumpets in “No One Lives Forever” spring to mind. "Dead Man's Party" is also likely to stick in your head like glue, ''especially'' the instrumental bridge.
** "Pedestrian Wolves" in its entirety, from the [[BigYes "Yeah! (Yeah!) Yeah! (Yeah!)"]] "chorus" to the EpicRiff to this awesome verse:
--->"I'm so excit'''''eeee'''''d about the prospects of meeting with a stranger in an alleeeey\\
I'm so excit'''''eeee'''''d...\\
I hope they're rough, I hope their skin is tough like Spanish leather, [[BigYes yeeeeeeeeeeah!]]\\
Can't wait until their dull, dead eyes meet mine!\\
I can't wait until their dull, dead eyes meet mine!"
* FaceOfTheBand: The lead singer is [[Creator/DannyElfman one of the most famous film composers of all time]]. We challenge you to name one other member off the top of your head.
* HarsherInHindsight: The defenses of the antagonist's actions in "Only a Lad" were later used in the [[RealitySubtext real-life trial]] of [[http://rt.com/usa/rich-teen-probation-killing-friends-086/ Ethan Couch]], a teenager given a rather tame punishment for killing four people in a drunk driving accident after a judge ruled his actions the result of his privileged lifestyle.
* HilariousInHindsight: "Dead Man's Party" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UbGtjnluyY takes on a whole new level]] when you realize/know the lead singer is [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington's singing voice]] and [[WesternAnimation/CorpseBride Bonejangles]].
* MemeticMutation: “Little Girls” has become quite popular as a theme for {{memetic molester}}s.
* {{Squick}}: Some of the lyrics to "Nasty Habits". Read them [[http://www.lyricsfreak.com/o/oingo+boingo/nasty+habits_20102818.html here]], but make sure you've got plenty of BrainBleach handy.
* TearJerker: The lyrics of "Private Life", especially the repeated pleas of [[DespairEventHorizon "Get me out of here!"]]
** "Mary". Young woman decides to leave her stultifying family and hometown, sees things out in the wider world that completely change her, and when she comes home to visit... she's rejected as a stranger.