- Supporter's chants at association football matches are sometimes jaw-droppingly offensive. The whole point, of course, is to rile up the opposing fans and irritate the opposing players, especially if one sings about them personally. Chants about traumatic real events in the opposing club's history (the death of players or fans, for instance) are particularly frowned-upon, although most football fans will have joined in with one such chant in their time, whatever they may tell you. Heard at Anfield to the tune of "English Country Garden":
How many people lived and died,
In the Munich Air Dis-aaaster?
Too many lived and not enough died,
In the Munich Air Dis-aaaster!
- And more often than not, this comes in reply to, or sparks a reply in the form of, equally disgusting songs about Heysel and Hillsborough Disasters from the United end. While this is invariably condemned by managers, players and ex players and fans, this sad tradition continues, as seen in March 2016 when Liverpool kicked United up and down the pitch at Anfield, winning 2-0 - and if it had not been for the heroics of Davide De Gea, the United goalkeeper, it could easily have been 6-0 or more.
- Fans of the Chilean national team apparently chant "Vamos a la playa" ("let's go to the beach") when playing Bolivia. Chile conquered Bolivia's coastline in the War of the Pacific leaving the nation landlocked which has a lot to do with why Bolivia is so poor today.
- Many of Tom Lehrer's songs, with particular mention of "I Hold Your Hand In Mine" and "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park".
She set her sister's hair on fire! (Rickety-tickety-tin)And as the smoke and flame grew higher, she danced around the funeral pyre,Playing a violin!
- Tom Lehrer said of "I Hold Your Hand in Mine" that "of all the songs I've ever sung, that's the one I've got the most requests not to."
- There also is "The Masochism Tango".
- And "We Will All Go Together When We Go", in which the description of the effects becomes steadily more gruesome (sung most cheerfully).
- Also, "The Irish Ballad":
Promenading in St: James
- "I wanna Go Back to Dixie" even features, in the live introduction, "The following song, on the other hand, goes too far." The song skewers culture that romanticizes the Deep South with lines such as "Poll tax, how I love ya, how I love ya, poll tax!" and "Put my white sheet on again, I ain't seen one good lynching in years!"
- "I Got It from Agnes" is a song about the spread of an STD among a rather... close circle of friends. That itself is pretty outrageous. But then it has lines like "Max got it from Edith, who gets it every spring/ She got it from her Daddy, who just gives her everything/ She then gave it to Daniel, whose spaniel has it now/ Our dentist's even got it and we're still wondering how."...
- Bill Oddie borrowed the concept of killing birds for entertainment from Tom Lehrer and wrote Persecuting Pigeons in Trafalgar Square for I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again. Animal abuse? Not funny. Animal abuse lovingly detailed and sung to a cheery melody? Wonderful.
I play lots of little games
Coating Nelson's column with great care
With some stuff that looks like paint
But I promise you — it ain't
A-persecuting pigeons in Trafalgar Square
- Doesn't even begin to describe MC Bushpig and his over-the-top Horrorcore.
- Seeing as it's a Christmas song, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" probably qualifies.
- In a similar vein, Weird Al's song "The Night Santa Went Crazy", where Santa holds his elves hostage, kills (and eats) his reindeer, and (in one version) is shot in the head by the SWAT team. Giving Santa a gun is doing one thing.
- Jingle BOMBS
- Speaking of Santa going off the deep end, The Killers' song "Don't Shoot Me Santa" talks about Santa coming to shoot a boy who "couldn't let [the people who bullied him] off that easy" and has been "killin' just for fun" Of course, it is Played for Laughs.
- If you think that's bad, listen to the parody "Grandpa Got Worked Over by a Mobster."
- The trailer for the Marilyn Manson album Born Villain, directed by Shia LaBeouf and co-written by LaBeouf and Manson and set to the song "Overneath the Path of Misery," already sounds insane. Then you get to the actual video (criminally NSFW). Shaving women's heads, child molestation, Shakespeare quotes, sex and cheek piercing with a giant needle, with Manson sliding it back and forth as if he's using it to have sexual intercourse with her cheek all sounds like it should be offensive. But then they top everything else and have Marilyn Manson graphically insert an eyeball into a woman's vagina. The line has not been seen since.
- The musical piece Ya(c)kety Sax, better known as the theme for The Benny Hill Show, has been said to "make anything funny". Hell, if you don't believe us try it yourself.
- Pretty much anything by Stephen Lynch. Grandfather gets a special mention.
- The music video for "Warning" by Green Day does something like this. It follows a young man doing every single thing you have ever been warned not to do. After some point you stop yelling at the man to "Don't eat that raw meat!" and things like that, and just start laughing at how amazing it is he's managed to survive this long.
- A lot of stuff by The Vandals. Example? The song "Fourteen"; lyrics include "I can't make love to you because you're fourteen", and "there will come a day when love like ours is not a crime, just give it time". Sick. Also funny. Also the Christmas album "Oi to the World" which includes the songs "My First X-Mas (as a Woman)", "Christmas Time for My Penis" and "Hang Myself From the Tree"
- The video for Amanda Palmer's "Oasis". Seriously, just watch it.
- Lady Gaga and Beyoncé do this in "Telephone": after killing every single person - and a dog - in the restaurant, they decide on doing a dance dressed in outfits bearing the American flag, with all the dead corpses lying around them.
- Arlo Guthrie's 18 minute 60's protest song against the draft does this when he's describing what he did when asked to talk to the shrink at the recruiting office.
And I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill, KILL, KILL." And I started jumpin' up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL," and he started jumpin' up and down with me and we was both jumpin' up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL." And the sergeant came over, pinned a medal on me, sent me down the hall, said, "You're our boy."
- "Weird Al" Yankovic has at least a couple of these on every album, i.e. "Mr. Frump in the Iron Lung", "Christmas at Ground Zero", "Good Old Days", "Trigger Happy", "The Night Santa Went Crazy"… Add "Weasel Stomping Day" to that list.
- "Sex Dwarf" by Soft Cell (yes, the duo that covered "Tainted Love"). One of the most shockingly perverted, sleazy, aggressively homoerotic songs in existence... and utterly hilarious for it. The video was CONFISCATED BY THE POLICE enjoy it here!
- The Doug Anthony All Stars. 'Nuff said.
- "Banging in the Nails" by the The Tiger Lillies. Actually, scratch that to anything by the Tiger Lillies, who specialize in singing songs about the darkest and most taboo subjects imaginable in a hilariously high-pitched falsetto voice with toe-tappingly catchy cabaret backup. They made an entire album about zoophilia. Then there's "Hamsters", (about a man pleasuring himself by shoving live hamsters up his rectum,) "Kick a Baby", (about kicking a baby down the stairs,) "Piss on Your Grave," (about murdering, in order, the Virgin Mary, Joseph, Jesus's Disciples, John the Baptist, St Peter, Jesus, God and Satan...and pissing on their graves). And this is only the beginning of their discography...
- The entire premise to the Fountain of Wayne's song "Stacy's Mom" (a young boy being in love with his best friend's mother) can be counted as this. The somewhat sexual imagery in the music video isn't making the song any less uncomfortable either.
- The song "A Little Piece of Heaven" by Avenged Sevenfold is about a guy who kills his girlfriend, eats her heart, has sex with her dead body, and then she comes back from the dead, kills him, and they get married and go on a mass killing spree. And it's freaking awesome.
- Kevin Murphy has the song "Larry's Fine", about Larry Fine. It starts off as a typical ode to his physical endurance, but quickly becomes a homosexual escapade...before the trademark physical abuse begins again.
- Anal Cunt's lyrics tend to follow a simple pattern, usually consisting of "I saw that you were adjective/I thought it would be funny if something bad happened/so I did something sociopathically awful." As a result, reading said lyrics tends to be like reading the Twitter feed of the most psychopathic person in the history of the world.
- "Tell Your Sister I'm Single" by Tyler Dickerson is already audacious enough from just its title. But then you get to the bridge "Let's keep it in the family / Yeah, you can call me daddy"...
- "Shave 'em Dry" by Lucille Bogan. From 1935, and unspeakably NSFW. "More innocent time", my ass.
- The Bloodhound Gang is a master of this. See the first couple of lyrics from "Altogether Ooky":
Caught you / Sniffing my boxersWho the fuck does that / at Red Lobster?
- In Sweden there is an entire genre of music called "Könsrock" (Genitalia rock) that is pretty much the embodiment of this trope. By far the most infamous of those bands is Onkel Kånkel and his Kånkelbärs ("Uncle Dingleberry and his Dingleberries"). They were brought to the attention of the authorities when a schoolteacher had read the lyrics to one of their song which describe, in detail how an 85-year old man gets a 9-year old girl drunk and rapes her in the forest, all portrayed in a whimsical humoristic fashion. Fortunately for all of us who appreciate freedom of speech, any attempt to ban them failed.
- "Cantina" is all about a poor guy who visits Mos Eisley's infamous cantina and ends up receiving all kinds of unwanted sexual attention from everyone there (up to and including Han, Chewie, Greedo, and even Obi-Wan). It's quite hilariously disturbing.
- There's also "The Trouble with Tribbles." The singer works a lonely job and buys some tribbles. He does not buy them as pets.
- "The Headless Waltz" is a song about the execution of Marie Antoinette, filled with beheading puns and ending up with her running around looking for her head.
- "Zombie Prostitute". The title character keeps losing bits during sexual acts.
- One has to wonder what in the hell Mel Brooks was thinking when he recorded "To Be or Not to Be", considering Brooks is Jewish. Spoiler- it has nothing to do with Shakespeare.
- This trope is the source from which the comedy of the Dos Gringos flows.
- A song about pedophilia? Not funny. A song about necrophilia? Still not funny. A song about bestiality? Not even a chuckle. How about "Sado Maso Pedo Robo Necro Bestiality"? ...actually kinda funny.
- Dynamite Hack's cover of Boyz in the Hood. A bunch of white guys covering a gangsta rap song with usage of the N-word should be horribly offensive, but the fact that, at the same time, they took a violent gangsta rap song and made a laid-back acoustic cover of it makes it funny again.
- Similar is Ben Folds' soft rock cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit."
- The Lonely Island, big time. Nearly every single song of theirs uses this in their lyrical content, with "Like a Boss", "Spell It Out", "We're Back!", and "Natalie's Rap" being among the prime examples. In fact, just look at the names of some of their songs to get an idea of how much they love this trope: "Jizz in My Pants", "Dick in a Box", "I Just Had Sex", "Motherlover", "I Fucked My Aunt", "Trouble on Dookie Island", "3-Way (The Golden Rule)"...
- Any song by the AIDS. Their music is absurdly vulgar, yet so strange and goofy that it is difficult to take their offensive content seriously. You can listen to them here.
- Dir en grey have pretty much become the Visual Kei equivalent of Anal Cunt, at least lyrically. Their lyrics are generally designed to be as offensive and shocking as possible, with their very lightest song coming at a 9 on the Mohs Scale of Lyrical Hardness. However, people who have met the band report this as a case of Mean Character, Nice Actor.
- Experimental artist Leyland Kirby, performing as v/vm, made a single commemorating the death of the Queen Mum. The single included calling her a drunk racist robot, a sound college of her funeral and terrible covers of "The Queen Is Dead" and "Anarchy in the UK".
- "Napalm Sticks to Kids."
- Oingo Boingo : Infectious Latin-infused pop music. Lyrics about possible pedophilia and creepy sexual interest ("Little Girls"), black comedy about death ("No One Lives Forever", "Dead Man's Party"), a one-man crime wave ("Only a Lad"), suicide, unemployment, and home invasion burglary ending in nuclear war ("Nothing Bad Happens to Me")
- "Blowfly's Rapp" by Blowfly, also known as "Rapp Dirty". In it, the protagonist, among other things, almost has sex with a woman before finding out she was a transvestite and getting in a fight with the grand dragon of the Ku-Klux Klan. And we haven't even gotten into the lyrical content yet. Suffice it to say, don't open the link at work.
- Elton John's "I Think I'm Going to Kill Myself" is, as the title combined with the song's being listed here probably indicates, a comedic song about suicide with Lyrical Dissonance aplenty. The song is one of the jauntiest Elton's ever written and he delivers the lyrics (which dance over the line themselves) in a jaw-droppingly flippant manner. And don't forget about the tap dance solo. It kind of has to be heard to be believed.
- Dixie Chicks's "Goodbye Earl" starts off with the story an abused woman who's beaten so badly by her husband she winds up in intensive care. You'd think that would be a depressing song, but then her longtime friend shows up, they poison Earl and bury him, and it turns out no one gives a crap he's vanished. All to a jaunty, upbeat tempo. The video takes it even further, explicitly being played for laughs with Earl being played by Dennis Franz and ending with him dancing as Earl's decaying corpse.
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