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Threesome: Stalker-iffic love songs

December 12, 2008


[embedded YouTube video; if you can’t watch it, click here]

Here are three songs that are frequently construed as love songs, but are really creepy stalker anthems;  this follows up on a conversation with Nick in this comment thread.

The video above is for the Freezepop song “Stakeout,” which is actually a stalker song. But really, how creepy could being stalked by Liz Enthusiasm (who also did the cool animation) be?

Incidentally, if you happen to be in the Boston area, Freezepop are playing tonight (Friday, December 12th) at the Middle East Downstairs, along with fellow z=z faves The Bon Savants.

If you have a favorite stalker-slash-love song, please share it in the comments!

MP3: Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Possess Your Heart [amazon]

MP3: Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) [amazon]

MP3: The Police – Every Breath You Take [amazon]

3 comments

  1. Opened this up to some friends earlier – here’s what we came up with:

    Elvis Costello – “I Want You” [lyrics; song]

    The Smiths – “Never Had No One Ever” [lyrics; song]

    Ray Parker & Raydio – “You Can’t Change That” [lyrics; song]

    Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put a Spell on You” [lyrics; song]

    The Originals – “Suspicion” [song]

    “I’ll be a poundin, houndin at your door,
    One day you’ll open up the door, I’m sure
    Baby, when your love comes down
    I’ll be there, where I’m always found
    You’re afraid of me today,
    But soon you’ll see things my way…”


    • This is disturbingly fertile ground…


  2. I wasn’t really thinking about it, and then the Coulton cover of Rick Springfield’s “Don’t Talk To Strangers” came up on the way home from work today.



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