Sometimes the best way to express your undying love and devotion for someone is through writing or singing a song. But occasionally, either purposefully or accidentally, love songs can come off as rather unsettling, usually due to disturbing lyrics disguised by catchy music.
Included in this list are 10 of the creepiest love songs out there. Many of these tunes have been enormously successful, yet when you really listen to the lyrics and examine the song up close, you will see how truly creepy they are.
10. “Animals” – Maroon 5
This song by Maroon 5 lit up the charts when it was released in late August of 2014, seeing it played all over the radio and TV for weeks. This huge success it achieved was somewhat strange for a song that begins with the lines “Baby, I’m preying on you tonight, Hunt you down eat you alive.” Of course, these lyrics (and other questionable themes in the song) did not go unnoticed by everyone. The video and song received strong negative attention for trying to make violence against women seem “edgy.” What makes the controversial video even creepier that Adam Levine’s actual wife, Behati Prinsloo, appears alongside him as a co-star.