Question of the Day

[Content Note: Rape culture.]

What supposedly "romantic" pop song has the creepiest lyrics of all time?

There are sooooooo many pop songs with super creepy lyrics. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is like an ode to date rape; "Young Girl" is like an ode to statutory rape; "Every Breath You Take" is like an ode to stalking (about which Sting only realized in retrospect "how sinister it is" whooooooops). Not all creepy songs are so creepy, but it's truly amazing how many pop songs just get played on the radio, and sung along to, and remain standards and favorites for decades, despite their being truly and deeply hostile to the concept of consent (or romantic agency of any kind, e.g. the Nice Guy anthem, "Cooler Than Me").

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