Top 10 Stalker Songs

Hello readers. Today I’m talking about stalker songs.  I love listening to music. I’m also partially deaf. So often I have little idea what the actual lyrics are to the songs I love. One song I’ve loved forever is Don Henleys Boys of Summer (only Don Henley’s version, all others should be banned).

The other week one of my guys asked to sing it at karaoke so I had a chance to see the lyrics. I was really surprised that it’s not a sweet love song,  but rather more sinister.

This got me wondering about what other ‘love songs’  should actually be relabeled. So I did a bit of research and can now present my top 10 stalker songs.

Top 10 Stalker Songs

#10 – I Want You To Want Me (Cheep Trick)

A very early 80’s track. This one  isn’t immediately obvious entry on a stalker songs list  but it’s got potential.

” I want you to want me,
I need you to need me. “

and so it goes on. This is a person who is very focused on their own wants and needs. Possibly not a fully developed stalker, but not someone you would want as a boyfriend.

#9 – Don’t You Want Me (Human League)

I love a bit of 80’s retro and this is a classic song. It isn’t the worst stalker song in the world, but he definitely isn’t taking the breakup well.

 ” Dont forget its me who put you where you are now,
and I can put you back down too. “

and a bit further in the song.

” It’s much too late to find,
You think you’ve changed your mind.
You’d better change it back or we will both be sorry. “

Using  threats to coerce the lady into going back to  is not acceptable behaviour. He really needs to accept it’s over and back off.

#8 – Shiver (Coldplay)

Bringing things more up to date now with this Coldplay track. A tale of a man who feels he is being ignored by the object of his desire.

” I’ll always be waiting for you.
So you know how much I need you.
But you never even see me do you?
And is this my final chance of getting you? “

If she doesn’t know he is there, then how can she know his waiting or is evidence of how much he needs her. That line demonstrates classic faulty stalker logic.

” Don’t you shiver, shiver, shiver. “

Why would she shiver? Apart from realising she is being stalked and being scared shitless!

#7 – Boys of Summer (Don Henley)

As mentioned above I love this song. However, even if  the lyrics about how she made him crazy and he made her scream are just about sex, this is still very much a stalker song.

” I’m driving by your house,
Though I know you’re not home”

If she isn’t there, neither should he be. Visiting someones home while knowing they aren’t there is classic stalker behaviour.

” I don’t understand what happened to our love.
But, babe  I’m gonna get you back,
I’m gonna show you what I’m made of. “

Maybe she doesn’t want him back. It’s also quite likely she already knows what his love is made of and that’s why she isn’t with him any more.

” I thought I knew what love was, what did I know.
Those days are gone forever.
I should just let them go, but…”

Oh, he so nearly had it right then. He SHOULD just let it go. No ifs and certainly no buts.

#6 – One Way Or Another ( Blondie)

Another classic track, from 1979 ( again we will ignore all modern cover versions). it is quite easy to see why this song is on the list. It also demonstrates that it’s not only men who can become stalkers.

” One way or another,
I’m gonna find ya, I’m gonna get ya, get ya, get ya.”

” I will drive past your house.
And if the lights are all down, I’ll see  who’s around. “

” I’ll walk down the mall, stand over by the wall.
Where I can see it all, find out who ya’ call. “

Okay, I can’t imagine there were many blokes on the planet who would have turned Debbie Harry down in her day, but even so. She is going to stalk his house, follow him and find out who he is phoning. She is a determined female stalker.

 

#5 – Two Steps Behind (Def Leppard)

An early 90’s track this time. I can remember buying the LP with this on (if anyone asks what and LP is I will cry) and thought it was such a beautiful acoustic track till I read the lyrics.

” You can run but you can never hide.
From the shadow that’s creepin’ up beside you. “

What is this shadow? It could be a metaphor for the hidden love that the stalker believes she has for him. In reality it is more likely to be an actual shadow from the stalker.

” Whatever you do,
I’ll be two steps behind you.
Wherever you go,
And I’ll be there to remind you.
That it only takes a minute of your precious time.
To turn around,
I’ll be two steps behind. “

And there it is. He is quite proud of the fact that he will be stalking her every move, and clearly wants her to see him doing this.

#4 – Walking After You (Foo Fighters)

I love the Foo Fighters. I love Dave Grohl. I’m sure he must have had some weird arse stalkers in his time  and yet he has still written a very stalker ex boyfriend song.

” If you’d accept surrender,
I’ll give up some more.
Weren’t you adored.
I cannot be without you,
Matter of fact.
I’m on your back. “

While the idea of surrendering to Dave sounds quite mmmm, surrendering to the demands of a psycho ex is not something anyone should be doing.

” If you walk out on me,
I’m walking after you. “

Clearly he has no intentions of letting the lady end the relationship.

#3 – Keep On Loving You (Rio Speedwagon)

Back to the 80’s again (where a lot of these songs appear to have originated). This is another tale of a rejected ex who is not accepting the relationship is over.

” You should have seen by the look in my eyes, baby.
There was somethin’ missin’.
You should have known by the tone of my voice, maybe.
But you didn’t listen. “

Already he is taking a very aggressive tone.

” And I meant, every word I said,
When I said that I loved you,
I meant that I loved you forever. “

  1. That could come across as a very sweet romantic sentiment, however given the general tone of the song, it comes across as distinctly threatening.

#2 – Every Breath You Take (Sting)

Now until very recently I would have said this song was the all time number I on any list of stalker songs. There is nothing sweet or romantic about it. In fact it has always given me the creeps when I hear it on the radio.

” Oh, can’t you see,
You belong to me. “

Claiming ownership of another person is down right freaky and wrong.

” Every single day,
Every word you say,
Every game you play,
Every night you stay,
I’ll be watching you. “

Quite clearly the rantings of a very deranged stalking ex.

#1 – Run for your life (The Beatles)

I never thought I would hear a worse entry in a list of stalker songs than Every Breath You Take. Further if one had existed I would have not credited it as being written by the fab four. But in a time before he was preaching about world peace, John Lennon co-wrote this little song with Paul McCartney. It is full on psycho stalker material and definitely deserves the number 1 spot in this list.

” Well, I’d rather see you dead, little girl
Than to be with another man.
You better keep your head, little girl,
Or you won’t know where I am “

Can you get much creapier than that? I think not, but if you know of any other stalker songs that deserve to be on this list please let me know.

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52 Comments

  1. Alana - Burnished Chaos

    June 24, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Oh my god! I knew about the Police one but some of these are seriously creepy 😱 X

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 24, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      They really are. I dont know why anyone would think they are romantic once you know the lyrics x

  2. Plutonium Sox

    June 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, the Beatles!! What are you doing to me?? They always seemed so lovely and gentle! You’re right though, those lyrics are properly creepy. And Blondie too, who knew!!
    Nat.x

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 24, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      I was really surprised about the Beatles one. That is 100% psycho shit.

  3. Heather Burnett

    June 25, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Not sure what it says about me, but I love most of these!!!❤️❤️❤️
    And now I’ve got Blondie in my head all day…

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 25, 2017 at 12:47 am

      I will take that as being a good thing then 😊

  4. Pickinguptoys

    June 25, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Boys of Summer is my all time favourite song!I’ve often wondered the same as you.Also love I want you to want me but I’m naughty and prefer the Letters from Cleo version,it is weird wanting someone to want you,they either do or don’t,you can’t make someone have feelings.This is a great list Mrs A! X

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

      I thought there were other versions of that song but didnt know who by x

  5. Andy

    June 26, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Was it “The Calling” that sang “If I could, then would, go wherever you would go?”

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 26, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Oh, Ive always read that song as being about someone who has died talking to someone they have left behind.
      I have earmarked this as my funeral song 😁

  6. The Tale of Mummyhood

    June 26, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Sometimes song lyrics really amaze me! #bigpinklink

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 26, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      They are really very freaky x

  7. Anne

    June 26, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I’ve always been creeped out by Police’s ‘every Breath you Take’ and thought that Blondie’s ‘one Way or another’ was a little weird….but the Beatles!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 26, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      The Beatles song is in a class of its own!!

  8. jeremy-thirstydaddy

    June 26, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    I always looked at Joe Elliot as kind of a bodyguard there to protect her from the shadow in Two Steps Behind. Might have to give that one another listen…The REO Speedwagon song always struck me as off. He straight up says that he “knew all about those men”. Not cool dude

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Yeah that is quite twisted

  9. Heather Keet

    June 27, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Song lyrics are downright creepy sometimes! #DreamTeam

  10. Nicole

    June 27, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Oh no! I’ve always thought of most of those songs as sweet! Especially Keep on Loving You! Now all I’ll hear is “stalker…stalker…stalker.” Lol! #twinklytuesday

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

      It really makes a difference when you read all the lyrics.

  11. Mackenzie Glanville

    June 27, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I LOVE Def Leppard, I actually see that song as if he is a metaphor for addiction, like drugs or alcohol, or even just mental illness itself. I know I always feel like my depression is two steps behind and I have to keep walking forward to stay ahead of it, as he says “walk the line’. But maybe that’s just my dark interpretation of how some days feel to me. But yes how brilliant of you to come up with this list, that Beatles song is SO BAD!!! Luckily that never became world number one hit! Brilliant post. #DreamTeam

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 27, 2017 at 9:21 am

      That is actually a brilliant interpretation of the lyrics. Depression certainly is a stalker x

  12. Mackenzie Glanville

    June 27, 2017 at 7:01 am

    oh and PS: I loved watching the old clips too, I am sure my kids were like what is mum doing lol

  13. Fran Back With A Bump

    June 27, 2017 at 8:51 am

    This is genius and I’ve often penned a post in my head about creepy songs. Billy Ocean Get out of my dreams and into my car is also super creepy!! Sting though, that’s just sinister!!!! #twinklytuesday xx

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 27, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Oh yes, that is very sinister too x

  14. Kerry

    June 27, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Love these! Coldplay Shiver is one of my favourite songs…will be thinking of it quite differently from now on though! #TwinklyTuesday

  15. All about a Mummy

    June 27, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Oh wow! I was sure Sting would be number one! Creepy! #twinklytuesday
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    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 27, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Yes, its hard to believe there is a worse song than that x

  16. Gemma Nuttall

    June 27, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I sing along to almost all of these songs and didn’t even give this a thought!!! Creepy bunch aren’t they! Haha!
    Loved reading this. Thanks for joining #bigpinklink x

  17. Lisa

    June 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Feeling just a wee bit creeped out at the moment #DreamTeam

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Yeah, it is a bit like that 😁

  18. Jenny (Accidental Hipster Mum)

    June 27, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Amazing! I have another one for your list: Simeon’s Dilemma by Why? It starts “Stalker’s my whole style, if I get caught I’ll deny, deny, deny.” Check it out!

    #bigpinklink

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 27, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Ohh, thats a proper contender x

  19. Heather Burnett

    June 27, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Every Breath You Take is my Favorite!!! #DreamTeam

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 27, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Ah, ivr always found it too creepy. I love some of the others though x

  20. Hollie Ramsey

    June 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I always thought that Every Breath You Take song was pretty creepy but I wasn’t familiar with that Beatles song! Good heavens!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      It really does take it to a new level of freaky!

  21. Jaki

    June 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    OMG – I know all of these songs and never once realised that the lyrics were like this! Freaky! #TwinklyTuesday

  22. Amy

    June 28, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I love this list! And aren’t pretty much all of The Police’s songs stalker songs? LOL

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 28, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Oh, I really dont know x

  23. Baby Isabella

    June 29, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Wow never realised about the Coldplay song! We actually think that Radiohead’s Creep is quite sinister too! #DreamTeam x

  24. Talya

    June 29, 2017 at 10:21 am

    HahaI LOVE that you have created a whole blog post around this….I feel a little on edge that so many of these songs are basically stalker songs…going to be looking over my shoulder a lot more today. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub with this! x

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      The line between romantic and stalker is a very fine one it would appear 😁

  25. Alana - Burnished Chaos

    June 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Returning with #DreamTeam and #coolmumclub

  26. Michelle Kellogg

    June 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Wow! Some of these I never thought of as stalker songs – like Def Leppard – but when you put it in that perspective, oh man! One song I would add to this one would be Always by Bon Jovi. That’s another song I never would have thought of as a stalker song but I read an interview with him once and he said it was actually about a stalker. Brings on a whole new meaning after that, lol!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Oh I love that Bon Jovi song. I know its not what its about but the song was in the charts when my eldest was born and the chorus just seemed to sum up how I felt about my baby

  27. Emma (emmaology)

    June 29, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    The title of this post totally lured me in… does that mean I’m secretly a stalker? I agree about Sting, that’s a super creepy song!! #coolmumclub

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      June 29, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      Oh no. You are just educating yourself about these things 😊

  28. mummy here and there

    June 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    This is brilliant! I definitely think that Police song is a bit sinister X #ablogginggoodtime

  29. Rhyming with Wine

    July 1, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Eeeeekk! I used to love numbers 2 and 3!! I always thought they were so romantic and emotional. Now I think they are weird and very creepy. Thanks for that! 😂 I chuckled and eeked all the way through this Mrs A. Brilliant! xx #coolmumclub

  30. Lisa (mummascribbles)

    July 1, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Oh, I love so many of these songs and now they are mega creepy…who knew! Great work there! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  31. Mummy in a TuTu

    July 5, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    oh hello long time no see – great to have you back in the blogosphere. you picked some great tunes here!
    thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 5, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Hello there, they are fab songs but as creepy all hell 😁

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