The Darker Meaning Behind “HEY YA!”

Hotel California was probably my first love among dark or subversive songs that sound deceptively happy – and The Smiths made a career by doing this quite well. My Morning Jacket “Wordless Chorus”, M.I.A “Paper Planes”, Kid Cudi “Pursuit of Happiness”, and Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks” are some of my other favorites.