90s at 9 Dark Song Disguised As a Bouncy Number

The Offspring kinda fools you with this one if you're not actually listening to the lyrics.

"Why Don't You Get A Job" was The Offspring's second single off the Americana album in 1999. It made it to #74 on the Billboard Hot 100, #21 on the Top 40 chart, #10 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks, and #4 on the Alternative Songs chart.

The melody of the song was inspired by The Beatles "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" and Simon and Garfunkle's "Cecilia." It sounds bouncy and fun, but the lyrics are actually quite dark. The lyrics tell of two people who leach off of each other and are too lazy to get a job. 

The Offspring "Why Don't You Get A Job" 1999