I like The Weepies a lot.
I think it's because they often pair lyrics of songs with contradictory beats and melodies. i.e. - my current song obsession, "When You Go Away:"
There's something that makes it more poignant because it's not a ballad or something equally slow and sad-- like the lyrics would seem to call for.
Kind of like this scene in Sense and Sensibility- which is totally heartbreaking, because Marianne gets crushing news while dance music is being played. [The 2nd half of this scene is oh so much better, but I can't find it online].
I can't explain why the contradiction works, but-- for me-- it does. Maybe it feels more honest? Really- I have no idea.
Any other examples? Or general thoughts?
I'm curious about why the upbeat music/down beat content resonates.