There is no doubt that every song has its hidden meaning and every person might understand that meaning differently. But have you ever tried to interpret the message of the song the other way than it is meant? Well, one guy from Iceland did that and created incredibly comical pictures.

Artist and cartoonist (or as he calls himself, “artoonist”) Hugleikur Dagsson (previously here) is drawing ironic parodies of popular songs, which range from innocent hits from the 50s to melancholic rock ballads of all time. These simple and unsophisticated illustrations might give a naive impression, but they are surprisingly accurate, snappy, sometimes rude and even vulgar. Dagsson’s humor is not for everyone. His ideas go beyond the limits and might be considered bad taste. Some pictures are based on some taboos of Western society. Also, not everyone might find these picture funny, but it’s hard not to give a little smile at least once when strolling through these comic illustrations.

The artist put all of these pictures and more in a book series called “Popular Hits”, published in English.

More info: Hugleikur Dagsson | Tumblr | Facebook

#1

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

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#3

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water

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Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anyone else hears a guitar riff right now?

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#4

The Police - Every Breath You Take

The Police - Every Breath You Take

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#5

Amy Winehouse - Rehab

Amy Winehouse - Rehab

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over opinionated
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why do drug addict celebrities get sympathy from the commoners but a homeless person with the same exact addiction is a piece of shit burden on society? If people don't feel sorry for poor people why do celebrities with problems get sympathy?

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#6

Madonna - Like A Virgin

Madonna - Like A Virgin

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#7

Céline Dion - My Heart Will Go On

Céline Dion - My Heart Will Go On

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Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, since Jack was shock-frosted, this might be possible.

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#8

Bing Crosby - White Christmas

Bing Crosby - White Christmas

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#9

Christmas Carols - Silent Night

Christmas Carols - Silent Night

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#11

Bob Dylan - Blowing In The Wind

Bob Dylan - Blowing In The Wind

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Anna Brandigi
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait so why is this censored but the getting hot in here one wasn't

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#12

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

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#13

Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire

Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire

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Tiny Blue Cactus
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did you know that a commercial for hemorrhoid cream asked Cash to use his song for their add? (He declined, of course).

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#14

Berlin - Take My Breath Away

Berlin - Take My Breath Away

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#15

Nelly – Hot In Here

Nelly – Hot In Here

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#16

R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly

R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly

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#17

Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out

Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out

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Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least we know now! And I find it quite nice.

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#18

Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus

Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus

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#19

KISS - I Was Made For Lovin' You

KISS - I Was Made For Lovin' You

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#20

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun

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#21

Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

C'mon, give it to him... WIthin some years he won't even be able to do it and you will regret it!

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#22

Queen - Killer Queen

Queen - Killer Queen

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#24

Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

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#25

Bing Crosby - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Bing Crosby - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

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#27

Wham! - Last Christmas

Wham! - Last Christmas

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#28

Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

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#29

Ace Of Base - All That She Wants

Ace Of Base - All That She Wants

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#30

Jay-Z - 99 Problems

Jay-Z - 99 Problems

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#31

Devo - Whip It

Devo - Whip It

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Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everyone loves whipped cream!

#32

R.E.M. - Losing My Religion

R.E.M. - Losing My Religion

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay. I bought the Twilight saga for my teenage daughter. As far as she reads, I said to me. But I couldn't help reading the bloody saga. And there's everything but blood, or action, or good literature, Oscar Wilde said "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written". Well, Twilight saga is badly written.

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#34

Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me

Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me

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#35

Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby One More Time

Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby One More Time

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#36

The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil

The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil

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#37

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

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Tina
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

every woman needs good vibrations

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#38

Faithless - God Is A DJ

Faithless - God Is A DJ

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#39

Dean Martin - Let It Snow

Dean Martin - Let It Snow

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#40

Prince - Kiss

Prince - Kiss

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#41

Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

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#42

Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

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#43

Oasis - Wonderwall

Oasis - Wonderwall

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Tro Jan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd imagined it a little different, but OK.

#44

George Michael - Careless Whisper

George Michael - Careless Whisper

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Tina
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you only care bout yourself

#45

The Doors - Hello, I Love You, Won't You Tell Me Your Name

The Doors - Hello, I Love You, Won't You Tell Me Your Name

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Tina
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

its like im watching myself hahah

#46

Public Enemy & Anthrax - Bring The Noise

Public Enemy & Anthrax - Bring The Noise

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#47

Village People - YMCA

Village People - YMCA

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Bonnie D
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol I'm certain that the Ritz is more fun than the y. Y are hostels of varying degrees of sketchinessl. I'm assuming in the early 80s village people times the one in the village was full of young energetic gay dudes

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#48

Britney Spears - Oops, I Did It Again

Britney Spears - Oops, I Did It Again

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#49

Queen - Somebody To Love

Queen - Somebody To Love

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#50

Extreme - More Than Words

Extreme - More Than Words

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Tina
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hahah i think he loves her very much :P

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#51

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.

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#52

Bing Crosby - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

Bing Crosby - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

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CelSlade
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've always thought that was a rather threatening song.

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#53

U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

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Master Markus
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Number One way to make your kids hate the weekend.

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#54

Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

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Tina
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6 years ago

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only if you're not tied him to a chair :P

#55

The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses

The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses

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#56

David Bowie - Life On Mars?

David Bowie - Life On Mars?

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#57

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

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#58

Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round

Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round

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Tina
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this way to the ministry of magic, yeeeey

#59

Aerosmith - Walk This Way

Aerosmith - Walk This Way