I found this a lot in old songs, but also in quite a few new ones. I love songs that have this, off-beat music playing in the background. I know the song 'Bernadette' by IAMX has it. The beginning of Green Day's 'Viva la Gloria' has it. So does Caro Emerald's 'That Man.' I absolutely adore this so I was wondering:
Does anyone know what this is called in music other than "off-beat" or "syncopation?"