Most Haunting Songs

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Those tunes that send shivers up and down your spine.

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1Lovers - Jackie Evancho

Her singing goes right to your very soul.

See her PBS Great Performances Dream With Me In Concert presentation of this with traditional Chinese instruments including Taiko drums. Simply amazing!

This is from an older CD and it is amazing but if you want to hear something amazing, listen to her voice today.

Look, why does everyone love Jackie Evancho? I don't see the point - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Point? Why does music have to have a point? It's just to be appreciated for what it is. What's the point of your comment? - BobG

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2Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

Dark, melancholic, and beautiful - all at the same time

Just heard this,
This is one haunting and beautiful piece of work.

Hear it on Yahoo Music or YouTube. Download it on iTunes or amazon.com on June 10. From her upcoming album "Awakening" due for release September 23rd.

3Angel - Jackie Evancho

This song came into my head today unexpected, the version sung on the Tonight show. Almost had me in tears. The way she sang it I will never forget.

The extraordinary voice of Jackie Evancho singing this haunting piece of music leaves me happy and sad at the same time.

This song definitely haunts me.
It's the way Jackie Evancho sings it.

How incredible, this girl can really sing!
Can't get it out of my mind.

4A Day In the Life - The Beatles

John Lennon's vocal performance is just... ghostly. - PetSounds

5Moon Over the Ruined Castle - Jackie Evancho

Traditional folk song performed in Japanese, available only as a bonus track on the Japanese release.

On the Japanese release of "Songs from The Silver Screen", that is. - BobG

Japanese have a special fine emotion of sadness. So I ordered my CD from Japan.

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6Burslem Normals - Robbie Williams
7Whispering Wind - Moby
8One - Metallica

A soldier is severely wounded (blind and unable to move) and waits helplessly for his death. His only hope is to devise a way to communicate with the hospital staff.

The video's story is intercut with scenes taken from the 1971 anti-war film 'Johnny Got His Gun'. - Metal_Treasure

9The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel

"I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains..." - Blue_Devereaux

That li-li-li chorus with the single drum... - PetSounds

10Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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?Crucify Your Mind - Rodriguez

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11The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

Eh Yeah! I loved poetry unit in school! - Curti2594

12Surf's Up - The Beach Boys
13Hotel California - The Eagles
14Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards

Haunting all the way. This awesome ballad in based on real life events: the singer & lyricist saw two car accidents in one week (same place! ) and a boy and a girl were killed.
The singer & lyricist turned this tragedy into a sad but beautiful story:

Death took the life of the boy by mistake and to make up for it, the reaper comes back to take the life of the girl, who his soulmate would have been in life. The reaper asks the girl: "Would you mind if take you?"

The singer uses several voice intonations to communicate the emotions - angelic, melancholy, innocent, ghostly, funeral, dramatic and harsh.
Also, the long scream at the end is insane - I think this scream represents the pain of the body when the soul leaves it. Then pain goes away.

Amazing vocals start to finish, hands down. This guy will leave you in awe. - Metal_Treasure

15Sleep Alone - Moby

This is indeed a unique song. Thanks to the cute Hawk who posted it.

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16The Show Must Go On - Queen
17Fallen - Electus

My brain goes into a lovely yet spooky state when I play this. - PositronWildhawk

18Time - Pink Floyd
19Hurt - Johnny Cash
20Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
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1. Angel - Jackie Evancho
2. Lovers - Jackie Evancho
3. Moon Over the Ruined Castle - Jackie Evancho
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2. Time - Pink Floyd
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
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2. The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
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