Top Ten Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

These are the songs that disturb you the most, be it their lyrics, their message, or the way they're sung

The Top Ten

1 Daddy - Korn

Oh, this feels really bad...

Really disturbing lyrics. Also Jonathan Davis actually cries at the end

I made the mistake of not only listening to this without looking up the story behind it, but while high as well. The chorus and the lullaby at the end looped in my head. Continuously. It ruined me, I tell you. Ruined. It brought up things that I had tried for years to bury, to this day this remains the only song by Korn I wish I had never listened to.

This song makes me feel bad,not just because of the lyrics,but because when I listen to it for the first time,it was the day I tried to kill myself...

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2 Kim - Eminem

Well with Eminem going insane in this song cus Kim cheated on him and later murdering her I can truly say this song is messed up

This is way more disturbing than Stan, it's about him murdering his own wife, this song was based on his feelings, and his desire to actually kill his wife while Stan was just more of a warning message to not get too reliant on your idols

Shouldve been number one OH MY GOSH ITS DISTURBING. The lyrics and the sound effects he used at the end was a bit too much for me. I wish I never heard this song again


3 I C*m Blood - Cannibal Corpse

I showed this to my class, and now I'm on a list.

Those lyrics are WAY too disturbing

So over the top and obscene.

A good song, but you never forget those lyrics. They stick with you, haunt you - Shake_n_Bake13

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4 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold

This song is about killing someone and having sex with their dead body...

5 Fitter, Happier - Radiohead

I looked at the lyrics and this is some artsy stuff. I really like it

Creepiest song I've ever heard

6 Closer - Nine Inch Nails

That director's cut though

Watch the music video and you'll see why it's on here

7 Down With the Sickness - Disturbed

Such a great song, but that part where Draiman tells off his mom for all those years of abuse is only for those who can handle a truly disturbing song - Shake_n_Bake13

That “Mommy Don’t hit me! ” Part really gave me the willies - GreenDayFan21

8 Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique

Makes you sick to your stomach

The fact that Stan and maybe even Kim are before this is a joke, listen all he way through and you’ll know why

Listen to it and tell me it shouldn’t be on at least top 3

Really goes in depth into a supposedly true gang story about a guy who had to prove himself to a gang by r*ping someone, only to find out it was his own mother.

9 Revolution 9 - The Beatles

For the beatles, it's definitely a change of pace, but in terms of the avant garde stuff, it's a pioneer in the genre and actually relatively tame for me - ListerBlister

Really strange, but I like it)))

This is so flipping scary, most of it is backwards and keeps me awake at night just thinking about the voices and the petrifying audio. - DaringXx

Such a weird song with terrifying audio. This coming from the beatles is definitely weird

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10 Stan - Eminem

The story of a fan who took his obsession too far. It's the last two verses that are most disturbing - Shake_n_Bake13

The Contenders

11 Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson


Really any of the legendary Marilyn Manson's songs could make this list, but it is this one that is most disturbing just by the way he sings it - Shake_n_Bake13

Just an example of a freak of nature making a demented display of "creativity". I was actually looking for disturbing foreign (Latino, French, Moroccan, Japanese, etc) songs list and not just punk metal junk.
-F. C. Fox

12 Vorkuta - Gulaggh

This music is horrible, full of cries aggressing

13 Date Rape - Sublime

Jolly happy song about a woman who gets raped by a man who later gets raped in prison himself

14 Willy Bum Bum - Alien Red Wolf


Barely a song, really. But once you hear it it scars you forever - Shake_n_Bake13

15 One - Metallica

Why just why? - Userguy44

Honestly, I can understand why it's disturbing. A man suffers because he lost his appendages in war - that's not exactly pleasant. Also, disturbing doesn't always have to mean "bad song". - Gg2000

People are wondering why this song's here.

It's based off Trumbo's novel Johny Got His Gun ; which describes an American soldier from WW1.
The soldier while crossing the trenches gets hit by an artillery shell, he loses his limbs, eyes, tongue, jaw, nose and ears..and he's left in that state..and begs to god to take his life and end his suffering. - Ananya

16 Iowa - Slipknot

Corey was cutting himself with glass while recording this song. - Userguy44

Deserves to be in the top ten, this album is pure evil and I love it

I'm just voting for this one because it deserves to at least be in top 5 the number 1 though is definitely daddy by korn

Slipknot is simply the most disturbing band... Humping severed goat heads on stage, huffing roting Bird corpses in a jar befor a show, not washing their masks while on tour, having songs about playing with dead bodies / locking a lady in a box & not feeding her / suicide in the bloodiest ways / a kid who gives himself surgery / a song LITTERALY called “The Heretic Anthem”... This band is the embodiment of what a scary metal band should be.

17 Paper Cuts - Nirvana

I don't know what's disturbing about this song. - Sabbath

18 Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G
19 Rape Me - Nirvana
20 Last Resort - Papa Roach
21 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

This song makes you actually visualize everything in the song. This should be number one. The songs ranked above this are nursery rhymes compared to this - Sabbath

I'm not disturbed easily... yet I get the creeps listening to this song!

22 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
23 Big Bad Wolf - In This Moment

An excellent metal song with a new, more disturbing, take on the Three Little Pigs - Shake_n_Bake13

24 Demons - Imagine Dragons

Not disturbing at all. - Userguy44

It's sorta disturbing to me, and this is coming from an Imagine Dragons fan. - IceFoxPlayz

I think there are more disturbing Imagine Dragons songs than this. What's even disturbing about it. Anyway, I respect your opinion. - Userguy44

Not disturbing at all, in fact I think it’s kind of beautiful

Maybe I'm the only one that thinks this, but there's always been something about this song that I can't stand, something that just sounds disturbing - Shake_n_Bake13

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25 Polly - Nirvana

Forget what I said about Rape Me. - Userguy44

About a 14 year old girl who was kidnapped and rapped in Washington state and is sung in the mind of the rapist in my opinion even more disturbing then rape me and many others - donovanthorn

26 Yonkers - Tyler, the Creator
27 Halls of Illusions - Insane Clown Posse

Another artist with many disturbing songs, but it is this masterpiece that is most haunting - Shake_n_Bake13

28 Disposable Teens - Marilyn Manson

Manson claims he survived abortion and wrote an entire song based around it.

29 Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie just had to be on this list. This is perhaps the creepiest of his songs - Shake_n_Bake13

30 Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle

It’s disgusting, it’s vile, it made me gag for thirty minutes, it deserves to be on number 1

31 Mein Teil - Rammstein

This is truly disturbing. Should be in the top 10. I mean it's Rammstein?! - Userguy44

Just go look up the music video and come back and tell me this is not disturbing.

32 A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd

Careful with that axe eugene is much more disturbing in my opinion
But most of Pink Floyd's older work is very disturbing

33 Frankie Teardrop - Suicide

No musics, just lyrics. It's about that factory guy named Frankie who have a normal life and have kids. But later in the song, he went insane, loses everything including his wife and kids and he killed himself. Screams were later heard in the song, which it's disturbing. This should be number 1. Daddy by Korn and Kim by Eminem is'nt really disturbing enough. Poor Frank.

I love this band but this song I can barely get through it I literally had to switch it to the song ghost rider
Which is on the same album

34 Every Breath You Take - The Police
35 Timothy - The Buoys

This song was banned from the airway at first due to the lyrics. They tried to say Timothy was a donkey which eventually allowed it to be played. This is definitely not about a donkey. It has a good beat with disturbing lyrics.

Three men are trapped in a coal mine cave-in.
The first two kill and eat their companion to survive; that's pretty disturbing.

36 I've Plummed This Whole Neighborhood - Nurse With Wound
37 Walls Fall Out - Cheryl Merkowski

I don't know why this is disturbing, it's AMAZING. Thank you Cheryl and Madge for being wonderful examples to us all. LYUPS.

38 Scissors - Slipknot

Possibly Slipknots most heavy son. Seems to depict a kid performing surgery on himself.

39 Baby - Justin Bieber

Most abominable, disturbing trash I've ever listened to.

This is so scary, I had nightmares for days after my first listen. I showed it to a friend and he had even worse nightmares. It's like if dj khaled made music high. Thanks for more nightmares.

It's not disturbing at all. Its happy

Of course.

40 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

The clip is kinda disturbing

41 Misery - Maroon 5

I like this song and I never found it disturbing. - PhoenixAura81

42 Bright Eyes - Blind Guardian

This song gives me chills - its music, vocals and lyrics:
“Hey, mother stubborn, I really hate you. If you say yes, I will say no”
“Watching you, Watching you, Watching you …” - Metal_Treasure

43 Fack - Eminem
44 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

I rather find it funny than disturbing. - Userguy44

This song is AWESOME! - PhoenixAura81

45 Cleaning Out My Closet - Angel Haze
46 Insane - Eminem

All you need to see is the first verse and it’s a song about PEDOPHILIA.
*internally barfs at graphic lyrics*

47 Goodbye Blue Sky - Pink Floyd
48 Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden
49 Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj


50 Heroin - The Velvet Underground
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Fitter, Happier - Radiohead
2. Revolution 9 - The Beatles
3. Kim - Eminem
1. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
2. One - Metallica
3. Stan - Eminem
1. I C*m Blood - Cannibal Corpse
2. Daddy - Korn
3. Down With the Sickness - Disturbed

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