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

A masterpiece by Korn, a truly disturbing story delivered in a truly twisted way - Shake_n_Bake13

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.

The Crying at the End is Actually Real. Jonathan Davis Told The Band Before the Recording To Play Through The Entire Song No Matter What Happened. - awesomedp900

A super ugly KornHub song about the lead singers real life experience with sexual assault/rape. He cries and screams because nobody did anything about it.

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2 Kim - Eminem

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

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


3 I C*m Blood - Cannibal Corpse

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

The title is enough

So over the top and obscene.

Pretty bad but I think Necropedophile is worser in terms of disturbing. - Metalmaniakkk

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

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

That director's cut though

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 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

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

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

Really strange, but I like it)))

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9 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

10 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

The Contenders

11 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.

12 Date Rape - Sublime

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

13 Vorkuta - Gulaggh

This music is horrible, full of cries aggressing

14 Willy Bum Bum - Alien Red Wolf

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


15 Paper Cuts - Nirvana
16 One - Metallica
17 Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G
18 Last Resort - Papa Roach
19 Iowa - Slipknot

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.

20 Rape Me - Nirvana
21 Black Sabbath - Black 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 Polly - Nirvana

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

25 Demons - Imagine Dragons

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

This is one of my top 5 songs, it's a very good song, no way that its disturbing. But that's just me.. - Catacorn

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

26 Halls of Illusions - Insane Clown Posse

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

27 Yonkers - Tyler, the Creator
28 Disposable Teens - Marilyn Manson

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

29 Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle

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

30 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

31 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

32 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

33 Every Breath You Take - The Police
34 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.

35 I've Plummed This Whole Neighborhood - Nurse With Wound
36 Baby - Justin Bieber

It's not disturbing at all. Its happy

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.

Of course.

37 Walls Fall Out - Cheryl Merkowski
38 Mein Teil - Rammstein
39 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

40 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
41 Fack - Eminem
42 Chop Suey! - System of a Down
43 Misery - Maroon 5
44 Cleaning Out My Closet - Angel Haze
45 Insane - Eminem

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

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


49 Heroin - The Velvet Underground
50 The Kids - Lou Reed
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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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