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 Daddy - Korn Cover Art

I first listened to this song when I was... eleven. Yep. I was literally some eleven year old kid, and I dared myself to listen to this song. But, like all people who listened to it, I was NOT ready to listen to this song for the first time. Not to brag, but I knew so much about this world as a kid, but that included things that could hurt people, like what Jonathon went through. Heck, "hurt" is an understatement. At first, we hear this part of the song which sounds like a church hymn. Then, we hear the bass line, and the main part of the song begins. This was easy for me, but my sympathy for John started to emerge. I think people should focus more on those little sounds in the instrumental, too, after John sings "...innocent child" when he sings the chorus for the first time. Man, the instrumental really did set up the mood for this song. In the middle of the song, we hear choir voices, and Jonathan saying the lyrics in a deep voice. You can hear screams too, ...more

Literally send shivers down my spine, and listening to him talk about the abuse he suffered in interviews makes listening even worse. The fact that he can remember the pain that he went through even though he was so young (around five) is the most heart breaking thing to think about.

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.

My god...this song is so heartbreaking to listen to. It's about the lead singer of KoRn getting molested as a child. There's just so much pain and anger in his voice...

2 I C*m Blood - Cannibal Corpse I C*m Blood - Cannibal Corpse Cover Art

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

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

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

So over the top and obscene.

3 Kim - Eminem Kim - Eminem Cover Art

You can picture everything in this song. You can't really picture EMinem the same way after picturing him murdering his wife.

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

4 Down With the Sickness - Disturbed Down With the Sickness - Disturbed Cover Art

I love this song it isn't bad or gross why is this on here if you don't like something or like something that is everybody's on decission if they don't please be rude about it.

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

5 Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique Cover Art

This literally is the most disturbing song I've ever heard...

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

6 Revolution 9 - The Beatles Revolution 9 - The Beatles Cover Art

This is not a song. I don't even know what this is, or what drug all four of the Beatles were smoking when they made this.

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

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

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.

7 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art

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

Love this song

8 Date Rape - Sublime Date Rape - Sublime Cover Art
9 Stan - Eminem Stan - Eminem Cover Art

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

10 Closer - Nine Inch Nails Closer - Nine Inch Nails Cover Art

The Newcomers

? Angel of Death - Slayer Angel of Death - Slayer Cover Art
? De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem Cover Art
The Contenders
11 Fitter, Happier - Radiohead Fitter, Happier - Radiohead Cover Art

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

12 Iowa - Slipknot Iowa - Slipknot Cover Art

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.

I was absolutely terrified listening to this song for the first time, the bass line and vocals are on point along with sampling guitar and precision/drums. Listen to it in complete darkness and let your brain take you to hell.

Even though people say they're scary, off stage they are the nicest people you will meet.
yeah, their songs are creepy to the average person, but the people are good humans

Corey was cutting himself with glass while recording this song.

13 Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson Cover Art

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

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

14 One - Metallica One - Metallica Cover Art

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.

The music video version makes it even creepier.

15 Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G Cover Art
16 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Cover Art

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

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

17 Paper Cuts - Nirvana Paper Cuts - Nirvana Cover Art

This song is about a family who locked their kids in the basement and at the end social services come to rescue them but the kids think that their there to hurt them and abuse them further.

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

18 Willy Bum Bum - Alien Red Wolf Willy Bum Bum - Alien Red Wolf Cover Art
19 Rape Me - Nirvana Rape Me - Nirvana Cover Art
20 Vorkuta - Gulaggh Vorkuta - Gulaggh Cover Art
21 Last Resort - Papa Roach Last Resort - Papa Roach Cover Art

The lyrics are about suicide, almost to the point where it glorifies it. It also mentions mutilation. Surprisingly there wasn't any controversy surrounding this song.

22 Polly - Nirvana Polly - Nirvana Cover Art

Like Daddy this song is REAL while it didn't happen to Kurt, it still happened to someone who's most likely still walking around today.

23 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails Hurt - Nine Inch Nails Cover Art

No not scary at all.

24 Baby - Justin Bieber Baby - Justin Bieber Cover Art

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.

Excuse me? JB rocks! But that's just my opinion. I really wish the good sides of him were also shown on this website.

This gruesome madness is like 10 times more disturbing than daddy by Korn...

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

25 Big Bad Wolf - In This Moment Big Bad Wolf - In This Moment Cover Art

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

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