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

The fact that this is true makes it more disturbing than other songs on the list. The artist ACTUALLY experienced this. Not every day you hear something this dark only to realize its true.

Though I hate listening to this song. Songs like this are the reason why I love metal

Oh, this feels really bad...

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

2 I C*m Blood - Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse members and fans are sick,disgusting and degenerate edgelords.

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.

3 Kim - Eminem

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

Its disturbing but it's a good song - wren6

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

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

4 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold

Love this song

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

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

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

This song is about a man wanting to join a gang. During his initiation He beats and rapes a women. This women is reviled to be his 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 Date Rape - Sublime

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

13 Iowa - Slipknot

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.

Very creepy song. - Userguy44

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. - Userguy44

14 One - Metallica

The music video version makes it even creepier.

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

15 Willy Bum Bum - Alien Red Wolf

Sounds like Stewie from Family Guy

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


16 Paper Cuts - Nirvana

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

17 Vorkuta - Gulaggh

This music is horrible, full of cries aggressing

18 Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G
19 Last Resort - Papa Roach

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.

This song is made by whiny emos. - Userguy44

20 Rape Me - Nirvana
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

No not scary at all.

23 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

24 Big Bad Wolf - In This Moment

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

25 Yonkers - Tyler, the Creator
26 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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27 Baby - Justin Bieber

Scared and scarred me for life

So true.

This song scared me for life.

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

28 Disposable Teens - Marilyn Manson

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

29 Halls of Illusions - Insane Clown Posse

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

30 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

31 Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle

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

32 Every Breath You Take - The Police

Ok it at least sounds like he's stalking the other person. I mean "Every breath you take / Every move you make / Every bond you break / Every step you take / I'll be watching you"? And "Oh can't you see? / You belong to me"? Creepy.

33 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

34 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.

35 Frankie Teardrop - Suicide

Damn, I really think that this must be in the top 10.. Have you heard all the screams?.. so disturbing.. the voice of the frontman is so sick.. And the whisperings and the repeated words remain fixed in your head. This is so damn scary but fascinating at the same time.

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

36 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.

37 I've Plummed This Whole Neighborhood - Nurse With Wound
38 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.

39 Cleaning Out My Closet - Angel Haze
40 Scissors - Slipknot

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

41 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

The clip is kinda disturbing

42 Heroin - The Velvet Underground
43 Fack - Eminem
44 Misery - Maroon 5

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

45 Pretty - Korn

This is really disturbing, about how as a coroner Jonathan Davis (singer) once was handling the body of a toddler who had her face smashed and was raped.

I don't understand why anyone added this. It's about how Jonathan Davis worked as a coroner, and how he had to deal with a corpse of a dead baby who was raped by her own dad, and smashed on the bathroom floor. Really disturbing if you ask me. - awesomedp900

46 Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden
47 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

48 Forced Gender Reassignment - Cattle Decapitation

What? Forcing men to rip off their ding dongs? And drilling holes in their buttholes to make a uterus? Disgusting.

49 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

I rather find it funny than disturbing. - Userguy44

This song is AWESOME! - PhoenixAura81

50 Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Still not as creepy as its music video - xandermartin98

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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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