Top Ten Most Famous Songs With Hidden Messages When Played Backward

Many songs have pointed lyrics in them. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer these days actually tell a story worth hearing. Some songs, however, seem to have more of a story that you'd expect.

While it is rare to find a song with a message in it other than sex and fame, it is even more rare to find a song with two messages in it. But they seem to exist. Rumors of hidden messages in songs, only heard when played backward, have been around for decades. From The Beatles to Slayer, evidence, whether intentional or not, suggests that many bands have more of a story to tell than they advertise.

Below is a list of the most famous songs to allegedly have backward playing lyrics in them. The format is: Song Title - Artist and please put the backward lyrics in the comments.

The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

To be honest, I think all of these are just nonsense. I don't think any of these "hidden messages" are intentional. It's all just gibberish. It would only sound like whatever people claim when you think about it. But I gotta admit, this is pretty cool though. - Misfire


"Here's to my sweet Satan/The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is Satan/He will give those with him 666/There was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, sad Satan." - Finch

Completely changed my feelings about the song. - Puga

Well luckily, the members of the band have vehemently disputed that any backmasking was intentional and they said they were appalled that someone would accuse them of such behavior. Take it for what it cost you though. - Finch

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2 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

"It's fun to smoke marijuana" four times - Finch

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3 Revolution # 9 - The Beatles

Oh yeah they made conspiracy theories ever since they went to America and with the Jesus joke I bet Americans think that was a conspiracy theory.

"Turn me on, dead man." - Finch

You'll probably get something more pleasant altogether if you mish-mash it like fruit in a blender. - PositronWildhawk

The Beatles are pretty much a crapshoot as far as conspiracy theories and hidden messages are concerned. I, for one, love the band and don't think they are guilty of anything more than some fun and propaganda but, I'm biased. - Finch

"Look at me Satan"
I don't even think Satan would look at this creepiness kiddo. - Puga

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4 Hotel California - The Eagles

"Satan he hears this. He had me believe in him." - Finch

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5 Single Ladies - Beyonce

I heard this one. Pretty spooky but I still like her - JaysTop10List

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6 Strawberry Fields Forever – the Beatles

Paul is not dead. Paul is not dead. Paul is not dead! - Misfire

I buried paul - Gh_player

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7 Gonna Raise Hell - Cheap Trick

"You know Satan holds the key to the lock." - Finch

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8 Hell Awaits - Slayer

I love this song so much. If you play it normal at the intro it sounds like their saying "Satan! " A bunch of times but reversed its actually "Join Us! " A bunch of times. But I've known about this when I was listening to Slayef for the first time so it sounded like "Join Us" when I hear it normal. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

"Join us" 45 times - Finch

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10 Earth Song - Michael Jackson

Who knew a song about the earth and love and good things would have a demonic message played backwards? Anyone! That's who! It's good and has a positive meaning forwards, but backwards it's WAY different.

Michael was against the Illuminati and wanted to spread love and happiness

You just ruined one of my favorite songs, I hope you're happy.

Let me tell you,Noo way... but my love how this can be? at least not Michael < << he's way away from satan he's career just proves this wrong Go check black and white and youll know

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11 Dinner at the Deviant’s Palace – Cradle of Filth

When played backward, you hear the Lord's Prayer - believed that when said backward, this prayer will summon demons. - Finch

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12 I'm So Tired - The Beatles

"Paul is a dead man, miss him, miss him, miss him." - Finch

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13 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

What is the messgae - Officialpen

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14 Die Young - Ke$ha

Because of the background of the video

The whole music video has satanic symbolism and even has the Illuminatis 'All Seeing Eye' near the end

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15 Made Me Realize - Gravity Falls Theme

I'm not surprised. This show is a master at hidden messages. That's why this show is awesome!

Stan is not what he seems is what the whispering says backwards. - RalphBob

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16 Iowa - Slipknot

Around the middle of the song it sounds like Corey growling "Gah! Making noises! " But played backwards it's actually "Don't look at me! " And "I said don't look at me! " - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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19 Damien - Iced Earth

At the end of the song Jon Schaffer repeats backwards the message from the middle of the song. It's a quote from the movie Damien that inspired the song:
"Your pain on the cross was but a splinter compared to the agony of my father. I will drive deeper the thorns into your rancid carcass, you profaner of vices.You have done nothing." - Metal_Treasure

I love this song. Unfortunately, I don't know the hidden message off by heart. So I can't repeat it. - IronSabbathPriest

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20 How Are You - Cheap Trick

What the members of Cheap Trick would most likely appreciate seeing posted is what was officially recorded as an 'antidote' to the backward masking uproar going on during the '70s. Check out "How Are You" from 1978's "Heaven Tonight" and note the high-pitched 'chatter' inserted in the 2nd verse. When played very slowly, but **forward** (instead of counter-clockwise), lead singer Robin Zander can be heard saying The Lord's Prayer word-for-word in its entirety. Not a single word changed. Zilch. Nada. Cheap Trick had/has never been known as a "Christian" band per se, but by no means Satanic either. The band members' day-to-day actions speak more than any labels ever could. If you should have the fortunate opportunity to meet them, just know you'll be in the presence of gentleman-turned-rock stars. It's so endearing how Cheap Trick's members have never forgotten their Midwestern roots---humility meets rock 'n roll at its BEST, oh my). Anyway, having ...more

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21 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

I feel as if many of these are just random songs people have added please can people say what section means what in reverse.

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22 Baby - Justin Bieber
23 Timmy Turner - Desiigner

This song is very creepy and satanic if you put it backwards it says stuff like you know where hell is over the abyss and come feast with me in hell creepy things

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24 Lucifer - Jay Z

€Murder murder Jesus 666” OH. MY. GOD. Was only shown in Lucifer 9 by dj dangermouse in the grey album. Mishmash of this song and revolution 9.

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25 Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

"Sleep with me, I'm not too young you fool! " Hhmm... - TheLoudHouseSucks

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26 I Got You - Bebe Rexha UListen to Sample
27 My Name Is - Eminem UListen to Sample
28 29 the Hills - The Weeknd

"Heeey, I need my Lucifer, nah, I don't need my Lucifer, nah, I don't need my money."

29 Macarena - Los del Rio Macarena - Los del Rio
30 Still Life - Iron Maiden

What Hou said a t'ing with tree bounce?
Don't meddle with things you don't understand. (Burps).
(Nicko Mcbrain 1983) - IronSabbathPriest

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32 The Hills - The Weeknd

"Heeey I need my Lucifer, nah, I don't need my Lucifer,
nah, I don't need my money."

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33 Bob the Builder Theme Song

"ALL HAIL SATAN, all the people, that's if you mad
all the people"

34 Big Girls Cry - Sia UListen to Sample
35 Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy UListen to Sample
36 Announcement Service Public - Linkin Park
37 Work - Rihanna UListen to Sample
38 Lucifer 9 - Danger Mouse (Jay Z)

''Murda Murda Jesus! 666''

39 Time of Our Lives - Pitbull & Ne-Yo UListen to Sample
40 Mmmbop - Hanson UListen to Sample
41 Fast Food Song - Fast Food Rockers UListen to Sample
42 The Ketchup Song - Las Ketchup UListen to Sample
43 Axel F - Crazy Frog UListen to Sample
44 Cheeky Song - Cheeky Girls UListen to Sample
45 Gangnam Style - Psy UListen to Sample
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