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 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

"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."

When it's played backwards, turns out it was actually a Satanic message.

Yeah! The epitome of all songs with backwards messages.

Completely changed my feelings about the song.

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.

2 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Cover Art

Fake it sounds like someone trying to say marijuana while the dentist does a checkup

"It's fun to smoke marijuana" four times

3 Revolution # 9 - The Beatles Revolution # 9 - The Beatles Cover Art

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.

Fake it actually sounds like gibberish if you play the reversed lyrics backwards

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

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

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.

4 Hotel California - The Eagles Hotel California - The Eagles Cover Art

Both are fake and this song is amazing and is not satanic

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

5 Single Ladies - Beyonce Single Ladies - Beyonce Cover Art

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

6 Strawberry Fields Forever – the Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever – the Beatles Cover Art

Paul is not dead. Paul is not dead. Paul is not dead!

I buried paul

7 Gonna Raise Hell - Cheap Trick Gonna Raise Hell - Cheap Trick Cover Art

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

8 Hell Awaits - Slayer Hell Awaits - Slayer Cover Art

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.

"Join us" 45 times

9 Eldorado - Electric Light Orchestra

No this is fake

10 Earth Song - Michael Jackson Earth Song - Michael Jackson Cover Art

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

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

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

The Contenders

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

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

12 I'm So Tired - The Beatles I'm So Tired - The Beatles Cover Art

It sounds like he says yah Newman if you play the reversed lyrics backwards

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

13 Made Me Realize - Gravity Falls Theme Made Me Realize - Gravity Falls Theme Cover Art

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.

14 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Cover Art

What is the messgae

15 Die Young - Ke$ha Die Young - Ke$ha Cover Art

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

16 Iowa - Slipknot Iowa - Slipknot Cover Art

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! "

17 One Last Time - Ariana Grande One Last Time - Ariana Grande Cover Art
18 Walk This Way - Aerosmith & Run-DMC Walk This Way - Aerosmith & Run-DMC Cover Art
19 Baby - Justin Bieber

Ok no subliminal messaging is needed to tell that this song is satanic enough played forwards

20 Damien - Iced Earth Damien - Iced Earth Cover Art

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."

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

21 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

22 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande Cover Art

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

23 Timmy Turner - Desiigner Timmy Turner - Desiigner Cover Art

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

24 Lucifer - Jay Z Lucifer - Jay Z Cover Art

€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.

25 Baby One More Time - Britney Spears Baby One More Time - Britney Spears Cover Art

Fake it sounds like gibberish when the reversed lyrics are played backwards

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

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