Most Haunting Songs

Those tunes that send shivers up and down your spine.

The Top Ten

1 Lovers - Jackie Evancho

Her singing goes right to your very soul.

See her PBS Great Performances Dream With Me In Concert presentation of this with traditional Chinese instruments including Taiko drums. Simply amazing!

This is from an older CD and it is amazing but if you want to hear something amazing, listen to her voice today.

Jackie has sung this at just about every concert for the past few years - and she tops herself every time. If you don't feel like you've been knocked out of your socks after hearing her perform Lovers, you'd better check your pulse. - BobG

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2 A Day In the Life - The Beatles

John Lennon's vocal performance is just... ghostly. - PetSounds

3 Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

Dark, melancholic, and beautiful - all at the same time

Just heard this,
This is one haunting and beautiful piece of work.

Hear it on Yahoo Music or YouTube. Download it on iTunes or on June 10. From her upcoming album "Awakening" due for release September 23rd.

4 Angel - Jackie Evancho

This song came into my head today unexpected, the version sung on the Tonight show. Almost had me in tears. The way she sang it I will never forget.

The extraordinary voice of Jackie Evancho singing this haunting piece of music leaves me happy and sad at the same time.

This song definitely haunts me.
It's the way Jackie Evancho sings it.

How incredible, this girl can really sing!
Can't get it out of my mind.

5 Moon Over the Ruined Castle - Jackie Evancho

Traditional folk song performed in Japanese, available only as a bonus track on the Japanese release.

On the Japanese release of "Songs from The Silver Screen", that is. - BobG

Japanese have a special fine emotion of sadness. So I ordered my CD from Japan.

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6 Whispering Wind - Moby
7 One - Metallica

A soldier is severely wounded (blind and unable to move) and waits helplessly for his death. His only hope is to devise a way to communicate with the hospital staff.

The video's story is intercut with scenes taken from the 1971 anti-war film 'Johnny Got His Gun'. - Metal_Treasure

8 Burslem Normals - Robbie Williams
9 The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel

"I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains..." - Blue_Devereaux

That li-li-li chorus with the single drum... - PetSounds

Not haunting

10 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

The Contenders

11 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards

Haunting all the way. This awesome ballad in based on real life events: the singer & lyricist saw two car accidents in one week (same place! ) and a boy and a girl were killed.
The singer & lyricist turned this tragedy into a sad but beautiful story:

Death took the life of the boy by mistake and to make up for it, the reaper comes back to take the life of the girl, who his soulmate would have been in life. The reaper asks the girl: "Would you mind if take you?"

The singer uses several voice intonations to communicate the emotions - angelic, melancholy, innocent, ghostly, funeral, dramatic and harsh.
Also, the long scream at the end is insane - I think this scream represents the pain of the body when the soul leaves it. Then pain goes away.

Amazing vocals start to finish, hands down. This guy will leave you in awe. - Metal_Treasure

12 Surf's Up - The Beach Boys
13 Hotel California - The Eagles
14 The Show Must Go On - Queen
15 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

Eh Yeah! I loved poetry unit in school! - Curti2594

16 Sleep Alone - Moby

This is indeed a unique song. Thanks to the cute Hawk who posted it.

Just listened, and I must agree, it is sad and haunting. - PetSounds

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17 Fallen - Electus

My brain goes into a lovely yet spooky state when I play this. - PositronWildhawk

18 Hurt - Johnny Cash
19 Time - Pink Floyd
20 Child In Time - Deep Purple

Epic anti-war song. Classic - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Angel - Jackie Evancho
2. Lovers - Jackie Evancho
3. Moon Over the Ruined Castle - Jackie Evancho
1. A Day In the Life - The Beatles
2. Time - Pink Floyd
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
1. One - Metallica
2. Hurt - Johnny Cash
3. Angel - Sarah McLachlan

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