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

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

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.

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.

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.

2 Kim - Eminem

It's literally about him abusing and mentally torturing his ex wife and then killing her. The video is pretty much just as disturning as the lyrics. Daddy and Saint Bernard are disturbing but this is on another level.

This is basically an abusive relationship in song form, and it clearly shows. The song starts off quiet, with Eminem talking to his baby daughter, Hailey, and it all goes downhill when his ex-wife, Kim, arrives. He pushes her, and he unleashes a tirade of swearing and yelling, all the while that Kim is crying. Almost the entirety of the song is like that. And the only time that he "raps" is near the end, where he describes another abusive relationship. And at the end of the song, he murders her on the side of the road and stuffs her in the trunk. Yeah, it's clear to see why Eminem hates Kim so much, by making an extremely disturbing song to describe how the relationship went. Badly. I can imagine Dre listening to this song and just... asking what drugs was Eminem on.

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

3 I C*m Blood - Cannibal Corpse

It's funny to see Cannibal Corpse burn in hell, seriously. That title is so disturbing.

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.

4 Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique

Lyrics are very disturbing and about something no one should have to go through.

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

5 Revolution 9 - The Beatles

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

Just straight up creepy.

6 Down With the Sickness - Disturbed

Actually david draiman said this about the part in the song where he yells about his mother I'm really talking about the conflict between the mother culture of society, who's beating down the child yearning for independence and individuality, and the submission of the child.

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

7 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold

People in love, with the man killing the woman over the fear of her leaving hi and then raping their corpse. Disgusting if you ask me.

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

Love this song

8 Date Rape - Sublime
9 Stan - Eminem

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
The Contenders
11 Fitter, Happier - Radiohead

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

12 Iowa - Slipknot

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 One - Metallica

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, he's left in that state..and begs to god to take his life and end his suffering.

It's about a soldier who keeps losing his body parts after walking on a landmine during war and ends up in a hospital.

Harvester of Sorrow is more disturbing than this.

The music video version makes it even creepier.

14 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

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

15 Suicidal Thoughts - The Notorious B.I.G
16 Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson

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

17 Rape Me - Nirvana
18 Willy Bum Bum - Alien Red Wolf
19 Paper Cuts - Nirvana

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.

20 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem
21 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.

22 Polly - Nirvana

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 Vorkuta - Gulaggh
24 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

No not scary at all.

25 Angel of Death - Slayer
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