Scariest Songs Ever Written

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Halloween is still many months away but any time during the year is close enough to Halloween to do a list like this. These are some of the scariest songs I have ever heard. Try to listen to these songs in the pitch black room.

The Top Ten

1 Daddy - Korn

A song about a little boy getting constantly raped by his parents. How could you get any worse than that its just terrible

This song caused lots of people to believe that Rick Davis (Jonathan Davis's father) is a child molester. Although his son has stated many times that this song was written about a family friend who sexually abused him. When a 12-year old Jonathan tried to turn to his family, he said, they ignored him. Neither Jonathan or Rick will say who the person was, though both say it was a woman.

This really shows how metal and rock really speaks and is truly a musical art. While mainstream ass artists talk about their meaningless crap, Jonathan Davis sang about this. It's not something fake. It's something that really happened and it's a shame but I'm positive more and more people know about this. This is why I love metal because it has real music words. Praise to Jonathan Davis!

That’s messed up

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2 Kim - Eminem

This is basically Eminem screaming at his ex wife the entire song. This is arguably Slim's scariest song ever made, and quite possibly the scariest rap song.

HE MURDERS HIS WIFE BY CHOCKING HER TO DEATH! HE ALSO SCREAMS THROUGH THE WHOLE SONG! THIS GAVE ME NIGHTMARES

He raps about forcing his wife into his car, driving into a secluded spot, and then chasing after her when she tried to run, and catches her and slits her throat. A favorite of feminist. You'll have a new appreciation of this song if you get cheated on.

Music doesn’t scare me, but this song is quite disturbing. For those who don’t know, this is about Eminem’s ex wife who cheated on him and treated him like crap and at the end he slits her throat.... damn!

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3 Revolution 9 - The Beatles

Has anyone heard this song backwards? Holy crap, is it scary! Near the beginning it has a little girl saying, 'Satan, look at me please'... HOLY-- I couldn't sleep without a light for a week! I am scarred for life.

The freakiest thing is that this is the Beatles, not Korn, Oceano, or any thrash metal band. It's the Beatles for gods sake. I don't even thing it's considered a song, I thing it's just noise, white noise.

This song scares me so much! And, if you look it up, this song has MORE lyrics than "Number 9, number 9, number 9". Look it up, its really creepy. But, if you listen to it backwards, is where the "Paul is Dead" theory is put in a little. It scare the living daylights out of me every time I listen to it backwards! What's creepy is when its backwards and you hear "Satan, look at me please". HOLY SMOKES. I know this is an 'experimental' song, but it would be better if it wasn't released. Plus, I wonder if John had taken a little much drugs before recording.. - kaitlynrad11

To stop having nightmares just remember this.
Number 8...BURP
Number 8...BURP
Number 8...BURP
Number 8...BURP
Number 8...BURP

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4 Baby - Justin Bieber

This is the scariest thing ever just watch it or don't you'll have to have sleep with the lights on nightmares for life from this agh help me.

I know we all hate Justin Bieber but his songs are not scary. They are HORRIBLE. But it does not mean they are scary. Even if you are just kidding its NOT SCARY. the only scary part is that he sounds like a girl. And I am serious.

I really don't know if I can listen to this song again

At least it's better than my younger brother singing

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5 Inside the Fire - Disturbed

Scary? It's pretty badass, to be honest.

Not scary at all. The story is a bit creepy, the singer having nightmares and such. Satan telling him to kill himself to be with the girl he lost to suicide, but the song itself? The lyrics? The sound? No. Not at all scary

This song isn't really that scary. David wrote it because his girlfriend committed suicide. It's a really depressing song if you tell me.

It's about committing suicide and see your younger self going to hell with her

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6 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold

Than scared the yellow jeans out of me

Revolution 9 is just a bunch of creepy white noise but it isn't necessarily scary. This song tells one of the most messed up stories, but it is an awesome song - Tylerlangford1234

This is without a doubt the most horrifying plot a song could have.

Nah... sounds like they tried way too hard on this one. The way the guy sings doesn't help either, it hardly makes it scary.

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7 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

First and best heavy metal song ever written, and the creepiest too. You can't make a guitar sound more scary than this. Tony Iommi is just the best!

Even rab halford praises the song saying it's the most evil song ever written, if you think this is not the scariest song then actually you don't get the lyrics into your head - amitcornelius1

How is this so far down. This was probably the first genuinely scary song and remains the best.

Heavy, ominous, dark, foreboding, smouldering: an epic masterpiece that shakes the earth today!

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8 Stalaggh - Projekt Misanthropia

The fact that it's made up of real screams of terror by real mental patients is enough to make this song/album so much more disturbing! If this doesn't scare you I don't think anything will!

It's not really a song lol

Stalaggh should be number 1

This is the scariest song. should be 1st. why below baby? /? it used mentally ill vocalists to create hell - Morbid_Deth

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9 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

Not at all scary, the video is disturbing but not scary at all

Not scary at all. Seriously.

Scary song with a disturbingly creepy video that would perfect for Halloween

The song isn't scary, the video is. - Gruunge

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10 Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle

The song's roots are even more terrifying than the song. The story, for one, tells the tale of a burn victim whose face and body looked like raw hamburger meat. The music video accompanying it is just as bad, with close-ups of the woman's face and the grayscale hospital, but the video that inspired the song itself brings things to a whole new level - the real footage of two men holding a woman down and killing her baby, turning it into hamburger meat, and forcing the woman to eat it. The song's roots are even more terrifying than the song.

Scarier than any of the other songs on here.

Yeah, this is just insanely creepy. Song about a burn victim who looks like hamburger... Delicious.

I will show this song to people at McDonalds.

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The Contenders

11 Vorkuta - Gulaggh

It's true that Gulaggh used mental patients for the screams of agony but luckily none of the insane were harmed! The asylums gave Gulaggh permission to use them. Many of the patients say that it was fun which means that either they are too insane to know what fun is or they were sworn into secrecy with Gulaggh or they would be sacrificed by the great Goat. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

God, this is not a song! Its real children and elderly woman whoa are patients at an insane asylum scream therapy! GOD DAMN! Still the rumors about the kidnapping of said patients are fake, the band members asked for permition to take 15 patients for an hour or so to record this abomination. They used an abandoned chapel to record it! If this doesn't make number 1 then people who vote for other songs know nothing!

Too damn eerie! Scream Therapy by real mental patients. To top it all this was recorded at an abandoned chapel!

Another one that I find horrifiying and beautiful. I love pagan black metal and this tops all lists should be in the top 2 - Morbid_Deth

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12 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed

I love rocking out to this song, but I'll admit that the child abuse lyrics that David screams are disturbing.

It's like the Heavy Metal version of Kim by Eminem. But instead focuses on Child Abuse rather than Domestic Abuse.

That bridge is so disturbing
I cannot listen to this song... - Drum_Solo

13 Tip Toe Through the Tulips - Tiny Tim

This song isn't scary at all its just weird.

Creepiest song I've ever heard.

So creepy it makes me think about Insidious

This can probably cause paranormal things

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14 Shoots and Ladders - Korn

It's a song about the nursery rhymes we used to sing as kids. Although we didn't know what they originally meant. The nursery rhymes we sand had evil stories behind them.

For example, Everyone is so happy singing 'Ring Around the Rosie' but it's really about the Black Plague.

This was my first KoRn song. I heard it when I was about 10 and it scared me to death. I thought the the band was evil and they were living in my basement (I'm dead serious). Now I'm a teenager and they are my favorite band.

After listening to this song, I'm now starting to think how messed up our childhoods were back then.

This song... Nursery rhymes are creepy enough. But when sung by korn? Then it's twice as creepy

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15 Curtain - Portal

The fact that I had to add this myself is just ridiculous, I thought it was top 10 scariest songs not your top 10 favourite songs. Songs like Dead Skin Mask by Slayer are quite creepy but this is genuinely terrifying. - ROOOAARIMAPOTATO

Sounds like the entrance to hell.

This is from another dimension.

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16 Verboten Genesis - Impetuous Ritual

This song is awesome and so is curtain

17 Dead Skin Mask - Slayer

This song is based on the real life story of body snatcher Ed Gein. Gein would always go to graveyards and dig up the dead bodies of people so that he can use their skin and bones as decorations for his house.

Gein was also the inspiration for the norman bates, buffalo bill, and leatherface.

I love this song, but I definitely will admit that those moans of suffering at the end were pretty damn freaky!

Creepy, but normal by Slayer standards.

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18 '97 Bonnie and Clyde - Eminem

It's creepy Eminem takes his daughter to the beach with his ex wife Kim's dead body in the trunk and when they get there Eminem disposes her body in the ocean and making up excuses to make sure his daughter doesn't find out that her mom is dead.

Basically the sequel to Kim. Eminem takes his daughter with him to dispose Kim's dead body into the ocean. Trying his hardest to no let his daughter know that she's dead.

Talking about rolling his wife off a bridge after killing her.
Love Eminem's music but this song, NOT one of my favorites!

I never knew that Kim has a sequel. Don't say.

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19 Poltergeist - Zatox
20 Frankie Teardrop - Suicide

This song deserves to be in the top 10. The simple drum track, his screams, and the songs subject matter make it so much deserving for a higher place on the list.

Any one who listens to this will instantly but it at number 1, trust me this is disturbing, turn of the lights and you will get freaked out.

Everyone can remember the first time you heard Frankie Teardrop. Horrifying!

Yeah...Don't get much freakier than this to be honest.

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21 Burn the Pages of Quran - Janaza
22 Danse Macabre - Celtic Frost

This song is scary. 1st it starts with the creepiest use of the triangle ever! Then it has Tom (I think) chanting "Lah" like he's having an organs or something then it sounds like he's struggling or being possessed then you hear heavy breathing with the sound of a bada** guitar in the background with a random hit from the scariest gong ever. Then there's the gibberish, high pitched voices, messed up violin (or fiddle) and the voices at the end. This song should be in the top 3. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

OH MY GOD! This song is a total collection of nightmarish sounds and collaberation of what Hell would sound like. - fireinside96

This has to be the scariest song ever.

Makes Revolution 9 sound completely normal.

23 Helter Skelter - The Beatles

Listen to this song and try not to see a crazed Charles Manson in the corner of your room. Come to think of it... a lot of songs on "The White Album" would have you invision such things. -

Hard to believe that this is a Beatles song.

Charles Manson ruined this song for me..

WHY. IS. THIS. SONG. SO. CATCHY!

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24 Yung Rapunxel - Azealia Banks

The song as a whole is great, especially Azealia's rapping, but the part of the song where she screams the lyrics is slightly disturbing... not to mention the video in which she has mouths instead of eyes.

25 Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique

It is about a teenager named billy, who gives up on his life to join a gang, sell and do drugs, and commit other crimes. Then, one day he meets his gang, the bring in a woman, billy takes her upstairs and stomps on her face til he breaks her jaw. His gang later comes up and they all kick her til they break her ribs then beat her up even more. After that they each take turns raping her. Billy takes a new.22 gun and points it at her head, and then finds out it was his mom. He shoots her in the head;killing her, and then is horrified that it was his mother so he commits suicide. After that, Immortal Technique tells a very creepy yet short story about devils, but anyway, amazing rapping.

I'm not the biggest rap fan but this song is horrifying The ultimate fall from grace And a warning to beware evil. Its all fun and games until you are staring into the eyes of a loved one

Scariest song in the world... I have literally never heard any scarier song than this. Nothing else on this list even comes close to this...

so creepy

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26 Fireal - Deftones

This really isn't scary at all. There are random deftones songs where Chino would let out a high pitch scream. This is definitely one of my favorites from their debut. - Metalmaniakkk

I have to admit it is a pretty creepy song. Especially when he screams like he possessed.

So scary when a strange voice start to sing and the worst, is it that we don't know when! So creep! - Lflogomen

The scream makes me smile every time

27 Iowa - Slipknot

This song so so scary. Sounds of screams at the beginning and a creepy bass and bass drum rift. Corey's screams, scary vocals, and bada** guitar rifts. Around the end basically Corey goes mental and then calms down but is still crazy. Also while recording this song, Corey was cutting himself up everywhere. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I actually remember as a 10 year old kid, this song actually made me hide under my blankets at night. (I didn't know who they were back at that time) When I looked up the song's backstory when was 17, I started to get goosebumps. - Mumbizz01

Corey got naked and cut himself with glass while throwing up while recording this.

All of the pain and abuse that frontman Corey Taylor did to himself just to make this song is disturbing in itself.

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28 Haunted - Evanescence

This song just gives me shivers, especially the very beginning with the sound that's like a distorted organ and that haunting voice of Amy Lee. This should be higher. - jmoulds98

I love this song! Not to creepy though...

I love Evanescence bu this song is very scary and disturbing.

29 Volcanic Birth - Dragged Into Sunlight

Good God, this bad makes Mayhem look like Linkin Park on terms of heaviness and creepiness - SirSkeletorThe3rd

30 Slug Bait - Throbbing Gristle

Disturbed? Shut up. Just listen to this. This song features a monotone voice describing a pedophile murdering a child.

Creepiest stuff I've ever heard.

31 Little Susie - Michael Jackson
32 Mein Teil - Rammstein

I dare you to translate it from german and not get disturbed or scared. As if the terrifying backward strings and heavy as a boulder guitar riffs aren't freaky enough.

This song talk about the history of a men that make a date just to eat the other men and he agrees, this really happened in Germany.

The song is about a German cannibal but somehow, manages to chart in the top 5 on German Music. Germany knows their music - SirSkeletorThe3rd

My nose is a communist. You don't wanna translate it from German

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33 Is There Anybody Out There? - Pink Floyd
34 Litanies of Satan - Diamanda Galas

If you guys out there seriously think that any of these other songs in this long list are terrifying just listen to this one which is 1+ hour of what sounds like a girl being demon possessed and what ever else all of the back ground noise and music is. THIS music makes ALL of the others in this list sound TAME as baby songs! THAT is how truly terrifying this music is!

35 Castigation and Betrayal - Anaal Nathrakh

Hearing Dave emit agonizing screams to an industrial sounding metal track is terrifying enough, but those zombie groans he makes halfway through are enough to give you nightmares.

36 I've Plummed This Whole Neighborhood - Nurse With Wound

So scary it's on here twice!

Why isn't this number one?

37 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

Alestor Crowleys ghost comes and brings you to hell... 'nuff said. -

I personally love this song, and my mother said it sounded like graveyard music

Ozzy really is the prince of darkness! O/ - Tylerlangford1234

This song is amazng, to be honest. Not scary. But I do remember waking u from a nightmare related to it the night I heard it.

38 Prison Sex - Tool

It's about Maynard'so experience getting molested as a child.

Okay, I'll be honest, Daddy by Korn gives me good old PTSD, but Prison Sex always stuck with me due to it's theme of child molestation... And that video... Ohhh, that video.

39 Kill or Become - Cannibal Corpse

Not scary, it's just disturbingly catchy!

FIRE UP A CHAINSAW
HACK THEIR HEADS OFF - Metalmaniakkk

40 Cupcakes - Futret
41 Stupid Hoe - Nicki Minaj

Not scary but terrible. Back in the real days of music we had songs like " purple haze, crazy train, paradise city, you can't touch this, all my life, closer, beautiful people, rock and roll all nite, poison, kickstart my heart, it's my life and who could forget stairway to heaven". Now we have music like "My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hon? , you're a stupid hoe, if I was your boyfriend, you know what to do with that big fat butt? Wiggle, wiggle wiggle" WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO MUSIC?

YES! THIS SONG IS SCARY! IT'S EXTREMELY SCARY! SERIOUSLY! I had to go through 8 days of insomnia because of this song!

This is not a song at all. It's not. It's just noise! Noise! Noise!

I got nightmares because of this song! I sleep with the lights on now! - Datguyisweird666

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42 Murder Worship - Cannibal Corpse
43 Pieces of Quiet - Khanate
44 Fritter (Stella's Home) - Skinny Puppy
45 Sober - Tool

Let me explain. Out of all of Tool's songs this one on this list? What about songs like Vicarious? This song is about a lame, quiet man (a friend of the band) who is only exciting and can only strike up a a good conversation while he is either drunk or high. 'Jesus won't you try and whistle' meaning "God this guy is boring"

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46 The Forest Whispers My Name - Cradle of Filth

The version from midnight labrinynth even creepier.

47 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson

This song is a cover, so if you want to judge the lyrics then do so to the original pop song.

It creepy it talk about what bad people would do to a desisper person

This song IS creepy

Don't get me wrong people. I love this song! I think it's awesome. It's just that I find it kinda unsettling. How the creepy music's playing and how the lyrics are "some of them want to abuse you, some of them want to be abused."

48 My Name Is - Eminem

This is not scary whoever voted for this y did u vote for this

THIS IS SO SCARY HE RHYMES HEAD STRAIGHT WITH IMPREGNATE AND THE UMAGE OF HIM WITH A SPICE GIRL GAVE ME INSOMNIA HORRIBLE KANYE WEST SONG BUT STILL THE VOCALS FROM SELENA GOMEZ WERE SCARY

49 The Trial - Pink Floyd

The song is about drugs and how its all breaking and he has a hallucination

One of the best songs on The Wall

Flippin' Terrified me when I was a kid.

50 Pain - Hollywood Undead

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1. Tip Toe Through the Tulips - Tiny Tim
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