Top 10 Scariest Songs Ever Written

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 Daddy - Korn Cover Art

The song is really scary about a child who got abused by an unknown intruder. That's harsh! Also, the child sang it. Who? Jonathan Davis of course! It's based on a true story about how Davis get abused by that man and he convinced his mother that he got abused but never believed at him. What kind of parent letting a poor child making doubts about his stories?! Also, speaking of mother, at the end of the song Jonathan cried and his mother's voice was heard in the song. That's not only disturbing but sad. That unknown man who attacked Jonathan probably just live or dead to this day. Today!

Edit: I'm not a fan of metal and rock but this song is just...just..something else. Also Kim is just scary too, but what about Frankie Teardrop? That song is not a song but just the lyrics and the story. Make Frankie Teardrop to be number 3 in this list.

This song is about a cry for help that never came featuring Jonathan Davis seemingly self-healing childhood abuse and trauma through pure rage and drug induced mania. While the song follows the same dark mood and tone of every other song on this album, this particular song's content and ending is what sets it on top of the throne of "scariest songs ever". The band's music, following Davis' lead, falls apart towards the end into dark burst of drones and percussive stabbings while Davis painfully cries alone. Microphones pick up laughter and mockery of Jonathan by the band. The song concludes with a motherlike figure singing and soothing Jonathan out of his tantrum while the instruments in the background eerily continue to haunt.

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!

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.

2 Kim - Eminem Kim - Eminem Cover Art

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!

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.

Revolution 9 didn't scare me in the slightest. THIS WILL! The whole time you're listening to it you really feel like there's domestic violence going on right now.

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

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..

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.

I don't think the normal version of it is so scary, but the backward version scares me to death, I mean I could only listen to the first 30 seconds and after that my fingers automatically shut the song..Don't think its funny, listen it yourself

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.

4 Stalaggh - Projekt Misanthropia

I love Depressive Black Metal Songs but this is look like you have a metal heart as it's empty inside and you hammer it with all power you got. After listening this song you will understand, you get changed and never feel the same as before.
This is my feeling about it.

The most horrifying "song" on this list and possibly ever written. The Beatles one is another good choice, too... That one used to scare me as a teen, Stalaggh would have given me death nightmares.

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!

5 '97 Bonnie and Clyde - Eminem '97 Bonnie and Clyde - Eminem Cover Art

This song tells me many things:
1) Slim Shady is a sick f***.
2) Slim Shady cares about his daughter. Deeply.

Everybody else sees this song as some black comedy or something. Am I the only one who sees it as a twisted-yet-endearing love story? (Parental love, Nothing weird)

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!

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.

6 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Cover Art

This song is very scary. From the beginning with the crashing thunder and rain, to that dark riff by Tony Iommi and those doomy lyrics by Ozzy. This song should definitely be in the top 10.

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!

Don't mean to brag but am seeing Sabbath in april 2016 in Sydney for the 4th time in my life. I am truly the Black Sabbath legend,.,.,.,.,.

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

7 Inside the Fire - Disturbed Inside the Fire - Disturbed Cover Art

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

This song is about suicide, how is not scary?

Real life experience of the suicide of David Draiman's girlfriend.One of the best songs of Disturbed in general

Love this song. Scary as hell.

8 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson Cover Art

Good song, but the repetitive "uuhgh" noises gave me nightmares, will not listen to this song before bed again.

The cover is starting to scare me.

The song isn't scary, the video is.

The album cover is terrifying!

9 Vorkuta - Gulaggh Vorkuta - Gulaggh Cover Art

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!

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.

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

Alex Mason and Viktor Reznov from Call of Duty were locked up in here.

10 Tip Toe Through the Tulips - Tiny Tim Tip Toe Through the Tulips - Tiny Tim Cover Art

This song is so creepy it give me nightmares!

Creepiest song I've ever heard.

When you sneak a midnight snack and you don't want to wake anyone up

Whats creepy is that Tiny Tim (the creator of this song) Died when he was preforming it

The Newcomers

? Requiem: II Kyrie - György Ligeti Requiem: II Kyrie - György Ligeti Cover Art
The Contenders
11 Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle Cover Art

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.

I didn't found it scary but for many it can be nightmare. So hear it at your own risk as some people even say that when they heard this song, they felt dark energy in their house (which I disagree as I have downloaded this song and heared it many times yet nothing happened)

Hamburger Lady combines cold, mechanical electronics and thoroughly effects-fed vocals, with lyrics taken from a medical letter involving a severe burn-ward victim.

Nothing's scarier than this really as far as music goes. Of course, the lyrics can be a bit tough to pick up.

12 Curtain - Portal Curtain - Portal Cover Art

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.

Sounds like the entrance to hell.

This is from another dimension.

I call it Sauron metal.

13 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art

For everyone saying this isn't scary: this song is about a man who murders his girlfriend because he fears that he might lose her. Then he preserves her body and has sex with it. Then eventually, the corpse comes back from the dead and kills him in the same way.

Abouta man who cuts his wife's heart (Is it such a sin, for me to take what's mine? Ripped her heart out right before her eyes) and eats it (eat it, eat it, eat it! ). Isn't this scary? And later they got married as zombies (right? )

Not the best from their Self-Titled album, but definitely the most Wicked song they've ever posted.

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

14 Fireal - Deftones Fireal - Deftones Cover Art

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.

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

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

15 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed Down with the Sickness - Disturbed Cover Art

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

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

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

16 Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique Dance with the Devil - Immortal Technique Cover Art

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...

I umm.. I didn't know why life was after hearing this song... My mouth couldn't close once I heard he killed his mom. What did I just hear... This is just... DISTURBING

17 Dead Skin Mask - Slayer Dead Skin Mask - Slayer Cover Art

This song is about Edward Gein and American serial killer. Grin would dig up graves at the cemetery looking for his mothers corpse. All the other corpse he dug up he would skin their faces and make them into masks. Edward then killed himself and skinned his victims like pigs. He then used human body parts to create everyday household objects.

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.

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

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

18 Frankie Teardrop - Suicide Frankie Teardrop - Suicide Cover Art

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.

HOLY CRAP! Even just listening to the very beginning gets me so freaked out! The long pauses with only the beat are just messed up.

This song gets under your skin and stays there, haunting the recesses of your brain in your weakest moments.

19 Verboten Genesis - Impetuous Ritual Verboten Genesis - Impetuous Ritual Cover Art
20 Haunted - Evanescence Haunted - Evanescence Cover Art

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.

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

21 Danse Macabre - Celtic Frost Danse Macabre - Celtic Frost Cover Art

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 badass 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.

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

Makes Revolution 9 sound completely normal.

This has to be the scariest song ever.

22 Burn the Pages of Quran - Janaza
23 Poltergeist - Zatox Poltergeist - Zatox Cover Art
24 Yung Rapunxel - Azealia Banks Yung Rapunxel - Azealia Banks Cover Art

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 Shoots and Ladders - Korn Shoots and Ladders - Korn Cover Art

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 was the first Korn song I'd ever heard and if FREAKED ME OUT! Now, I'm a huge Korn fan and this is my favorite song

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