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!

This song is about JD getting raped by a family friend the instrument sounds make it absolutely terrifying the guitars vthe slapbass int and the drums

Same story for demo version, I listen to Korn - Daddy (Demo) if you did not know. - Mynameiskeron

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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.

Chilling.

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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

This ruined my life! I am scared for life for listening to this backwards the part that I was so scared of was "turn me on deadman"
I'm never listening to this song again I'm sure the video was black and white

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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

Has anyone heard this backwards it is creepy it should be #1
1 baby
2 97b&c
3 come to daddy
4 daddy

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5 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.

One of the BEST songs ever!

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6 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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7 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

Scared the poop out of me

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8 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

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

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

Not scary at all. Seriously.

The videos CREEPY as hell
3 am by Eminem has the next creepiest video
3rd I don't know

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9 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.

What is this, that stands before me?

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10 Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle

Scarier than any of the other songs on here.

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.

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

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)

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The Newcomers

? Enter Sandman - Metallica

This is so NOT a scary song.

Ummm... Why? Calling this a scary song is like saying a Nerf Gun is a weapon of massive destruction

? Freezing Moon - Mayhem

How is this not higher? This song was written to make people wanna kill themselves. It's an amazing song though. - Oliwally

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!

Scary

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

So creepy... not gonna lie.

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14 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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15 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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16 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

17 '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!

Oh my god what was I listening to?! I hate Eminem so much and her dead body in the trunk 😱

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18 Verboten Genesis - Impetuous Ritual

This song is awesome and so is curtain

19 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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20 Poltergeist - Zatox
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1. Daddy - Korn
2. Kim - Eminem
3. Fireal - Deftones
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1. Tip Toe Through the Tulips - Tiny Tim
2. Yung Rapunxel - Azealia Banks
3. Poltergeist - Zatox
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1. The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
2. A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
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