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

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.

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 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 just makes me think. Like how people say most metal bands are psychopaths, perverts, and asss who are immature and a bad influence to society. The kind of stuff people say about Korn. They're the ones who have serious problems. Metal talks about a lot of meaningful topics. And the reason Jonathan Davis wrote this song was because HE was molested as a child. So you people just shut up and leave Korn and other bands alone.

2 Kim - Eminem Kim - Eminem Cover Art

You all need to stop hating on this song. It's not scary at all. Like really, grow up. And to all the people who say they wish they can do this to their own wife you have a twisted mind. Like really. It's not a song that he wrote for you. It's he wrote because he was going through really bad times.

How can you be not scared of this song? Is it because YOU were abused or were the ABUSER?

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.

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..

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

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 only heard this song as a recommendation by a friend and when I first heard it, It physically made me cringe! It is SO creepy and it's even worse when backwards. "Number Nine" turns into what sounds like "Turn me on dead man."

4 Baby - Justin Bieber Baby - Justin Bieber Cover Art

Every time I listen to this song I can feel the whole world drifting away from me, as if I have just been isolated into a cold, dark place where no one is there to help me and I will never see anything again. my ears flip themselves inside out as I writhe in pain listening to this noise, I scream for help but no one is left for me. everyone I have ever loved has forgotten about me as if I have never existed. also he sounds like a girl

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.

This song can give someone major nightmares and start having insomnia because your looking around making sure that agh! Justin bieber isn't in you room going to sing this song just for you but who knows it may just happen.

Foolish people! This is scary because it's all about illuminati! ! Hear the back version and will know why it is here! Justin is really shot who wanted to be in illuminati!

5 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!

I searched this up and it sounds like my little brother

6 '97 Bonnie and Clyde - Eminem '97 Bonnie and Clyde - Eminem Cover Art

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!

"It gets very descriptive and has awful imagery depicted. This should be number 4 at least.

7 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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!

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

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

8 Inside the Fire - Disturbed Inside the Fire - Disturbed Cover Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scary song, marilyn manson is weird but he is a good rockstar

10 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!

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

The Newcomers

? Not to Touch the Earth - The Doors Not to Touch the Earth - The Doors Cover Art
? Unsolved Mysteries - Ghost Music

The Contenders

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

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

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

So creepy it makes me think about Insidious

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

12 Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle Cover Art

the sound of this song and the lyrics are disturbing as hell, and its from 1978? I honestly pity whoever grew up with this song in the 70's.

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.

13 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.

14 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.

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

Not scary at all, the rhythm makes the song less disturbing and more funnier

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

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 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.

The scream makes me smile every time

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

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!

It is impossible not to crap your pants when you hear the kid say "No Mr. Gein I don't want to play anymore."

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

18 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

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

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...

19 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.

20 Verboten Genesis - Impetuous Ritual Verboten Genesis - Impetuous Ritual Cover Art

This song is awesome and so is curtain

21 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 Evanescence bu this song is very scary and disturbing.

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

22 Burn the Pages of Quran - Janaza
23 Poltergeist - Zatox Poltergeist - Zatox Cover Art
24 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.

25 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.

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