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 is disturbing - ElSherlock

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!

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2 Kim - Eminem

Funniest song ever - BluePrideBadger

Good beat but scary lyrics

Scary but a masterpiece. An emotional story was told. - Demon_Kitty

Too heavy and scary

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3 Revolution 9 - The Beatles

Creepy stuff. Never listen to this all alone in the dark (in the middle of the night.)

Guys guys guys. Calm down. The Beatles were never Satanic. Also, it's experimental. It's not supposed to be something people "like", it's supposed to show that the Beatles could do more than write songs. R9 is a work of a genius. - galaxyfox

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 hate the little tune in the beginning with the piano... IT WAS SO SCARY I WAS CRYING! And when I played it in reverse, I just fainted

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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.

Hell what an abomination this song is

Oh my god the Justin Bieber jokes aren't funny anymore and weren't funny since 2017 - Demon_Kitty

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5 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold

This song isn't creepy, it's awesome, just like inside the fire

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

Than scared the yellow jeans out of me

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

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6 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

I rather laugh at Ozzy than being scared. - Userguy44

It's scary good. - Userguy44

Especially if you're hearing it for the first time without any context. - truckturner

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

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7 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.

What it ain't scary its awesome and badass

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8 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

Not scary but a GOAT song - Demon_Kitty

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

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9 Stalaggh - Projekt Misanthropia

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.

I searched this up and it sounds like my little brother - venomouskillingmachine

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!

Yeet those mufuggin’ mental patients
- Some dude I don't know

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10 Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Gristle

The song title says enough about the roots and the song meaning I think. Is this about a horror fast food restaurant? - Userguy44

How is this not higher?

No comment... - Demon_Kitty

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.

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The Contenders

11 Vorkuta - Gulaggh

The fact that they recorded real patients at a mental asylum is actually terrifying

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!

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 '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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13 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

14 Tip Toe Through the Tulips - Tiny Tim

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

This song has a demonic meaning to it

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

Creepiest song I've ever heard.

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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.

I thought those rhymes were joy but when I turned 9 I heard about it I said wow I why was my teachers forcing us to sing it

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16 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

I call it Sauron metal.

Sounds like the entrance to hell.

This is from another dimension.

17 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

18 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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19 Verboten Genesis - Impetuous Ritual

This song is awesome and so is curtain

20 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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21 Frankie Teardrop - Suicide

Very disturbing.

The most uncomfortable song I've ever heard.

This song is a masterpiece that brings you to a place you only want to go to once a year

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.

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22 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

The lyrics are creepy, but the music isn’t. - Userguy44

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

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23 Poltergeist - Zatox
24 Burn the Pages of Quran - Janaza
25 Helter Skelter - The Beatles

How is proto metal Beatles scary?

I don’t like it. - Userguy44

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.

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26 Danse Macabre - Celtic Frost

Makes Revolution 9 sound completely normal.

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.

27 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.

28 The Forest Whispers My Name - Cradle of Filth

The version from midnight labrinynth even creepier.

29 Iowa - Slipknot

This entire song is so creepy. Distorted samples, an eerily calm and kinda beautiful bass line, and when the vocals start, oh boy, just be prepared. Oh yeah, and this song is also 15 minutes long.

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.

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30 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.

31 Volcanic Birth - Dragged Into Sunlight

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

32 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.

33 (515) - Slipknot

This song is basically about the psychotic rage that is hidden within all of our minds, and after being pushed to a certain limit... we will eventually snap and let it all loose. Now that's super scary!

This is actually the reversed audio of one of the band members, Sid, screaming into a microphone the day after his grandfather died.

This is second album Iowa's intro and so damn HORRIBLE!

Is this even a song

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34 Little Susie - Michael Jackson
35 I've Plummed This Whole Neighborhood - Nurse With Wound

So scary it's on here twice!

Why isn't this number one?

36 Is There Anybody Out There? - Pink Floyd

Adding it to my Halloween playlist that lasts for like 4 days now.

37 Blue Jay Way - The Beatles

Not THAT scary, but backwards it's pretty disturbing. But the music video can give nightmares MAYBE(Due to "Magical Mystery Boy")

38 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!

39 Mein Teil - Rammstein

Based on a cannibalistic murder that actually took place in Germany in 2001. The song is written from the victim's perspective. I think that's all it takes to understand the sheer creepiness of the song, even if you don't understand the language.

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

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40 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.

41 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.

42 Kill or Become - Cannibal Corpse

Not scary, it's just disturbingly catchy!

FIRE UP A CHAINSAW
HACK THEIR HEADS OFF - Metalmaniakkk

43 Tattered & Torn - Slipknot

This song reminds me of creepy clowns. The intro just reminds me of clowns so much. I always think of clowns when I hear this song. It's pretty creepy. The rift, the lyrics, the screams. All very creepy indeed but not a creepy as Iowa - SirSkeletorThe3rd

According to the band, whoever understands this song's meaning understands "the Clown". Acording to Shawn "Clown" Crahan himself the clown represents a lot of thing, among them is his death. God Damn!

Disturbing, quite disturbing indeed!...

I whistle every time to this song

44 Cupcakes - Futret
45 Kill You - Korn

Never heard it but never hurts to

This song is similar to Daddy but with a different plot. Jon also cries at the end of this song as well. Very dark.

Actually it was Jon's stepmother who treated him badly, so he wrote this song about wanting to kill her.

Based on how Jon's mother used to mistreat him so badly. He wrote a song about wanting to kill her.

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46 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'd rather listen to the Psycho theme song on surround sound than listen to this.

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47 Murder Worship - Cannibal Corpse
48 Pieces of Quiet - Khanate
49 Fritter (Stella's Home) - Skinny Puppy
50 Every Breath You Take - The Police

A song that's not about love. But about a stalker. I mean... Every Breath you take. Every move you make. Every bond you break. Every smile you fake, I'll be watching you.

And how did I get here from searching John Deacon, anyway? :-S

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