Top 10 Songs with Backward Vocals

These songs contain hidden lyrics and to hear the words you have to play some song sections backward.

The Top Ten

Hell Awaits - Slayer Hell Awaits - Slayer Cover Art

It's in the intro: "Join us! " (x45), followed by "Welcome back".

Damien - Iced Earth Damien - Iced Earth Cover Art

At the end of the song Jon Schaffer repeats backwards the message from the middle of the song. It's a quote from the movie Damien that inspired the song:
"Your pain on the cross was but a splinter compared to the agony of my father. I will drive deeper the thorns into your rancid carcass, you profaner of vices.You have done nothing."

Stormbringer - Deep Purple Stormbringer - Deep Purple Cover Art
Rocket - Def Leppard Rocket - Def Leppard Cover Art

When played backward, at the beginning you hear "We're fighting with the gods of war."

Disease, Injury, Madness - Between the Buried and Me Disease, Injury, Madness - Between the Buried and Me Cover Art

"You must wait for the rest of the non-believers/If you disagree, you will sleep/You must wait for the rest of the non-believers"

Still Life - Iron Maiden Still Life - Iron Maiden Cover Art

You have to play backward the beginning of the song where drummer Nicko McBrain gives a speech, haha.
"Hmm, Hmmm, what ho sed de t'ing with de t'ree bonce. Don't meddle with t'ings you don't understand", followed by a belch.

Empty Spaces - Pink Floyd Empty Spaces - Pink Floyd Cover Art

"Hello, Luka. Congratulations. You've just discovered the secret message. Please send your answer to Old Pink, care of the funny farm, Chalfont." (voice in background) "Roger! Carolyne is on the phone! " "Ok"

Work It - Missy Elliott Work It - Missy Elliott Cover Art

Backward lyrics are the other part of the chorus: "I put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it", and, "Watch the way Missy like to take it backwards"

Azwethinkweiz - Incubus Azwethinkweiz - Incubus Cover Art

When played backward, you hear something like "Thursday Night we smoked indica, and Azwethinkweizm was born"

Announcement Service Public - Linkin Park

When played backward, you hear these phrases: "You should brush your teeth, and you should wash your hands."

The Contenders

665 - Soundgarden

CjWriter1997 - yep, rock and metal are actually SANTAnic and not satanic but rockers don't want to admit that, haha (you can hear them worshiping Santa Claus only when play tracks backward).
Also, don't you think Tom Araya's hair and beard make him look like Santa Claus? (Tom Araya of Slayer)

Such a perfect troll to those who think rock music was satanic. More like SANTAnic amirite guys?

"Santa, I love you baby. My Christmas king. Santa, you’re my king. I love you, Santa baby. Got what I need."

I Remember Larry - Weird Al Yankovic I Remember Larry - Weird Al Yankovic Cover Art

"Wow, you must have an awful lot of free time on your hands."

My Name Is - Eminem My Name Is - Eminem Cover Art

"It is Slim" / "It's Eminem! "

Rain - The Beatles Rain - The Beatles Cover Art

I think this is too low at 50. It's one of my favorite Beatles songs, and it was the very first song with backwards vocals.

"...the sun shines. Raaain. When the rain comes, they run and hide their heads"

Loser - Beck Loser - Beck Cover Art

"Soy un perdedor. I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me"

Karate - Tenacious D Karate - Tenacious D Cover Art

"Eat donkey crap."

Whookam - Steve Vai Whookam - Steve Vai Cover Art

A long message, beginning with "There is a god; the universe is not without a creator, sustainer and protector. He is the ocean of bliss",...

Revelation #9 - Marilyn Manson Revelation #9 - Marilyn Manson Cover Art

Wait. Manson made a cover of revolution 9? Oh god no... Wait! Revelation 9? K.

"You are on the other side now...there ain't no going back once you been here, brothers and sisters...there ain't no going back."
"uh uh the apocoloypse"

Mr. Radio - Electric Light Orchestra Mr. Radio - Electric Light Orchestra Cover Art
Jesus Wrote a Blank Check - Cake

"Don't forget to breathe in."

Kudamm x Knesebeck - Shindy Kudamm x Knesebeck - Shindy Cover Art

The sample in the background is played backwards throuhout the entire song including the "oooh oooh" soul sample, thus creating a certain chaotic experimental tone.

Right on Time - Red Hot Chili Peppers Right on Time - Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Art

Sounds like they're saying we miss him. It’s referenced to “Hillel Slovak”, a former RHCP member who died by herion addiction.

Revolution 9 - The Beatles Revolution 9 - The Beatles Cover Art
Love Bites - Judas Priest Love Bites - Judas Priest Cover Art

"In the dead of the night, love bites"

Pepper - Butthole Surfers Pepper - Butthole Surfers Cover Art

"I don't mind the sun sometimes, the images it shows. I can taste you on my lips and smell you in my clothes. Cinnamon and sugary and softly spoken lies. You never know just how you look through other people's eyes."

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