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 Songs with Backward Vocals

1 Hell Awaits - Slayer

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

2 Damien - Iced Earth

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." - Metal_Treasure

3 Stormbringer - Deep Purple
4 Rocket - Def Leppard

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

5 Disease, Injury, Madness - Between the Buried and Me

"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" - Metal_Treasure

6 Still Life - Iron Maiden

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. - Metal_Treasure

7 Empty Spaces - Pink Floyd

"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" - Metal_Treasure

8 Work It - Missy Elliott

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" - Metal_Treasure

9 Azwethinkweiz - Incubus

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

10 Announcement Service Public - Linkin Park

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

The Contenders

11 665 - Soundgarden

Such a perfect troll to those who think rock music was satanic. More like SANTAnic amirite guys? - cjWriter1997

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

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) - Metal_Treasure

12 I Remember Larry - Weird Al Yankovic

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

13 My Name Is - Eminem

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

14 Rain - The Beatles

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. - Gg2000

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

15 Loser - Beck

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

16 Karate - Tenacious D

"Eat donkey crap." - Metal_Treasure

17 Whookam - Steve Vai

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",... - Metal_Treasure

18 Revelation #9 - Marilyn Manson

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

"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" - Metal_Treasure

19 Mr. Radio - Electric Light Orchestra

"Hello Mr. Radio" - Metal_Treasure

20 Jesus Wrote a Blank Check - Cake

"Don't forget to breathe in." - Metal_Treasure

21 Kudamm x Knesebeck - Shindy

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. - Martin_Canine

22 Right on Time - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sounds like they're saying we miss him. It’s referenced to “Hillel Slovak”, a former RHCP member who died by herion addiction. - Userguy44

23 Revolution 9 - The Beatles
24 Love Bites - Judas Priest

"In the dead of the night, love bites" - Metal_Treasure

25 Pepper - Butthole Surfers

"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." - Metal_Treasure

26 Stimulate - Eminem

"I'm not here to save you / I'm only here for the ride / So let me entertain you / And everything will be fine." - Metal_Treasure

27 Intension - Tool

"Listen to your mother. Your father is right. Work hard. Stay in school. Listen to your mother. Your father is right. Listen to your mother. Your father is right." - Metal_Treasure

28 Perfect Sense - Roger Waters

"Julia, (pause) however (pause - the second thunder in normal direction), in the light and visions of the issues of Stanley, (pause) we changed our mind. (pause) We have decided to include a backward message. (pause - the first thunder is in normal direction) Stanley, (pause) for you, (pause) and for all the other book (short pause) burners."
People often hear "partners" instead of "burners" - I don't know what is correct but Waters' speaking is with a Scottish accent in the soundbite and his "your" sounds like an "ar". - Metal_Treasure

29 Walking with a Ghost - The White Stripes

"Get out of my mind." - Metal_Treasure

30 Nature Trail to Hell - Weird Al Yankovic

"Satan eats Cheez Whiz." - Metal_Treasure

31 Absolute Power - Tech N9ne

"I've traveled many roads and seen many things in search of fortune and fame. All my dreams died no matter how hard I tried so nothing but unhappiness remains. So now I sit with this pen in my hand, itching to produce and perform. Waiting to rule with absolute power. I love these calm little moments before the storm." - Metal_Treasure

32 Piggy in the Middle - The Rutles

"This little piggy went to market." - Metal_Treasure

33 Darling Nikki - Prince

"Hello, how are you? I'm fine. 'Cause I know that the Lord is coming soon. Coming, coming soon",
followed by 37 "hah"s. - Metal_Treasure

34 Sentient 6 - Nevermore

"Seven, seven, seven. I am the bringer of the end, fear me, I am the beast that is technology." - Metal_Treasure

35 Big Hoops (Bigger the Better) - Nelly Furtado

"Oh My God! Descending to the 13th floor, 14, 16, We’re on the 11th floor, descending to the 12th floor, (x2) - Metal_Treasure

36 Nightmare/The Dreamtime - Motörhead

It's a long message - some words may be incorrect but it's something like "Now tell me, about your miserable little lives. I do not subscribe to your superstitious, narrow minded flights of paranoia. I and people like me, will always prevail! You will never stifle our free speech in any country in the world, 'because we will fight forever." "In a single stroke, you poor, stupid, running dogs. Why is it..." - Metal_Treasure

37 Tourniquet - Marilyn Manson

"This is my lowest point of vulnerability" - Metal_Treasure

38 P5hng Me a*wy - LINKIN PARK

"Everything falls apart even the people who never frown eventually break down. Everything has to end you'll soon find we're out of time left to watch it all unwind." - Metal_Treasure

39 Shoots and Ladders - Korn

"This is madness" - Metal_Treasure

40 Message of Love - Journey

"Message of love" - Metal_Treasure

41 Michael - Franz Ferdinand

"She's worried about you, call your mother." - Metal_Treasure

42 This City Never Sleeps - Eurythmics

"I enjoyed making the record, very good, very good" - Metal_Treasure

43 Odyssey of the Mind - Enigma

This song contains mostly backward vocals (there are some forward vocals as well).
Lyrics to it are backmasking from the first track on the same album "Le Roi Est Mort, Vive le Roi! " - Metal_Treasure

44 Down Home Town - Electric Light Orchestra

"Face the mighty waterfall" (2x) - Metal_Treasure

45 Fire on High - Electric Light Orchestra

"The music is reversible, but time... (violin note) is not. Turn back! Turn back! Turn back! Turn back! " - Metal_Treasure

46 The Mole from the Ministry - The Dukes of Stratosphear

"You can f**k yourself with your atom bomb." - Metal_Treasure

47 Roses Are Red - Aqua

The "dum dee da dee da" part is repeatedly played backwards. - Martin_Canine

48 Sermon - Drowning Pool

"Ladies and gentlemen, tell me what you believe" - Metal_Treasure

49 Satan Spawn, the Caco-Daemon - Deicide
50 You Could Feel the Sky - Bloodhound Gang

"A god with hooves, a god with horns" - Metal_Treasure

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