Top Ten Creepiest Songs?

This is my top ten list? I'd love to hear yours!

10. What Do You Want From Me? -Pink Floyd A lot of Pink Floyd's music comes off, as eerie, not necessarily scary. A beautiful medley of confusing sounds and haunting lyrics combine to kick of my list.

9. Dirge-Death in Vegas

I heard this song for the first time attached to the trailer for the terrible "Black Dahlia" film that came out in 2005, this song is really beautiful. It builds and builds until it is almost overwhelming, the only lyrics are a female vocalist sining "La la la" "La la la" over and over.

8. Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix)-Aphex Twins-

I heard this song for the first time as a kid, and it scared me $h!tless. A satanic like voice screaches "I want your soul, I will eat your soul!" "Come to Daddy! Come to daddy!" a computerized drum beat from hell. Now, this song is nothing but entertaining, and somewhat silly, but at the time it was horrifying. The video is a real treat too!

7. 22 going on 23-Butthole Surfers

Most people know the Butthole Surfers from there semi hit song "Pepper", this song, too is trippy, but also disturbing. Audio of an actual phone conversation between a late night radio host and a disillusioned 'rape victim' (who actually was a nutjob who called every night with a new problem) and a hypnotizing guitar rift straight from hell.

6. Riders on the Storm- The Doors

The Doors take on the Johnny Cash classic "Ghost Riders in the Sky". The song starts off with rain and thunder, the music itself is calming, but the lyrics are about a serial killer hitchhiker. Overall, probably the best song on my list.

5. Bloodrock-D.O.A.

A surprise 70's hit, by what many say is the first 'heavy metal' band in history. Agree or not, this song is creepy. It's apparently a true story, the lead singer saw his friend die in a plane crash. The lyrics are very descriptive, and the singer sounds like these are his dying words.

4. This House is Haunted- Alice Cooper

I love this song, I have since I was a wee little weirdo. The song is like a lullaby, sweet but by Alice Cooper so of course there is a lyrical twist. The song is about a mans dead lover, there is a loud guitar rift in the middle of the song that always makes me jump. Overall, I actually think this song is very romantic.

3. Rosemary's Baby Theme- Krystztof Komeda

As if the movie by itself wasn't scary enough, the score adds enough terror to rip right into your dreams. Again, a lullaby song by none other than Mia herself. This song is just scary, maybe you have to see the movie first, no...it's just the song.

2. Hamburger Lady- Throbbing Gristle

I heard this song in the car at about 2am in the middle of nowhere on some bizarre radio station at I had to pull over, and wake up my friend. Some guy whispers something, in a demon voice, with all these industrial sounds. I had no idea what he was saying, then I looked up the lyrics and was petrified! Seriously, check out this song!

1. Wonderful, Wonderful- Johnny Mathis

I know...I know. Your laughing, this old country song was nothing to fear over when it was released in the late 1950's but then a little show called "The X Files" came along. I was 11 years old, always a big horror fan, so I naturally loved "The X Files" but the episode entitled "Home" was something I was not prepared for, I don't want to spoil the episode but let's just say this. Inbred mutants+Murder+"Wonderful, Wonderful"=Nightmares for years. This song, creeps me out more than any other song on the list. The power of imagery!

What's your list?

Update:

I was disappointed with "Insidious", and kind of laughed at the "Tip Toe Through the Tulips" parts. I really love Tiny Tim, but he has enough creep factor without that Poltergeist rip-off of a film.

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  • steve
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    Give these a try --

    "Will The Summer Make Good For All of Our Sins" by Múm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3tuxHYpL0A

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    http://www.amazon.com/Will-Summer-Make-Good-Sins/d...

    "Tenshi No Gijinka - I" (Seraphic Impostor) by Keiji Haino

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTHPFt9z9jY

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    http://www.amazon.com/Tenshi-No-Gijinka-1/dp/B000S...

    "Black Is The Colour Of My True Loves Hair" by Patty Waters (give it time...)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NSBVjRxgF4

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    http://www.amazon.com/Sings/dp/B000QQTA4K

    "Threnody to The Victims of Hiroshima" by Krzysztof Penderecki

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzOb3UhPmig

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TRRW8C

    "Clara" by Scott Walker

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5hvHEBLNpI

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    http://www.amazon.com/Clara/dp/B000SFVJXY

    BTW, if 'Wonderful, Wonderful' is at the top of your list, you might want to stay away from -- "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton (as it was associated with David Lynch's movie of the same name) or "Tiptoe Thru the Tulips" by Tiny Tim (as it was associated with 'Insidious')

  • 4 years ago

    Creepiest Songs

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Just listen to Unknown Pleasure by Joy Division. That album shows empathy for Ian Curtis. As in, you wanted to commit suicide, too. Truly a sad time in music history. Oh well, at least we got New Order. And seriously, what kind of friends were Peter, Bernard, and Stephen. Like seriously, who in their right mind would not think that Ian was ****** up! What great friends, right?

    By the way, you have great musical taste. Other than the Joy Division album Unknown Pleasure, I think some Sonic Youth stuff is pretty creepy (still, a great group). The album Hail To The Thief by radiohead is rather strange (still a great album) I also think their stuff from Kid A and Amnesiac are also spooky.

    Actually, I can go on forever it seems when it comes to weird **** (no, I don't hate weird, I EMBRACE it)

  • 10 years ago

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  • 10 years ago

    My darling and Buffalo Bill by Eminem are both creepy songs in my opinion.

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