Wednesday Question: Spookiest Song Stories?

What songs have the nastiest back story? Vote for the most frightening song tale here.

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Every song tells a story. Usually they'll be tales of love, triumph or determination - but sometimes they're a little more sinister. To celebrate Halloween, we're looking for songs with a spooky backstory. This week's Wednesday question is:

What song has the scariest back story?

Whether it was written in a creepy haunted house as the Red Hot Chili Peppers did with Rick Rubin, or a song written in mourning about a murdered love one, post your song nominations and stories below. Upvote the stories that you agree are suitably creepy for Halloween, and we'll research the back stories for a spine-chilling top 10 playlist tomorrow. Good luck!

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    Rammstein - Mein Teil The song is ispired by the case of Armin Meiwes and Bernd J├╝rgen. A man who willingly agreed to be mutilated, tortured, cooked and eaten. The song by itself is slightly disturbing and the video is also kind of graphic.
    matteo cubano
    "polly" by nirvana. Cobain read "a newspaper article about the abduction, torture and rape in June 1987 of a 14-year-old girl by Gerald Arthur Friend; Friend had picked her up near the Tacoma Dome in his car after she had attended a rock concert. She was able to earn his trust and sympathy by convincing him she enjoyed it. She managed to escape when he stopped for gas. She got out of the vehicle and made a scene attracting attention from surrounding people." According to Krist.
    Pearl Jam - Jeremy
    The KMFDM songs that Dylan Harris and Eric Klebold had lyrics for on their website prior to committing the Columbine Massacre. Son of a Gun, Dogma, Stray Bullet, Waste, Power and Anarchy.
    Hotel California, by the Eagles. The mystery behind it is just so... incredible? I can't even find the right words. It's just mysterious in ways that make it spooky in its own right.
    Nero Galon
    Surprised how long I had to look to find this. Definitely needs to be on the list its a spooky classic.
    Prison Sex - Tool [creepy story, lyrics and video]
    Faap de Oiad - Tool (Very eerie, terrifying song. It at least needs to be mentioned.)
    Jambi has one of the most ****ed/ creepy music videos ever
    Its not an official video. Just an animation that someone uploaded to youtube with. Fits so well though. (same with the pot)
    Slayer-Angel of Death.True story about a real hell.
    Insane doctor in Auschwitz performing a bunch of sick and twisted experiments on innocent people? This should def be at the top of the list.
    NIN - Downward Spiral being recorded in the Sharon Tate house (where the Charles Manson murders occurred)
    matteo cubano
    and of all the songs I'd say hurt would be perfect. the fact it was written there. out of all the darkness, evil and violence that the house experienced, a masterpiece of an album came when it all had ended right before the house was finally demolished. a work of art was the last thing that happened in the house. just like in the darkness, the anger, hate, violence and loud noise through the album we are left with one of the most beautiful songs ever written at the end of it all. Also, the word Pig was written on the front door, it was very faded and painted over, Reznor reportedly claims never to have seen it yet wrote the songs "march of the pigs" and "piggy" where he continues to call the second person subject a pig over and over.
    "La Mer" from The Fragile also had an incredibly dark story considering the surrounding state Reznor was in. Strange cause the song isn't very angry like Somewhat Damaged or depressing like A Warm Place, but yet hearing the little groove is just so haunting and chilling.
    Limousine - Brand New
    Came here solely to post this. Friggen crazy story. I read news articles about the crash after hearing what the song was about to see if it was actually true and some of the articles are more heart wrenching than the song.
    Such a great song. Very chilling and sad, gets me everytime. The buildup in the song is awesome.
    amazing song when i heard it was a true story it was kinda hard to listen to after I found out
    N.I.B - Black Sabbath
    My vote goes to Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath. Legend has it that the first time they played it live, people were leaving the venue in sheer fear of what they just heard. I get chills every time I listen to the song.
    Ozzy made mention of that on the 7 Ages of Rock documentary. Raised the hair on my neck.
    Whats the story behind N.I.B.? I know theres the creepy story behind Black Sabbath with Ozzy getting Geezer a book about witchcraft because he was into that stuff even when the band was still called Earth. After reading it he fell asleep and woke up to see a tall dark figure towering over his bed with piercing eyes staring at him and then the figure disappeared and book was gone too.
    That's the story behind Black Sabbath (the song). NIB is supposedly written to be the same story, but from the dark figure's point of view.
    Oh okay. I suppose that makes sense when you read the lyrics to both of them back to back.
    The song title NIB is derived from a nickname given to Ward from Ozzy. "Nibby" or something like that.
    One - Metallica The music video can bring some pretty scary thoughts.
    mat hazelwood
    mat hazelwood · Oct 30, 2013 10:53 PM
    no he's not, it's written as an adaptation from a movie. These songs are supposed to have a scary story behind being written, not tell a scary story in the song.
    As much of a sellout song Enter Sandman has become, I'd say the same thing about that music video as well
    hurr duurr metolica sold out guyzzzz
    I didn't say metallica sold out, I was just saying that song has become a sellout song in my opinion