I was wondering if this was something I've done before, but looking back in my archives says otherwise. In honor of it being Friday, I figured it would be nice to share too much information about myself! Originally I had a list of songs that freaked me out as a kid, but I quickly realized that those songs still scare me as an adult...and the list has gotten longer. A lot of these songs have something in common: spooky, slow parts. This is funny because The Beatles did some weird crap, but I never feared them.
Enjoy! Because I won't!
I have been SEARCHING for the official title of this song for what feels like 20 years. This song used to come on soft rock stations at night (when our mom would have us listen to softer music to fall asleep). I was always horrified by how serious this sounded. And slow. And all around spooky. This was a hit?! HOW?! So terrifying.
This one is actually a great song! I just don't want to hear it when I'm trying to feel safe.
The chanting of the words "Hush...Hush..." was too much for me. Nay, STILL too much for me. Is this song sung by members of a cult? Yes, I know who Deep Purple are. This scares me.
Simon and Garfunkle are wonderful together. This song...I get the appeal. It scares the crap out of me, though. So serious...so depressing...so strange.
This song, like "Suonds of Silence," has each verse start at a slow, serial killer pace. Go ahead and listen to the original version by The Turtles down below, but I still think of this song in that one Golden Grahams commercial. Not as creepy as the original, but slightly more delicious.
This one is obvious. It's about a sad clown. Good lord, no. NO. Love you, Smokey...but NO.
In the same vain, "I'm Your Puppet." Are you a Muppet? No? Are you a marionette? You are? Oh God, please no. I imagine clickity clackity puppets dancing to this. Not cool.
The band is named Strawberry Alarm Clock. I just...it...this is an LSD trip, right? It has to be.
And this part from "Wizard of Oz." The Oh-Wee-Oh- Ohh Oh. The monkeys? Not so scary. This? HOLY CRAP.