Top 10 Cursed Songs You Should NEVER Listen To – Part 2

Hello and welcome back to the most amazing
channel on the internet, I am your host Rebecca Felgate and I love music. I really do. My favorite band is Radiohead, but I am also
into classical music, jazz, funk, soul, rap…. You name it…. I love a good beat. There are, unfortunately, some beats out there
that should never be listened to for fear of grave consequences. That’s right, we are back with the Top 10
cursed songs you shouldn’t listen to part 2…. You guys seemed to enjoy part one so much
I thought I would bring you a second helping, although don’t be tempted to listen to these
tracks or look too deeply into these courses. If you do…well…don’t say I didn’t
warn you. Comment with your favorite song! 10- Heavy Metal Suicide Solution
In the in the 1980s, heavy metal was at its height in popularity and rock legends like
Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne were busy swinging their hair and biting bats, but that wasn’t
all they were doing, apparently! According to sensationalist media and some
parents, these rockers were writing satanic cursed melodies with subliminal messages that
encouraged kids and teens to kill themselves. Osbourne’s smash track Suicide Solution
was blamed for a number of self-harming teens, as well as the death of the depressed teen,
John McCollom. Ozzy was even taken to court over it. You might be alright listening to this, but
you are NOT alright composing this, we have the infamous Curse of the Ninth…which obviously
is coming into number 9. In the world of classical music, there is
a huge superstition around the ninth symphony. It is widely believed that great composers
only have nine symphonies in them and, once it is written, they will never complete a
tenth. Seemingly it all started with good old Ludwig
Van Beethoven who died three years after completing his seminal ninth symphony, unable to complete
his tenth. Other victims of the ninth have been Gustav
Mahler, Franz Schubert, Antonín Dvorák, Anton Bruckner, Kurt Atterberg, Ralph Vaughan
Williams, Roger Sessions, Egon Wellesz, Alexander Glazunov and Malcolm Arnold. The most recent victims of the ninth were
Vaughn Williams in 1958 and Alfred Schnittke in 1998. A lot of composers were nervous of the curse,
Schoenberg even wrote: “It seems that the Ninth is a limit. He who wants to go beyond it must pass away. It seems as if something might be imparted
to us in the Tenth which we ought not yet to know, for which we are not ready. Those who have written a Ninth stood too close
to the hereafter.” 8 – Dead Man’s Curve
Strangely, this cursed song written by Jan and Dean seemed to pre-empt Jan’s fate two
years ahead of time. The pair wrote a song called Dead Man’s
Curve in 1964, but in 1966, Jan ran his stingray corvette car off the road at a point on a
stretch of road in Los Angeles called…. You guessed it…. Dead Man’s Curve. Spooky. Jan Berry spent months in a coma and was partially
paralyzed, suffering permanent brain damage. He did semi recover by 1978 and performed
a few shows with Dean Torrence, but he was never the same. Perhaps the song was a warning rather than
a curse, but it was a warning that sadly was not heeded. 7 – Ring Around the Rosie
We all know the dark story surrounding Ring Around the Rosie, right? We have different versions of it in different
countries I think, but in the UK it goes like this: ring around the Rosie, a pocket full
of posies, attttiissshhhoo atisho, we all fall down. Some people sang – ashes, ashes, we all
fall down. The seemingly innocent kid’s playground
song is actually a dark little ditty about contracting the plague and dying. The ring of Rosie refers to the marks plague
victims would contract, the posies were flowers people would keep in their pockets to smell
– as back in those days, they thought the disease was spread by a bad smell. The atishooo part was the sneezing sick people
would do, or the ash was a reference of burned bodies… the all fall down part is death. Soo…when kids are all singing this and throwing
themselves on the floor, they’re pretending to die. Freaky. Not as freaky as imagining a plague doctor
singing though. Have you ever seen those beaky fellows? I don’t think you have too much to fear
from this song, though…plague isn’t quite what it used to be. This next song also made a composer nervous,
we have Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 6
Russian Composer, Alexander Scriabin was a bit of an eccentric, to say the least. The pianist was influenced by Chopin and he
loved an atonal, dissonant style. Like many late 19th, early 20th century composers,
Scriabin had an artists soul and loved the concept of synesthesia – associating colors
with sounds. Anyway, the composer wrote Piano Sonata Number
6 in 1911 and was TERRIFIED of it. He was so scared of his creation that he wouldn’t
play it. He said he was afraid of its darkness and
didn’t want to expose himself or his audience to the horrifying atonality. According to his biographer The Sixth Sonata
is a nether star. Its dark and evil aspect embraces horror,
terror, and the omnipresent Unknown. He also said that when Scriabin would play
the music for friends he would seem frightened and stare off into the distance. Freaky. 5 – “Babylon” by David Gray
If you are hearing David Gray’s soft rock 1998 ballad, Babylon, you might be in trouble. It seems the unassuming 20-year-old track
is used as a torture song at Guantanamo Bay prison. The track was chosen because of its religious
undertones – Babylon is a biblical reference. The idea behind music torture is that it invades
a persons mental space – breaking in their thoughts with constant sound, leaving a captor
no place to hide. It is pretty dark. In part one we also talked about how the military
uses Barney as a torture track….which is also pretty disturbing. Another one to scare musicians – we have
the infamous 27 Club at number 4 The 27 Club is kind of the rock n roll version
of the 9th Symphony curse and refers to rock legends dying in their 27th year. At first, it seemed like a bit of a coincidence. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin
died when they were 27. But then people started to look back through
history and realized a lot of musicians of note died at age 27 – Robert Johnson, Nat
Jaffe, Rudy Lewis had all died at age 27. Then Jim Morrison of the Doors died at 27
and the legend began to solidify. Along went Dave Alexander of the Stooges,
Pete Ham of Badfinger, Pete de Freitas of Echo and the Bunnymen….and of course, Kurt
Cobain of Nirvana. More recently the club claimed Richey Edwards
of the Manic Street Preachers, Amy Winehouse in 2011, Richard Turner of Friendly Fires,
also in 2011 and the band Viola Beach in a horrible accident in 2016. A lot of people point at drinks and drugs,
but a lot of the members of the 27 club died in freak accidents or were murdered. There are a lot of crazy conspiracies out
there, including that the musicians sold their souls to the devil. Sure! The horrible tale of Operation Wandering Soul
at number 3 This is pretty awful on behalf of the American’s
in the Vietnam war. The war went on from 1955 to 1975 and both
sides of the fight used torture techniques to try and best their enemies. The Americans employed the use of spooky song
to scare their enemies. Back then, a lot of the Vietnamese believed
that their dead needed to be buried in their homeland, and if they were not buried according
to the correct ritual, their souls would be doomed to wander aimlessly. US sound engineers used their advanced technology
to record eerie sounds and played them around enemy lines with the purpose of scaring the
enemy into fleeing their position. Helicopters were sometimes flown around to
broadcast recordings to the Vietcong. The music and soundscapes were for tactical
purposes, but many believe that by messing with the legend of the spirits, the Americans,
in turn, cursed themselves when they played the sounds. Who knows. Robert Schumann was driven mad by his music
at number 2 German composer Robert Schumann went stark
raving mad, and many believe the reason lay in his final works, now called Ghost Variations. What we know is that Schumann woke on a cold
February night in the 1850s driven by a force that compelled him to write a number of hymn-like
piano variations. As he tried to get his melody down on paper,
he said he was dictated by angels, or perhaps even the ghost of himself. His religious-like fervor had taken a turn
by morning and he said he heard demonic tigers and hyenas in his music. These ghost variations, or Geistervariation
in German, were the last thing that Schumann wrote before being committed to an asylum. He died two years later at age 46 and some
people in the classical music sphere are varied wary of the music even today. Finally, we have a modern day cursed song
that has apparently been sending kids mad…or worse. Lavender Town –
Any Pokemon fans out there? You might already know this, but the music
that plays in Lavender Town In Pokemon Red and Green allegedly sparked an alarming number
of child suicides in Japan. The music is undoubtedly spooky, horror blog
Bloody Disgusting hailed it as one of the most terrifying childhood memories for gamers. The music has a number of jarring chords but
is weirdly calm…I think we can all agree we wouldn’t want to listen to it on a loop
for too long. According to a creepypasta that surfaced in
2010, the music compelled 100 Japanese children to kill themselves, leaving others with weird
behavioral outbursts and others with physical ailments such as nosebleeds and headaches. Sicknesses and suicides became known as Lavender
Town Syndrome. Legend has it that the high pitch binaural
beats tapped into the brains of children in a way that could affect their moods. Whether or not this is true, it seems Pokemon
were worried. They rerecorded the music for the 2017 Pokemon
Go Halloween Event. Suspicious. Maybe don’t listen to this one. I just want to read some comments from my
recent videos, the Top 10 People That Came Back from The Afterlife. It was a creep fest of a video…. And you had lots of interesting things to
say. Mike Peugeot said: My dad died for 18 seconds
when he had a heart attack. Did I like the video.? The Comedy Fun Club had quite the story. They said: My great grandma was told that
my great-grandfather had died in the war my great grandma found out he wasn’t dead because
a few days later he turned up at the front door? Thanks for tuning in to this episode of Most
Amazing …. Did any of you listen to any of these haunted songs? If so…you okay? What is your favorite song? Like, share, notification bell.

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