Top 15 Secret Messages in Famous Songs
Number, $15.99. Luftballoons. By, Nina. The. Eighties Sherman, hit was a catchy jam with an endearing melody, not, only in Germany but everywhere, in the world but, unless you were fluent in German the, hit song secret, meaning went over most people's heads the. United States overlooked, much of the German lyrics which. Was basically the entire song. Then once, 99, luftballons, started, selling big time the. Band was asked, to record it in English, this, was when the secret meaning was revealed. Apparently. The, song is actually about a post-nuclear, battle. In. It the, 99, red balloons caused. A false alarm which set off a chain of events that has led to the attack as, the balloons are led off into the horizon a sad. But poignant, song this, message, certainly, doesn't come across in, the, boy and melody coupled, with foreign, lyrics but. Really, it was, only secret, to those who couldn't decode, German, number. 14, firework. By Katy Perry. Some. People want their ashes sprinkled in the ocean, when they pass away others. Want to be buried in the family plot but. Pop stars might be a little more eccentric when it comes to disposing, of their earthly frame, Katy. Perry seems, to prove they are by. Telling Billboard magazine, the secret message behind her hit song firework. She, is informing, us all of her funeral, arrangements. Basically. I have this very dark idea, she told Billboard magazine. When. I passed I want, to be put into a firework, and shot across the sky over. The Santa, Barbara Ocean as my last hurrah that's. A pretty dark way to make a lasting, final, impression. Number. 13. 10,000. Days by tool. While. Most seeker messages, hidden in famous songs are pretty simple to find tool. Wanted, to make tools out of everyone by creating, a DIY project, out, of their progressive metal, songs some, assembly, required the. Project, isn't as simple as playing one song and then the next to create an epic of sorts, rather, you, must play them all out wives. The. Songs. 10,000. Days wings. From Murray and, vineet, res the. Lengths of the latter two are 6 minutes 11 seconds, and 5 minutes 2 seconds, while. 10,000. Days runs 11, minutes 13, seconds, so, the latter to play over the long track, thing. Any Trez must be played before wings, for Murray to, correspond, to 10,000. Days knowing. The secrets overlay, these songs will certainly make you feel like you're in the know in fact. The. Weird noises of the guinea traz suddenly. Makes sense when they're coupled with the 10,000. Days melody, while, the vocals, from wings for Murray and, 10,000. Days combine, to, create alternative, lyrics. Ie. A secret, message. Tool. Has neither denied, nor confirm, the claims that, they created this intricate masterpiece. Which, makes one think that perhaps there's, something even more hidden, - it's number. 12 pumped. Up kicks' by Foster, the People. When. Foster the people turned out pumped up kicks' many, didn't, listen too closely to, the dark lyrics behind. Me upbeat tune like. 99. Luftballons, the, song seems to be about something a lot simpler, and more peaceful than it actually is, Marc. Foster who, wrote the composition. Was, inspired, by real-life topics. Those, topics, being shootings, in schools as he, told cnn.com. I wrote, Pumped Up Kicks when I began to read about, the growing trend in teenage mental illness I was scared to see where the pattern was headed, if we didn't start changing the way we were bringing out the next generation. Both. Foster, and the band's bassist, have ties to this epidemic, as foster. Was himself a bully victim in high school while. Cubbie Fink the bassist, had a cousin who lived through Columbine. Foster. Insists, the song isn't about condoning, the attacks but, rather about talking, to kids about a subject, that is often avoided Pumped. Up Kicks are the shoes worn by the troubled, youths peers in school kids. That the listener can assume are well-off enough to buy some expensive, sneakers now. When you listen to the chorus. You. Might think differently about singing, merrily along. Number. 11. Revolution. Number 9 by, the Beatles. 9. There's. Nothing, like a good conspiracy theory. To fire up Beatle mania in. 1968. The, band released the, White Album which was quickly deemed, a masterpiece. But, it wasn't until Beatles fans listened, very closely, to. The hodgepodge of sound, heard in revolution, number 9 that, some started, to wonder what this all might mean as someone, speaks the words number, 9 over, and over again alongside.
Crying. Screaming, and what, seems to be a crash of some sorts, a fan, decided, to listen to the noise backwards. And that's, when the discovery, of the phrase turned. Me on dead man was, made. This. Led many conspiracy. Theorists, to feed the rumor mill a rumor, that Paul McCartney had. Passed away, it. Also sparked, the reverse speech movement, in which theorists, started to believe subliminal. Messages, were hidden in backmasking. Speech. Analysis. John, Kelly took, it a step further, telling, HuffPost that encrypted, phase which, I believe John Lennon found at EMI studios was. Made by an engineer, as an audio test. Yet. The message alluded, to the counterculture, phrase, tune. In turn, on and drop out, as well, as government mind-control, experiments. Some. Honestly, still think that the Paul McCartney that we see today is just a look-alike they're, proof isn't that he hasn't turned out great hits like, Eleanor. Rigby or, yesterday. But, rather pop, fluff, not, enough proof in my book maybe. He just ran out of hits, number. 10 single. Ladies by Beyonce. You. Probably wouldn't think that Beyonce's, single ladies would, have any message, beyond. Empowering, ladies, who are single but you'd be wrong at, least to some conspiracy, theorists, you'd be dead wrong the, song itself isn't chock-full, of backmasking, and hidden meaning, but, according to some the, music, video allegedly, proves, that Beyonce, worships Satan well. With all of its secret messages, substantiating. That claim of course as explained. In a six-year-old post on the media exposed, tumblr, the, popular, single, ladies video one. Of the best music, videos of all times at, least according to Kanye, West is, absolutely. Full of satanic, choreography. The, first dance move that hints, at the satanic, is when Beyonce and her two backup, dancers, who, are just in black put their right hands on their hips and their left arms curved off the, right arm forms, a wing while. The laugh forms snakes which, is of course the winged serpent aka. Satan. The, dancers, then begin to circle a beam of light like. Three dark angels, around the winged Sun desk which, was first worshipped, by Lucifer, according, to the post the, next blatant. Satan worshipping, stance comes. During the line don't. Pay him any attention as. Beyonce. Stands in the god almighty stance, with, her to backup dancers, crouching, below the, supposedly, means one must pay god no attention. Next. They, spell out halo, with their bodies in a winged serpent pose. With, the left answer, forming, the yell with, Beyonce. While the other two dancers form, an H Beyonce. Does the winged serpent gesture. Again in the middle of the Sun and according, to the poster, Beyonce's. Head halo, is about, being possessed by demons this. One's a bit of a stretch if you ask me and last. But not least in the final image the, all-seeing, eye appears. To Beyonce's, laughed the, worst is not yet over. According. To this back masked, audio file beyonce. And her crew put, out the following secret, message. It. Seems a number of pop singers have been accused, of Satan worshipping, well, it's all very intriguing, it, sure sounds like some blatant, McCarthyism. To me number. 9, revelation. Number 9 by. Marilyn, Manson. Following. The Beatles lead Marilyn. Manson, back masked, his own revelation, in the song revelation. Number nine on the b-side, for the single, get your gun the revelation. Was a little more haunting, than the Beatles own with, someone declaring, you, were on the other side now there, ain't no going back once you've been here.
Number. Eight stairway. To heaven, by Led Zeppelin. This. Last would be remiss, not to mention Led, Zeppelin's, Stairway to Heaven as, with, many on this list the song was targeted, by Christian, fundamentalists. Who, claimed that backmasking, had, hidden secret, messages, Paul. Crouch of the Trinity, Broadcasting Network. Appeared. In a TV program on, January, 1982. In the, program, he, alleged that midway, through stairway, to heaven, a hidden, message says, here's, to my sweet Satan and, I, sing because I live with Satan, this. Is the reverse of the track. During. The phrase if there's, a bustle in your hedgerow don't, be alarmed now, this. Is when things got a little crazy in the government, sphere with backmasking. As some, legislators, try to impose, a warning, label on those, records that purportedly, contained, it in fact. It, went so far as the consumer, protection, and toxic materials, Committee of the California. State Assembly in April, of 1982. It, was then that a hearing on backmasking, was, held in which, stairway, to heaven was one of the prime examples of. The, subliminal, messages, being forced upon listeners, the, hearing called in william yarrow, who called himself a neuro scientific, researcher. And declared. That the brain could in fact decode. Backmasking. Meaning, the subliminal, messages, really could get through even, if spoken, backwards, this, is all from a self-proclaimed. Researcher. Mind you Led Zeppelin, has largely ignored, the crazy claims. Although, the band's audio engineer, said the claims were totally. And utterly ridiculous. While the band's recording, company swan, song records said. In a statement. Our turntables. Only play in one direction. Forwards. Number. Seven, this land is your land by, Woody Guthrie. The. Song, seems like a patriotic, uplifting, chorus of America, love but if you know the hidden message behind it, you'll understand, is more like a jab at the injustice says that can be found in this land in reality. Guthrie. Was a communist, sympathizer, so. When he wrote this, land is your land this. Land is, my land he. Meant just that the, focal, point of this song wasn't so much the idea that America, should share his land with immigrants. The country being the melting pot that it is it, was that the public ownership of property might. Not be such a bad thing in fact. Guthrie. Roads this. Lands, in response to the ultra patriotic. And sentimental, tune of the time god bless america. He. Believed that God blast didn't, represent the people ie. The, working-class citizens of, the United States he, looked at it as basic, propaganda. In fact, one of his lyrics that didn't make the final cut of the song, what. Was found amongst his work reads as follows one, bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple, by, the relief, office I saw my people as they, stood hungry, I stood, there wondering if, God blessed America, for me Guthrie. Wrote the simple melody in 1945. Two, years before US Senator, Joe McCarthy. Invigorated. The second, Red Scare a, time, during which a campaign, against communism, and political, repression was, at its height everyone. Was afraid of the Soviets, and McCarthy. Was at the forefront of this fear, all, around, me, a, voice was founding.
This. Land was, made for you, and me number. Six, Louie, Louie by. The Kingsmen. Now. There are songs that cause controversy, and, then, there are songs that require our governments. To investigate. The secret messages, behind them, the, song Louie Louie was one of the latter it was so controversial, that it underwent, FBI, investigation. For two whole years, listened. To Louie Louie and you'd, probably agree that the song lyrics are muddled and confusing. Incomprehensible. Really. So, it probably won't come as a surprise, that theorists, began to surmise that, the lyrics were obscene, this led to the FBI investigation. Of the song because, at the time it, was the bureau's, job to censor obscene a tease so, when they received a letter from the Sarasota, High School, suggesting. That the lyrics were so. Filthy that I cannot, enclose, them in this letter the bureau had to open a case file on the song we, all know that there is obscene materials, available, for those who seek at the letter read but, when they start sneaking in this material, in the, guise of the latest teenage, rock and roll hit record, these morons, have gone too far the, case file did include what the complaints, in heard in the lyrics but we won't go into that here, the official, lyrics are pretty tame, with, a young woman waiting, for her lover as he crosses the sea the, man doesn't think he'll make it back home and he's, thinking about the girl all the time as, the end of the song the, man hopes to see his love and swears, he'll never leave her again listening. To the gargled song you. Might not hear these official, lyrics as sung in fact, the FBI literally. Analyzed, Louie Louie for two years playing, the song of various, speeds, trying. To catch the suppose obscene, secret, message, the, investigation. Didn't go so far as to contact, the songwriter, himself, Jack, Eli and they, were not able to determine, whether the so-called secret, message in the lyrics was. Obscene, or not, so. Nothing, ever came of it this, just goes to show that some people may be hearing, secret messages, that don't even exist. Number, five Michael. By Franz Ferdinand. You. Might know Franz Ferdinand, the Scottish, indie rock band from.
Such Early 2000. Hans's take me out and know you girls, but, it was on their bromantic. Song Michael. That a secret, message was, back masked in she's. Worried about you, call your mother if, for some reason, you were thinking about your mother and then decided, to play Michael backwards. A creeped, out sensation. Might be sent up your spine. But. If you never thought to play the record backwards then. You probably just, jammed out not, thinking about your mother, the message was put there in reference, to Bob Hardy the, band's bassist. Who was always fretting, over calling, his mom while touring, I'm sure, the secret, message in Michael serves as a reminder to him to, phone home better, than tying a bass string around your finger, number. Four empty, spaces by, Pink Floyd. Pink. Floyd had fun with hidden messages, in their tract empty, spaces, their, hidden message was placed right before the lyrical, sensation. Of the song on the, left channel played, forward, it's mumbo jumbo played, backwards, you hear the greeting, hello. Looker, followed, by you. Have just discovered the secret, message, please, send your answer to old pink, care, of the funny farm shelf fonts, then someone, shouts out Roger. Roger. Waters, the, band's bassist, we assume to, inform him that Carolyn's, calling, Carolyn. Being the real name of waters, than wife that, wraps up the secret message, some, consider, the old pink in question, might be a nickname for said, Pink Floyd's lead guitarist. The message seems to imply that old pink went insane and now lives at a psych ward in Chalfont while, many listeners may, have gotten the joke others, likely sent a fan mail to this mystery, address, proving. That they too might. End up at the funny farm someday. Number. 3 Judas. Kiss, by, Petra. Some. Fans had a little fun with backmasking. Pietra, for instance, must have thought it was pretty funny that some of these Christian, fundamentalist. Groups, were getting all up in arms about secret, messages, hidden in songs the. Evil rock musicians. Were allegedly, trying to make their listeners, do bad things through, backmasking and other subliminal, messages. According. To the fundamental, s so, Petra decided, to speak directly to them, in a somewhat creepy way it was, in Judas's, kiss on the album, more power to ya that, the band poked fun at the, accusations. The, song's intro, involves speech that was obviously, reversed. Suggesting. That there was a secret message hidden in back masking, when, the fundamentalist.
Groups Dug in to ads they, heard the following direct, message, what, are you looking for the devil for when you ought to be looking for the Lord what. Are you. When you're looking, for my the. Bed suddenly turned these fundamentalist. Groups on their heads, by calling them out on the allegedly, embedded, subliminal, messages, that, the groups were looking for in rock music, the band was probably hoping the fundamentalist. Might think again before trying, to pick apart songs, to, find something, that wasn't there and instead. Focus, on what they claimed was important, to them the, Lord but, judging by the rest of this list I doubt, that happened. Number. Two third. Stone, from the sign by, Jimi Hendrix. One. Might expect a song called third stone from the sign to be about earthly things, but, some believe that Jimi Hendrix, had alien communication. In mind when he wrote this tune for, the rock jazz instrumental, album, are, you experienced. Third, stone is the trickiest track on the record and, if you play the vinyl at 45, rpm, you, will be privy, to an alien, conversation. The, pair of aliens, are chit-chatting. As they close in on earth when, in the Starfleet's, the other in the scoutship. Starfleet. - sculpture, please, give your position over. The. Scoutship. Gives its position, which is nearing Earth according. To the scoutship earth likely, has some intelligent. Species on, it, when he goes to investigate, he reports, his findings. Strange. Beautiful, grass of green with, your majestic, silver sees your. Mysterious, mountains, I wish to see closer, he, has to land his kinky machine on earth the. Conversation. Ends on a creepy note as the alien says although your, world wonders me with, your majestic, and superior, cackling, hen your, people I do not understand. So, tu I shall put an end you'll, never hear surf music again, what, a sad end that would be before. We get to number one my name is chilsen, I hope you're enjoying my narration. If you're curious about what I look like in real life then, go to my instagram at dylan is chill and whitey and, top that follow button to find out i'm currently, doing a super poll on my instagram, if you believe ghosts, are real and, go to my most recent, photo on top of the like button if you don't DM, me saying why when, you're done come right back to this video to find out the number one entry, also, follow me on twitter at whitey chills, because that's where i post video updates, it's, a proven fact that generosity makes, you a happier person so, if you're generous enough to hit that subscribe button and, the bell beside, it then thank you this, way you'll be notified of the new videos, we upload every. Tuesday and Saturday. Number. One El Dorado by. Electric, Light Orchestra. Coming. Out of the 60s, and 70s many. Rock bands were backmasking. Or being. Accused, of backmasking. Backmasking. Involves. Hiding secret, messages, in music, that can only be heard when played backwards, The Electric Light Orchestra is. One of these accused, bands, when the album Eldorado, debuted. In 1974. A number, of Christian, fundamentalist. Groups quickly, jumped on the bandwagon, declaring. The band were Satan, worshipers, where, did they get such nonsense. From, a line in the title track which they claim says he. Is the nasty, whine Christ. Your infernal when, played in Reverse. Well. Electric Light Orchestra said. That Eldorado, had no such subliminal, messaging, in its composition they.
Taunt Their fundamentalist. Critics, by putting plenty of it in their next album fire. On high in fact. The very first line in the back mask message, the music, is reversible, but time is not, music. And. If. You didn't turn back but continued, on to their 1983, album you'll. Hear a number of subliminal messages. The, album is an Easter egg hunt in fact, the album is so full of secrets, that, the British version contains, the warning, warning. Contains, secret backwards, messages, even the record jackets, back cover reveals, some secret messages, in the forms of anagrams, of the band members names, along. With the initials, of the band yellow. In Morse code if, you're, hanging on every back masked word of the album, you'll, hear the band very politely tell, its listeners in the final, track thank, you for listening. Thanks. For checking out this video be, sure to subscribe because we upload new countdowns, every Tuesday, and Saturday or, if, you're still not convinced, here are some of our other videos that I think you'd like enjoy.