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What songs scared you as a kid?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CountFan1998, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. CountFan1998 Active Member

    I know I haven't been here in a long, long, long time, but here is today's burning question:

    What songs scared you as a kid? For me it was (and still are) Hugga Wugga and a old bad-quality wav. file of the Road Runner Theme Song (from the Road Runner Show in the 1960's).

    Some songs that scare me now are Bodies by Drowning Pool (On those random videos you watch for some unknown reason.... :confused:) or those bad audio videos with pumping volume (Man I hat those, just saw one today!!! :eek:) that scare the heck out of you when they pop up (or those screamer vids more or less).... Post away, Muppet fans!

    "If the Good Lord intended for us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller-skates..."
  2. heralde Well-Known Member

    When I was a kid I was terrified of the "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" song. This is long before they made that TV special, I'm just talking about the song. And for some reason it just bothered me for weeks afterward, lol.
  3. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Bad quality wav's CAN be scary sounding stuff. I once had a bad WAV converted to a very bad MP3 of the Heathcliff theme, and when I put it on a CD to listen to it, it was... ugh. There were pops and squeaks and other phantom artifacts in it. Long since dumped it, got the French version.

    I'm sure you all know by now the Hebrew version of Pinball number count scared the CRAP out of me , and it took me years to even listen to the English one again.

    Seriously, I'm not looking for it to post, but Youtube search....

    Really... it's just.... there's NO rhythm. It's like they're trying too hard to be that John Moschitta Jr. guy and failed at it.
  4. CountFan1998 Active Member

    Yeah, Drtooth, I agree that foriegn languages can be pretty scary. For some more foreign frights, check out songs from The Brave Little Toaster in Romanian. (The Cutting Edge song in Romanian is just :eek:!)

    While we're on the subject of scary songs, I also used to hate 'You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch". Just the Grinch alone is scary. Every time I saw the TV special when I was little- oh, say 3 or 4- (When they show it on Cartoon Network), I would run and hide on the stairs. Some of the Grinch's facial expressions are terrifying!

    "If the Good Lord intended for us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller-skates..."
  5. CountFan1998 Active Member

    Oh wait, shoot! No it's Cutting Edge in Hungarian!!! Sorry...
    Plus, instead of dubbing over the original English track, (the orchestral one with the cool slap bassline) they use a instrumental that sounds like it should be in a Sega Genesis game!
  6. ryhoyarbie Active Member

    Lady Gaga comes to mind.....She just scares me whenever I look at her.
  7. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Some songs work, some songs don't. I listened to the Rechov Sumsum Hebrew/Arabic version of "Two names are Better than One" (the song about the fruit singing about what they're called in different languages) and it sounded very nice and flowing, and it kept the rhythm.

    A few songs I got on me are actually French translations of other songs... SOME of them have different music completely and sound wonderful. But trying to shove too many multi-syllabic words into somewhere in which one sylable words go... just doesn't sound right.

    Personally, I really think THIS song translation sounds just as akward:
  8. KarinTeeth New Member

    I was always scared of Boogie Woogie Wu by Insane Clown Posse
  9. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I remember being scared when I was really little of the song "Day After Day" by Badfinger. My dad had a cassette he would always listen to in the car with that song on it, and I remember thinking it was really creepy. Several years later, I got a best of CD by Badfinger and it turned on that "Day After Day" was no longer creepy but a really phenominal ballad. Happy ending.
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  10. heralde Well-Known Member

    I love that song but I can see where it can seem a little creepy, lol. Glad you ended up liking it! Badfinger was a very talented group. :)
  11. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Badfinger really is one of the most underrated bands of the 1970s in my opinion. Their early stuff is classic, but I find their later stuff (Wish You Were Here, their self-titled album) to be the most interesting. It's really a shame that they were so mistreated by Warner Brothers and that Pete Ham and Tom Evans only received their due as songwriters after their tragic deaths.
  12. CountFan1998 Active Member

    What was the song? I mean you embedded the video, I'm sure, but it's not there! What happened?

    Edit- Wait, it shows up in the quote, strange! P.S. That song just doesn't work. To me it sounds like Pasqually the Chef from Chuck E. Cheese's. Compare if you will: (this is not scary however)
  13. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I used to be terrified of This Is Halloween from TNBC. For the longest time I could not watch that opening.

    Honestly the Hugga Wugga song and Windmills of your Mind on the Muppet Show both scare me as of this day. I dont really like the gingerbread man song either, but thats less about the song and more scary implications (and costumes) in the sketch
  14. heralde Well-Known Member

    Oh my gosh yes when I was a kid I was terrified of the Windmills of Your Mind song, lol.
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  15. sportsfan99 New Member

    When I was a kid I was so terrified of spiders that the song Itsy Bitsy Spider scared me.
  16. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    I was scared of Miss Piggy's rendition of "What now my love?"

    Brrrrrrrrrrrrr...
  17. Hayley B Active Member

    "There Was An Old Woman That Shallowed A Fly". The end of that song scared me.
  18. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    There was an old lady who swallowed a horse
    BOOM!
    She died of course.
    LOL
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  19. Hayley B Active Member

    Yeah that was the reason. I got sad for the old lady as a kid. lol
  20. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    I screamed when I saw that the first time.

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