8th October 2012, 11:01 AM
Good goosebump songs
Putting this in polls because uh, well, this topic isn't going to consist of more than just posting a bunch of youtube videos. But I'm a crappy decision maker so, if a mod wants to move this to entertainment it's not hurting me feelings hahaha.
I love myself a good old fasioned goosebump song. I listen to music for the chills. I love it when it's as dark, eerie, and ominous sounding as possible (not emo, dark. There's a difference) I can't get enough of it. Music that reaches you on a more primitive, psychological level is totally my cup of tea. Sadly, "Goosebump" is not really a genre, so I would really appreciate it if you shared songs that you think are particularly chilling. I'll share some of mine. :]
This in particular is brilliant in its simplicity. The first image in my head when I started listening to this, was that of a room that hadn't been touched in years, and inside it dust covered dolls with cold, blank stares. (Yeah I know I'm ****ed up lol, deal with it)
There's this that I saw on Vh1 not too long ago. It woke me up from dead sleep and sent shivers up my spine. I think in part what makes this song so eerie for me is my background as a former Christian, and even though I don't believe anymore, the verse "The good lord speaks like a rolling thunder" evoked some pretty strong emotions. The visual imagery that came to my head was that of an elderly, black, voodoo witch living in a Liousiana bayou.
This one is pretty good, although there are some people that might say Florence is wailing more than she is singing during parts of the song, but for the most part I think it's excellently done.
Even though this song is pretty much inspired by copius amounts of LSD, it gives me chills moreso for the visual imagery I get in my mind when I hear the melody, as opposed to the lyrics. I think of a standing army pouring over a hill into battle and arrows straying across a battlefield. It makes me feel like Im at ****ing war. (Once again, yes I'm ****ed up lol)
I'd post more, but I think you guys get the idea. :] So post what you think are particuarly chilling songs, and if you're really cool, try to explain why they make you feel that way. Does it evoke a memory, etc. I'm interested in seeing what you have to share. The more my hands tremble and shake the better.
Last edited by Dryzera; 8th October 2012 at 12:03 PM.
25th October 2012, 8:33 PM
Spectrum by Florence and the Machine. It's so...visceral, and desperate.
It makes me think of people trying to talk to the Devil, and Ouija boards, and new age philosophy. Like, a cult is trying to tap into something bigger than itself.
25th October 2012, 8:49 PM
It depends on the mood. Sometimes it gives me goosebumps, other times it doesn't. Of course, everyone is different in what affects them. These are just the ones that do it for me.
For example: Euphoric Field from Ef: A Tale of Memories. When I'm listening to it watching the opening segment for the show, I'm more entranced than shivering from goosebumps. By itself, however... it's hard to explain. Listening to it is the only way to figure it out. Unless it's the combination of violin (or is it a fiddle?) and guitar... (Yes, it's Engrish, but it's still listenable.)
There's also this from Monster. Oh yeah. Very atmospheric.
And of course, Elfen Lied's Lilium. Who doesn't like a song in Latin, really?
From Corpse Party: Hana no Saku Basho. It has to be the background vocals and the pace of it, I'm sure.
Enough of anime-related songs. Here, I get both goosebumps and an adrenaline rush from Evanescence's Sweet Sacrifice.
25th October 2012, 8:53 PM
These lists need Nightmare by Artie Shaw. Instrumental, but still pretty scary.
26th October 2012, 5:24 AM
26th October 2012, 7:00 AM
^ I see what you did there.
Should've done it when I had the chance.
I forgot to put this song down: Why or Why Not from Higurashi.
26th October 2012, 7:07 PM
There's a few that I have that quickly come to mind.
Mechanical Flattery - Lydia Lunch
Hyperballad - Björk
Hane - Kotoko
I'll be sure to post some feedback later! And I have a feeling this thread would be happier in entertainment. ~