Scariest Popular Songs of All Time

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With Halloween coming up the folks at Pandora were curious to find out what makes songs creepy and above all what are the scariest songs of all time.

In a press release that went out this morning, the music streaming service announced that by using a combination of Pandora’s sophisticated analysis of music, the Music Genome Project, along with listener habits and Pandora’s data science team, they collected musical details — 450 attributes altogether — to identify the scariest song.

So without further ado here is the list of the scariest popular songs of all time.

1. Nine Inch Nails, The Becoming

2. Pixies, The Happening

3. Bauhaus, Dark Entries

4. Joy Division, Transmission

5. Lamb Of God, Contractor

6. TOOL, Ænima

7. Nirvana, Heart-Shaped Box

8. Korn, Bottled Up Inside

9. A Perfect Circle, Thinking Of You

10. Whitechapel, Eternal Refuge

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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