Haunting Songs: Five Eerie Songs That We Like

 

ADELE SKYFALL:
Adele is a British singer and songwriter . She was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. She received the Brit Awards “Critics’ Choice” award in 2007 and won the BBC Sound of 2008.
“Skyfall” was released at 0:07 BST on 5 October 2012 as part of the Global James Bond Day, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, the first James Bond film. The song quickly went to the top of the iTunes chart, and reached number two at the UK Singles Chart and eight on the Billboard Hot 100. Reviews were positive, with the song being compared to Shirley Bassey’s Bond themes, and “Skyfall” became the first Bond theme to win at the Golden Globes, the Brit Awards and the Academy Awards. During the 85th Academy Awards, Adele gave her first live performance of the song.

 

 

 

NATALIA KILLS HEAVEN:
Natalia Kills Heaven is a song by Interscope Recording American artist Natalia Kills. “Heaven”, produced by Jeff Bhasker, is included on Kills’ debut album “Perfectionist”. Warning, this song will put you in floods of tears! Yeah you may be too sassy, but I still adore your music…That’s what an artist is. Says whats on their mind & makes great music. She is the etravagant lady with several different accents because she is well traveled and lived in four different countries. reminiscent of every accent from every country around the world entwined. Natalia lived in Barcelona when she was two, in Miami at three, a house in Jamaica at four, on a plane to Hong Kong at five and skiing in France at six.”

 

 

RIHANNA RUSSIAN ROULETTE:
“Russian Roulette” is a song recorded by singer Rihanna for her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). It premiered on radio stations worldwide on October 20, 2009 and was released as the album’s lead single on October 27 through Def Jam Recordings. Written and produced by Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony, “Russian Roulette” is a pop ballad that contains dark, morbid, and tense atmospheric elements in its composition. Lyrically, the single is about an abusive romantic relationship that ended abruptly. Following a domestic violence case between Rihanna and her boyfriend American entertainer Chris Brown, media speculated as to whether any song featured on her fourth upcoming album would be about him. In an interview with MTV News, Ne-Yo clarified that he would not write a song for Rihanna about Brown, because he considered the idea unnecessary.

 

 

BEYONCE SWEET DREAMS:
“Sweet Dreams” is a song recorded singer Beyoncé for her third studio album, I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008). Originally titled “Beautiful Nightmare”, it leaked online in March 2008. The song was written and produced by Knowles, James Scheffer, Wayne Wilkins, and Rico Love. Columbia Records released “Sweet Dreams”, the album’s sixth single, to mainstream radio and rhythmic contemporary radio playlists in the United States on June 2, 2009, and elsewhere on July 13. It is an adventurous song composed in a synthpop arrangement and its instrumentation includes synthesizers, a keyboard, and snare drums. Knowles employs slinky vocals to sing the haunting lyrics, which describe a romantic relationship that the female protagonist believes could be a dream.

 

 

 

 

THE ANIMALS – HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN:
“The House of the Rising Sun” is a traditional folk song, sometimes called “Rising Sun Blues”. It tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans; many versions also urge a sibling to avoid the same fate. The most successful commercial version, recorded in 1964 by the rock group The Animals, was a number one hit in the United Kingdom, the United States, Sweden, Finland, Canada and Australia. The oldest known existing recording is by Appalachian artists Clarence “Tom” Ashley and Gwen Foster, who recorded it for Vocalion Records in 1934 Ashley said he had learned it from his grandfather, Enoch Ashley. The song was among those collected by folklorist Alan Lomax, who, along with his father, was a curator of the Archive of American Folk Song for the Library of Congress. On an expedition with his wife to eastern Kentucky.

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19 thoughts on “Haunting Songs: Five Eerie Songs That We Like

  1. house of the rising sun is good but my father use to play leadbelly’s version that is the oldest version of the song. They learnt the folk songs from the black americans who were brought over as slaves. The slaves use to make up songs when they were working in the fields and the masters and their mistresses use to admire that then they started to copy the field slaves. http://youtu.be/y5topyipnjs here.

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  2. There is a house in new orleans they call the rising sun. It’s been the ruin of many a poor boy and god I know Im one. Very touching.

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  3. Dedicated to my childhood love who got killed by mistaken identity. heaven must be beautiful right now since they got you babe.

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  4. Skyfall really raked in the money when it was released. It was the highest moneyshaker at the box office and also the highest and best of all james bond film. Naomi Harris had a little part but that badass actress made the most of it. Her acting was on par with the film bad girl miss harris.

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  5. Natalia just weakened me with this song and believe me I’m quite a tuffy. For some reason it touched every nerve in my body.

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