10 Popular Songs That Hide Creepy Hidden Messages

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History lesson friends, those easter eggs you all love so much in cinema these days are merely the natural evolution of a trend the music industry started 30 years ago. With advances in recording techniques coming thick and fast in the back end of the 21st century, artists and producers started having some real, real fun.

Thus some of the most iconic songs every loving tongue your ear holes also bring with them a secret side. Sometimes that’s a bit of fun, sometimes it really horrible and sinister and is all about the devil and stuff.

Anyway though, aye, satan and that...

10. Ozzy Osbourne - Bloodbath In Paradise

As well as being the central antagonist in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, John Michael Osbourne was also something of a popular rock artist back in his day. Famed for biting the head off a bat in 1982 and then having his children help him to the toilet on MTV some years later, Ozzy was also a big fan of dropping the odd secret messages into his recordings.

Following the controversy of hidden satanic messages in Black Sabbath's work, he decided to have a bit of fun in the late 80s by dropping the words “your mother sells whelks in Hull” into the song Bloodbath in Paradise.

Now if that means absolutely nothing to you then a) you’ve probably never been to Hull, the UK’s capital of both whelks and entrepreneurial single parents or b) you’ve also never seen The Exorcist. In that scene where the girl does the thing, and then sticks the wooded, um thing in her uh thing, she tells the priest that his mother sucks cocks in Hell. So it’s yeah, it’s a pastiche. It’s very clever.

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