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These are INTENTIONAL messages that groups have recorded and placed in their songs. This differs from backwards masking in which bands supposedly sing a song in a special way so that when played backwards a hidden message appears.

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"Whip It," Devo
If you play the intro backwards, it sounds like Mark is saying "Hey, Hey, you, yeah you!" I don't know why it's there, but it is....
G
"Sweet Emotion," Aerosmith
The whole song just says F You Frank when played backwards.
G
"Imagine," John Lennon
When you play the line, "Imagine all the people," backwards, it sounds almost like, "The people all worship me."
OTTO
"Snowblind," Styx
At 1:08 (backwords), there is the start of what sounds like a backwards message, Incomprehendable (possible other language?) until 1:18 (backwards). It says "Satan is mercy,Save me Satan,Save Me now" Creepy,eh?
Quake Storm
"Get Low," Lil' John
"Yeah! Worth somethin' baby, worth something' baby" when reversed sounds like "Pop! Give me a mushroom, give me a mushroom! Yeaahh!"
Erika
"Beat It," Michael Jackson
If you reverse the chorus: "Just beat it! Beat it! (BEAT IT) No one want's to be defeated!" It sounds like: "Bleed, bleed. That's all I want. YEA-A! YEA-A!"
Erika
"Rock Of Ages," Def Leppard
In the guitar solo of the song, one can faintly hear incoherent mumbling. After some investigation, I learned that they were the words "Brezhnev's got Herpes" and "F*** the Russians!". Makes sense considering the time period.
carly_carlz
"Just Fell In," Styx
The beginning of the song is similar to their earlier "Heavy Metal Poisoning", in that both songs start out with backmasking. However, in Just Fell In, the message is revealed at the end of the song: "Okay ladies, it's time for your medication!" YOU probably know what the song means......
Drifter27
"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites," Skrillex
The near-indecipherable singing that occurs at intervals throughout the song is actually the singing at the end reversed and messed around with a bit. Listen to it backwards and check for yourself!
Dr. Pepper
"Don't Stop," The Stone Roses
If you play this song backwards you can make out some lyrics from the previous song on the album, "Waterfall". This is because the song "Don't Stop" uses the backing track of "Waterfall" reversed.
A Stranger
"Piggy In The Middle," The Rutles
Right after the second verse, something that mocks the Paul is Dead rumor ("Stig is dead, honestly") can be heard. It is really Neil Innes saying "tekram ot tnew yggip elttil sihT," which is, of course, "This little piggy went to market" in reverse.
Alan the Ottoman
If you have listened to the track "Pepper" by the Butthole Surfers, you may notice that in one part of the song there is some gibberish. Play it backwards, and you get the chorus of the song.
Hector
"My Name Is," Eminem
The Chorus , ""Hi! My name is.. (what?) My name is.. (who?) My name is.. [scratches] Slim Shady " when reversed , you can hear "It is slim , Eminem (YO).."
Daidalos5
"Azwethinkweiz," Incubus
At the end, reversed, lead singer Brandon Boyd says "Thursday Night, we smoked indica, and Azwethinkweiz was born."
carly_carlz
""Popeye" Theme," Sammy Lerner
No word of a lie here - it was discovered that when playing the "Popeye" theme backwards you could hear "Give me a f***, give me a f*** now.". Go to http://www.reversespeech.com/music_reversals.htm to listen!
A Stranger
After Sir Paul sings the last verse the drummer resumes his playing pattern and in the background somebody is playing a message on a kazoo in a rare code - played backwards the message is translated as "Paul is busted". You been caught with that girl Mary Jane again? A brilliant "hidden message" technique. Clever.
Space Explorer
"Like A Prayer," Madonna
Forwards: Life is a mystery! Backwards; Devil, I worship you!
Freddie
"I Am The Walrus," The Beatles
The chanting at the end ("everybody's got one"/"stick it in your jumper") yields the phrase "Ha, ha, Paul is dead" when it is reversed.
Alan the Ottoman
"Pokemon Rap," Pokemon
"Gotta catch 'em all!" backwards is "I love Satan!"
A Stranger
"Lucifer 9," Jay-Z
Found on the "Grey Album", a mixture of Jay-Z's "Black Album" and the Beatles' "White Album". Forwards the lyrics are indecipherable, but backwards there is clearly a message that says, "666! Murder Murder Jesus! 666!"
A Stranger

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