Sounds Like Interrogation: Top 10 Torture Songs


Last week Tom Morello, formerly of Rage Against the Machine, and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails joined Pearl Jam, the Roots, R.E.M., and others in support of a new campaign pressuring US politicians to close the Guantánamo Bay. Why are so many musicians joining the movement? According to previously declassified reports, interrogators have used Metallica, Britney Spears, and even Sesame Street to torture detainees in the past. Many artists are outraged that their music may have been used without their consent, and want the practice stopped immediately.

While the Roots may not sound like noise pollution to you, Britney may be another story. In the interest of open debate, please tell us in the comments section below whose music could be used to torture you. Maybe Slayer hurts your emotional soul. Maybe club rap makes you want to punch Lil’ John right in the pimp cup. Tell us all about it below.

To get you started, here’s our list:

1. Britney Spears: “Gimme More”

2. Ying Yang Twins: “Hanh!”

3. Nickelback: “Photograph”

4. Creed: “With Arms Wide Open”

5. Celine Dion: “The Power of Love”

6. The Brady Bunch: “It’s A Sunshine Day”

7. Baha Men: “Who Let The Dogs Out”

8. Hanson: “Mmm Bop”

9. Carousel Original Broadway Cast: “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over”

10. Pussycat Dolls: “Hot Stuff (Want You Back)”