Subliminal Messages Used In Popular Songs

Subliminal messages are a proven way to send a message to someone, without that person knowing it.

This is effective in advertising, but it cannot work against what the person stands for and believes in.

Even though there are many old and new songs that use subliminal messages, it is important to remember that they can only influence people who believe in the message portrayed.

It is true that some of these may be coincidence, but there are too many of instances in where famous bands or individual artist use subliminal messages to be to discount them all.

The Beatles

The Beatles used subliminal messages in many of their songs, such as “Because“, “I’m So Tired“, “I Am The Walrus” or “Don’t Pass Me By“. Many of these songs talk about using marijuana or other drugs, some talk about what it feels like being in a band or in the music industry.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s song “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough“, played in reverse, and a little slower, says “I’m so upset at what’s happening”, and the other part of the song says “Join the navy, join, join, join”.


Even Madonna used subliminal messages in many of her songs. Playing the song “Like A Prayer” backwards we can hear the words from the song “Live Is A Mystery” turn into “Hear Us, Save Us, Satan”.

Another Madonna song, “She’s not for me” turns the words “She’s rolling, rollin, rollin” into “I love, I love Satan”

A third song where Madonna is chough worshiping Satan is the song “Die Another Day“, where words that can be made out when it is played backwards are “I love Satan”.

Lady Gaga and Britney Spears

Even younger artists such as Britney Spears or Lady Gaga use subliminal messages in their songs.

For example, in her song “Gimme More“, Britney Spears implanted the message “shave me”. It is a song she recorded after she shaved her head, and it is likely far from coincidence.

One of the most popular songs Britney ever made “Hit Me Baby One More Time“, when played in reverse sounds like Britney is saying “Sleep with me, I’m not too young”. If you’ve seen the spot for this song, she is dressed as a school girl in it, so it is quite controversial.

Lady Gaga’s hit song “Poker Face” is another example of using subliminal messages – she used the message “Suck her face” in the song. Disturbing.