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Ten Halloween Songs That Aren’t As Lame As “The Monster Mash”

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Sometimes you need a little music to set the mood. Maybe you’re going to a Halloween party, maybe you’re just eating little Snickers bars waiting for the doorbell to ring, but Bobby “Boris” Pickett just doesn’t move you the way you need to be moved. Allow me to suggest a few good songs with supernatural content – witches, ghosts, or just minor chords and evil harmonies. This is largely stuff from the “Classic Rock” era, and not excessively obscure, I trust.

“Tam Lin” – Fairport Convention – Sandy Denny narrates a tale of midnight riders and fairy queens on Halloween while Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick and Dave Mattacks romp.

“Alison Gross” – Steeleye Span – Mid-70’s Span is a wealth of songs about witches, demons, bloodletting and murder most vile. A fun little tune about the ugliest witch in the north country.

“Werewolves of London” – Warren Zevon – Okay, an obvious choice. His hair was perfect.

“I Put A Spell On You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – The original is the best, but CCR and Arthur Brown did fine versions, too.

“Walking On The Water” – Creedence Clearwater Revival – A nice level of spookiness here, without resorting to Charlie Daniels style ghost story telling.

“Flying Dutchman” – McKendree Spring – Electric violin and ghost stories just go together.

“The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)” – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac or Judas Priest – But Arthur Brown sings a top notch version on the Rattlesnake Guitar tribute album, too.

“Black Magic Woman” – Santana – Perhaps another obvious choice. Peter Green was one haunted dude…

“Tubular Bells” – Mike Oldfield – I’m not sure how spooky this really is aside from the “Exorcist” connection, but it always sounds good to me. You can probably find 10 or 15 minutes that sound adequately ominous for a CD-R project.

“Threnody For Souls in Torment” – Robert Fripp String Quintet – This is scary instrumental guitar music. King Crimson’s done several scary instrumental pieces over the last 30 years (“Red”, “Larks Tongues In Aspic Part II”), but this piece (with Trey Gunn and the California Guitar Trio) takes it up a notch.

And just a few bonus suggestion:

“Black Sabbath” – Black Sabbath
“Frankenstein” – Edgar Winter Group
“Fire Poem & Fire” – Crazy World of Arthur Brown
“Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan
“My Wife And My Dead Wife” – Robyn Hitchcock
“The Raven” – Alan Parsons Project
“Season Of The Witch” – Donovan
“Bela Lugosi’s Dead” – Bauhaus
“Strange Brew” – Cream
“D.O.A.” – Bloodrock

Oh, and if you really want “The Monster Mash”, I’d recommend picking up the Bonzo Dog Band’s version. Not that it’s necessarily less lame than the original, but when Halloween is over you’ve got a Bonzo Dog Band album. Cuz those guys were brilliant, in case you didn’t know…

(Amazon links to follow when “Search” at their website is working again…)

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  • http://www.unproductivity.com Tom Johnson

    “The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)” – Don’t forget the Melvin’s apocalyptic take, from 1999’s The Maggot.

    “Threnody For Souls in Torment” – Robert Fripp String Quintet is actually only Fripp and Gunn. Not to nitpick, just to inform. And yes, this is indeed one of the scariest things I’ve ever heard.

  • JR

    I prefer Fleetwood Mac’s version of “Black Magic Woman”; it’s sounds more voodoo to me. But nobody ever agrees with me on that. Santana has pretty much cornered the market on that song.

    “Black Sabbath”, the original is great. There’s also this bizarre cover by Type O Negative on the Black Sabbath tribute album, “Nativity In Black”. They took a lot of liberties with the song, but it turned out pretty cool.

    Blue Oyster Cult has a few songs about vampires, most notably “I Love the Night” and “Nosferatu” from the “Spectres” album. I guess “Godzilla” is not scary enough to qualify as a Halloween song.

    If you really want to scare the kids, sit ‘em down with Pink Floyd’s “Careful With That Axe, Eugene”.

    And don’t forget “Sympathy For the Devil”.

  • Eric Olsen

    Great list Dave and very fine additions JR – “Flying Dutchman”! I haven’t heard that in ages. “Black Magic Woman” is one of the very few where I like different versions exactly equally: the voodoo element is there with the Mac, but Santana’s is elegant and powerful at the same time.

    For ghost songs you can’t beat “LongBlack Veil” and The Band’s in my fave.

    I’m going to have to bust out my Lucifer’s Friend album – the German proto-metal band had a pretty prolific career, but their first album is one of the lost wonders of the 20th century: heavy, spooky, melodic, atmospheric, freaking amazing. The title track seduces and terrifies simultaneously. I only have it on vinyl but I see Amazon has it in a reissue: a sublime secretion of early LZ, Black Sabbath, UFO, and Pink Fairies (damn, another one to talk about).

  • Eric Olsen

    It is a crime against humanity that there is no McKendreee Spring available from Amazon

  • http://www.makeyougohmm.com/ TDavid

    How about: The Zombies with Time of the Season?

  • Taloran

    I love the Fleetwood Mac version of Black Magic Woman. I play it for people, tell them it’s the Mac, and they stare at me like I’ve grown a third head.
    Santana’s is great too, but I like FMac’s because it’s less well known.

  • David

    Richard Hell also did “Walking on the Water,” although I don’t know how scary it is.

  • David

    The NY Dolls’ “Frankenstein” is most definitely scary, though.

  • Dan

    It’s good to see CCR make your list. They do good spooky. I hope I never have to hear tubular bells the rest of my life though.

  • http://www,mobiusstreet.blogspot.com Hazy Dave

    Thanks for all the comments and information, guys. (And the Amazon links, Eric!) eBay is a decent source for McKendree Spring CD’s – German imports all. The compilation God Bless The Conspiracy is extremely good, not coincidentally including 6 of the 8 tracks from McKendree Spring 3. (Unfortunately, “Flying Dutchman” is one of the two songs omitted.)

    Also, I’ve been reminded that Al Kooper did an extended version of “Season Of The Witch” with Steve Stills on Super Session. And some syndicated radio show played John Fogerty’s “Eye Of The Zombie” this weekend. Good tune, and it reminded me of Roky Erickson’s excellent “I Think Of Demons” and “I Walked With A Zombie”, the latter also available in a REM cover version Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye

  • ClubhouseCancer

    I love “the Monster Mash.” But what about Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein,” and Patti Smith’s “Ghost Dance”? A friend had a great mix of standards and old tunes that all have such references in the titles, although few of them actually had anything scary in the content. Some of them are, as I remember:
    I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance
    Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
    I’m Scared (by Sarah Vaughn)
    Afraid of Love (by Cab Calloway)
    This Masquerade
    Witchcraft
    Screamin and Cryin

    I don’t recall the others, but I will try…

  • http://www.resonation.ca Jim Carruthers

    There is a song which scared the crap out of me — “The Kids” from Lou Reed’s “Berlin” album. I was listening to a tape while dozing on the couch. I was half asleep when “The Kids” came on, and woke up to a child yelling Mommy, mommy.

    Also, any list should have The Cure on it. Seventeen Seconds perhaps.

    Plus there was a band from Ottawa (can’t remember their name) who did a parody called “Truman Capote’s Dead” (“he wrote In Cold Blood / and Breakfast at Tiffanies”).

  • http://www.unproductivity.com Tom Johnson

    Not Halloween-related, but scared-by-music related:

    A Vinnie Vincent Invasion album (don’t remember which, too lazy to look it up) scared the living daylights out of me when I was a teenager. Not because it was so cheesy; no, because I would often listen to music as I went to sleep and had chosen to listen to this as I went to sleep. Little did I realize (having always stopped the tape at the last song but not having done so as I was falling asleep) that after the last song and some silence, Vinnie’s voice, low and creepy, suddenly growls, “Hey, tell all of your friends about us!” That’s not something you want to hear as you drift off to sleep, let me tell you.

  • http://www.resonation.ca Jim Carruthers

    The official athem for halloween is of course, “Back In Black” by AC/DC.

    If you disagree, the song itself will kick your ass.

  • http://www.kalyr.com/weblog Tim Hall

    If you’re going to include “Nosferatu” by BOC, you have to include “Screams” of their debut as well. Something seriously creepy about that one. And for something of theirs that’s much more recent, try “Harvest Moon”.

  • http://chrispuzak.blogspot.com Chris Puzak

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned “Halloween” or “Halloween II” from The MIsfits. Those were the first songs that popped into my head when I read the topic of the post.

  • http://www.sanfordmay.com san

    Oh please, people: Country Death Song by The Violent Femmes. They just threatened to add a week to my hospital stay, jumping up and down screaming as I was that nobody had listed that song before me. And I think they were serious.

  • Mark

    Nobody’s mentioned yet “The Witch Queen of New Orleans” by Redbone.

  • Hedgehog

    The Torture Never Stops”, Frankz Zappa and the Mothers of Invention . . . 9 plus minutes!!!!!

  • dork02

    “We Only Come Out At Night” by Smashing Pumpkins – awesome halloween song used in many halloween plays and such…

  • Dave

    Could you review this Non MonsterMash oriented Halloweeh CD Or refer it to someone who can? It’s very original and the lyrics are great.

    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davidh2

  • Kevin

    Hello There:

    What about “Voodoo” by Amber from the CD “My Kind of World”? It has a dark New Orleans kind of vibe!

    Listening Station:
    http://www.amber-mcc.com/main.htm#

  • http://www.makeshiftbike.com/ Fr33ky

    Hey! Great suggestions and it’s comin around again. I had Monster Mash in my head the other day thinking about that Cheers episode and found this post looking for when it originally came out.
    I did a mix of this theme a couple years ago and have a couple to add:
    “Pet Semetary” by the Ramones (regards Dee Dee)
    “Leucretia McEvil” by Blood, Sweat, & Tears
    “Zombies Walk the Cardboard City” by SoHo (an instrumental for y’all)
    “Living Dead” by Plasmatics
    “Possum Kingdom” by The Toadies
    and what about “Everyday is Halloween” by Ministry…

    My honorable mentions just for twistedness:
    “Mr. Pink Eye” by The Cure
    “Circus Mystery” by Mojo Nixon
    “Looney Tune” by Alice Cooper (among others; “Dead Babies”, “Cold Ethyl” et al…
    “River Blindness” by J. Geils
    “The Momur” by Adrian Belew
    “When Pink Turns to Blue” by Husker Du

    When does the Boxed Set come out…?!
    Sounds like I had better get busy on a new mix to scare the kids with this year!!!

  • Cindy Albritton

    The Cure’s Lullaby…getting stalked and eaten by a giant spider

  • Lindy

    I am a radio programmer and I was looking for some alternative songs to play on Halloween night. Thanks to this growing list, it should be a fun night to be listening. I’d like to add Ozzy Osbourne’s Bark at the Moon and Murders in the Rue Morgue & The Number of the Beast and Transylvania by Iron Maiden.

  • Nancy

    Not scarey, but Love Potion #9 surely is in the spirit, so to speak. Then there’s a little ditty (forget who did it) about Maxwell’s Silver Hammer….

  • Vern

    Bauhaus’ “bela Lugosi’s Dead” has been on my short list of Halloween songs for years. Glad to see I’m not the only fan.

    Others:
    Concrete Blonde – “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)”
    Squirrel Nut Zippers – “Hell”
    Oingo Boingo – “Dead Man’s Party”
    Sting (surprise!) – “Moon Over Bourbon Street”
    Dave Mathews – “Grave Digger”
    AC/DC – “Highway to Hell”

    Seems like Johnny Cash should have something other than “Ring of Fire”…”Hurt” sounds right even if it is off-topic.

    Have a creepy Halloween.

  • scott

    Great list everyone – really deep and cool. It might be a lame addition, but how about Rockwell’s “somebody’s watching me” ?

  • http://www.rockr.us craig

    I do a halloween show on my radio station every year and searched for a site like this. i found songs that i already had on my list but a few that i did not such as the Fripp tune and Flying Dutchman. Great suggesstions.

    Here are some but not all that are on my list that you do not have in your blog:
    bloodrock – breach of lease
    alice cooper – black ju ju (evil sounding tune)
    spooky tooth – evil woman
    judas priest – the ripper (sad wings of destiny lp)
    just some as i said. some great suggestions in the responses above too including zappas’ the toruture never stops.
    cheers,
    DJ Craig

  • Chris

    Opeth “The Grand Conjuration”
    Cannibal Corpse “Unleashing the Bloodthirsty”

    I’m not really suprised these two have not been added. They’re new and metal so…

    The second one is a band about zombies making a song about zombies, the growling and low guitar parts are pretty creepy.

    But the first one I like best for a Halloween song. Equipped with awesome growls, strange whispers, creepy keyboards, and demonic lyrics; this one spooks me at night in my car sometimes, not to mention it has great length and is progressive so it has good “meat” to listen to.

  • Chris

    ACDC “Hell’s Bells”
    Iron Maiden “The Number of the Beast”
    Black Sabbath “Children of the Grave”

  • J

    anything off of marilyn manson’s “antichrist superstar” album. especially “man that you fear” even though most people dig it when you play “beautiful people” and/or “sweet dreams.”

  • gonzo marx

    what, no White Zombie?

    fucking philistines…

    ::insert wink here::

    Excelsior?

  • Vern Halen

    All time scary song: “It’s Halloween” by the Shaggs. Un-capital-B-elievable – an otherworldly performance if there ever was one.

  • http://www.sippicancottage.blogspot.com sippicancottage

    I thought of one or two. Gimme Shelter sounds like the soundtrack to some sort of dreadful sitzeeation, don’t it?

    Mannish Boy has some very fine voudou in it too.

    I got a black cat bone
    I got a mojo too
    I got a John Lee Conkaroo
    I’m gonna mess with you.

  • Becky

    How about

    “Wicked old Witch” by John Fogerty
    “Deja VooDoo” by Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    “Hypnotized” by Fleetwood Mac
    “Orisha Dance”, “Yellow Moon”, “VooDoo” Nevilles

  • http://myspace.com/theharlotcovers Ally

    What about the brilliant Zombina and the Skeletones?

    Loads of their tracks are great for a spooky halloween
    Nobody likes you when you’re dead
    Can’t break a dead girls heart
    Frankenlady
    Horror High School

    or what about ‘Feed my Frankenstein’ ALice Cooper rocks

  • JC Mosquito

    Hallowe’en by the Dream Syndicate – stunning.

    Halloween by the Shaggs – gives a whole new dimension to the term “scary.”

  • Zed

    Forgot “Dead or Alive” by Oingo Boingo. Along with about three quarters of their other stuff…

  • http://www.loserlauren.co.uk Lauren

    I’ve been thinking about this all day actually, I’d have to go with Alice Cooper’s “Feed My Frankenstein”, Type O Negative’s “Black No. 1″ and possibly Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13’s “Scary Song”.

  • http://riffingeddie.blogspot.com Eddie Riff

    Great list and comments. I’d recommend “The Unquiet Grave” by Gryphon to go with Fairport Convention & Steeleye Span. What’s Halloween without crumhorns & sackbuts?

    I also recommend:

    David Lindley – Werewolves Of London (rocksteady)
    Gary Hoey – Frankenstein (shreds it)
    Roky Erickson – Night Of The Vampire (anything else from The Evil One will work)
    Mel Torme – Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives
    The Cramps – I Was A Teenage Werewolf
    Bo Diddley – Bo Meets The Monster
    Rocket From The Crypt – I Drink Blood
    Siouxsie & The Banshees – Halloween
    Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Halloween Spooks
    The Upsetters – Vampire
    S.C.O.T.S. – Werewolf

  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    Yea..It was a pretty damn good list. Here’s some great tunes to spice up your ghoulish evening:

    John Carpenter – “Halloween Theme”
    Helloween – “Halloween”
    King Diamond – “Halloween”
    Overkill – “Frankenstein”(Edgar Winter Cover)
    Fantomas – “The Devil Rides Out”
    The Misfits – “Halloween”,”Pumpkinhead” & “Monster Mash”
    Tiger Army – “Fog Surrounds”

  • http://dracutweblog.blogspot.com Mary K. Williams

    on a classical bent, check out Franz Liszt’s “Mephisto Waltz” It’s not horror inducing exactly – but it has a certain creepiness to it. It’s a little more intense if you see the movie by the same name, starring Alan Alda and Jacqueline Bisset, a bizarre story about a music journalist (Alda)who has a chance to interview his hero, a famed pianist. The virtuoso however, has different plans – quite macabre. Talk about your deals with the Devil!

    And did anyone mention that Charlie Daniels song, “Devil Went Down to Georgia”?

    I finally found a decent audio link (Classical.com – search on Mephisto Waltz – Waltz#1 ‘Dance in the Village Inn)

  • Ellen

    Another great source of spooky Halloween songs is a band called “The 69 Eyes” Very gothicy and if you have the ear drums for it Cradle of Filth simply is Halloween…all the time. Don’t forget Swan Lake. It’s used in the open of Dracula with Bela Lugosi and a couple of other old monster movies. Makes me think of Halloween now. There’s a wacky little song by the White Stripes called “Little Ghost” that could qualify as well. A lot of the suggestions being made are great! Hope to see more.

  • Zed

    Somehow I think we have to wedge in the Grateful Dead, “Dire Wolf” and maybe “Friend of the Devil”…?

  • Ellen

    Wanted to recommend another few songs…..”October” by London After Midnight..great song. “All Hallows Eve” by Type O Negative. “Possum Kingdom” by the Toadies.
    Happy Halloween everybody!

  • Zed

    Oh Man, how could we miss “Season of the Witch” by Donovan and “Witchy Woman” by the Eagles?! Too obvious.
    “Welcome to my Nightmare” by Alice Cooper is also a must.

    My badysitting sister used to lock me in her bedroom and force me to listen to “Riders on the Storm” by The Doors, which tweaked me out seriously. Gets an honorable mention in my book, just for underlying spookiness…

  • Ellen

    There’s an artist called Voltaire that has cool, spooky songs. One called “Brains” is awesome and would be a lot of fun in any Halloween collection. His others have creepy or paranormal subjects as well. check him out.

  • John

    What? Nobody mentioned BOC’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”?

  • wildhether

    Some further classical additions: Night on Bald Mountain (Rimsky-Korsakov), Rite of Spring (Stravinsky), In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg), In Memoriam Dresden 1945 (Daniel Bukvich), The Divine Comedy Suite (Robert W. Smith), ‘Mars’ from The Planets (Holst).

    Indie horrorpop rockers Schoolyard Heroes give us Curse of the Werewolf and Sincerely Yours, Jonathan Harker.
    And anything by Black Eyes and Neckties, particularly Walk Like a Zombie.

    Ncik Cave anyone? The entire Murder Ballads album is scary as hell.

  • wildhether

    Dang! Almost forgot the O Fortuna section of The Carmina Burana!

  • http://dracutweblog.blogspot.com Mary K. Williams

    Ooohh! “O Fortuna!” Love it, especially this part:

    “Hac in hora sine mora
    corde pulsum tangite;
    quod per sortem
    sternit fortem,
    mecum omnes plangite!”

    Best at full volume.

    Oh, I like the Grieg too.

  • http://dracutweblog.blogspot.com Mary K. Williams

    Ooohh! “O Fortuna!” Love it, especially this part:

    “Hac in hora sine mora
    corde pulsum tangite;
    quod per sortem
    sternit fortem,
    mecum omnes plangite!”

    Best at full volume.

    Oh, I like the Grieg too.

  • http://dracutweblog.blogspot.com Mary K. Williams

    wow – a Doublemint Twin moment.

  • Dave H

    I’m a volunteer dj at a puny li’l Community Access station here in the wilds of Central Illinois, and here are some of the tunes I roll out every Halloween…..

    “Banshee Beach”, the Ghastly Ones
    “Bloodletting”, Concrete Blonde
    “Boris The Spider”, the Who
    “Cannibal’s Hymn”, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    “Creature From The Black Lagoon”, Dave Edmunds
    “Demonologist”, Alice Donut
    “Demons”, Yo La Tengo
    “Dig It Up”, the Hoodoo Gurus
    “A Fistful Of Horror”, the Bomboras
    “Hall Of The Mountain King”, the Who
    “Halloween”, the Dream Syndicate
    “Halloween”, Sonic Youth
    “The Halloween Song”, the Reverend Horton Heat
    “Hamburger Lady”. Throbbing Gristle
    “Horse Latitudes”, the Doors
    “House On The Hill”, the Mummies
    “How Come I Can’t See You In My Mirror?”, Tonio K
    “Hungry Cannibals”, Radio Birdman
    “I Ain’t Superstitious”, Howlin’ Wolf
    “Ichabod”, th’ Legendary Shack Shakers
    “If You Have Ghosts”, John Wesley Harding
    “I Hear Voices”, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
    “I’m Gonna Kill My Baby Tonight”, the Mummies
    “Ingeborg, Mistress Of The Dark”, Maggie Estep
    “Inhuman”, Sonic Youth
    “I Walked With A Zombie”, Roky Erickson
    “I Want Candy”, the Count Bishops
    “Jack The Ripper, the Horrors
    “The Jezebel Spirit”, Brian Eno & David Byrne
    “Let The Devil In’, TV On The Radio
    “Meet Ze Monsta”, PJ Harvey
    “Mr. Hyde, the Coach Whips
    “Narrator”, the Hindu Love Gods
    “No Costume, No Candy”, the Swingin’ Neckbreakers
    “Nosferatu”, the Blue Oyster Cult
    “Pardon This Coffin”, Jon Rauhouse
    “Paris 1919″, John Cale (Live solo version, “In Their Own Words, vol II”)
    “The Petrified Florist”, Lambchop
    “Psycho”, Leon Payne
    “Season Of The Witch”, Richard Thompson, Luna
    “Something To Be Scared Of”, the Mekons
    “Strychnine”, the Sonics, the Surf Trio
    “Tiab Guls”, Throbbing Gristle
    “Timothy”, the Buoys
    “There’s Always Room On The Broom”, the Liars
    “Werewolves Of London”, Warren Zevon (Live version from “Stand In The Fire”)
    “What’s Behind The Mask?”, the Cramps
    “When You Die, Your Eyes Pop Out”, the Donner Party
    “The Witch”, the Sonics, the Mono Men, the Coach Whips
    “Witch Queen Of New Orleans”, the Pirates
    “Witches Song”, Marianne Faithfull
    “Workin’ In The Cemetary”, the Aquavelvets
    “Young, Fast And Scientific”, the Dictators
    The “Young Frankenstein” theme

    …What the Hell, right? You Bet…..

  • Dave H

    p.s. – and a compilation album, “Closed On Account Of Rabies” – Christopher Walken, Marianne Faithfull, Ken Nordine, Iggy Pop and others reading the works of Edgar Allen Poe. How ya gonna top that?

  • http://GoneSouth2@earthlink.net Mames by James

    Any one heard Bray’s “Dracula?”
    And Linkin Park’s “What Have I done?”
    A couple nice newbies.

  • dan

    Lover of the Bayou ……The Byrds

  • Musiclover

    How about Sutherland Brothers and Quiver’s ‘Sweet Cousin’, which speaks of a spookily seductive relative boasting ‘gypsy eyes and a witches’ brew’, while ‘telling full moon stories of things unknown’. Haunting and captivating little song, from their mid’70s ‘Slipstream’ album.

    On a more fun note, the late, great Sandy Denny, First Lady of British Folk, did a good version of ‘Let’s Jump The Broomstick’. Anyone who hasn’t yet heard this woman’s amazing voice, do yourself a favour and check her out…

  • Musiclover

    Oh, had to add the wonderful Peter Hammill/Van Der Graaf Generator’s ‘Still Life’, a creepy prog rock number. On their ‘An Introduction to…’ album, for interested parties. Not specifically about Halloween, but the ending in particular has a sinister ambience and lyrics.

  • http://dignature.blogspot.com/ Zed

    Came across one the other day:
    Monster au Go-Go by the Suicide Commandos.

    It’s enough to get you kicked out of the Longhorn in 1980.

  • PageAgainstTheMachine

    I have to admit, thanks to you guys my list is qute a bit longer but I think you guys forgot a really obvious one that would scare any kid.

    This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson

    I also really enjoy Ghost Town by The Specials, the time warp, spooky by classics iv, and probably one of my favorites even if it isn’t scary – Goblin Girl by Frank Zappa

  • mel

    i always found tempus vernum to be a really good halloween song. lol. listen to it and you’ll see what i mean.

  • Drew

    Aphex Twin’s ‘Come to Daddy’ would certainly scare most trick or treaters as they approach the door. “I WANT YOUR SOUL!”

  • Laurel

    More in the classical vein, but very creepy… Hector Berlioz: Dreams of a Witches Sabbath

  • Tom

    I have a few songs to add to the list. I do not think any of these songs are as lame as the “The Monster Mash” – however, everybody’s taste in music is different. I hope you find these songs to be suitable for your Halloween party, radio show, etc.

    1) “Vampires, Mummies And The Holy Ghost” by Jimmy Buffett – a faster up tempo song with a “Caribbean” flavor. Pairs well with “Hell” by the Squirle Nut Zippers
    2) “Desperation Samba (Halloween In Tijuana)” by Jimmy Buffett
    3) “Spooky” an alternate version by Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings
    4) “I Put A Spell On You” an alternate version by Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings
    5) “Take The Devil” and “Good Day In Hell” by the Eagles
    6) “Brain Damage” by Pink Floyd
    7) “Zigzagging Through Ghostland” by The Radiators

    the following are Blues genre songs:
    8) “Let The Devil Drive” and “Murder” by Jay Stulo
    9) “She Got the Devil in Her” by Buddy Guy
    10) “Black Witch” by Otis Taylor
    11) “The Voodoo In You” and “Devil At My Door” by Jim Nalls
    12) “The Healer” by John Lee Hooker – eerie music but not reaally halloween verses.

    also,
    13) “I Want To Be Evil” by Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings is kind of lame but you may like it
    14) “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky” is a great halloween song but avoid the version by The Outlaws as they ignore the whole last verse of the song. The version by Jonny Cash is very good.

  • charlee 2

    There was an old woman all skin and bones &

    The Ghost of John.

  • http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=463156 JC Mosquito

    “She’s a Real Good Kisser (for a Zombie)” by The Jangle – destined to be a Halloween rock classic.

  • http://www.lifeinablender.net don rauf

    “Dead Get Down” by life in a blender. So spooky. Listen to it.

  • C.S.Turner jr

    What I’ve Done- Linkin Park has made it on my short list

  • Scott

    I would like to add:

    ‘Goodnight Moon’ by Shivaree

    Someone else beat me to ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’ but I’d like to suggest version from the Blues Brothers 2000 OST (Which also includes a fantastically spooky version of ‘Season of the Witch’ by the Blues Brothers and Dr. John.’)

    ‘Sredni Vashtar’ from Faith and the Muse is fairly ominous an based on the O. Henry story.

    ‘Visions’ also by Faith and the Muse. Both of these songs are on the albut ‘The Burning Season’

    And to continue the list of appropriate Halloween fare from Faith and the Muse:

    ‘Patience Worth’
    ‘The Haunted Palace (in 3 acts): Porphyrogene’
    ‘The Haunted Palace (in 3 acts): Through the Pale Door’
    ‘The Haunted Palace (in 3 acts): And Laugh; But Smile No More’
    ‘Denn Die Todten Reiten Schnell’
    ‘Cernunnos’

    Pretty much anything on The Alan Parsons Project
    album “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” but especially:

    ‘The Raven’
    ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’
    ‘The Cask of Amontillado’
    And all 5 parts of ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’

    And with the other things from B.O.C. maybe we should add ‘Joan Crawford (Has Risen From the Grave)’ and ‘Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein’s Castle at Weisseria’

    Genesis offes us ‘Home by the Sea’ and ‘2nd Home by the Sea’ on their self titled album.

    Trick or treat.

  • http://www.last.fm/music/Kontrovers/Kontrovers bearbones

    I’m working on a Halloween comp i’m calling “13 Tracks to Traumatize Tricker-or-Treaters By”, so far i have:

    Impaled – Introduction 1:26
    Rwake – Intro 0:43
    Reverend Bizarre – Harbinger
    Monster Magnet – Goliath and the Vampires
    Bethlehem – Verschleierte Irrelgiosität
    Fantomas – The Devil Rides In
    Return of the Living Dead Soundtrack – Trioxin theme
    Mogwai – Nativity in Black
    Ministry – Tonight We Murder
    Misfits – Halloween
    Entombed – Hellraiser
    Beatallica – Thing That Should Not Let it Be
    Kontrovers – don’t know the name of the song but it starts w/ a sample of Bruce Campbell from Evil Dead, might be one of these songs, don’t have speakers today

  • http://www.arcasis.com arcasis

    Not a bad mix of song. Honestly, a lot better than most of those hokey Halloween tunes we all are accustomed to. I created a list of my own on site. Somewhat more diverse combining many different styles. Check’em out :)

  • http://www.theantiquetoys.com Charley

    Just found a cool cover of “Zombie” by a band called The Antique Toys. You can download it free from their site.

    Enjoy.

  • Mike

    Jonathan Coulton:

    Re: Your Brains (Thing A Week Two) and Creepy Doll (Thing A Week Four)
    and Skullcrusher Mountain (Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow) You can hear samples at the link above. I’ve got Re: Your Brains as a karaoke disc. I get the strangest looks when I sing it. It’s one of the funniest Halloween songs ever.

  • GTSS

    ‘The Garden of Jane Trelawney’ by Trees is pretty spooky.

  • sarah

    omg the monster mash is awsome i can’t belive you no no jk ,jk im organizing a halloween dance and i need ur hel im only 11 and im doing music i need good stuff we have suckih songs like adems family HALP MEH!!!

  • maryanne

    What about “Wolfman’s Brother” by Phish? :)

  • hausofzeus

    “let the bodies hit the floor” not sure who sings it … maybe white zombie …. Dragula by Rob Zombie is also a slammin halloween song … theme song from the movie “Lost Boys” …btw: thanks for the tips, trying to get an entire parties worth before Hallloween …

  • Kay

    try “abracadabra” steve miller band??
    or “devil in the blue dress” oldie but goodie :)

  • Ghavami

    How about Ghostbusters theme. Just throwing it out there. Who you goin call?????

  • Zeeterman

    Here’s some not previously mentioned from my compilation:

    Dig My Grave by They Might Be Giants.
    Theme from Halloween by MX-80 Sound.
    Red Right Hand by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
    Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps.
    Wolfman by The Sealers.
    When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band.
    No One Lives Forever by Oingo Boingo.

  • haylie

    I do not agree. I love The Monster Mash!!!!

  • mauidj

    Zombie Wolf by Frank Zappa…….

  • koufax

    Monster Mash is terrible.

    What about:
    John Wayne Gacy, Jr. – Sufjan Stevens
    Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan
    Ride of the Valkyries – Richard Wagner

    Check out this parody of ghost hunters.

  • koufax

    Here’s a better link:
    Parody of those ghost hunter shows

  • Mike

    What about “La Grippe” by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Pretty creepy sound.

  • Tom

    Here are some great Halloween tunes for next October, and the great thing is you can get them for free! Some of these songs may not be currently listed and you should check back in October. These are mostly singles performed by independent musicians.

    1) “The Legend” by Carciello, Grant, Doctor C, Farrell And Friends

    2) “She’s A Real Good Kisser (For A Zombie)” by The Jangle [aka J C Mosquito, B Pace, C Jones, Jostein, Jon Stefon, Mario S.]

    3) “Haunted With William” by Rob Grant

    4) “All Hallows Eve” by Dazed, Floridamusic And Warren Peese

    5) “Happy Helloween” by Stonebullits

    6) “Satan’s Gate” by Dazed, Floridamusic And Warren Peese

    7) “Madness” by Waiting For Helen

    8) “The Subway Man” by The Pookars

    9) “A Dark Place” by Dragonstale

    10) “Black Night” by Brian Futch

    11) “Graveyard Blues” by The Moderators

    12) “Halloween” by Strum

    I downloaded these songs from the website: http://www.mixposure.com/ – I don’t recall but I think you need to register to download. There are many songs available from a wide variety of artists. On the home page click on “Charts” then in the Chart Selection area click on the dropdown menu and select “Halloween” and in the other dropdown menu select “All Time” – press Search.

    I see that not all the above songs are listed, but a few others are. Check back in October as they typically have a halloween music contest and have other songs available.

    Enjoy…

  • HorrorBelle

    There is an endless supply of horror punk out there. Check out Fiend Force records and Horror High. My personal favorite is Blitzkid, and they do a sick cover of Concrete Blond’s “Bloodletting”. Also Chicago horror rock band Sinister Fate is badass. They have stuff up on their myspace i think. And btw, the Misfits do a really great version of “Monster Mash” on their album Project 1950. Happy haunting all you cool ghouls.

  • http://www.myspace.com/alternativeworld Dan

    I am a radio programmer and I want to thank everyone for this post it’s been educational for my show. I wanted to add a few more to this list, some of these are rare and really hard to find as well but they’re out there. Try getting some soundtracks to horror movies they sometimes have some interesting songs too.

    1. 311 – Jackolantern’s Weather (3:24)
    2. AC/DC – Highway To Hell (3:28)
    3. Allstars – Things That Go Bump In The Night (3:22)
    4. Another Black Day – Wicked Soul (4:17)
    5. Arcade Fire – Vampire/Forest Fire (7:16)
    6. Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country (5:13)
    7. Avenged Sevenfold – Beast And The Harlot (5:40)
    8. Avenged Sevenfold – Unholy Confessions (4:43)
    9. Band Of Horses – Is There A Ghost? (3:02)
    10. Barenaked Ladies – Grim Grinning Ghosts (2:22)
    11. Beck – Devil’s Haircut (3:14)
    12. Bette Midler – I Put A Spell On You (2:03)
    13. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Spooky Madness (3:01)
    14. Black Lab – This Blood (3:06)
    15. Blade – Techno Rave Entrance (10:11)
    16. Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper (4:56)
    17. Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy (2:47)
    18. Bowling For Soup – Lil’ Red Riding Hood (Paul Revere & The Raiders Cover) (2:29)
    19. Buckethead – Goro Vs. Art (2:58)
    20. Bullet For My Valentine – Waking The Demon (4:07)
    21. Butthole Surfers – Dracula From Houston (3:43)
    22. Cake – Tougher Than It Is (3:00)
    23. Cobra Starship – Snakes On A Plane (Bring It) (3:19)
    24. Cold – Everyone Dies (3:19)
    25. Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (7:07)
    26. Crash Test Dummies F/ Ellen Reid – The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (3:44)
    27. D-12 – Devil’s Night (4:19)
    28. Danny Elfman – What’s This? (3:07)
    29. Dave Matthews Band – Gravedigger (3:51)
    30. Disturbed – Haunted (4:42)
    31. Disturbed F/ Korn – Forsaken (3:39)
    32. DJ Z-Trip F/ Chester Bennington – Walking Dead (4:17)
    33. Doug E. Fresh – Superstition (Doug E. Fresh Version) (4:57)
    34. Down – Ghosts Along The Mississippi (5:06)
    35. Down F/ Pantera & Corrosion Of Conformity – Stone The Crow (4:42)
    36. Dr. Demento – Monster Mash (3:08)
    37. Drowning Pool – Sinner (2:27)
    38. Dry Cell – Body Crumbles (3:03)
    39. Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf (3:27)
    40. Eels – My Beloved Monster (2:12)
    41. Eels – Your Lucky Day In Hell (4:28)
    42. Elis – Devil’s Temptation (4:47)
    43. Elis – Lost Soul (5:01)
    44. Eminem – Amityville (ft. Bizarre from D-12) (4:14)
    45. Eminem – Evil Deeds (4:19)
    46. Eminem – Murder, Murder (EP Version) (4:41)
    47. Eminem F/ Royce Da 5-9 – Scary Movies (3:37)
    48. Evanescence – Haunted (3:06)
    49. Evolocity – Frankenstein (3:54)
    50. Fall Out Boy – What’s This? (Danny Elfman Cover) (2:59)
    51. Get Amped – God Of The Zombies (3:29)
    52. Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo (5:46)
    53. Gob – We’re All Dying (3:24)
    54. Godsmack – Voodoo (9:03)
    55. Graeme Revell – Bells, Books & Candles (3:20)
    56. Gravity Kills – Down (4:09)
    57. Gus – Don’t Fear The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult Cover) (4:47)
    58. Heather Nova – I Have The Touch (4:15)
    59. Hednoize – Drain (4:31)
    60. Helio Sequence – Blood Bleeds (4:25)
    61. Hollywood Undead – Undead (4:25)
    62. Ice Cube F/ Korn – F*** Dying (4:09)
    63. Ill Nino – How Can I Live (3:20)
    64. James Horner – One Last Wish (Casper’s Theme) (4:18)
    65. Jennifer Love-Hewitt – How Do I Deal (3:22)
    66. Jordan Hill – Remember Me This Way (Love Theme From Casper) (4:28)
    67. Juno Reactor – Children Of The Night (7:57)
    68. KC & The Sunshine & Kool & The Gang F/ JT Taylor – Casper, The Friendly Ghost (3:28)
    69. Korn – Dead Bodies Everywhere (4:44)
    70. Korn & Marilyn Manson – Sleepy Hollow (4:49)
    71. Lifelong F/ Incident – I’m The Killer (3:57)
    72. Little Richard – Casper The Friendly Ghost (2:07)
    73. Love Spit Love – How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths Cover) (4:25)
    74. Mannheim Steamroller – Monster Mash (Lon Chaney Cover) (4:06)
    75. Marilyn Manson – Highway To Hell (AC/DC Cover) (3:46)
    76. Marilyn Manson – I Put A Spell On You (Creedance Clearwater Revival Cover) (3:30)
    77. Marilyn Manson – If I Was Your Vampire (5:56)
    78. Marilyn Manson – Man That You Fear (6:11)
    79. Marilyn Manson – This Is Halloween (Nightmare Before Christmas Theme) (3:27)
    80. Marilyn Manson – Transylvanian Concubine (3:57)
    81. Marilyn Manson & Sneaker Pimps – Long Hard Road Out Of Hell (4:21)
    82. Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids – My Monkey (4:30) (It was recorded in the house of Sharon Tate’s Murder)
    83. Matchbook Romance – Monsters (4:03)
    84. Metallica – All Nightmare Long (7:58)
    85. Metallica – Enter Sandman (5:31)
    86. Michael Jackson – Thriller (5:57)
    87. Ministry – Every Day Is Halloween (6:26)
    88. Monster Magnet – Head’s Explode (3:48)
    89. MXPX – Scooby Doo, Where Are You (1:29)
    90. My Awesome Compilation – Ghosts On The Underground (3:27)
    91. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – After The Flesh (2:59)
    92. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Confession Of A Knife (Theme Part I) (3:03)
    93. Nick Cave – Red Right Hand (6:11)
    94. Nick Cave – Red Right Hand 2 (6:10)
    95. Nine Inch Nails – Into The Void (4:49)
    96. Orbital F/ Kirk Hammett – Satan (3:45)
    97. Our Lady Peace – Tomorrow Never Knows (4:10)
    98. Placebo – Sleeping With Ghosts (4:40)
    99. Ra – Crazy Little Voices (4:01)
    100. Ray Parker, Jr. – Ghostbusters (4:03)
    101. Rob Zombie – American Witch (3:48)
    102. Rob Zombie – Dragula (3:42)
    103. Rob Zombie – House Of 1000 Corpses (3:45)
    104. Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl (3:21)
    105. Rob Zombie – The Lords Of Salem (4:13)
    106. Rogue Wave – 10:1 (3:20)
    107. RUN-D.M.C. – Ghostbusters Theme (4:09)
    108. Santana F/ Everlast – Put Your Lights On (4:45)
    109. Sarah Jessica Parker – Come Little Children (1:22)
    110. Scream Killer – Killer’s Rap (0:37)
    111. Shampoo – Delicious (2:58)
    112. Silverchair – Cemetary (4:00)
    113. Slipknot – Wait & Bleed (Scream 3 Mix) (2:32)
    114. Spiderbait – Ghost Riders In The Sky (4:51)
    115. Sponge – All This & Nothing (4:18)
    116. Spooks – Things I’ve Seen (Aural Mix) (4:36)
    117. Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell (3:13)
    118. Stabbing Westward – Haunting Me (3:35)
    119. Stabbing Westward – Violent Mood Swings (5:12)
    120. Stephen Lynch – Halloween (2:46)
    121. Sugar Ray – Abracadabra (Steve Miller Band Cover) (3:42)
    122. System Of A Down – Spiders (3:35)
    123. Talking Heads – Psycho Killer (4:19)
    124. The Happy Hallows – Monster Room (4:03)
    125. The Misfits – Monster Mash (Dr. Demento Cover) (2:24)
    126. The Nightmare Before Christmas – This Is Halloween (3:16)
    127. The Rasmus – Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr. Cover) (3:36)
    128. The Smashing Pumpkins – Doomsday Clock (3:43)
    129. The Specials – Ghost Town (5:52)
    130. The Vincent Black Shadow – Ghost Train Out (3:37)
    131. Thee Undatakerz – Party In The Morgue (Club Mix) (6:57)
    132. Theme – Beetlejuice (Movie Version) (3:43)
    133. Theme – Exorcist (Tubular Bells V. 2.0) (4:20)
    134. Theme – Ghostbusters (Techno Remix) (4:06)
    135. Theme – Ghostbusters (Techno-Reggae Remix) (5:13)
    136. Theme – Halloween Vs. Freddie Krueger (Scary Trance Remix) (5:26)
    137. Theme – Scooby Doo (Techno Remix) (3:04)
    138. Theme – The Simpsons Halloween Special (0:49)
    139. Tricky – Excess (4:44)
    140. Tripping Daisy – Jump Into The Fire (5:44)
    141. Turbonegro – Destroy All Monsters (4:02)
    142. TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me (5:05)
    143. Uncle Kracker F/ Busta Rhymes – Freaks Come Out At Night (Whodini Cover) (4:03)
    144. Uncrowned – Remember Your Ghost (3:26)
    145. Urban Voodoo – Brutality (4:28)
    146. Vic Mizzy – The Addams Family: Main Theme (1:59)
    147. V-Shaped Mind – Monsters (4:06)
    148. White Zombie – Devil Man (3:37)
    149. White Zombie – I’m Your Boogieman (Techno Remix) (4:49)
    150. White Zombie – More Human Than Human (Meet Bambi In The King’s Harem Remix) (4:18)
    151. Whodini – The Freaks Come Out At Night (4:42)
    152. Will Smith F/ DJ Jazzy Jeff – Nightmare On My Street (4:56)
    153 – Eels – Fresh Blood
    154 – Adam Sandler – Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon Cover)
    155. Joe-90 – And When I Die (Blood Sweat & Tears Cover)

  • Evelyn

    What about:

    Marie Laveaux- Bobby Bare Jr.

    Wicked Annabella- The Kinks

    I Was A Teenage Werewolf- The Cramps

    Killer Klowns- The Dickies

    Fright Night- J. Geils Band

  • Clara

    The Devil Makes Three’s songs are very scary and also very good!

  • kylee byrd

    rob zombie has some really good songs with this theme.

  • Garrett Thompson

    I can’t belive someone else has heard of D.O.A. by bloodrock. It is a very graphic song, and isn’t well known as far as I know… It really goes with the list.

  • wacko jacko

    Awesome lists and our Halloween party will have a mega soundtrack thanks to you guys. Just a couple of other BOC songs that fit the theme
    “Monsters”
    “I just want to be bad”
    “After Dark”
    “I love the night”
    “Fire of unknown origin”

    Happy Halloween, punters.

  • Rocketblast

    ANY song by the Misfits would be better. Their whole career is for Halloween. And they rule.

  • PlayingDead

    Blue Oyster Cult has several spooky songs, but Joan Crawford is one of my favorites. Megadeth’s Mary Jane is a very chilling song about a long dead witch calling out to a man from beyond the grave. Lady Jane by Queensryche is pretty creepy. Dokken’s Dream Warriors from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 rocks, and My Chemical Romance has too many great horror themed songs to count. Phantom of the Opera from the musical of the same name is a really good one too.

  • Sandra Johnson

    Misfits did an excellent cover of the monster mash and it is not lame.
    almost ANYTHING by the misfits is good for halloween.
    -Halloween I, and Halloween II (as previously mentioned)
    -Don’t open ’til doomsday
    -Scream
    -Witch Hunt
    -Scarecrow man
    -Pumpkin head
    -ghouls night out
    etc

  • wacko jacko

    Anyone got any reggae suggestions?

  • blackBob

    Bela Lugosi,s Dead ,by Bauhous ,Dead spooky,great lead in then over the top moaning vocal and not on any list I have seen…..ooooooooooowww spooky!

  • blackBob

    Reggae? There was an artist in the seventies who did dub reggae called Scientist, he had an album called Dracula, all spooky dub sounds.

  • JJ Neles

    Earl Clifton Radio “Boogie Man Jam”, that’s a great new Halloween track

  • OGNIRFAN

    WTF??? “MONSTER MASH” IS THE #1 SONG OF HALLOWEEN, YOU IDIOT!!! IT’S THE ONLY SONG TO RE-ENTER BILLBOARD’S TOP 100 AT 3 DIFFERENT TIMES!!! ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND??? IT HAD LEON RUSSELL ON PIANO AND THE TOP SESSION MUSICIANS ON IT!!!! WTF????!!!!!!

  • wacko jacko

    Hey everyone, Halloween is rolling around again and it’s time to prepare the playlists. I’m open to suggestions for this year.

    OGNIRFAN, Monster Mash is lame, hence this blog.

  • Adironjack

    Best newcomer for 2010:
    Tiny Little Head – Seth Augustus

    Some others that may have been overlooked previously:

    Slow Hearse – Son Volt
    Singapore – Tom Waits
    Don’t Monkey ‘Round My Widder – Chet Atkins

  • MachW

    ‘Unholy’, ‘Psycho Circus’, ‘Creatures of the Night’… It just wouldn’t be Halloween without at least one KISS tune!

    ‘Angel Main Theme(The Sanctuary Extended Remix’ – Darling Violetta. Rockin’, yet still nice and creepy (especially with those vocals).

    ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer Main Theme’ – Jack D. Elliot. There’s a ton of remakes for this song on those cheap “Great Halloween Songs!” type albums, so make sure it’s this one if you want a fun dance track.

    ‘Evil Woman’ by ELO is also one I didn’t see mentioned (unless I missed it).

    Happy Halloween, everyone! :D

  • http://halloweenmusic2010.blogspot.com/ Glenn @ Halloween Music

    Like your list and probably will feature a few of these songs on Halloween Music

  • Fred

    Great List!
    Unless I missed it already, need to add Godsmack’s Voodoo and Voodoo Too

  • Ross

    I know it is dated yet, I don’t know of anyone who has sung “I Put A Spell On You” better than Nina Simone.

  • FRANK ENSTEIN

    1) THRIILER
    2) GHOST BUSTERS
    3) DRAC THE KNIFE
    4)SOMEBODYS WATCHING ME
    5) MONSTER MASH
    6) NIGHTMARE ON MY STREET
    7) SPOOKY, SCARY, SKELETONS
    8) MONSTERS HOLIDAY
    9) SHE WOLF
    10) HALLOWEEN THEME
    11) PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
    12) DEVIL INSIDE
    13) OMEN THEME

    BONE US TRACK-I WANT CANDY

  • FRANK ENSTEIN

    14)BOOGIEMAN
    15) DJ WENT UP TO MICHIGAN
    15) DEVIL WOMAN
    16) BOOGIE MONSTERS
    17) BEWITHED THEME
    18) HAUNTED HOUSE
    19) FREDDIES THEME
    20) GOOSEBUMPS THEME
    21) IT’S SPOOKY IN HERE
    22) VAMPIRES
    23) WITCHES
    24)NIGHTMARE BEFORE HALLOWEEN
    25) ADAMS GROVE
    26) DIGGIN IN THE DIRT
    27) WITCH DOCTOR
    28) FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT
    29) KING TUT
    30) SOMETHING IN MY HOUSE
    31) SUPERSTICIOUS

  • ace

    this is thee worst list of songs ever and for makeing such a horrid list you should be cursed

  • tim

    who says the monster mash is lame?

  • Patrick

    Here’s a pretty good song for anyone who likes to dance at Halloween parties and/or just likes going to them. First let me just say it’s not “Monster Mash” or any little kids song like that. The name of the song is “Monster” and it’s by Skillet.

  • Julie

    Pick any few from Rob Zombie’s greatest hits, Dragula, Living Dead Girl, etc. Spooky-sounding music is in the Talking Heads CD Stop Making Sense, in Psycho Killer, Swamp and Slippery People. Voodoo is a good song by Chris Isaak, too. I’m making a shared I-Tunes Library at work for everyone to listen to on shuffle-play, lol. BOO

  • Julie

    Oh, and don’t forget to add clips of Rob Zombie’s movie, The Devil’s Rejects if you’re making a DVD. That’s one evil movie. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I’d better get busy getting a few in order :)

  • Joe Meeks

    Earl Clifton Radio, there song the boogie man jam is awesome!

  • indie rock

    Anyone mention “The Battle of Evermore” – Led Zeppelin

  • Amber

    another good movie or song is this is halloween or the night before christmas

  • Anari Ward

    NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS IS A GREAT MOVIE AND IT IS A CARTOON BY…….. ull never guess….. TIM BURTON it is called the nightmare before christmas. great movie and the game…. even better

    ull just love them i know u will!!!!!!

  • jack skellington

    did any mention THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS? IM IN IT PEOPLE!!!!!! if u know thank you i am not fake and i have a ton of face book pages. hope you subscribe…. on my facebook page. it is a great musical i now you’ll love it.

    p.s I AM REAL!!!!!!

  • not a know it all

    im not a know it all but these r all AMAZING SONGS. i shall use them for my halloween party and….. my real name is…… PIE ROCK

  • sucker punch

    this is halloween
    jacks lamette
    oggie boogie song
    kidnapp the sandy claws
    somethings up with jack
    sallys song
    the filthy final
    take our town back
    whats this

  • MIKE l

    Tom Waits has a lot of spooky stuff specially on Glitter and Doom

  • SiriusXM Eric

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  • Prisfrauenzimmer

    Hugo – 99 Problems
    Kasabian – Vlad The Impaler
    Wolfmother – Witchcraft
    Eagles of Death Metal – Kiss The Devil
    Stereophonics – Devil
    David Bowie – Cat People
    Band of Skulls – Blood
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Beat The Devil`s Tattoo
    Monsters – Hurricane Bells
    The Dead Weather – Bone House/ I Cut Like A Buffalo/ A Child of A Few Hours etc.
    Clutch – The Devil and Me
    The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldier
    White Lies – Death
    The Doors – Moonlight Drive
    Billy Talent – Devil in A Midnight Mass
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
    Blues Brothers – Ghost Riders in The Sky

  • Taylor Jilek

    monster mash does not stink

  • Taylor Jilek

    JK yes it does

  • iPhone

    It woulda been awesome if bette middler had released a studio version of I put a spell on you, from hocus pocus. I also love Alice Cooper – Keeping Halloween Alive. And Rob Zombie – Halloween (she get so mean)