Ah, All Hallows’ Eve is again upon us and I’ve got witches, ghosts, zombies, ghouls, monsters, werewolves, things that go bump in the night, and a couple of really scary tunes to celebrate… These are my top 20 songs for Halloween
- Marilyn Manson - This is Halloween
This is Halloween, this is Halloween / Pumpkins scream in the dead of night / This is Halloween, everybody make a scene / Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright / It's our town, everybody scream / In this town of Halloween
- Michael Jackson – Thriller
Darkness falls across the land / The midnight hour is close at hand / Creatures crawl in search of blood / To terrorize yawls neighborhood / And whosoever shall be found / Without the soul for getting down / Must stand and face the hounds of hell / And rot inside a corpses shell / The foulest stench is in the air / The funk of forty thousand years / And grizzy ghouls from every tomb / Are closing in to seal your doom / And though you fight to stay alive / Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist / The evil of the thriller
- Boris Pickett - The Monster Mash
Out from his coffin, Drac's voice did ring / Seems he was troubled by just one thing / He opened the lid and shook his fist / And said, "Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist?" / It's now the mash / It's now the monster mash / The monster mash / And it's a graveyard smash
- Misfits – Halloween
Bonfires burning bright pumpkin faces in the night / I remember Halloween / dead cats hanging from poles / little dead are out in droves / I remember Halloween / Brown leaved vertigo where skeletal life is known / I remember Halloween / this day anything goes / burning bodies hanging from poles / I remember / Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween / Candy apples and razor blades / little dead are soon in graves / I remember Halloween
- Fairport Convention – Tam Lin
And at the end of seven years she pays a tithe to hell / I so fair and full of flesh and feared it be myself / But tonight is Hallowe'en and the faery folk ride / Those that would their true love win at Miles Cross they must buy
- Carl Off – O Fortuna
- Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (Theme from “The Exorcist”)
- Ozzy Osbourne – Bark at the Moon
Howling in shadows / Living in a lunar spell / He finds his heaven / Spewing from the mouth of hell / And when he finds who he’s looking for / Listen in awe and you’ll hear him / Bark at the moon.
- Charlie Daniels Band – The Legend of Wooley Swamp
And that's been fifty years ago / And you can go by there yet. / There's a spot in the yard / In the back of that shack / Where the ground is always wet. / And on summer nights / If the moon is right / Down by the that dark footpath, / You can hear three young men screaming./ You can hear one old man laugh.
- Alice Cooper – Welcome to my Nightmare
Welcome to my nightmare / Welcome to my breakdown / I hope I didn't scare you / That's just the way we are when we come down / We sweat and laugh and scream here / 'cuz life is just a dream here / You know inside you feel right at home here
- La Union – Lobo Hombre en Paris
Cada noche llaman desde París / en el día en que todo ocurrió / Como un sueño de locos sin fin / La fortuna se ha reído de ti / Sorprendido espiando / el lobo escapa aullando y es mordido por el mago del Siam / La luna llena sobre París / ha transformado en hombre a Denis
- Warren Zevon – Warewolves of London
Ya hear him howlin around your kitchen door / ya better not let him in / Little old lady got mutilated late last night / werewolves of London again.
- Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein
- The Alan Parsons Project – The Raven
And still the raven remains in my room / No matter how much I implore / No words can soothe him / No prayer remove him / And I must hear for evermore / Quote the raven, nevermore / Thus quote the raven / Nevermore
- Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell
This is a place where eternally / Fire is applied to the body / Teeth are extruded and bones are ground / Then baked into cakes which are passed around.
- Johnny Cash – Ghost Riders in the Sky
As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name / If you want to save your soul from Hell a-riding on our range / Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride / Trying to catch the Devil's herd, across these endless skies
- Donovan – Season of the Witch
When I looked over my shoulder / What do you think I see / Summer cat looking over / It shoulder at me / Any strange, sure is strange / You got to pick out every stitch / Beat me its eye to make it rich oh no / Must be the season of the witch
- Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
If there's something strange in your neighborhood / Who ya gonna call? / Ghostbusters / If it's something weird an it won't look good / Who ya gonna call? / Ghostbusters / I ain't afraid a no ghost / I ain't afraid a no ghost
- DJ Jazzy Jeef & Fresh Prince – Nightmare on my Street
Now I have a story that Id like to tell / About this guy you all know he had me scared as hell / He comes to me at night after I crawl into bed / He’s burnt up like a weenie and his name is Fred / He wears the same hat and sweater every single day / And even if it’s hot outside he wears it anyway / He’s home when I’m awake but he shows up when I sleep / I can’t believe that there’s a nightmare on my street
- Theme from the “Addam’s Family”
They're creepy and they're kooky / Mysterious and spooky / They're all together ooky / The Addams Family.