I may even break out into the Thriller dance just because. So much so, that I took my last name from their first album and even have their pumpkin logo tattooed on my arm. 1. 5. (Who is paving this highway? I can imagine you doing the Thriller dance. As you prepare your Halloween party playlists, we're helping to make sure that you don't miss a single graveyard smash, as we present our creepy countdown of Billboard's Top Halloween Songs. Oh well, it's October 1 on the other side of the world. The best of everything, every Hallowe'en on TeamRock.com. Halloween rock songs are becoming as much a part of the celebration of the witching season as traditional Halloween music and songs. Have a great one. Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 01, 2014: This is a fun and interesting hub, Flourish! Your play lists are such fun. I'll be dressed as the cacklng witch. Seemingly on an endless quest for a plate of beef chow mein, these "hairy-handed gents" have been known to run amok in Kent, though lately their howls have also been overheard in the Mayfair district. People are afraid of him just by looking at him. You join him! Make your party a hit with all the boys and ghouls by including our 10 Halloween Songs That Rock: Few songs have inspired as many B-horror movies as this psychedelic Donovan jam. Where to start: Vicky Lawrence, best known as "Momma" in The Carol Burnette Show, sang the original "Lights Went out in Georgia", 1972. However, his new amorousness came to a sudden halt when he smooched a policeman. Have a great week and an even better Halloween. Helloween, “Halloween” Given their band name—not to mention the fact that their mascot was a demented-looking jack o’ lantern with spindly green arms—it only made sense that Helloween would eventually write a song about the spookiest of holidays. The opening track on AC/DC’s 22x Platinum-selling Back in Black never made much of a chart imprint, peaking at No. There's one or two by a group called Delta Rae that I included on my list. However, judging by your list here, I may have been more traditional than I thought. It is a haunting tale about a man who knew his love with a woman was cursed the first time he set eyes upon her. I know and love most of these songs. And, I like most of these songs. Voted up and pinned. While some may think that "Werewolves of London" is a tongue-in-cheek trifle, it's actually a cautionary tale. :), http://www.mtv.com/news/1442126/ray-parker-jr-suing-huey-lewis-over-ghostbusters-comment/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchy_Woman. You've made a fan out of me. His appearance frightens others because he was assembled from old body parts, is 8 feet tall, and has bolts sticking out of his head. Voted up and sharing. The current situation worldwide does not allow such an unconcerned manner yet." I added the Cher song to the playlist. When considering what Halloween songs to play at your Halloween event, the last thing option might come to mind is a song from English rock band The Police. I enjoyed it very much. Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on October 12, 2014: Good Halloween pictures and great playlist! Whether or not one celebrates Halloween, most will agree that there always seems to be a tinge of evil in the air. Features Best Halloween Songs: 35 Terrifying Tracks For All Hallows’ Eve. Sha - I have no idea. Everywhere you go, people get a little straaaaange. If the rapper in the 1988 hip hop song sounds familiar, that's because the Fresh Prince would later become known by his real name, Will Smith. lol! Walters' version originally found YouTube fame when it was uploaded by a fan and viewed by millions. The lyrics to this Eagles classic describe a woman with "raven hair and ruby lips" who makes "sparks fly from her fingertips." I dressed as Little Red Riding Hood. Inspired by Diana Ross, the song is about an enchanting woman who has magical seductive powers over the narrator. Cristen Iris from Boise, Idaho on October 03, 2014: What fun! This Michael Jackson classic (1982) describes the terror of being surrounded by zombies and other creatures of the night. Is it federally funded? Curse of the Unripe Pumpkin The Vandals • Punk Rock Halloween, Vol. Have a wonderful evening. A song by the same name was released by Cliff Richard in 1976 and superbly updated by Bruce Willis. Also, in Scotland and Ireland there was a tradition called "guising" involving youth going house to house and reciting a poem, singing a song, or performing another talent in exchange for sweets, nuts or coins. Categories 2013 Halloween Songs, Halloween Rock Songs. She's fast at pulling the trigger but not nearly as quick to tell the truth. Faith Reaper - Thank you for stopping by and taking a look. 7 "Pet Sematary" The Ramones. Check out our list for everything from classic Halloween songs to creepy tunes from your favorite movies and T.V. (If you didn't know he could sing, watch the YouTube video below.) This 2000 song by Aaron Carter isn't referring to a Snickers bar and lollipops. Both the anger and shame she feels threatens to sentence her to a life of social isolation, as other members of her social support system were burned at the stake. While it's a cool, obscure track to include on a Halloween party mix, be warned: the lyrics kind of give away the movie's premise of a cemetery that brings the dead back to life. It is known among other AC/DC songs for its slow blues rhythm, ominous lyrics, as well as its controversy stemming from a 1985 […] Classic Rock Halloween Playlist Skip to Search Skip to Live Player Skip to Content Skip to Footer Mainstream Rock Songs: No. And very stiff-legged? Blaming his trip to the "funny farm" on being abandoned, he includes laughter in his maniacal tale. The Bruce Willis music video is blowing me away! Just as ghosts can haunt one's house, Eric Church (2012) describes a former lover as creeping into his memory. So glad you like them. People also dressed up in devil, ghost and similar costumes to try to blend in with evil spirits or to ward them off. Still, that didn't stop people from assuming that AC/DC are devil-worshipers on a literal highway to the underworld. Nell Rose from England on October 30, 2017: Yeah, Monster Mash! “My Body’s a Zombie for You,” Dead Man’s Bones Check out our list of the 10 scariest rock and metal songs for your listening pleasure (or horror!) DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince tell a nightmarish tale about how the homicidal movie character Freddy Krueger is chasing after him. this Halloween. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2019: Patricia - It sounds like you enjoy Halloween like I do! Happy Howling Halloween! Halloween Soul and Funk Music - Top 30. The hitchhiker was unaware until he got out of the cab that the trucker was a ghost who was traveling the same route that put him in the netherworld. The 11 best Helloween songs, by Chris Jericho. Napoleon XIV blames his ex-girlfriend for his mental breakdown in this 1966 song, but then he confuses whether it's his beloved or his dog he's talking to. "Boogie" is a slang term for dancing, but the disco boogie man in this song is interested in canoodling and wherever that might lead. Analyze one of them for us in the Comments Section. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 03, 2019: Bob - Thank you! Don't know if it is still HP having probs or what but I couldn't come here from my email! As her memory infiltrates every aspect of his daily life, he is unable to forget her, and he finds it unnerving: Your caffeine kiss and nicotine love, Got under my skin and into my blood, That need you back comes over me, Like ivy crawlin' up a hickory tree. Alison Krauss (1999) provided the most haunting, angelic rendition of this song which describes a heartbroken spouse who has been abandoned and is living in the depths of depression. October 28, 2017. I'd have to go see if it is still featured or not, though, but I remember having fun doing it. Being a humanoid, he is also unable to form normal human attachments and is socially awkward. Have the spookiest of Halloweens! Have a wonderful week! All of these songs have serious spooky vibes and make a killer soundtrack for a Halloween party! In exchange for small gifts of food or money, the kids would promise to pray for the souls of the homeowners' dead relatives. I fell in love with them when I was living in New Orleans. These are the songs that you DON'T want to listen to on a dark night when you're all alone (especially if it's raining, which tends to heighten the effect, at least in the movies). Yes, I was watching Soylent Green and my son overheard the scene were Edward G. Robinson's character was dying to the sound of Symphony No. Thanks for stopping by. THE BEST HALLOWEEN SONGS TO PLAY Every rock and metal fan has different band and music preferences. Marilyn Manson, “This Is Halloween” Rock Digital Song Sales: No. (It's probably the booze.) But the seven-plus minute song is catchy if you give it a listen. 100 Greatest Halloween Party Songs Criteria: This is a list of Halloween PARTY songs. Call me crazy, but maybe this guy wasn't as paranoid as he believed himself to be. Maybe also Fortune Teller by the Iguanas? These are 10 terrifying tunes to trick-or-treat to on All Hallows Eve with spine-chilling songs about monsters, vampires, werewolves, and other creepy stuff from a mixed bag of heavy metal and rock … The titles are all so good. FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song. In terms of spookiness, its nearest rival on the 1980 album is its immediate successor, “Twenty Four Hours”. This time of year sounds interesting and so creative. ^+. Rejected by her peers since childhood, the witch seeks revenge against those who would do her harm via magic spells. The Disney cartoon was my first exposure to Washington Irving's story. She was uninhibited, glamorous, and all-out reckless, even though it cost her extensive stays in mental institutions. Post navigation. I swear parents had as much fun as the kids. Here, the screaming never stops, even after the patients are buried and gone. Fun hub perfect to start off October! I added this one. Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on October 01, 2014: Okay, my faves will definitely reflect that I'm still stuck in the 70s & 80s: Ghostbusters, Thriller, Witchy Woman and I'm Your Boogie Man. I think 'Thriller' is the top song on your list, especially now that Michael Jackson's gone. Great going. 3Cho, Janet H. "Halloween-loving Americans will spend about $125 on candy, costumes and decorations this year | cleveland.com." 100 Halloween Rock Songs TOP 10 results - compare and buy 100 Halloween Rock Songs at FairHalloween.com Oh, everyone? FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 03, 2014: Iris - Thanks for visiting! Since it's now October I gave your list a look. So spooky. He said, "Fantasia". MTV News. Henley claims to have based the song in part on the bewitching beauties he met on the L.A. club scene. He's a rotting corpse, rejected from both Heaven and Hell. I love Halloweentime. Although we know that the policeman broke his bottle of love potion, no one knows if that's all he broke. It was one of the first songs that band member Don Henley wrote for the Eagles. Thank you so much for sharing these with us....I am off to listen to many that I have not listened to in far too long. This is a nice set of Hubs you have going with the music theme? Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on October 01, 2014: A spooky trip down memory lane. Then there's Halloween III: Season of the Witch, the infamous Michael Myers-less installment in the popular horror franchise. Black Cat - Brian Auger and the Trinity (Black Cat (Gatto Nero) / Goodbye Jungle Telegraph, 1967) I did not realize that there were so many scary-like songs. For the last 30 years, I’ve been an avid fan of Helloween. However, his little sister is the real killer. These heavy metal Halloween songs will get you in the mood for headbanging at the party. It had everyone singing along: If there's something strangein your neighborhoodWho ya gonna call?GHOSTBUSTERS, If there's something weirdand it don't look goodWho ya gonna call?GHOSTBUSTERSI ain't afraid of no ghostsI ain't afraid of no ghosts, Ray Parker, Jr. both wrote and performed the song but was sued by another musician, Huey Lewis, for copyright infringement. When he ran into a young fiddle player named Johnny, the Devil challenged him to a fiddle playing contest. In an impressive musical duel, Johnny defeats the Devil, who lays the golden fiddle at his feet. As neighborhood porch lights dim, jack-o-lanterns still flicker. best halloween rock songs enter sandman metallica, alice cooper welcome to my nightmare, talking heads psycho killer, monster mash bobby pickett, acdc hells bells. Black Cat - Brian Auger and the Trinity (Black Cat (Gatto Nero) / Goodbye Jungle Telegraph, 1967) FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018: Natalie - Thanks for the suggestion! The song was made famous by The Searchers in 1963. As a mobile jock, these are the top 100 tunes I won't be without when it's time … Glad you enjoyed it. The creepy creature is without a true social support system. An abandoned mental asylum where unspeakable events occurred. If you feel yourself running out of steam, we’ve compiled a list of 10 classic Halloween punk songs to keep you going. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 30, 2014: Jackie - Oh my, I do think it is still HP. He has a severe case of the munchies because he hasn't eaten in weeks and is a notoriously picky eater. The song is about a man who encounters bad luck after crossing paths with a stray black cat. Save 97%. He feels unsafe because the neighbors and the mailman are spying on him—and maybe even the IRS. Happy Halloween! Celebrate the year’s spookiest holiday with these best Halloween songs, from creepy classics to essential earworms By Time Out contributors Posted: Friday October 9 2020 Share Tweet The monster you're trying to create suddenly rises from his stupor. He loves music of all kinds. It might be the full moon, or it might be the booze. Hope your Halloween was a good one! 50 peak in Nov. 2014. There's good reason why this fence divides. and who knew Bruce Willis could sing? 20 disturbing rock songs to scare the children at Halloween. Halloween Soul Music. Play on Spotify. "Bottom of the River" is just plain creepy and "Dance in the Graveyards" is more of a celebratory song, kind of like Dia de Los Muertos. There is nothing spookier than being told by your wife that she loves you so much that if you ever betray her, she'll put you in the ground and then follow you there herself. Neil Rose, I think Bruce Willis started his own musical group in the 80s or 90s. "The Monster Mash" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for Halloween 1962. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 02, 2019: Bob - Thanks for taking a look. Sugar-high children have assessed their haul, and parents have sampled several of the best pieces of candy (for safety and quality control reasons, of course). great list and tunes! Piercing eyes, without the lids. Night Prowler is the final track on AC/DC's album Highway to Hell. $1 for 3 months. By the way, how the hell do you dance to Monster Mash???? October 28, 2017. Rock out to the list right here. Ten Perfect Blues Songs For Halloween: Witches, the Devil, and Voodoo, Oh My! Can you play "armchair psychologist" for gouls, ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night? Have a great Halloween! You've definitely started me thinking about Halloween! A woman recounts how her brother returned from being away for two weeks, only to learn that his young bride had been stepping out on him, including sleeping with his best friend. Halloween themed punk rock songs from classic punk bands like the Misfits, Ramones or the Dead Kennedys to upcomers. But which songs should you play? Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 30, 2014: Hey! How about: vampire, skeleton, ghost, scarecrow, the Grim Reaper? he Purple People Eater makes me laugh just reading the words, I got this song in my head a few weeks ago and kept singing it, reminds me of when I was little!