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Halloween Songs

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Every Halloween a certain number of usual songs blast through the airwaves. You've got your "Thrillers" and your "Monster Mashes" and plenty more. This Halloween, switch up the playlist a bit with some unexpected Halloween songs. Throw out your old tapes of "spooky sounds" and scour through the annuls of music history for some truly frightening gems. Most of these tracks area available on iTunes and other similar sights. Many of these songs, however, come from classic albums. So if you have money to waste, throw down!

Ghosts, Vampire and Witches
Band of Horses- Is There a Ghost
Donovan- Season of the Witch
The Eagles- Witchy Woman
Screamin' Jay Hawkins- I Put A Spell On You
Outkast- Dracula's Wedding
Bad Brains- Fearless Vampire Killers
Radiohead- We Suck Young Blood
Ras Kass- Interview with a Vampire

Demons, Devils and Hell
GZA- Hell's Wind Staff / Killah Hills 10304
Johnny Cash- Devil's Right Hand
Beck- Devil's Haircut
Curtis Mayfield- (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below, We're All Going to Go
The Dramatics- The Devil is Dope
Big L- Devil's Son

Serial Killers
Ween- Object
The Flaming Lips- Charlie Manson Blues
Neil Young- Revolution Blues
The Beatles- Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Sufjan Stevens- John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
AC/DC- Night Prowler

Random Songs about Scary Subjects
Funkadelic- Maggot Brain
Biggie- Suicidal Thoughts
Geto Boys- Mind Playing Tricks on Me

For songs about Monster and Aliens, check out this past article