Top 50 Halloween Songs, Part 2

by That Guy on October 10, 2007

Part two of the two part series. Let’s also recognize this year’s Half Moon Bay, CA Pumpkin Festival winner (pictured above). That’s a 1,524 pound pumpkin and, as you can tell from the picture, quite a thrilling experience to be a winner.

On to the music…

Dying
I don’t like joking around about death. These songs are good, though.

17. Undertaker – M. Ward
18. I Will Be There When You Die – My Morning Jacket
19. Dead Man’s Will – Calexico & Iron and Wine
20. Death is the Easy Way – My Morning Jacket
21. Drunk is Better than Dead – The Push Stars
22. Died in Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew
23. Eulogy for Bashu – Cracklin Moth

Halloween
Whose favorite holiday is Halloween? Chicago’s very own Mayor Richard Daley. He truly is a horse’s ass. Anyway, I could only find 3 bearable songs about Halloween itself.

24. Halloween – Dave Matthews Band
25. Halloween – Matt Pond, PA
26. Halloweenhead – Ryan Adams

Costumes

The best Halloween costume I ever saw was a guy that dressed up as the Denorex man. Or Daniel LaRusso’s shower costume from Karate Kid. Also, per the below Counting Crows song, should I be worried about Adam Duritz?

27. Brilliant Disguise – Bruce Springsteen
28. Outfit – Drive-By Truckers
29. Rodeo Clowns – Jack Johnson
30. I Wish I Was A Girl – Counting Crows
31. Resignation Superman – Big Head Todd & The Monsters

The Supernatural
Despite the title of this category, there won’t be a single song from Carlos Santana in here. Not until he shaves his moist-looking mustache. His mustache should be called a “moistache”.

32. Monster Ballads – Josh Ritter
33. Searching for the Ghost – Heartless Bastards
34. Monsters – Ari Hest
35. Ghost – Howie Day
36. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
37. Magic Trick – M. Ward
38. Casper the Friendly Ghost – Daniel Johnston
39. Demons – Guster
40. Darlin’ Do Not Fear – Brett Dennen
41. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
42. Superstitious – Stevie Wonder

Al Gore – Inventor of the Internet and Reverser of Global Warming

These songs are all about blood, guts, and gore. Speaking of blood, has there ever been a worse show than Grey’s Anatomy? Sandra Oh looks like a potato. I vomited the episode she didn’t have any eyebrows.

43. Anything by The Gore Gore Girls
44. Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
45. Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
46. Blood – Pearl Jam

Pressed Ham
Did anyone else used to drive around in their buddies’ car in high school, stick their can out the window, and yell “Moon’s out!”??? Me neither. Anyhow, it wouldn’t be Halloween without a full moon.

47. Harvest Moon – Neil Young
48. Pink Moon – Nick Drake
49. Moonshadow – Cat Stevens
50. What’s Next to the Moon – Mark Kozelek

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Woody October 10, 2007 at 9:12 am

nice work DB. Two artists that should have made their on to this list in some way or another are 1) Dax Riggs / deadboy & Elephantman and 2) O’Death

jeremy October 13, 2008 at 4:17 pm

this was the oddest assortment of ‘halloween’ music ever… i love cat stevens, but moonshadow?
here are just a few songs i assume you left out on purpose…

i bleed- the pixies
season of the witch- donovan
eyes without a face- billy idol
dead or alive- oingo boingo
weird science- ”
dead mans party- ”
no spill blood- ”
skulls- the misfits
bela legosi’s dead- bauhaus
i put a spell on you- the creedence clearwater version
the killing moon- echo and the bunnymen
lullaby- the cure
devil inside- INXS
salem ’76- mary lou lord
psycho killer- talking heads
black celebration- depeche mode
peekaboo- siouxsie and the banshees
something in my house- dead or alive
cry little sister (lost boys)- gerrard mcmann
everything by rob zombie- ha ha….

not all those are exactly halloween-ish, but a lot really really are… as opposed to most of the ones on your list.. sunday bloody sunday…. a halloween song…? we were all flabberghasted.. but then again i guess we know the lyrics and the subject matter….

Drinking Buddy October 13, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Thanks for the feedback, Jeremy.

MUSIC LOVER October 28, 2008 at 1:49 pm

SONGS THAT LEND THEMSELVES TO HALLOWEEN

YOUR THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE – ELVIS
DISCO STRANGLER & WITCHY WOMAN – EAGLES
BAD MOON RISING – C.C.R.
GODZILLA – B.O.C.
IF YOU WANT BLOOD & HIGHWAY TO HELL – AC/DC
DEVIL’S FOOD – ALICE COOPER
WHO CAN IT BE NOW – MEN AT WORK
GHOST OF A TEXAS LADIES MAN – CONCRETE BLONDE
WEREWOLF – 5 MAN ELECTRICAL BAND
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE – DOORS
VOODOO CHILD – JIMMI HENDRIX
WILLIE THE WIMP – STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
DEAD BEAT DANCE – THE DAMNED
CREATURE FEATURES THEME – MOON RAYS
PLANET CLAIR – THE B-52’s
JUDY IN DISGUISE – JOHN FRED & THE PLAYBOYS
MY OLD FLAME & TEENAGE BRAIN SURGEON – SPIKE JONES
THE COCKROACH THAT ATE CINCINNATTI – DRILL

Mckenzie B September 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Dude Jeremy YOU ROCK!!!
LOVE OINGO BOINGO and Dead Man’s Party
and Weird Science and Dead Or Alive
and I’m Only TWELVE

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: