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*UPDATED* Poll: Let’s Build the Scariest Halloween Playlist Ever

The playlist is now live! Or…is that dead? Thanks for all your input, enjoy!


Hello readers,

After the success of the Greatest Rock Frontperson poll convincingly won by Freddie Mercury (which turned into a Toronto Star article, wha-a-at?!), I thought it would be fun to run another one with a definitely seasonal feel to it.

Halloween is on a Wednesday this year – although we all know Devil’s Night on the 30th is what should be declared a holiday – and to liven up what is usually Hump Day, I want to crowdsource the most terror-inducing playlist anyone has ever heard. Feel free to nominate as many songs as you want, as many times as you want before Tuesday at midnight. Reply to this post, comment on Facebook, tweet @alancross, or if anyone wants to email me directly at [email protected], it’s all good in the crypt!

Unlike the last poll where I didn’t want to influence things, I am totally willing to bend the non-existent rules so that I don’t have to resort to “Thriller” and “Monster Mash” automatically taking up two slots. I will accept and welcome anything with a spooky tone (think Queens of the Stone Age’s “A Song for the Dead”), Halloween-like in the title (hellooo “Everyday Is Halloween” by Ministry, or tracks by bands such as The Cramps, Misfits…or the obvious one featured in the video below, you get the idea I hope. I’ll compile the Top 50 or so vote-getters into a Soundsgood playlist for you to blast out of your phones boombox-style while trick-or-treating. Just don’t egg my house if your choice doesn’t make the final cut, or come around past 8 PM – I’m shutting off all the lights and eating candy!

Gilles LeBlanc

Gilles LeBlanc literally fell into “alternative rock” wayyy back at Lollapalooza 1992, where he got caught in his first mosh pit watching some band named Pearl Jam. Since then, he’s spent the better part of his life looking for music to match the liberating rush he felt that day, with a particular chest-beating emphasis on stuff coming out of his native Canada. It took him awhile, but Gilles now writes feverishly about all things that rock (and or roll) through his ROCKthusiast alter ego.

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5 thoughts on “*UPDATED* Poll: Let’s Build the Scariest Halloween Playlist Ever

  • DOA by Bloodrock, who should make it on the list solely by their name alone.

  • Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl/Dragula

  • Suicide Commando- Menschenfresser (Eat Me)

  • Queens Of The Stone Age – Burn The Witch

  • Pretty well anything by Slayer. Is slayer too heavy for this list?? Of course they’re not. Hells Bells…Sympathy for the Devil ….Don’t Fear the Reaper.


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