Top 5 Friday The 13th Songs

Another great list from our friend Brent Chittenden – AC

It’s Friday the 13th. A day of superstition, movies about Jason Voorhees possible bad luck, motorcycle rides to Port Dover and there is music to go along with it. So for all of your spooky, superstitious, Friday the 13th needs, the top five songs for Friday the 13th!

Honorable Mention: Alice Cooper – He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)

Taken from Friday the 13th VI – Jason Lives, the pairing of Alice Cooper and Jason just makes sense doesn’t it?

5) The Doors – Strange Days

Not really about superstition or bad luck but it really carries the vibe of Friday the 13 th. Like “something is weird here but not exactly going on type” of thing.

4) Social Distortion – Bad Luck

A true classic from Social Distortion and it just rips for Friday the 13th. Perfect for the motorcycle ride to Port Dover (if you live in Ontario).

3) Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising

Whether it be the original lyrics or the “bathroom on the right”, both are warnings and should be heeded on a day like today.

2) Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign

Many versions of this song exist but it’s Albert King’s that seems to ring truest. Everyone can also relate to waking up some days and feeling like the lyrics to this song.

1) Stevie Wonder – Superstition

Easily one of the most well know songs about superstition and one of the best. Oddly enough, this was my favorite performance of the song I could find and it came from… Sesame Street?

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