Weekly survey: What are the greatest Halloween songs of all time?

Halloween is once again upon us, so everyone is in the mood for spooky music. Therefore, the weekly survey question is simple: what are the best Halloween-themed and/or horror songs of all time? What songs are guaranteed to cause terror (or at least a little anxiety) when you hear them?

Here are a few favourites. What can you add to this list?

1. The Theme from The Exorcist (a.k.a. Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells)

3. Halloween Theme (aka Michael Myers theme)

3. Everyday is Halloween, Ministry

4. Bauhaus, Bela Lugosi’s Dead

5. Japan, Halloween

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

4 thoughts on “Weekly survey: What are the greatest Halloween songs of all time?

  • October 29, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Have to include Halloween by the misfits, and the monster mash

  • October 30, 2018 at 2:53 am

    Siouxsie And The Banshees – Halloween
    David Bowie – Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
    Depeche Mode – Ghost
    Peter Gabriel – Intruder
    Kate Bush – The Dreaming
    Shriekback – Nemesis
    The Damned – Grimly Fiendish

  • October 30, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Flock Of Seagulls- Nightmares


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