Five for Friday – The Top “Scary” Songs for Halloween

It’s October, thus it’s time for some frightening fun.  Pop Culture Madness offers its visitors an opportunity to vote on top stuff.  Here is the Scariest Pop Music of All Time (as determined by visitors to Pop Culture Madness) – these are the top five songs, but the complete list is at the end of this post or you can click here:

The Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Cryptkickers – lot’s of fun!

Haunted House by Jumpin’ Gene Simmons (not the one from KISS).

Thriller by Michael Jackson.  More a film than a video, but very well done with top talent (and great dancing) – this was made before Jacko became so wacko.

Ghost Busters by Ray Parker, Jr.  A fun video with lots of cameos of people who were popular at the time.

Ghostriders in the Sky by The Ramrods.  No lyrics with this version, but the video has Clint Eastwood – a must for anything to do with country.

The complete list (Frankenstein and Psycho Killer should have been ranked higher.  Spooky at #9? – I don’t think so):

1. Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
2. Haunted House – Jumpin’ Gene Simmons
3. Thriller – Michael Jackson
4. Ghost Busters – Ray Parker Jr.
5. Ghost Riders In The Sky – Frankie Laine, Ramrods or Outlaws
6. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
7. Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
8. I Put A Spell On You – Screaming Jay Hawkins
9. Spooky – Classics IV
10. Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
11. Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
12. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
13. I Want My Baby Back – Jimmy Cross
14. Frankenstein – Edgar Winter Group
15. Waltz In Black – the Stranglers
16. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
17. People Are Strange – the Doors
18. Zombie Jamboree – Rockapella
19. Highway To Hell – AC/DC
20. Clap For The Wolfman – Guess Who
21. Angie Baby – Helen Reddy
22. Hell – Squirrel Nut Zippers
23. Devil Inside – INXS
24. Black Magic Woman – Santana
25. Planet Claire – B-52s
26. Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
27. Legend of Wooley Swamp – Charlie Daniels Band
28. Nightmare on My Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
29. The Battle of Evermore – Led Zeppelin
30. It’s Halloween – The Shaggs
31. Running With The Devil – Van Halen
32. This Is Halloween – Danny Elfman (Nightmare Before Christmas)
33. Running Scared – Roy Orbison
34. Abracadabra – Steve Miller
35. Season Of The Witch – Donovan
36. Devil in Disguise – Elvis Presley
37. Martian Hop – The Ran-Dells
38. Creature From The Black Lagoon – Dave Edmunds
39. Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman – The Tubes
40. The Blob – The Five Blobs
41. In The Shadows – The Stranglers



3 responses to “Five for Friday – The Top “Scary” Songs for Halloween

  1. Fuuuun! I love these! I really need to rent the Ghostbuster movies. I hear they might be working on a 4th!

    Hopefully with a new crew. The originals were great, but they were younger and funnier. It’s time to pass the baton.


    I think mine is Monster Mash. Thanks for the visit and comment.

  3. that jimmy cross song was the cherry to my playlist’s sundae! we have a lot of the same songs. here’s my playlist on spotify if you’re interested:

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