A Rocks Off Playlist: Halloween Songs That Don't Suck
Yeah... screw this thing.
Let's face it: the Monster Mash blows. So do many of the songs we're forced to suffer through every Halloweentide. A couple of years ago, Rocks Off heard "One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater" on XM Radio's Halloween-themed channel, and wanted to sneak into a haunted house and hang himself just like that urban legend. We won't put you through that. Instead, we've compiled a playlist of a bunch of songs with spooky themes that won't make you want to hunt down and slap the top hat off Dr. Demento. We've got demons, monsters, werewolves, ghosts, the Devil and more. All you have to do is hit play on the video below and let it run... IF YOU DARE. And there's really no reason you shouldn't - we didn't mean to suggest otherwise.
You have been watching...
Black Sabbath, "Black Sabbath"
TV on the Radio, "Wolf Like Me"
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, "Red Right Hand"
White Zombie, "I, Zombie"
The Pogues, "Turkish Song of the Damned"
PJ Harvey, "Meet Ze Monsta"
Voodoo Glow Skulls, "El Coo Cooi"
Tom Waits, "Black Wings"
The Dillinger Escape Plan, "Sunshine the Werewolf"
Gorillaz, "Spitting Out the Demons"
Cursive, "Bloody Murderer"
Reverend Horton Heat, "The Devil's Chasing Me"
Does It Offend You, Yeah?, "Dawn of the Dead"
50 Foot Wave, "Your Ghost"
Gallows, "The Vulture (Act II)"
Killing Joke, "Invocation"
Pinback, "The Devil You Know"
Gnarls Barkley, "The Boogie Monster"
Sisters of Mercy, "This Corrosion"
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