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Classic Rock Has So Many "Halloween" Songs...It's Scary!!!



There are a ton of great classic rock songs that are associated with the spookiest day of the year. More than any other music genre. So let's take a look at all of the tie-ins...everything from "heaven and hell", to "magic and wizards", "ghosts, spirits and goblins"! There's even references to "devil and evil", "witches and werewolves" and more! Heck, classic rock even has a band with a scary name, The Grateful DEAD!!! Plus, there's classic rockers that look scary...Alice Cooper and KISS.

Here's our list of nearly 100 songs!  


There's songs based on "Hell" --
"Hells Bells" - AC/DC
'Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" - AC/DC
"Highway to Hell" - AC/DC
"Hell in a Bucket" - Grateful Dead
"Hell is for Children - Pat Benatar
"Heaven & Hell" - Black Sabbath
"Run like Hell" - Pink Floyd
"Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers - ZZ Top
"Hotter than Hell" - KISS
While we're talking about "Hell", what about all the "Devil" songs? --
"Sympathy for the Devil" - Rolling Stones
"Runnin' with the Devil" - Van Halen
"Devil with a Blue Dress" - Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
"Devil's Got a New Disguise" - Aerosmith
"Shout at the Devil" - Motley Crue
"Friend of the Devil" - Grateful Dead
and this isn't really a "classic rock" song, but it's dang good one...
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" - Charlie Daniels Band
There's a lot of songs about "Magic" and "Wizards" --
"Black Magic Woman" - Santana
"Strange Magic" - E.L.O.
"Could this be Magic" - Van Halen
"Magic Man”, Heart
“Magic Power”, Triumph
“Magic Carpet Ride”, Steppenwolf
“Magic Bus”, The Who
“Magical Mystery Tour”, The Beatles
“Pinball Wizard”, The Who
“The Wizard”, Uriah Heep
“Abracadabra”, Steve Miller Band
"Crystal Ball" - Styx
You could even throw in..."Hocus Pocus" - Focus
To go with all the "wizardy", there's "voodoo" & "superstitions" --
"Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
"Superstition" - Stevie Ray Vaughan
"I Put A Spell on You", Creedence Clearwater Revival
"On the Dark Side" - John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band
Speaking of "spells"...there's songs about witches --
"Witchy Woman" - The Eagles
"Season of the Witch" - Donovan
"The Witch Queen of New Orleans" - Leon Redbone
"Swamp Witch" - Jim Stafford
"Season of the Witch" - Vanilla Fudge
Classic rockers like to sing about "Evil" ---
"Evil Ways" - Santana
"Evil Woman" - E.L.O.
"Karn Evil 9" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Are you freaked out by all the ghosts, goblins and spirits?
"Spooky" - Atlanta Rhythm Section
"Goblin Girl" - Frank Zappa
"Ghost Riders in the Sky" - The Outlaws
"Spirits in the Material World" - The Police
"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum
"Don't Fear The Reaper" - Blue Oyster Cult
"Black Sabbath” – Black Sabbath
"Live & Let Die" - McCartney & Wings and Guns & Roses
"In My Time of Dying" - Led Zeppelin
"Wanted Dead or Alive" - Bon Jovi
"Kiss Me Deadly" - Lita Ford
"Drop Dead Legs" - Van Halen
"DOA" (Dead on Arrival) - Van Halen
"Bleeding Heart" - Jimi Hendrix
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" - U2

and what if you're a little mentally unstable?

“Crazy Train” – Ozzy Osbourne
“Crazy On You” – Heart
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” – Queen
“Crazy” – Aerosmith
"Careful With That Axe Eugene" - Pink Floyd
"Love Her Madly" - The Doors
"Paranoid" - Black Sabbath
"Psychotic Reaction" - Count Five
"Psycho Killer" - Talking Heads
"Psycho Man" - Black Sabbath
"Killer Queen" - Queen
"You Can't Kill Rock n Roll" - Ozzy Osbourne
"Looks That Kill" - Motley Crue
"Welcome to My Nightmare" - Alice Cooper
"Voices" - Russ Ballard
"Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
"Hysteria" - Def Leppard
"Helter Skelter" - The Beatles
"Lunatic Fringe" - Red Rider
and speaking of going nuts - "Alice's Restaurant Massacre" - Arlo Guthrie
You see a lot of weirdos and strange people this time of the year...
"People Are Strange" - The Doors
"Strange Brew" - Cream (of which, this song could also go with "witches"- above)
How about all the songs about scary monsters, beasts, and werevolves? ---
"Scary Monsters" - David Bowie
"Frankenstein" - The Edgar Winter Group
"Feed My Frankenstein" - Alice Cooper
"Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon
"Werewolf" - Five Man Electrical Band
"Clap for the Wolfman" -The Guess Who
"Godzilla" - Blue Oyster Cult
"Number of the Beast" - Iron Maiden
"Beast of Burden" - Rolling Stones
and spiders are scary too!....
"Boris the Spider" - The Who
All of these monsters prowl at night under the moon-light....
"In the Midnight Hour" - Wilson Pickett
"The Midnight Special" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"After Midnight" - Eric Clapton
"Midnight Rider" - Allman Brothers'
"Midnight Rambler" - Rolling Stones
"Living After Midnight" - Judas Priest
"Bad Moon Rising" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Bark at the Moon" - Ozzy Osbourne
"Dancin' in the Moonlight" - King Harvest
and Halloween wouldn't be complete without a "Halloween Parade", by Lou Reed...
Finally, there's the classic monster songs that are just plain fun...
"Monster Mash" - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
"Purple People Eater" - Sheb Wooley


So crank up 89.3 The Raven at your Halloween party and enjoy all the spooky tunes!



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