May 19, 2024

No Halloween is complete without the “Monster Mash” (Bobby “Boris” Pickett and “Thriller” (Michael Jackson). But here are 13 essential songs that Rock Halloween.

Ozzy Osbourne – “Crazy Train

The song was Ozzy’s debut solo single. Released in ’80 it’s on his “Blizzard Of Ozz” set.

Rob Zombie – “Living Dead Girl

The single arrived in ’99 and was on the “Hellbilly Deluxe” album.

Oingo Boingo – “Dead Man’s Party

“Dead Man’s Party” was the title track and third single from the album. It is best known for its appearance in the ’86 film “Back To School,” where the band performed it at a party.

Alice Cooper – “Feed My Frankenstein

The song was originally released by Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction. Cooper covered it for his 19th solo studio album, “Hey Stoopid.”  

AC/DC – “Hells Bells

The first track on “Back In Black,” the group’s seventh studio effort and comeback album after the death of lead singer Bon Scott – replaced by Brian Johnson.

Warren Zevon – “Werewolves Of London

The song was composed by Zevon, LeRoy Marinell and Waddy Wachtel and was included on “Excitable Boy” (1978), Zevon’s third solo album.

Blue Oyster Cult – “Don’t Fear The Reaper

The song, written and sung by lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, deals with eternal love and the inevitability of death.

Golden Earring – “Twilight Zone

Written by Golden Earring’s lead guitarist George Kooymans who was inspired by the Robert Ludlum novel “The Bourne Identity.” It became a Top 10 hit in the U.S.

Ozzy Osbourne – “Bark At The Moon

 It was the first single released from his 1983 album of the same name.

AC/DC – “Highway To Hell

Released it ’79, the song was written by guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young along with singer Bon Scott.

Metallica – “The Four Horsemen

The track was featured on the band’s debut set. “Kill ‘Em All” -released in ’83 through the independent Megaforce Records.

Twisted Sister – “Burn In Hell

From the breakout album “Stay Hungry,” the accompanying video featured Pee Wee Herman trying to recover his stolen bike.

The Doors – “Strange Days

The title track from the band’s sophomore album.

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