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Halloween: Songs About Monsters!

Halloween: Songs About Monsters!

Update: 2023-10-27


Every Halloween, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot like to celebrate with music. And this year they focused on monsters. From vampires to werewolves to Jim's favorite, zombies, here are a selection of tunes for your next monster bash.

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Featured Songs:

Roky Erickson, "Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)," The Evil One, Restless, 1987

The Beatles, "With A Little Help From My Friends," Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1967

Bobby (Boris) Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers, "Monster Mash," Monster Mash (Single), Garpax, 1962

New York Dolls, "Frankenstein," New York Dolls, Mercury, 1973

The Cramps, "Human Fly," Human Fly (Single), Vengence, 1978

The Fall-Outs, "Zombie," Sleep, Super Electro Sound, 1994

The Decemberists, "Shankill Butchers," The Crane Wife, Capitol, 2006

Warren Zevon, "Werewolves Of London," "The Color Of Money" - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, MCA, 1986

Roky Erickson, "I Walked With A Zombie," The Evil One, Restless, 1987

TV On The Radio, "Wolf Like Me," Return to Cookie Mountain, Touch and Go, 2006

Concrete Blonde, "Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)," Bloodletting, I.R.S., 1990

OutKast, "Dracula's Wedding (feat. Kelis)," Speakerboxxx / The Love Below, Arista, 2003

American Werewolves, "Teenage Ghouls Out For Blood," We Won't Stay Dead, Self-Released, 2003

Oingo Boingo, "Dead Man's Party," Dead Man's Party, MCA, 1985

Blue Oyster Cult, "Godzilla," Spectres, Columbia, 1987

Donovan, "Season Of The Witch," Sunshine Superman, Epic, 1966

Shygirl, "SIREN," Alias, Because, 2020

Mastodon, "Creature Lives," The Hunter, Reprise, 2011

Florence and the Machine, "Howl," Lungs, Island, 2009

Kanye West, "Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)," My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Roc‐A‐Fella, 2010

Alice In Chains, "Man In The Box," Facelift, Columbia, 1990

Dr. Octagon, "Halfsharkalligatorhalfman," Dr. Octagon, Bulk, 1996

Dave Edmunds , "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," Repeat When Necessary, Swan Song, 1979

The Misfits, "Die Monster Die," Famous Monsters, Roadrunner, 1999

Biz Markie, "Just a Friend," The Biz Never Sleeps, Cold Chillin', 1989

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Halloween: Songs About Monsters!

Halloween: Songs About Monsters!