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Top 10 alternative Halloween songs

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If you’re making a playlist for Halloween and don’t fancy playing Michael Jackson’s Thriller 14 times, head over to Electric Roulette for the site’s top 10 alternative Halloween songs.

Obviously, the likes of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Cramps and The Sonics won’t be to everyone’s taste – but who can resist a bit of Cliff Richard during a pagan festival?

And if you know of any more, leave a comment with them.

Check out the top 10 Halloween tunes at Electric Roulette

  • Snagg

    I’m a volunteer DJ at a community radio station, and these were my set lists for Halloween ’08 & ’07…
    2008:
    “Hellbound”, the Breeders
    “I Drink Blood”, Rocket From The Crypt
    “Lies Of The Living Dead”, the Minus 5
    “Workin’ In The Cemetary”, the Aquavelvets
    “Wednesday Addams”, the Spoonbenders
    “Dig It Up”, the Hoodoo Gurus
    “We Were Witchy Witchy White Women”, the Electric Six
    “Cheepnis”, live, Frank Zapppa & the Mothers of Invention
    “Superstition” (Stevie Wonder), live, Widespread Panic & the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    “Carne Voodoo”, live, Rocket From The Crypt
    “I Ain’t Superstitious”, Howlin’ Wolf
    “The Raven” (Edgar Allan Poe), Lord Buckley
    “Summer Breeze” (Seals & Crofts), Type ‘O’ Negative
    “There’s Always Room On The Broom” (Single Mix), the Liars
    “Hamburger Lady”, Throbbing Gristle (Fer JB.)
    “The Jezebel Spirit”, David Byrne & Brian Eno
    “I Put A Spell On You” (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins), live, Diamanda Galas
    Album of the Week: Roky Erickson & the Explosions, “Halloween: Live 1979 – 1981”
    “Psycho” (Leon Payne), Elvis Costello & the Attractions
    “Spook’s Night Out”, the Legendary Invisible Men
    “Strychnine”, the Sonics
    “I Want Candy”, the Count Bishops
    “What’s Behind The Mask?”, the Cramps
    “No Costume, No Candy”, the Swingin’ Neckbreakers
    Something silly off of Harry Nilsson’s “Son Of Schmilsson”
    “Mr. Hyde”, the Coach Whips
    “Jack The Ripper” (Screaming Lord Sutch), the Horrors
    “I’m The Wolfman” (Round Robin), the Fuzztones
    “The Thing From Venus”, the Mummies
    “How Come I Can’t See You In My Mirror?”, Tonio K
    “Ingeborg, Mistress Of The Dark”, Maggie Estep
    “Werewolves Of London”, live, Warren Zevon
    2007:
    “I Ain’t Superstitious”, Howlin’ Wolf
    “Evil Hearted You” (the Yardbirds), the Pixies
    “Hungry Cannibals”, Radio Birdman
    “Zombie Dance”, the Cramps
    “International Monster Presentation”, Famous Monsters
    “Dig It Up”, the Hoodoo Gurus
    “Strychnine” (the Sonics), Surf Trio
    “Workin’ In The Cemetary”, the Aquavelvets
    “Season Of The Witch” (Donovan), Luna
    “Tiab Guls”, Throbbing Gristle
    “The Conqueror Worm” (Edgar Allen Poe), Ken Nordine
    “The Petrified Florist”, Lambchop
    “Sculls & Crossbrooms”, the Liars
    “Witches’ Song”, Marianne Faithfull
    “Demons”, Yo La Tengo
    “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” / “Haunted Mansion” mashup, Bauhaus / Paul Frees
    “Paris 1919”, live, John Cale
    “I Hear Voices”, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
    “When You Die, Your Eyes Pop Out”, the Donner Party
    “Hall Of The Mountain King” (Edvard Grieg), the Who
    “No Costume No Candy”, the Swingin’ Neckbreakers
    “I Want Candy”, the Count Bishops
    “Real Wild Child” (Johnny O’Keefe/Iggy Pop), Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    “The Raven” (Edgar Allan Poe), Christopher Walken w/ Wayne Kramer
    “Ichabod”, th’ Legendary Shack Shakers
    “The Halloween Song”, the Reverend Horton Heat
    “The House On The Hill”, the Mummies
    “Demonologist”, live, Alice Donut
    “Summer Breeze” (Seals & Crofts), Type ‘O’ Negative
    “If You Have Ghosts” (Roky Erickson), John Wesley Harding
    “Meet Ze Monsta”, PJ Harvey
    “The Witch”, the Sonics
    “Boris The Spider”, the Who
    “A Fistful Of Terror”, the Bomboras
    “I Walked With A Zombie” (Roky Erickson), R E M
    “Annabel Lee” (Edgar Allan Poe), Marianne Faithfull
    “Nosferatu”, the Blue Oyster Cult
    “Jack The Ripper” (Screaming Lord Sutch), the Horrors
    “Ingeborg, Mistress Of The Dark”, Maggie Estep
    “How Come I Can’t See You In My Mirror?”, Tonio K
    “Science Gone Too Far!”, the Dictators
    “Harvest Moon”, Neil Young
    “Werewolves Of London”, live, Warren Zevon