Halloween is my personal sweet spot for rock and roll tie-ins. SO MANY of my favorite classic rock songs lend themselves to the Halloween spirit. I have chosen songs that aren’t written with Halloween in mind, but they definitely have a Halloween ambiance. While I love those deliberate Halloween rock songs like “Monster Mash,” the majority of the best Halloween rock is accidental. The exception here is Alice Cooper. Alice Cooper is the King of Halloween with “Feed My Frankenstein,” “Welcome to My Nightmare” and so many more. In my opinion, for Alice, every day is Halloween (no Ministry pun intended).
The only other contender I would put up for the King of Halloween title is Ozzy Osbourne. Much of Ozzy’s song content revolves around some sort of horror or magic. (Black Sabbath was named after a 1963 horror movie of the same name.)
The rest of my list has an amazing array of Halloween feels, but none of the songs were written to be “Halloween songs.” It just happened… magically.
Let me know what you think of my list! Which songs would you add or remove? I enjoy the conversation of classic rock regardless of opinions… I just love the discussion of classic rock! Happy Halloween!