What are your favorite scary songs?

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    "The Coachroach that ate Cincinnati."

    Alright, it's more funny than scary, but it ranks at the top of my list of favorite novelty songs. Along with Weird Al's "Eat it" and Julie Brown's "Homecoming Queen's got a Gun".

    The more serious choice would be "Black Sabbath" by Black Sabbath from the LP Black Sabbath.
     
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    Not really "scary". But "Halloweeny"


    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand

    Donovan - Season of the Witch

    Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

    Eric Burdon and the Animals - I Put a Spell on You

    Jackie Greene - Don't Let the Devil Take Your Mind

    James McMurtry - Where'd You Hide The Body?

    Joan Osborne - Spider Web

    John Prine - Daddy's Little Pumpkin

    Los Lobos - Manny's Bones

    Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party

    Marcy Playground - Vampires of New York

    Mike Doughty - Grey Ghost

    Peter Green - Needs Must The Devil Drives

    The Push Stars - Drunk is Better Than Dead

    Radiohead - Bodysnatchers

    Southern Culture on the Skids - Pass The Hatchet

    22-20's - Devil In Me

    And of course,

    Warren Zevon - Warewolves of London
     
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    Not sure if it's a favorite but it always scared the heck out of me as a kid

    They're Coming To Take Me Away

    They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
    They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa
    To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be
    happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're
    coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!

     
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    "Tomorrow Never Knows" by The Beatles.  "Turn off your mind relax and float downstream" sings John Lennon in hollow dead voice backed by screaming banshees, funereal drum beat, schizophrenic guitar riffs
     
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    Half the video links in the article didn't work. :( The videos were "no longer available" for various reasons.

    On topic - I loved "They're Coming To Take Me Away" as a kid - heard it all the time on the Dr. Demento radio show (along with classics like "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow").
     
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    Any list of scary songs that does not include "The Turkish Song of the Damned" by The Pogues is incomplete...  You could include several Pogues songs, but I will throw that one out there because it is probably their scariest...  Between Shane MacGowan's shrieking, the menacing lyrics and the haunting music, this song easily takes my vote!
     
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    How about "Holiday in Cambodia" by the Dead Kennedys,  or "Rooster" by Alice In Chains.  What about anything by Black Flag.  "Hurt" from Nine Inch Nails is also pretty disturbing.
     
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    "Beautiful People" by Marilyn Manson.
    Bonus points if you can find the video...

     
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    Big Joe and Phantom 309 from Tom Waits' Nighthawks at the Diner. Not scary per say, but definitely gives me the willies.

     
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    Half the video links in the article didn't work. :( The videos were "no longer available" for various reasons. On topic - I loved "They're Coming To Take Me Away" as a kid - heard it all the time on the Dr. Demento radio show (along with classics like "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow").
    Posted by mhsumb


    It says alot about our generation that Dr. Demento was such a popular radio show.

    It either means we like to laugh or we're all nuts. Remember 'Pencil Neck Geek' by Freddy Blassie?  How about the "Alice Bowie" song from Cheech and Chong?
     
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    There are different kinds of scary.  Alice Cooper built a career around horror schlock like 'Welcome to My Nightmare'.  Black Sabbath made a frightful amount of money invoking Satan.  Blue Oyster Cult had songs about Godzilla, Nosferatu and a supernatural being called 'Imaginos' who manipulated human events.

    But none of that material is terribly scary in the sense of actually giving you chills down the spine when you listen it, because it's removed from reality.  Some songs that I have found to be truly creepy are 'Master of Sparks' by ZZ Top, 'Brand New Day' by 10CC and 'I Hung My Head' by Sting.  But you really have to listen closely to the lyrics.      
     
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    The debut album by Ernie Boch Junior and the Hired Mechanics occupies my entire top 10 of scary songs.    Oddly enough this same record is all over my top 10 comedy sketches too.   They're very versatile. 
     
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    Jim Carrol - All People Who Died (not sure if that is the exact title)

    Not really scary, but so damn honest. Having spent most of my teen years (70's) in the East Village of Manhattan, you saw this every day.

    When I was young and stoned, Revolution #9 and Iron Man scared the hell out of me.
     
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    Howlin' Wolf - "Evil"
     
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    Howlin' Wolf - "Evil"
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    Nice
     
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    It's clearly tongue-in-cheek, but when Tonio K goes frothing mad at the end of H-A-T-R-E-D, it's not difficult to imagine him actually killing his ex-girlfriend. That's kind of scary.
     
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    Like Hfxsoxnut said, "Welcome to My Nightmare" by Alice Cooper.

     
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    Jim Carrol - All People Who Died (not sure if that is the exact title) Not really scary, but so damn honest. Having spent most of my teen years (70's) in the East Village of Manhattan, you saw this every day. When I was young and stoned, Revolution #9 and Iron Man scared the hell out of me.
    Posted by jesseyeric


    Revolution #9 is a beauty.  And I can confirm that when you play the 'number nine' part backwards it really does say 'turn me on dead man'.  John Lennon always denied that the 'Paul is dead' stuff was deliberate but it obviously was.  Why else would he say 'Here's another clue for you all, the walrus was Paul' on Glass Onion? 
     
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    I'm sorry, but Revolution 9 is only scary in one way to me-scary bad.
     
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    I'm sorry, but Revolution 9 is only scary in one way to me-scary bad.
    Posted by devildavid


    Yes it's not much of a piece of music.  John and Yoko were on some very serious drugs there.  I imagine George Martin was mortified that it was included on an album.   
     
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    I'm sorry, but Revolution 9 is only scary in one way to me-scary bad.
    Posted by devildavid


    Clearly you never listened to the song while sitting in a room full of black lights, neon posters and the effects of living life through better chemistry.
     
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    In Response to Re: What are your favorite scary songs? : Clearly you never listened to the song while sitting in a room full of black lights, neon posters and the effects of living life through better chemistry.
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    You got that right!
     
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    Chemistry aside and all due respect to John Lennon, but Revolution 9 is a song the way Jennifer Lopez is an actress.

     
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    "I'm Gonna Murder My Baby"-Pat Hare. Even scarier because he actually went out and did it!
     
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     No 'Bela Lugosi is Dead'? by Bauhaus? For shame people, for shame!
     
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