Songs about Death

This is the Monster Halloween Song List broken down by subject.  This is a good way to focus your playlist on specific characters or themes if you are concentrating your Halloween party around a theme.

Note that some titles appear in more than one category depending on the lyrical content and/or keywords.

For the most part, I left movie scores off this list, but obviously there are many of them recognizable enough to be immediately associated with a character or theme on this list.



Songs about Death
Alfred Hitchcock Presents theme (Funeral March Of A Marionette)
Alice Cooper - Dance Yourself To Death
Alice Cooper - Dead Babies
Alice Cooper - Die For You
Alice Cooper - I Love the Dead
Alice Cooper - Life And Death Of The Party
Alice Cooper - Wake The Dead
Alice Cooper with Rob Zombie - Hands of Death
All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed... (from Evil Dead)
American Werewolves - A Kiss for the Dying
American Werewolves - Die for Me
American Werewolves - If We Were Dead
American Werewolves - Rock-a-die Baby
American Werewolves - The Dead Alive
American Werewolves - They Died Crawling
American Werewolves - Thing That Wouldn't Die
American Werewolves - Undying Love
American Werewolves - We Won't Stay Dead
Arena - (Don't Forget To) Breathe
As Diabatz - Necrolove
Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You
Aunt May - Respect The Dead
B Movie Monsters - Corpse Bride
Bathory - Raise The Dead (1984)
Batmobile - The Living Have More Fun
Black Sabbath - Die Young
Black Sabbath - Dying For Love
Black Sabbath - Electric Funeral
Black Sabbath - Kiss Of Death
Black Sabbath - When Death Calls
Blatters, The - Johnny Be Dead
Bomboras - Playa De Los Muertos
Bourbon Crow - A Dead Body
Bud Messner And His Sky Line Boys; Voc By Bill Franklin - I Died All Over You (1950)
Bud Nelson And The Toppers - Tragedy
Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures - Day of the Dead
Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures - Macon County Morgue
Creepshow, The - Dearly Departed
Damned - Dead Beat Dance
Danzig - Bodies
Danzig - Dead Inside
Danzig - When The Dying Calls
Danzig - When We Were Dead
Dark Shadows (Tv Soundtrack) - When I Am Dead
Dark, The - Dead Shall Rise
David Arnold - Play Dead - Tim Simenon 7" Remix
David Bowie - Dead Man Walking
Deadbolt - Billy's Dead
Deadly Snakes - There Goes Your Corpse Again
Depth Charge - Dead By Dawn
Dick Jacobs O. - The Sorcerer'S Apprentice And Danse Macabre (1958)
Divide And Kreate - Highway Reaper
Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians - Do The Rigormortis
Drags - I Like To Die
Earlies - One Of Us Is Dead
Elton John - Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding (1973)
Evanescence - Bring Me to Life
Flametrick Subs - Creepy Dead Folk
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Dead and Breakfast (A Night at the Sawyer's)
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Death Theme Thirteen
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Die My Bride
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Good Mourning Dolly
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Too Dead to Die
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Transmission DEAD
Friday The 13Th Part 3 (Movie Soundtrack) - Death In 3-D
Funeral March
Fuzztones - Charlotte's Remains
Fuzztones - D.O.A.
Fuzztones - Living Sickness
Gary Numan - I Die: You Die (1980)
Ghastly Ones - (Everybody's Doin') The Ghastly Stomp
Ghastly Ones - deadbeat
Ghouls - Shake, Rattle and Rot
Gravestone Four - Rigor Mortis
Gregory D - Freddie's Dead
Hellfreaks - If I Die Today
Hellfreaks - Mr - Dead Kiss
Hillbilly Hellcats - Dead Man's Party
Homophones - Everyone's Dead
Jam, The - Funeral Pyre (1981)
Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep
Josh Saunders - The Dead Don't Die Alone
Joy Division - Dead Souls (the original later covered by NIN)
Judas Priest - Brain Dead
Judas Priest - Dead Meat
Judas Priest - Death
Judas Priest - Death Row
Judas Priest - Dying To Meet You
Judas Priest - Epitaph
Judas Priest - Eulogy
Judas Priest - Love You To Death
Kinks - Death Of A Clown (1967)
Kitty In A Casket - Nekrophilian Love
Kitty In A Casket - Since You Are Dead
Lew White - Organ - Dance Macabre (Saint - Saens) (Wxylophone And Piano)
Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly (1988)
Marilyn Manson - Count To Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing)
Marilyn Manson - In the Shadow of the Valley of Death
Marilyn Manson - President Dead
Marilyn Manson - The Death Song
Matadors - Walking Dead
Megadeth - Blessed Are The Dead
Megadeth - Bodies
Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
Megadeth - Good Mourning/Black Friday
Megadeth - Wake Up Dead
Megadeth - You're Dead
Metallica - Creeping Death
Metallica - Die, Die My Darling
Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Metallica - Seek and Destroy
Metallica - Stone Dead Forever
Metallica - To Live Is To Die
Meteors - Corpse Grinder
Meteors - Death Dance
Meteors - Death Dance 2000
Meteors - Die World
Meteors - Electro III (Die Human Die)
Meteors - Fuck Off And Die
Meteors - Love You to Death
Meteors - Meet Me At The Morgue
Meteors - Surfin Home On a Dead Girl
Misfits - Day of the Dead
Misfits - Death Comes Ripping
Misfits - Death Ray
Misfits - Die Die My Darling
Misfits - Dust to Dust
Misfits - Hate the Living, Love the Dead
Misfits - Land of the Dead
Misfits - Twilight of the Dead
Mogodons - Plague In E Minor
Mozart - Lacrimosa (techno remix)
Mozart - Requiem (Lacrimosa in particular)
Murderdolls - Bored 'Til Death
Murderdolls - Dead in Hollywood
Murderdolls - Death Valley Superstars
Murderdolls - Die My Bride
Murderdolls - Hello, Goodbye, Die 
Nekromantix - Alive
Nekromantix - Curse Of The Coffin
Nekromantix - Dead By Dawn
Nekromantix - Dead Girls Don't Cry
Nekromantix - Nekrofelia
Nekromantix - NekroHigh
Nekromantix - Nekromantic Baby
Nekromantix - Nekromantix
Nekromantix - Nekronauts
Nekromantix - Nekronomicon
Nekromantix - Return Of The Loving Dead
Nekromantix - Survive Or Die
Newports - I'm In The Ground For Good
Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls (Joy Division cover)
Nudist Colony Of The Dead Opening Song
Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party (1985)
Oingo Boingo - No One Lives Forever
Ozzy Osbourne - Let It Die
Phantom Rockers - Livin' Dead
Phantom Rockers - She's Dead
Pine Hill Haints - Walkin' Talkin' Deadman
Plan 9 - Dealing with the Dead
Poets - Dead (1958)
Rezurex - Dance of the Dead
Rezurex - Dead by Dawn
Rezurex - Dead World
Rezurex - Dia de los Muertos
Rob Zombie - Cease To Exist
Rob Zombie - Dead Girl Superstar
Rob Zombie - Death Of It All
Rob Zombie - House Of 1000 Corpses
Robyn Hitchcock - My Wife And My Dead Wife
Rudy Valley - With Her Head Tucked...
Samhain - Death...In Its Arms
Samhain - Macabre
Samhain - The Hungry End
Slayer - Angel Of Death
Slayer - Crionics
Slayer - Dead Skin Mask
Slayer - Death's Head
Slayer - God Send Death
Slayer - Necrophiliac
Slayer - Necrophobic
Slayer - Postmortem
Slayer - Praise Of Death
Son House - Death Letter Blues
Stone Temple Pilots - Dead and Bloated
Terry Teene - Curse of the Hearse
They Might Be Giants - Dead
Voltaire - Land of the Dead
Wednesday 13 - Ballad Of The Dead
Wednesday 13 - Body Parts
Wednesday 13 - Buried by Christmas
Wednesday 13 - Calling All Corpses
Wednesday 13 - Dead Carolina
Wednesday 13 - Dead Man's Dance
Wednesday 13 - Elect Death for President
Wednesday 13 - From Here to the Hearse
Wednesday 13 - I Wanna Be Cremated
Wednesday 13 - I Want You...Dead
Wednesday 13 - Miss Morgue
Wednesday 13 - My Demise
Wednesday 13 - Post Mortem Boredom
Wednesday 13 - Psyclone Of Souls
Wednesday 13 - Put Your Death Mask on
Wednesday 13 - Rot for Me
Wednesday 13 - We All Die
Zacherley - A Tisket, A Casket
Zacherley - Dead Man's Ball
Zacherley - DEAD-ication
Zacherley - Formaldehyde
Zacherley - Hurry, Bury Baby
Zacherley - Interment For Two
Zombie Girl - House of 1000 Corpses (bonus track)

Songs about Poison
ABC - Poison Arrow (1982)
Alice Cooper - Poison (1989)
Bell Biv Devoe - Poison (1990)
Britney Spears - Toxic (2004)
Coasters - Poison Ivy (1959)
Cramps - Strychnine
Groove Coverage - Poison (Alice Cooper cover)
Lambrettas - Poison Ivy (1980) (Coasters cover)
Megadeth - Poison Was The Cure
Metallica - Cyanide (2008/2009)
Zacherley - Gravy (with some Cyanide)
Zombie Girl - Trioxin (instru-mental)

Songs about Graves: Singular and collectively
Alex Band - Victim (from Doll Graveyard)
American Werewolves - Coffin Brothers
American Werewolves - I Spit On Your Grave
Barnes & Barnes - Cemetery girls
Barnes and Barnes - Cemetery Girls
Big Daddy Graham - Caterers From Beyond The Grave
Black Sabbath - Buried Alive
Black Sabbath - Children Of The Grave
Bob Mcfadden & Dor - I Dig You Baby
Bobby "Boris" Pickett - Graveyard Shift
Claudine Clark - Walking Through a Cemetery
Coffinshakers - Back From The Grave
Coldplay - Cemeteries Of London
Count Baltes and The Egors - Opening The Coffin
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Tombstone Shadow
Creepshow, The  - Pet Sematary (Ramones cover; bonus track)
Creepshow, The - Buried Alive
Creepshow, The - Grave Diggers
Criswell - Someone Walked Over My Grave
Cult Of The Psychic Fetus - Coffin Beggar
David Bowie - Please Mr. Gravedigger
Dead Moon - Graveyard
Dickey Lee - Laurie (Strange Things Happen) (1965)
Dominoes - The Bells
Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians - Robbin' Graves
Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians - That Little Old Graverobber Me
Earl Fullers Rector Novelty Orchestra - Graveyard Blues
Electric Wizard - Crypt of Drugula
Electric Wizard - Funeralopolis
Electric Wizard - Mourning Prayer
Fantom Five - Graveyard
Fiends - Gravedigger
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Darkside of the Tomb
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 - Graverobbing USA
Frankie Stein and His Ghouls - In A Groovy Grave (Watusi)
Fuzztones - Goin' to a Graveyard
Gein And The Graverobbers - The Crypt Keeper's Holiday
Ghastly Ones - Grave Dig Her
Ghastly Ones - Graveyard Shift
Ghastly Ones - Haulin' Hearse
Ghastly Ones - lonesome understaker
Ghastly Ones - Unearthed
Ghouls - Coffin Nails
Ghouls - Graveyard Shift
Godless Wicked Creeps - Graveyard Blues
Graveyard Rock - Tarantula Ghoul And Her Gravediggers
Griz Green - Jam At The Mortuary
Groovie Ghoulies - Graveyard Girlfriend
Highway 13 - Graveyard Dust (Thrill Show/Get Hip)
Hoodoo Gurus - Dig It Up
Jackie Morningstar - Rockin In The Graveyard
James Brown - The Bells
Joneses - Graveyard Rock
Left For Dead - Graveyard Hop
Leroy Bowman - Graveyard (1958 )
Meteors - Graveyard Stomp
Meteors - Slow Down You Grave Robbing Bastard
Meteors - The Graveyard Stomp
Monsters - Digging My Grave
Morgan Freeman - Casket Song
Mr. Gasser and The Weirdos - Hearse With A Curse
Murderdolls - Graverobbing U.S.A.
Nekromantix - Back From The Grave
Nekromantix - Graveyard In Your Memory
Nekromantix - Horny In A Hearse
Nekromantix - Life Is A Grave and I Dig It!
Nekromantix - Panic At The Morgue
Nekromantix - Save My Grave
Newports - I'm In The Ground For Good
Peter Gabriel - Digging in the Dirt (Halloween mix)
Phantom Five - Graveyard (1964)
Phantom Five, The - Graveyard
Phantom Rockers - Rottin' In My Coffin
Polecats - Gravediggers Rock
Primate 5 - Goin' To A Graveyard
Puscifer - The Undertaker
Ramones - Pet Semetary
Ray Stevens - Laughing Over My Grave
Rezurex - Cemetery Tears
Rezurex - Graveyard Girl
Rezurex - Rockin in Your Coffin
Ronnie Dawson - Rockin' in the Cemetery
Ronnie Dawson And The Planet Rockers - Rockin' In The Cemetary
Saffire - Richest Guy In The Graveyard
Samhain - Misery Tomb
Satan's Pilgrims - Gravewalk
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Whistling Past The Graveyard
Screaming Lord Sutch - Murder In The Graveyard
Shadow Reichenstein - Cemetery Surfin'
Slayer - Crypts Of Eternity
Smell Of Kat - Rockin' 'n The Graveyard
Snfu - The Gravedigger
Tales From The Crypt theme (1989)
Tarantula Ghoul and Her Gravediggers - Graveyard Rock (1958)
Terry Teene - The Curse Of The Hearse
Tom Waits - Whistlin' Past the Graveyard
Trantula Goul - Graveyard Rock
Uncle Sam - Caretaker
Wednesday 13 - Coffin Banger
Wednesday 13 - Graveyard Bash
Wednesday 13 - House By The Cemetery
Witchdoctors - Going To A Graveyard
Zacherley - 82 Tombstones
Zacherley - A Tisket, A Casket
Zacherley - Grave Robbing Tonight
Zacherley - Hurry Bury Baby
Zacherley - Popeye (the Gravedigger)
Zombie Ghost Train - Graveyard Queen
Zombie Girl - Funeral Pyre
Zombie Girl - Screams from the Cemetery



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