10 Scary Songs for a Rocking Halloween Playlist, Starting with Ozzy

Forget the obvious Halloween classics like Monster Mash and Purple People Eaters. Dish up some scary metal rock for the Halloween season.

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Looking to assemble a great playlist for the Halloween season? You can always go with classics from Doctor Demento's radio program — songs such as “Monster Mash” and “Purple People Eaters.”

Pop music offers plenty of good content too. Think Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Rockwell’s “Someone’s Watching Me.”

But this season, let it be metal, the newly trendy genre that inspires celebrities these days to don t-shirts from Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns n Roses, Anthrax and Slayer.

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Metal is dark and fantastical, perfect for the season.

We could have easily have included “Madhouse” from Anthrax, as well as old-school metal from Grim Reaper “See you in Hell,” Testament “Souls of Black” Exodus “A Good Day to Die” Judas Priest “The Ripper” and Mercyful Fate “Black Funeral.”

Do you have any suggestions? It doesn't have to be metal; how about a favorite Halloween pop song or maybe a little Doctor Demento-type song or a movie soundtrack like Friday the 13th? Leave us a comment below!

Click here to see my suggestions for a Halloween playlist!

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.