Trying to get in a spooky mood? I’ve curated a playlist full of songs that are sure to send shivers down your spine. Included are tracks with creepy backstories, like The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” and Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, while others that just give off a scary vibe, like Radiohead’s “Identikit”.
Some tell stories filled with fear, like The Killer’s “Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine”, and others just have Halloween-themed titles, like Cage The Elephant’s “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked”.
I’ve also included a couple of songs that fall into the category of Death Ditties. This category was popular during the 1950-60s and is full of trendy songs about teen tragedy. “Teen Angel”, one of my favorites, tells the story of a girl dying in a car crash.
Hope you enjoy and happy Halloween!