Playlist: Come Clean Share Top 10 Halloween Songs

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Rob Hendley of Come Clean shared his top 10 Halloween songs. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit with Halloween just days away now. Check out the song selections.

John Carpenter – “Halloween Theme”
Halloween is my favorite Halloween movie. I used to be pretty afraid of Michael Meyers as a kid, but I still watched it anyway and I still watch the movies around Halloween, lonely tradition of mine I suppose.

Bobby Pickett- “Monster Mash”
I’ve always liked this song for as long as i can remember. I think most of us probably do and I don’t think I need to be too descript on why it makes my Halloween list. For some reason I have a very strong memory of hearing this song, walking through Lowe’s Hardware, and seeing their big inflated Halloween decorations display.

Alkaline Trio – “We’ve Had Enough”
I think Alkaline Trio will always be my #1 fall time band. They are one of my favorite bands ever and I love how they combine poppier punk music with darker, horror style imagery. Their imagery alone takes me straight to a Halloween feel every time.

My Chemical Romance – “Thank You for the Venom”
One of the little bit heavier hitting tracks from Three Cheers, I got into them around Halloween when i was a freshman in high school. I got a burnt copy from a friend, drew all over it, and walked around school listening to this track a lot through that period.

Beloved – “Into Your Arms”
This song just sounds like fall to me and fall may as well just be Halloween. I’m not sure why, but I remember playing this song all the time in my room, riding bikes in my driveway with it being sunny outside and not quite chilly but the leaves are piling up in the yard.

Set Your Goals – “Mutiny!”
I discovered Set Your Goals in high school. It was fall, around Halloween, and i had gotten a Mutiny! hoodie from a friend that I wore religiously, that paired with the “Mutiny!” music video where they dress up like land pirates and remembering specifically wearing that hoodie to explore some urban legend haunted spots around home definitely reminds me of Halloween.

Goalkeeper – “Nothing At All”
This is the newest track from some of our good friends in Philly. As we approach Halloween this year, I’ve been jamming this alot lately and I’m sure when i hear it in the future it will take me back to fall times and Halloween.

Mac Miller – “Life Ain’t Easy”
I used to work at a shop installing leather interior in cars. I worked beside a friend who got me into Mac Miller around fall/Halloween a few years ago. This song always stuck with me as an inspiration to keep pushing through hard times and reminds me of cold falls and needing to shut the bay doors so we could feel our hands.

Handguns – “Porch Light”
This is a song I would frequently listen to and I think i discovered it around Halloween, it reminds me of my old job mowing on a farm and feeling the cold air burn my hands and face as I mowed in the early mornings.

Modern Baseball – “Your Graduation”
I don’t remember when I discovered MoBo but the lonely halloween party footage from the music video is the only image I see in my head when I hear this song.

Playlist: LIMBS – ‘oooo spooky’

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LIMBS took some time to put together a Halloween themed playlist for the site. Check out their song selections and what they have to say about them.

Fleet Foxes – “The Shrine / An Argument”

Josh: Fleet Foxes is one of my favorite bands, especially around the fall time. 3/4 of the song is normal, but the ending takes a weird, dark turn. The music video for this song is really eerie as well and it fits the Halloween vibe for sure.

Misfits – “Astro Zombies”

Daniel: You gotta listen to the Misfits at least once during October. It’s a tradition of mine to cycle through their whole discography every fall season. This is one of my personal favorites.

Ozzy Osborne – “Mr. Crowley”

Tyler: I chose Mr. Crowley for the playlist because of the back story behind the character. Mr. Crowley, other known as Aleister Crowley was thought to be the “most wicked man in the world” in the early 20th century. Crowley gained a lot of his “darker” reputation from dabbling in satanic worship, and drug experimenting. I thought it would be a very fitting song to add to this playlist.

Michael Jackson – “Thriller”

Jordan: I feel like this song really speaks for itself. I honestly cannot think of a more iconic song to reference for the Halloween season.

Jeff Richmond – “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah (feat. Tracy Morgan & Donald Glover)”

Chris: This song helps make up for the insane amount of horrible Halloween-themed songs that exist. 30 Rock is also a good show.

The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Sunshine the Werewolf”

Josh: This was one of the first songs that really got me into TDEP. And it fits the Halloween feel because, well…it’s Dillinger.

Opeth – “Harvest”

Daniel: Opeth has a massive discography and I love every single one of their records. This song in particular has a very ‘fall’ feel to it.

CKY – “Escape from Hellview”

Tyler: I picked this song because the riff is gnarly, the song has this creepy haunting vibe/lyrics, and it reminds me of Tony Hawk Pro Skater. Now go get a slushie.

blink-182 – “I Miss You”

Jordan: [insert cliché statement about blink first inspiring me to play guitar]. Also vibe the Nightmare Before Christmas references – channel your inner scene kid.

Every Time I Die – “We’rewolf”

Chris: This entire record slams. I think it may be my favorite ETID record out currently. This track, specifically, is perfect for Halloween.

Isis (the band) – “Celestial (The Tower)”

Josh: Isis is one of the best heavy bands ever, hands down. I think this song fits the Halloween vibe perfectly. The screeching guitar, dark heavy howls in the background and massive riffs are flawless. This whole album is perfect for the fall/Halloween time.

Nine Inch Nails – “She’s Gone Away”

Daniel: Not only is this song dark and SO good, but it’s also featured in the new season of Twin Peaks. Trent Reznor can do no wrong.

Calabrese – “Voices of the Dead”

Tyler: When, you know you have no friends, you listen to the dead…’ Need I say more? Gnarly horror punk band that rips.

Jace Everett – “Bad Things”

Jordan: This song is eerie and lecherous…like a lot of modern-day Halloween themes. I think this song may have been used on a television show or something.

Radiohead – “Creep”

Chris: Great song.