Top 5: Songs About Vampires

Happy Halloween!!!!

Have you ever stopped to think about how many artists have written about vampires over the years? I’m sure there’s a case to be made for other supernatural creatures, but vampires are my favorite, so I’m gonna feature them.

Note: This list is in no particular order and doesn’t even begin to skim the surface of its subject matter.

1. Die Krupps: “The Vampire Strikes Back”

Fun fact – This track was listed as a Rammstein song entitled “Vampire” years ago, and many people still believe it’s them.

2. Type O Negative: “Suspended In Dusk”

3. Atreyu: “The Crimson”

How could I not include Atreyu? They did an entire album centered around vampires!

4. David Draiman: “Forsaken”

This may be my favorite on the list. David Draiman’s voice is so ridiculously sexy, and he fits the whole eerie vampy vibe very well.

5. Blutengel: “Vampire”

Playlist Challenge, Day 794

Strvngers — “Leder Dame”

Weekly Focus: Songs About Halloween, Day Four

Happy Halloween!!!!!

Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross — “Halloween Spooks,” from the album Elvira Presents: Haunted Hits (1988).

I was first introduced to this song when my best friends and I watched The Houses October Built. The earliest mention of it that I could find was from the Elvira Presents collection in 1988.

Weekly Focus: Songs About Halloween, Day Three

As if you didn’t know Type O Negative would make the list!

Type O Negative — “All Hallows Eve,” from the album World Coming Down (1999).

Weekly Focus: Songs About Halloween, Day Two

Ministry — “(Every Day Is) Halloween,” from the album Twelve Inch Singles (1987).

Note: I know this song was originally released as a single in 1984, but the earliest mention of it on an actual record is the aforementioned Twelve Inch Singles. And no, the track is not specifically about the day of Halloween… For many people, however, Halloween is a lifestyle, so it still fits the bill.

Weekly Focus: Songs About Halloween, Day One

Marilyn Manson — “This is Halloween,” from the album/soundtrack Nightmare Revisited (2008).

How could I not start the week off with this classic? I chose Manson’s version, as it’s my favorite, but here are two alternates you might enjoy!

Panic! at the Disco

Broken Peach

Album of the Week: Nightmare Revisited

It’s the week of Halloween! This is the perfect time to bring your attention to 2008’s Nightmare Revisited, a collection of Danny Elfman songs — composed for the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas — reimagined by contemporary artists such as Marilyn Manson, Flyleaf, and Korn.