Mariah Carey ft. Ja Rule and Nate Dogg — “If We,” from the Glitter soundtrack (2001).
“In the End” (Dead 7 theme song)
I didn’t know the best way to list artist and title for this one, considering it is performed by a supergroup that consists of members from Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, 98°, and O-Town.
The movie — a Post-Apocalyptic zombie Western — was super cheesy, but enjoyable. This song, though, is actually really good.
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”
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.
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
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.
The Winners — “So Close It Hurts”
twenty one pilots — “Heathens”
George Harrison — “Drilling a Home,” from the album Wonderwall Music (1968).
Lana Del Rey — “Young and Beautiful”