Music is huge part of my life-that's no surprise to anyone who reads the Blind Pig on a regular basis. My Spooky October wouldn't be complete without a post about scary songs. Halloween parties often play songs like Monster Mash, Ghostbusters, and Thriller but I'm talking about songs that are truly spooky.
I divided the haunting songs that came to mind into 3 different groups. I'm sure there are songs I didn't think of-you can help me out by adding to the groups-or coming up with a new group.
Appalachia is famous world wide for it's murder ballads. A few of the oldest most horrific ballads originated in the British Isles and were brought here by the first settlers. I've wrote about the phenomenon before-how something so horrible could attract listeners year after year-generation after generation-including myself.
Here's a list of murder ballads-each title is a link to a youtube video-be forewarned the songs are not for the faint at heart. (don't forget to stop the music player in the top right of this page before watching the videos in each group)
Other songs that came to mind-seemed to reach across several genres of music-bluegrass-county-and even rock.
Growing up in a Southern Baptist atmosphere the Devil and his host of demons are wrapped up in most of my fears. Those fears were supported by more than one religious warning song. You know songs that tell a story of what will happen if you stray from the straight and narrow. To me-these are the scariest eeriest songs. An interesting combination of spirituality and fear being intertwined so tightly you can't really tell them apart.
Hope you enjoyed my list of haunting songs- So what song do you think is spooky?