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10/07/2014 02:48 pm ET Updated Dec 07, 2014

The 21 Spookiest Rock Songs for the Halloween Season

As October's days grow shorter and the air chillier, the anticipation of Halloween builds -- and for a proper celebration, there needs to be a soundtrack. The fiendishly fabulous treats on this (alphabetical) list comprise my personal hit parade for October. Nothing against the obvious Halloween hits (Thriller, Ghostbusters, Monster Mash, The Time Warp) but I prefer the haunted corridor less traveled...

Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus (1979)

Black Celebration - Depeche Mode (1986)

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)

Bloodletting (French version) - Concrete Blonde (1990)

Carnival of Souls - Combustible Edison (1994)

Dragula - Rob Zombie (1998)

Everyday Is Halloween - Ministry (1984)

Ghost On A Highway - Mazzy Star (1990)

Ghost Town - The Specials (1981)

Halloween - Siouxsie & The Banshees (1981)

I Put A Spell On You - Screamin Jay Hawkins (1956)

Love - Skinny Puppy (1986)

Marian - Sisters of Mercy (1985)

Nemesis - Shriekback (1985)

Other Voices - The Cure (1981)

People Are Strange - The Doors (1967)

Persephone (The Gathering of Flowers) - Dead Can Dance (1987)

Pet Semetary - The Ramones (1988)

Room 101 - Eurythmics (1984)

Scary Monsters & Super Creeps - David Bowie (1980)

This House Is Haunted - Alice Cooper (1972)