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Gibson Names Top Halloween Songs

10/31/2013
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(Gibson) From Alice Cooper to Rob Zombie, head-splittingly heavy music has a lengthy history of complimenting all things horrific, and what better time to recognize those menacing musicians than this week? Read on for our list of the Top Halloween Songs of All Time, offering some killer tracks to get you in the mood for Halloween.

5. Tool, "Sober": Tool's "Sober" is a classic. The track arrived on the band's 1993 debut, Undertow, and it took the band from underground metal players to superstars in the mainstream rock contingent. "Sober's" lingering, wandering beats and Maynard James Keenan's tortured vocals make this a great fit for any Halloween shindig.

4. Rob Zombie, "Living Dead Girl": Halloween brings zombies and other post-mortem terrors out, and perhaps no rocker is more accustomed to the horror world and the horror film industry as Rob Zombie. While many Zombie tracks would fit on this list, we think "Living Dead Girl" is the quintessential Zombie Halloween song.

3. Slayer, "Raining Blood": Are you surprised to see Slayer on this list? We didn't think so. Aside from its Halloween-appropriate moniker, "Raining Blood" carries one of the most wicked guitar metal riffs of all time. Add to that creepy lyrics and you've got a song purpose-made for the Halloween holiday.

2. Pantera, "Cemetery Gates": Metal went through a dark time in the '90s, and Pantera's "Cemetery Gates" is the culmination of all good things metal at the decade's onset. It's just the kind of track one would expect to hear on Halloween, with themes revolving around death, inspired by Phil Anselmo losing a loved one to suicide.

1. Alice Cooper, "Welcome to My Nightmare": Any Alice Cooper track could be deemed a Halloween song, but when it comes to the haunting holiday, we have to go with "Welcome to My Nightmare." With lyrics like "Welcome to my nightmare / Welcome to my breakdown We sweat and laugh and scream here / 'Cause life is just a dream here" coupled with allusions to Coop's bloody battles, this classic will always be No. 1 in our book! See what other songs made the list.

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