Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at 97-7 KCRR!

There are a ton of great classic rock songs that are associated with the spookiest day of the year! More so than any other music genre. So let's take a look at all of the tie-ins...everything from "heaven and hell", to "magic and wizards", "ghosts, spirits and goblins"! There's even references to "devil and evil", "witches and werewolves" and more! Heck, classic rock even has a band with a scary name, The Grateful DEAD!!! Plus, there's classic rockers that look scary...Alice Cooper and KISS...and one that evens looks "dead", Keith Richards! (lol)

Here's our list of over 95 songs! Leave us a comment and tell us what your favorite is or if we've missed one.

There's songs based on "Hell" --
"Hells Bells" - AC/DC
'Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" - AC/DC
"Highway to Hell" - AC/DC
"Hell in a Bucket" - Grateful Dead
"Hell is for Children - Pat Benatar
"Heaven & Hell" - Black Sabbath
"Run like Hell" - Pink Floyd
"Hotter than Hell" - KISS
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While we're talking about "Hell", what about all the "Devil" songs? --
"Sympathy for the Devil" - Rolling Stones
"Runnin' with the Devil" - Van Halen
"Devil with a Blue Dress" - Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
"Devil's Got a New Disguise" - Aerosmith
"Shout at the Devil" - Motley Crue
"Friend of the Devil" - Grateful Dead
and this isn't really a "classic rock" song, but it's dang good one...
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" - Charlie Daniels Band
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There's a lot of songs about "Magic" and "Wizards" --
"Black Magic Woman" - Santana
"Strange Magic" - E.L.O.
"Could this be Magic" - Van Halen
"Magic Man”, Heart
“Magic Power”, Triumph
“Magic Carpet Ride”, Steppenwolf
“Magic Bus”, The Who
“Magical Mystery Tour”, The Beatles
“Pinball Wizard”, The Who
“The Wizard”, Uriah Heep
“Abracadabra”, Steve Miller Band
"Crystal Ball" - Styx
You could even throw in..."Hocus Pocus" - Focus
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To go with all the "wizardy", there's "voodoo" & "superstitions" --
"Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
"Superstition" - Stevie Ray Vaughan
"I Put A Spell on You", Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Speaking of "spells"...there's songs about witches --
"Witchy Woman" - The Eagles
"Season of the Witch" - Donovan
"The Witch Queen of New Orleans" - Leon Redbone
"Swamp Witch" - Jim Stafford
"Season of the Witch" - Vanilla Fudge
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Classic rockers like to sing about "Evil" ---
"Evil Ways" - Santana
"Evil Woman" - E.L.O.
"Karn Evil 9" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
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Are you freaked out by all the ghosts, goblins and spirits?
"Spooky" - Atlanta Rhythm Section
"Goblin Girl" - Frank Zappa
"Ghost Riders in the Sky" - The Outlaws
"Spirits in the Material World" - The Police
"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum
"Don't Fear The Reaper" - Blue Oyster Cult
"Black Sabbath” – Black Sabbath
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Halloween is the time for dead people, bleeding, and dying...
"Live & Let Die" - McCartney & Wings and Guns & Roses
"In My Time of Dying" - Led Zeppelin
"Wanted Dead or Alive" - Bon Jovi
"Kiss Me Deadly" - Lita Ford
"Drop Dead Legs" - Van Halen
"DOA" (Dead on Arrival) - Van Halen
"Bleeding Heart" - Jimi Hendrix
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" - U2
"Careful With That Axe Eugene" - Pink Floyd
"Children of the Grave" - Black Sabbath
then you should have a "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" - Elton John
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and what if you're a little mentally unstable, pyscho, crazy?
“Crazy Train” – Ozzy Osbourne
“Crazy On You” – Heart
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” – Queen
“Crazy” – Aerosmith
"Love Her Madly" - The Doors
"Paranoid" - Black Sabbath
"Pyschotic Reaction" - Count Five
"Pyscho Killer" - Talking Heads
"Pyscho Man" - Black Sabbath
"Killer Queen" - Queen
"You Can't Kill Rock n Roll" - Ozzy Osbourne
"Looks That Kill" - Motley Crue
"Welcome to My Nightmare" - Alice Cooper
"Voices" - Russ Ballard
"Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
"Hysteria" - Def Leppard
"Helter Skelter" - The Beatles
and speaking of going nuts - "Alice's Restaurant Massacre" Arlo Guthrie
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You see a lot of weirdos and strange people this time of the year...
"People Are Strange" - The Doors
"Strange Brew" - Cream (of which, this song could also go with "witches"- above)
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How about all the songs about scary monsters, beasts, and werevolves? ---
"Scary Monsters" - David Bowie
"Frankenstein" - The Edgar Winter Group
"Feed My Frankenstein" - Alice Cooper
"Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon
"Werewolf" - Five Man Electrical Band
"Clap for the Wolfman" -The Guess Who
"Godzilla" - Blue Oyster Cult
"Number of the Beast" - Iron Maiden
"Beast of Burden" - Rolling Stones
and spiders are scary too!....
"Boris the Spider" - The Who
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All of these monsters prowl at night under the moon-light....
"In the Midnight Hour" - Wilson Pickett
"The Midnight Special" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"After Midnight" - Eric Clapton
"Midnight Rider" - Allman Brothers'
"Midnight Rambler" - Rolling Stones
"Living After Midnight" - Judas Priest
"Bad Moon Rising" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Bark at the Moon" - Ozzy Osbourne
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and Halloween wouldn't be complete without a "Halloween Parade", by Lou Reed...
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Finally, there's the classic monster songs that are just plain fun...
"Monster Mash" - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
"Purple People Eater" - Sheb Wooley
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This is a pretty comprehensive list, but if you can think of other songs related to Halloween, leave a comment below!

So crank up 97-7 KCRR "The Cedar Valley's Classic Rock" at your Halloween party and enjoy all the spooky tunes!

P.S. Don't miss "Flashback" with Matt Pinfield, Sunday 8am-noon, it'll be an audio "House of Horrors" as he features many of these songs.
Plus, "Sammy Hagar's Top Rock Countdown Show on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 7-9 PM. Sammy will be playing many of these songs during his show!
Also, tune in Halloween night for the Ultimate Classic Rock Show, Uncle Joe Benson will have double plays of Halloween songs, along with his until Ultimate Led Zeppelin and his 8 o’clock story is an interview with Alice Cooper! The Ultimate Classic Rock Show, weeknights, 7 to Midnight, exclusively on 97-7 KCRR, The “Cedar Valley’s Classic Rock”!

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