13 Songs for Halloween: "Red Right Hand" + "Song of Joy" by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

It's Nick Cave. We couldn't pick just one song for Halloween.

13 Songs for Halloween: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" by Bauhaus

Sometimes a vampire bat is just a vampire bat.

13 Songs for Halloween: "Frankie Teardrop" by Suicide

KEXP shares the story behind what is often called "the scariest song of all time."

13 Songs for Halloween: "Suffer Little Children" by The Smiths

KEXP reveals the tragic true story behind one of the first songs Morrissey and Marr ever wrote together.

13 Songs for Halloween: "Night Shift" by Siouxsie & the Banshees

Just one of the many creepy songs off their influential 1981 album Juju.

13 Songs for Halloween: "Come to Daddy" by Aphex Twin

The 1997 single is scary enough on its own even without Chris Cunningham's infamous music video.

13 Songs for Halloween: Sonic Youth - "Death Valley '69" (Among Others)

The experimental New York band went through a real creepy period in the mid-'80s.

13 Songs for Halloween: Tom Waits - "What's He Building?"

The eerie spoken-word track appears on Waits' 1999 album Mule Variations.

13 Songs for Halloween: The Decemberists - “The Shankill Butchers”

The Crane Wife track finds inspiration in a real group of killers active in the late '70s/early '80s in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

13 Songs for Halloween: "Climbing Up The Walls" by Radiohead

This 1997 track off OK Computer was described by Thom Yorke himself as "about the unspeakable."

13 Songs for Halloween: Sufjan Stevens - "They Are Night Zombies​!..." + "John Wayne Gacy, Jr."

The full song title is actually "They Are Night Zombies​!​! They Are Neighbors​!​! They Have Come Back from the Dead​!​! Ahhhh!" but it wouldn't fit in the headline.

13 Songs for Halloween: "Deep Red Bells" by Neko Case

KEXP shares the story behind Neko Case's haunting 2002 track "Deep Red Bells."

13 Songs for Halloween: "Diane" by Hüsker Dü

Appearing on their 1983 EP Metal Circus, "Diane" tells the harrowing true story of 19-year-old Diane Edwards.


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