80’s horror movies are the best. 80’s music is the best. 80’s horror music is simply perfection! Not only did you get a fun 80’s song in a fun 80’s horror movie, sometimes you got a fun 80’s horror music video. Man, I love the 80’s!
I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite songs of horror movies from the 80’s. I know I left some gems off but I wanted to let you guys play too. So before you say “How could you leave (insert song) off the list?!” Simply share the song from a 80’s horror movie in the comments! I look forward to jamming out to some of the selections this Halloween season! Enjoy!
I Still Believe by Tim Capello from The Lost Boys
Shirtless oily muscle bound dude with a pony tail playing the sax at a beach party?! 80’s personified!
Who Made You by AC/DC from Maximum Overdrive
Perhaps the most memorable thing from Stephen King’s less than stellar Maximum Overdrive is a classic from AC/DC. Throw that boom box on your shoulder and turn the knob to 11!
Fright Night by J. Geils Band from Fright Night
I miss the days when songs were written specifically for a certain movie with the same title as the movie. This was also J. Geils Band’s last single issued…
Shocker by The Dudes of Wrath from Shocker
Shocker is a fun Wes Craven film that is generally overlooked compared to some of his other films. For those of you who don’t know who the Dudes of Wrath are, they were actually a “super group” comprised of Paul Stanley (KISS) on vocals, Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) on guitar, Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake) on bass and Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) on drums.
Love is a Lie by Lion from Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Here is Crispin Glover dancing. Nothing else needs to be said.
Burn the Flames by Roky Erickson from Return of the Living Dead
ROTLD is my favorite zombie movie of all time. This song by Erickson is eerie and a perfect fit for the scene it is used when one of the characters decides he doesn’t want to become one of the living dead and he decides to burn himself alive. Instant download and just a freakin groovy tune.
Anything Anything by Dramarama from Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Great song on its own but mixed with Freddy makes it even better!