Songs That Horror Films Introduced Me To – Part 1

Welcome to Day 18 of Spooky Season! A while back, there was a debacle with Stranger Things using music by Metallica and Kate Bush. This led to a lot of gatekeeping and a lot of fans angry that their favorite music was being introduced to a younger audience through a tv show. As someone whose music playlist includes a good chunk of songs introduced to me through tv and movies, I found the criticism rather harsh. People are introduced to things in different ways. This whole thing made me think of all the songs that horror films introduced me to, and I decided to call myself out today. These are songs I never knew existed until I watched these horror films. Obviously, I’m excluding songs from horror musicals considering they were made specifically for their films. (NOTE: For this series, I’m including songs in the films and songs in the films’ trailers.)

Song: Anything, Anything

Performed By: Dramarama

Introduced To Me By: A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

Song: Banana Boat (Day-O)

Performed By: Harry Belafonte

Introduced To Me By: Beetlejuice

Song: Stand My Ground

Performed By: Within Temptation

Introduced To Me By: Blood And Chocolate

Song: Living Dead Girl

Performed By: Rob Zombie

Introduced To Me By: Bride Of Chucky

Song: The Man Comes Around

Performed By: Johnny Cash

Introduced To Me By: Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

Song: Nights In White Satin

Performed By: The Moody Blues

Introduced To Me By: Halloween II (2009)

Song: Glory Of Love

Performed By: Jimmy Durante

Introduced To Me By: Orphan

Song: You’ve Got It All Wrong

Performed By: Exit Calm

Introduced To Me By: Stake Land

Song: Bad Karma

Performed By: Ida Marie

Introduced To Me By: Scream 4

Song: Free Bird

Performed By: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Introduced To Me By: The Devil’s Rejects

Song: Bette Davis Eyes

Performed By: Kim Carnes

Introduced To Me By: The Final Girls

Song: Iko Iko

Performed By: The Dixie Cups

Introduced To Me By: The Skeleton Key

Song: Run Between The Raindrops

Performed By: Pat Benatar

Introduced To Me By: The Stepfather (1987)

Song: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Performed By: Marilyn Manson

Introduced To Me By: Trick ‘R Treat

Song: Red Tape

Performed By: Agent Provaceteur

Introduced To Me By: Underworld

Song: I Will Always Be There

Performed By: Niki Harris

Introduced To Me By: Urban Legends: Bloody Mary

Song: Perfect Day

Performed By: Lou Reed

Introduced To Me By: You’re Next

Song: For Whom The Bell Tolls

Performed By: Metallica

Introduced To Me By: Zombieland

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