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Happy Halloween… well, almost.
But ever since October started, I have been in the mood for only spooky songs and murder ballads. It’s honestly the best type of music to listen to all year ’round, but I mean, it’s Halloween.
If you’re not making a spooky vibes playlist on Spotify with a cursed picture as the cover, then frankly I don’t trust you anymore than any of the classic horror movie murderers.
I’m kidding, of course (maybe . . . ), but if you’re working on that perfect playlist for the holiday and missing that one or two last songs to make it perfect, then look no further.
Some of these songs are spooky because of the content, and some are honestly just a spooky vibe.
Here are some of the best country songs to add to your Halloween playlist:
1. “Double Double” by Emily Scott Robinson
Memorable lyrics: “Harvest moon, full up with blood / Bodies buriеd in the mud”
2. “The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie” by Colter Wall
Memorable lyrics: “‘Cause that man’s lessons had a price, oh sweet price / My sweet soul everlasting, a very own eternal light”
3. “Cotton Eyed Joe (The Murder Ballad)” by Pawns or Kings
Memorable lyrics: “See, he had a heart made out of concrete filler / Known out east as the, “Cotton-eyed Killer”
4. “Ain’t No Grave” by Johnny Cash
Memorable lyrics: “Ain’t no grave / Can hold my body down”
5. “Hell’s Comin’ With Me” by Poor Mans Poison
Memorable lyrics: “I am the righteous hand of God / And I am the devil that you forgot”
6. “Alabama” by Bishop Gunn
Memorable lyrics: “She had a little dirt on her soul / Bourbon in her blood made her heart turn cold”
7. “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” by The Charlie Daniels Band
Memorable lyrics: “Then just before they went under / They could hear that old man laughing / In a voice that was loud as thunder”
8. “Run Devil Run” by Haunted Like Human
Memorable lyrics: “She don’t come just when you call her, but she’ll be there when there’s need / ‘Cause she’s there to hunt the devil down, yeah, shе wants to see him bleed”
9. “The Sea” by Sierra Ferrell
Memorable lyrics: “If you find yourself goin’ under / You’ll remember the taste”
10. “Water Witch” by The Secret Sisters and Brandi Carlile
Memorable lyrics: “I am the witch of the water / I come like a thief in the night / Bewitched by invisible forces / To lead you away from the light”
11. “Barton Hollow” by The Civil Wars
Memorable lyrics: “Ain’t going back to Barton Hollow / Devil gonna follow me e’er I go / Won’t do me no good washing in the river / Can’t no preacher man save my soul”
12. “Magnolia Blues” by Adia Victoria
Memorable lyrics: “I tried to be the kind of girl who never needed shit / I gave you all my light and I got naught to show for it”
13. “Midnight in Montgomery” by Alan Jackson
Memorable lyrics: “He said, ‘Friend, it’s good to see you / It’s nice to know you care’ / Then the wind picked up, he was gone / Was he ever really there?”
14. “All of the Women” by Allison Russell
Memorable lyrics: “I made some choices, some were made for me / For the way I survive I make no apology”
15. “Deep Water” by Kainen Kellum
Memorable lyrics: “And I awoke to the sound of police / He put the cold barrel between my teeth / I could hear them cops all calling for me / But then he pulled the trigger and that was the end of me”
16. “Open Pit Mine” by George Jones
Memorable lyrics: “It was there that I shot ’em while their arms were entwined / Then I buried her deep in that open pit mine.”
17. “The Devil in Us All” by Kat Hasty
Memorable lyrics: “He sneaks up he’s a snake in the garden / Came to steal, kill and thrill if you give him what he wanted”
18. “Antioch” by Whiskey Myers
Memorable lyrics: “They got me in Coffield / I’m locked up tight / Guess I had a little blood lust from the Fallujah nights… Now mama don’t cry that daddy’s gone.”
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