We’ve reached a point where any dedicated zombie buff could put together a top 10 of zombie-themed songs without breaking a sweat. Of course, if you want to rock out to zombie songs for hours, you’re going to need more than 10 tunes.
Geeky singer-songwriter tune about a zombie trying to convince his friend to surrender his brains. Famous calypso song that’s been covered by multiple artists over the years.
Alternative hip hop song offering helpful advice on what to do when the zombie apocalypse comes. Funny tune about a zombie who refuses to give up on love.
Goofy nerd rock song about how the zombie apocalypse can ruin your weekend. This ska song isn’t literally about zombies, but no one’s likely to notice or care.
These zombie tunes have darker themes and a lot more head banging. The Castro zombies are coming to destroy us in this punk anthem.
Dark industrial tune that sounds like something zombies might actually listen to. Fast-paced song featuring dialogue samples from Night of the Living Dead.
Heavy metal song with an important message for zombies. Epic 1979 song with references to lots of horror staples, including the undead.
Atmospheric track from the cheesy 1980 zombie movie City of the Dead. Fans of Shaun of the Dead will know why this song is on the playlist (it’s featured in the big zombie attack scene).
Along the way Zombie created a signature brand of industrial, shock rock and heavy groove music, and he continues to churn out unique and unapologetic fist-pumping tunes. Rob Zombie will be out on the road all summer and will be one of the headliners at the Loud wire Music Festival on June 28 at Jam Ranch outside Grand Junction, Colo.
The crushingly heavy song with a remarkably unique and almost unfathomable name is one of the highlights from Zombie’s most recent album, which is the first to feature drummer Ginger Fish, who previously played with Marilyn Manson. 9 From 2010s 'Hillbilly 2' “Sick Bubblegum” is one of the highlights on Rob Zombie’s 2010 effort Hillbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadful and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool.
The song is all about the state of rock radio with great lyrics including: “Sluggish drones assault my radio / 20 mortal lashes of grotesque audio / Glittering fountains / Misspent youth / I'm a Rhinestone Tiger in a Leisure Suit.” Rob Zombie directed the slick black and white video for the song that features the band rocking out along with some interesting characters including a belly dancer and break dancing, among other sideshow-esque characters. It shows off a different side of Zombie with a more melodic feel and upbeat groove, but still maintains his signature vocal growls and heavy guitar work.
The track was the first single peeled off Zombie’s debut album Hillbilly Deluxe and was inspired by an episode of the 1960s TV show The Munster's. In the episode, Grandpa Munster drives a drag racer named “Dracula.” The song was an instant hit peaking at number six on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
So pop your tinfoil hat on, pull out that old Files poster stashed in your closet and mutter quietly to yourself: “I want to believe.” At the time, we all thought it was a dumb, funny, piss-take about conspiracy theorists and people who claim they’ve been abducted by aliens.
While aliens might seem like a strange subject for British metal behemoths Saxon, the way Biff Buford waxes lyrical about the possibility of life on other planets here is thoroughly convincing. Not only does it mention government conspiracies, but it also points out how ridiculous the likelihood of Earth being the only planet with intelligent life is.
The KISS man’s 2009 solo album is obsessed with what may lie out there in the great, infinite beyond, and its title-track tells the story of a, well, space invader who seems intent on stopping human beings from destroying the planet. This song, from Tool’s 2006 album 10,000 Days, is an epic, almost-15 minute account of an alien encounter that packs more drama into its moody, glowering story than an episode of The Files.
Last Updated on April 2, 2021 by Klaus Crow Oh dear, they were wonderful times for young guitar players like myself who adored rock music.
There were so many alternative rock bands back then you got lost in the woods, but that didn’t bother most of us. Not that everything was great, but at least it was guitar music playing on the radio.
Nowadays I even like some of the songs that I didn’t really dig back then. They make me think of the good times, or maybe I just listen to those songs differently now.
Of course: REM, Radiohead, Alan is Morissette, Oasis, Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it was great putting the entire list together. Yes, there were many more songs that I wanted to add, but fifty seemed like a nice round number.
Notes: The list below is to inspire, to motivate, to plug your guitar into that full stack to wake up some neighbors or just to bring back some good memories. The songs are in no particular order and the list is definitely incomplete.