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Top 40 Songs About Ghosts

The best ghost songs from rock music history, a long tradition of spirits and ghosts in pop and rock tunes.

If you really want a ghost song mix CD, maybe for your next Halloween party or Ouija board game, just for Friday the 13th, or a camping trip, we've got a ghost song play-list for you. Ghosts, spirits and haunted specters have been the subject of many pop and rock songs. After combing the archives, I've compiled the best of the ghostly tunes and haunted melodies. Out of hundreds of ghost songs found, these are the best. Here are the top 40 songs about ghosts from Top2040.com :

1 - The Ghost in You by the Psychedelic Furs, a great 80's tune and the best ghost song ever penned.

2 - Ghosts by Stevie Nicks from "The Other Side of the Mirror" album. Mysteriously pretty.

3 - The Ghost Song by the Doors, a tune so smooth only Jim Morrison could it pull off.

4 - Ghost Rider by Rush (2002) from the Vapor Trails CD - a powerful, rich song.

5 - Old Ghosts by Jethro Tull from the Stormwatch album.

6 - Steven by Alice Cooper, from the CD Welcome to My Nightmare, the infamous ghost Steven who haunts many of Alice's songs.

7 - The Ghost of Tom Joad penned by Bruce Springsteen

8 - Came Back Haunted by Nine Inch Nails

9 - Ghost in Your Heart by Bad English (John Waite)

10 - Spirits in the Night performed by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, a ghost of a tune originally penny by Bruce Springsteen and recorded by him under the title Spirit (singular), but MMEB does it best.

11 - Ghost Dancing by Simple Minds

12 - Ghost Town by Cat Stevens

13 - The Ghost by Fleetwood Mac from Bare Trees (the early days)

14 - Kelpie by Jethro Tull. A kelpie is a water spirit or ghost in the highlands.
Up, ride with the kelpie, I'll steal your soul to the deep...

15 - I see a Ghost by Concrete Blonde

16 - American Ghost Dance by Red Hot Chili Peppers

17 - Ghost Riders in the Sky performed by Johnny Cash, written by Stan Jones

18 - Shadows of the Night by Pat Benatar

19 - Ghost of the Navigator by Iron Maiden

20-- Born as Ghosts by Rage Against the Machine

21 - Ghost in Your Mind by Terry Jacks from "Seasons in the Sun" fame

22 - Haunted by Evanescence

23 - Spirits (Having Flown) by the Bee Gees

24 - Ghost River by Nightwish

25 - Haunted by Taylor Swift

26 - Dead Souls by Joy Division

27 - Ghosts by Dan Fogelberg

28 - Spirits of Ancient Egypt by Wings (Paul McCartney) from Venus & Mars LP

29 - Ghosts that Haunt Me by Crash Test Dummies

30 - On the Other Side by Kansas

31 - Ghosts of Dachau by Style Council

32 - Ghost Behind My Eyes by Ozzie Osbourne

33 - Strange Apparition by Beck

34 - Ghost Train by Counting Crows

35 - Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. (and the ghost of Huey Lewis)

36 - Ghosts of Cape Horn by Gordon Lightfoot

37 - Happy Phantom by Tori Amos

38 - Ghost in You by Siouxsie & the Banshees

39 - Ghost on the Dance Floor by Blink 182

40 - Spirits in the Material World - the Police (Sting)

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Bonus Track: Joan Crawford by Blue Öyster Cult, about the actress rising from the dead.

Scared yet? Most of these ghost songs are actually very pretty. The only scary song is Steven. Ghosts live harmoniously in songs and music, whether we realize it or not.

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