In case you need some inspiration for your werewolf transformation moments, we've combed the rock music archives for the best songs about werewolves. I was surprised at how many songs have been written on the subject of the wolf-man or hybrid wolf/man monster. Here are the top 20 werewolf songs of all time.
1 - Werewolf (1974) by Five Man Electrical Band, best known for their #1 hit Signs.
There's something real strange 'bout my Billy,
The farmer down the road said he lost a few of his sheep last night
So Papa said: I guess there's only one thing to do 'bout Billy
Hand me down my gun, Son, Bring along that silver dinner bell
2 - Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon
3 - Running with the Pack by Bad Company
4 - Full Moon Man (1980) by Grace Slick. A former Jefferson Airplane and Starship member, the rock queen sang an indelible solo hit on the Dreams CD.
4/tie - Hungry Like the Wolf (1982) by Duran Duran
5 - I'm a Werewolf, Baby (1987) by Tragically Hip
6 - Wolf (1985) recorded by Heart, Ann & Nancy Wilson
7 - Howling at the Moon (1976) by Kansas from the Leftoverture LP, Magnum Opus part ii.
8 - Of Wolf & Man (1991) by Metallica
9 - Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade) by Moonspell in 1995
10 - Subhuman (1974) by Blue Öyster Cult
11 - Wolf at the Door (2003) Radiohead
12 - Bark at the Moon (1983) by Ozzie Osbourne
13 - Changes (1971) by David Bowie for the transformation under the full moon.
14 - Hair of the Dog (1975) by Nazareth
15 - Piece of My Heart (1969) by Janis Joplin. Don't take another piece...
16 - Dog Bite (1981) by Dead Kennedys
17 - Someone's in the Wolf (2005) by Queens of the Stone Age, about a werewolf attack.
18 - Werewolf (2012) sung by Fiona Apple
19 - She Wolf (2009) performed by Shakira
20 - Full Moon, Dirty Hearts (1993) from INXS & Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders
Bonus Track: Silver (1984) Echo & the Bunnymen, for that silver bullet you'll need.
Best DJ: Wolfman Jack, the popular 70s DJ who hosted "The Midnight Special" every Friday night from 1973 to 1981 and howled at midnight.
Play these songs at full volume 10 on the dial (at 11, if you're a Spinal Tap fan) just at midnight under the full moon. Statistically 1% of you should turn into werewolves or something resembling that. It works better if you stop shaving 2 days before the event.
For more songs, check out:
- Top 40 Songs about Ghosts
- Top 20 Songs about Vampires
- Zombie songs for the Walking Dead
- Top 40 Songs For Your Halloween Parties
Now take a silver bullet, and go to the dance. These horror-themed rock tunes and werewolf songs will get you past the full moon.