Can you say creepy? The producers of The Exorcist knew what they were doing when they chose this song for a theme. The album Tubular Bells was released as the first album on the Virgin Records label and gained an impressive commercial foothold for the new entry into the music industry.
This signature song from The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a perfect party song. It not only makes you want to dance, the song provides the instructions. Many TV watchers will remember the use of "The Time Warp" on The Drew Carey Show and Glee's tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
This is the theme song from the phenomenally successful movie Ghostbusters. Ray Parker, Jr. wrote the song like an advertising jingle for a ghostbusting business. This #1 pop hit is certain to get everyone shouting along, "Ghostbusters!" Suitable for all ages, the song "Ghostbusters" isn't scary. It is simply pure fun.
This 1960s pop classic by Donovan has been used widely in movies and TV. It is most frequently used either to illustrate the sometimes violent unrest of the late 1960s or as an accompaniment to the topics of horror and witchcraft. Most recently the song was used on the sountrack to Tim Burton's feature film version of the TV show Dark Shadows.
There is a feeling of paranoia in this debut hit from Rockwell that has been unmatched by other major pop hits. Rockwell is the son of Motown Records executive Berry Gordy, Jr. "Somebody's Watching Me" includes backup vocals from Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson. The song went to #2 on the pop singles chart in the US and was certified gold.
David Byrne of the Talking Heads has said he wrote this song because the bad guys are always more fascinating than the good guys. Included on the group's debut album Talking Heads: 77, "Psycho Killer" was the band's first single to make its way on to the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #92.