Sitting down to read that new supernatural novel and looking for the right ambience? Writing a paranormal story and need some inspiration? Searching for songs that will give you chills, goosebumps and shivers? I have chosen 10 songs I feel evoke a spooky, atmospheric vibe suited to the above tasks. (See the first 10 songs from part one HERE)
If you find something you like, let me know. Likewise if you think I’m missing some major tunes, please send suggestions my way.
Here’s round 2:
1: “The Grandmother’s House” from the Flowers in the Attic film. Disturbing story, creepy music.
2: “Bittersweet” by Apocalyptica. This video uses clips from the tv show Blade. Love the violins.
3: “Le Prince Bleu” by RoBERT featuring Majandra Delfino. You may recognise her name from when she played Maria on the tv show Roswell. Love the video to this; it’s so spooky.
4: “Full Moon” by The Black Ghosts from the Twilight soundtrack. Quite an eerie sound to this; I love it!
5: “Circle in the Sand” by Belinda Carlisle. I’ve always found this song to have a beautiful, haunting sound.
6: “The Voice” by Celtic Woman. I imagine Celtic gods and goddesses, fairies and spirits, myths and legends when I listen to this.
7: “Scarborough Fair” by Simon and Garfunkel. Another haunting track.
8: “Riverdance” performed for the first time at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994. Everyone in Ireland was glued to their tv screens that evening. Little did we know that this 7 minute performance would have an everlasting effect on Irish culture and the way our country would be viewed all across the world. I still get chills at 5.48 when the camera pans across their legs.
9: “End of the Night” by The Doors. Creepy, gloomy and unsettling, yet somehow still sexy.
10:”(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult. A creepy classic.
I love pretty much everything from The Doors.
Yeah, my favourite is People Are Strange. Reminds me of The Lost Boys.
I LOVE this post!:) Wow! perfect:) I especially love Full Moon:) Great picks, and great music! I will defintely chose some to listen while reading next time:) What a great idea! Hope you do this again:)
“Full Moon” is such an atmospheric song, one of my favourites.
LOVE. You know I get totally psyched to find good music to write to. I’ve got more great ideas here. I’m thinking all of them except Simon & Garfunkel. I just can’t do it. Reminds me too much of my sister’s hippie friends arguing with my brother’s metal head friends. Which, when you think about it, was kind of funny.
Oh, the Belinda Carlisle video said I can’t play it in my country. That’s not fair! But I love Belinda (and the Go Go’s), so I already have that song in my iTunes. Thanks so much for the great ideas!
Love Belinda Carlisle; I did karaoke once to Heaven Is A Place on Earth 🙂
Hippie friends arguing with metal head friends, too funny!
Hope you found something you like here Tameri .
When did u do Karaoke to Belinda?!!! 😀 Cant wait to hear!!
I enjoyed all of these…except for the Belinda Carlisle one that can’t be played in my country. LOL. The River Dance was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen!
It must not play in the US for some reason, hmmm.
River Dance still takes my breath away.I think the music near the beginning when Jean Butler appears on stage and does her solo dance is romantic and haunting.
I love Belinda!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve 2 for you, maybe not spooky but atmospheric and gives me goosebumps! Loreena McKennitt – The Mystic’s Dream and Kiss from a Rose – Seal’
Go to about 2minutes, thats where it really starts!!
Belinda karaoke was in the Briginis when I was probably 10 years old 🙂 I love Belinda too.
“Kiss from a Rose” is a gorgeous song. Hadn’t heard of “The Mystic’s Dream” but it is
really mystical sounding with hints of the Middle East.
Great idea – surround yourself with theme appropriate music when reading. Cool list
It really enhances the experience. Thanks for visiting.
Ooh! I missed this post as it went up while I was out of town. Fabulous! Love the selections. 🙂
Good choices. I am searching for the most haunting chilling song I ever heard. It was from a movie that for some reason I believe was a one word title that started with an S. The song was sung by a woman and had something to do with a suicide. It was from about 15 years ago. I know it’s not much to go by but yiou seem to have some knowledge in this area. Any ideas?
Sorry Rob, nothing comes to mind but you have intrigued me enough to go googling for it 🙂