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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Scariest Song of All Time?

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Weekend Rock Question: What is the Scariest Song of All Time?

Alice Cooper circa 1973 in Los Angeles.

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Songs that are typically associated with Halloween like “Monster Mash” or Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” tend have a party-starting effect, but there are many more haunting and chilling alternative across musical genres that can drum up some actual fear for the holiday. Rap songs like Eminem’s vicious “Kim” or Suicide’s hellish new wave classic “Frankie Teardrop” are just two genre-spanning examples that exemplify what it means to truly terrify with music, and are part of our “25 Songs That Are Truly Terrifying” list.

Now we have a question for you: What is the most terrifying song of all time? Any song counts as long as it’s the song itself that truly spooks as opposed to a visual accompaniment. Feel free to choose a song that made our list like the Doors’ Oedipal acid trip “The End” or PJ Harvey’s swampy “Down by the Water,” a bone-chilling re-interpretation of a song like Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” or Marilyn Manson’s “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” or selections of musical masters of horror and gore like Alice Cooper’s “The Ballad of Dwight Fry” or Rob Zombie’s “House of 1000 Corpses.” Just please only vote once and for a single selection.

You can vote here in the comments, on Facebook.com/RollingStone or on Twitter using the hashtag #WeekendRock.

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