Halloween: Songs About Monsters!


Every Halloween, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot like to celebrate with music. And this year they focused on monsters. From vampires to werewolves to Jim’s favorite, zombies, here are a selection of tunes for your next monster bash.

Download Subscribe via iTunes

Join our Facebook Group

Become a member on Patreon

Sign up for our newsletter

Make a donation via PayPal

Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop  Mobile

Monster Songs

Jim, Greg, the production staff and listeners share some of their favorite monster songs!


  • The Cramps, "Human Fly"
  • TV on the Radio, "Wolf Like Me"
  • OutKast, "Dracula’s Wedding"
  • Donovan, "Season of the Witch"
  • Florence and the Machine, "Howl"
  • Dave Edmunds, "The Creature from the Black Lagoon"


  • Concrete Blonde, "Bloodletting"
  • New York Dolls, "Frankenstein"
  • The Five Blobs, "Beware of the Blob"
  • Blue Oyster Cult, "Godzilla"
  • Kanye West, "Monster"
  • The Misfits, "Die Monster Die"

Production Staff

  • Sol: Shygirl, "Siren"
  • Max: Mastodon, "Creature Lives"
  • Andrew: Dr. Octagon, "Halfsharkalligatorhalfman"
  • Alex: Alice in Chains, "Man in the Box"


  • Mary Lou from Los Angeles, "Zombie" by The Fallouts
  • Jason from Chicago, "The Shankill Butcher" by The Decemberists
  • Leah from Chicago, "Teenage Ghouls Out for Blood" by American Werewolves
  • Dave from Saint Charles, IL, "Dead Man’s Party" by Oingo Boingo

Dear Listeners,

For more than 15 years, Sound Opinions was a production of WBEZ, Chicago's public radio station. Now that the show is independent, we're inviting you to join the band and lend a hand! We need your support more than ever because now we have to do all the behind-the-scenes work that WBEZ handled before (like buying insurance and paying for podcast hosting, ugh). Plus, we have some exciting ideas we'd like to try now that there's no one to tell us no!