Top Ten Zombie Themed Songs

3. “Walk Like A Zombie” -- Horrorpops

More psychobilly ... this time from Denmark. Much like The Creepshow, Horrorpops features an eye-catching female singer (this time in the luscious form of Patricia Day) and an innate sexuality that makes the spooky topic under discussion seem almost enticing. This fan-made clip features some bits from Tim Burton’s Nightmore Before Christmas which add to the fun.

2. “Zombie Jamboree” -- Kingston Trio

A flash from the past. Folksters The Kingston Trio are not the kind of band you’d expect to hear singing about the living dead, but their version of this classic Jamaican tune makes a zombie uprising seem almost quaint. While more focused on the traditional Voodoo zombie paradigm, it still has enough fun and macabre sensibilities for all to enjoy.

1. “The Gonk”

This is probably the greatest zombie tune of all time. Reportedly harvested from standard film library music by Romero and crew for the original Dawn of the Dead, there’s not a zombie fan alive out there who doesn’t smile when they hear this song. Listen toward the end of the zombie chorus to chime in with their version of lyrics.

- Carnell

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wednesday 13's i walked with a zombie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80kCYcrCzs8&ob=av2e

murderdolls dawn of the dead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB9GVHeAcr4

creature feature's aim for the head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCx0N-_5wrQ


Submitted by littlegplumkin on Sat, 03/31/2012 - 6:15pm.
Morgan Elektra's picture

Lists like this are always subjective, but this is a pretty good one. Nice to see Jonathan Coulton on there!

Submitted by Morgan Elektra on Sat, 10/16/2010 - 5:36pm.
jkincer's picture

NO Misfits?!?! Night of the living dead? vampira? astro zombies? ghouls night out? braineaters? you could make an entire greatest zombie songs album from danzig era misfits songs...

Submitted by jkincer on Fri, 10/08/2010 - 9:59pm.
Terminal's picture

Really good list. I love The Gonk. "Dawn" has an amazing soundtrack. Good stuff.
"We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."

Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 10/08/2010 - 1:52pm.
Cinemascribe's picture

Solid list, but I think you missed a bet by not including The Dead Walk from Romero's Day of the Dead.

"I'm saying that I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man...and loved it. But now the dream is over..and the insect is awake." - Seth Brundle

Submitted by Cinemascribe on Thu, 10/07/2010 - 11:21pm.
maikii's picture

No Send More Paramedics songs? Come on, now...


Good call on The Creepshow, though. They're great.

Submitted by maikii on Thu, 10/07/2010 - 10:56pm.
moderator No "Zombie" from The
Debi Moore's picture

No "Zombie" from The Cranberries? Too obvious? lol

Submitted by Debi Moore on Thu, 10/07/2010 - 7:24pm.
moderator Good list! I totally would
Steve Barton's picture

Good list! I totally would have included the theme from Fucli's Zombie too though!

Submitted by Steve Barton on Thu, 10/07/2010 - 7:00pm.

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