Readers’ Rock List: Ghost Songs

November 2nd, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

In honor of Halloween, our weekend Rock List was devoted to haunting Ghost Songs — or songs that just have the word “ghost” in the title. We counted the votes, and Johnny Cash’s terrifying retelling of “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” beat out other poltergeist-inspired tracks from Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins and Bruce Springsteen. Cash’s eerie live rendition of “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” from The Muppets Show hovers up top, and the Readers’ List of Ghost Songs is below:

1. Johnny Cash – “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky”
2. The Replacements – “Rock ‘N Roll Ghost”
3. Bruce Springsteen – “The Ghost of Tom Joad”
4. Nine Inch Nails – “1 Ghosts I”
5. Rage Against the Machine – “The Ghost of Tom Joad”
6. Pearl Jam – “Ghost”
7. Band of Horses – “Is There a Ghost”
8. Phish – “Ghost”
9. The Psychedelic Furs – “The Ghost In You”
10. Paul Westerberg – “Ghost On the Canvas”
11. Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters”
12. Smashing Pumpkins – “Glass and the Ghost Children”
13. Neutral Milk Hotel – “Ghost”
14. White Stripes – “Walking With a Ghost”
15. Sonic Youth – “NYC Ghosts & Flowers”


Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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