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Graveyard Shift The Best Songs About Ghosts  

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Boo! Ghosts have haunted the minds of musicians propelling them to creating spooky, great music. This is Ranker's list of the best songs about ghosts, influenced by your votes. Great ghost songs are usually about supernatural aberrations, but sometimes ghost songs are about the ghosts of past relationships. This list includes great rock songs about ghosts, great rap songs about ghosts and everything in between.

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts,” Ray Parker Jr. sings in his hit, “Ghostbusters.” The track was on the soundtrack for the 1984 film of the same name. Bruce Springsteen has written several songs about ghosts. His tunes “The Ghost of Tom Joad” and “Spirit in the Night” both appear on this list of the greatest ghost songs.In 1998,

Phish released an album entitled Story of the Ghost. The album's first track, “Ghost,” appears on this list. Tegan & Sarah had a hit with their track, “Walking with the Ghost,” and Alice Cooper had a good ghost song with, “Steven.”

You don't have to believe in ghosts to have a favorite ghost song. Vote the best ghost songs to the top of this list and share your ghost story in the comments section.
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Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.

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Ghost Town The Specials

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Ghost Song Jim Morrison

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The Ghost in You The Psychedelic Furs

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Walking With a Ghost Tegan and Sara

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The Ghost of Tom Joad Bruce Springsteen

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Dead Souls Joy DIvision

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Little Ghost The White Stripes

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Steven Alice Cooper

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Haunted Evanescence

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Ghosts of Cape Horn Gordon Lightfoot

The Creepiest Real Pictures Of Ghosts

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Spirit in the Night Bruce Springsteen

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Midnight in Montgomery, Alan J... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Ghosts
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Ghost Rider Henry Rollins

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Happy Phantom Tori Amos

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Misguided Ghosts Paramore

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Ghost of Corporate Future Regina Spektor

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3 Ghosts I Nine Inch Nails

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Ghost Bitch Sonic Youth

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Give Up the Ghost Radiohead

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4 Ghosts I Nine Inch Nails

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19 Ghosts III Nine Inch Nails

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The Ghost Who Walks Karen Elson

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NYC Ghosts & Flowers Sonic Youth

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Ghost Town Cheap Trick

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Klllllklklk added Glass and the Ghost Children The Smashing Pumpkins

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Ghost Train Counting Crows

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15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Ashes and Ghosts The Cult

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Born as Ghosts Rage Against the Machine

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Ghost Town The Prodigy

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Ghost Town Blues Social Distortion

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Ghosting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Ghosts
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To Repel Ghosts Manic Street Preachers

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Ghost Behind My Eyes Ozzy Osbourne

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Ghost of the Ocean Uriah Heep

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Ghost Band Rancid

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Ghost Town Yusuf Islam

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Old Ghosts Jethro Tull

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Ghost in the Glass Steve Hackett