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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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Ray Parker Jr.
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The Specials
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The Psychedelic Furs
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Evanescence
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Bruce Springsteen
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Tegan and Sara
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Joy DIvision
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Jim Morrison
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The Arcana

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The White Stripes
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Midnight in Montgomery, Alan J... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Ghosts
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Bruce Springsteen
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Paramore
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Henry Rollins
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Tori Amos
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Cheap Trick
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Regina Spektor
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Gordon Lightfoot
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Sonic Youth
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Alice Cooper
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Ghosting is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Ghosts
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Yusuf Islam