Wednesday, July 29, 2009

[CONTEST] Win a pair of Ruffian Skull Earphones

The kind folks at Radius have graciously offered to give away a set of their awesome Ruffian Skull Headphones to one lucky Skull-A-Day reader!

To be entered in a random drawing for your choice of color, just leave a comment below naming your favorite song that features a skull, skeleton, or something about Halloween. [If you're reading this on Facebook, be sure to leave your comment on the actual post]

IMPORTANT: Don't forget to include a way to contact you (either an e-mail in the post OR make sure your Blogger profile has an e-mail link for you on it).

You have until just Midnight Eastern Time August 4th to enter so don't delay! [UPDATE: The contest is over and the winner will be announced soon, thanks to everyone who entered!]

And of course you don't have to wait til the end of the contest to get your own headphones from Radius!

Good luck!


behindthosegreeneyes said...

Nudity by Say Anything <<< click for lyrics

Danni Sinisi-

Jessie said...

The Misfits - Skulls
That would have to be my favorite Skull song. . .a classic.
Skull logo, skull song, can't get more skull if you tried!

Chris Z. said...

The Misfits 'Skulls' of course. I want your skull......

Ghoul Friday said...

Let's pick a lesser known Halloween chill out song. "Leaves in the River" by Seawolf is about two people who meet on Halloween. Closest thing to a Halloween love song I've ever come across.

Aspasia B said...

I do love the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack (how about "This is Halloween" for a Halloween-specific song?)

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zbalat said...

I love Skull Heaven by Viking Skull.

Tatman said...

As ineligible as I am, I still want to comment that SLAYER's Skeletons Of Society is an absolute classic. If you like newer metal then check out Mastodon's Crystal Skull.

Archmage Chaos said...

One of my favorite bone-related tracks has got to be "Dig Up her Bones" by The Misfits.

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auilix said...

I like Kate Nash's Skeleton Song... I always get it stuck in my head!

Cassie said...

A Ghost to Most by Drive-By Truckers
"But skeletons ain’t got nowhere to stick their money. Nobody makes britches that size"

Unknown said...

"The Greatest Show Unearthed" by Creature Feature. AWESOME!! Actually, the whole album is awesomely funny romp of horror.

b13 said...

Oh my... There's "Skulls" and "Halloween" as well as "Dig up her bones" by the Misfits as well as Skeletons in the Closet by Anthrax... too many good ones to choose from!!!

AlpineButterfly said...

Hmmm, I can't say I listen to much music that features sculls. The only 2 that come to mind... are THRILLER.. but I suppose those are zombies. And the early mickey mouse cartoon that had the dancing skeletons. Man I feel old. Even older now that I realize I'd pass those totally cool earphones on to my teenage son.

sarah mb said...

Immediately thought of Beck's "Hell Yes". Now that's a sweet song. With a skeleton reference! :)

christopher575 said...

Every Day is Halloween by Ministry, of course!

Deni Kaos said...

"Brake Your Bones" by Kill Paradise.

a very different sound than most songs about bones.

DemolitionDawg said...

Touch of Grey by the Greatful Dead

J Skull said...

Skullfuck by Modulate
Industrial Electro Music

"Im gonna give you 3 secs,exactly 3 fucking secs to wipe that stupid looking grin off your face... or I will gouge out your eyeballs and skullfuck you."


Bᴜɴɴʏ ☥ said...

Morrissey's "Something is squeezing my Skull"

Check out this version of Sebadoh's Skull song by LOU BARLOW of Dinosaur Jr

Favorite Holloween song of all time: Bobby Pickett's "Monster Mash" I had a PE teacher in grade school that taught us a whole dance for it, she so cool!!

Lenka Reznicek said...

"Skull" by Sebadoh ... and "It's Halloween" by the Shaggs!

Unknown said...

Mr. Bones' theme song from the video game Mr. Bones (Sega Saturn). Every time i see a skeleton it reminds me of Mr. Bones :) Greatness.

Grant Golland said...

"Expressway to Yr. Skull" by Sonic Youth, obvs

The Chronicles of Man said...

Calling all Skeletons by Alkaline Trio...from an album featuring a skull on the cover...

Valerie said...

Kate Nash "Skeleton Song"

P.S. - My 25th birthday is on Sunday... lol wink wink

Ashraf Ali said...

'Anyone Out There' and 'Dangerous Posse' by Three 6 Mafia. the song has a real dark and eerie feel to it just like most of their songs. perfect for any halloween situation and multiple skull and bone references too.

Nikoli said...

Been listening to George Thorogood lately... gotta dig the heavy back beat of "Who do ya love?" (...brand new chimney put on top made outta human skulls...)


xnyl said...

My Favorite song that features a skull is the skull pinata in the Apocalyptica video in the 'I Don't Care Video' & if that doesn't count then the Nightmare Before Christmas' 'This is Halloween'.

PJS said...

Warren Zevon's "Excitable Boy": "he dug up her grave and built a cage with her bones."

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Tuffy said...

I always think of a stupid song we sang in elementary school that was a halloween song designed to teach us spelling.

"H - A - double L - O - W - double E - N - spells halloween!"

ExistentialPickle said...

"Them bones" By Alice in Chains

I believe them bones are me
Some say we're born into the grave
I feel so alone, gonna end up a
Big hole pile a them bones

tee hee.... bones....

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Lyndsay said...

"This is Halloween"- Nightmare Before Christmas

Anonymous said...

"Dead Mans Party" by Oingo Boingo
always makes me think of dancing skeletons and skulls. pretty much like this video

(i didn't make it, but it's genious!)

Alex said...

"children of the grave" by black sabbath or "living dead girl" by rob zombie


Steve Ring said...

Danzig-Kiss the Skull

Divaeva said...

first one that comes to mind is...
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
Halloween! Halloween!
Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back
And scream like a banshee
Make you jump out of your skin
This is Halloween, everyone scream
Wont' ya please make way for a very special guy
and then of course...
Head bone connected to the neck bone, neck bone connected....(well, you get my drift)

Noah said...

This list would make one amazing mixtape! Keep em coming folks...

Maria said...

Halloween by AFI! Good stuff. :D

Iron Maiden said...

"The Skeleton Song", by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Unknown said...

Misfits - Dig Up Her Bones

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Jeff Ritzmann said...

"Hill of the Skull" by Joe Satriani from the "Surfing with the Alien" album.

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AmberSwan said...

It's not *technically* a Halloween-specific song, but I have always loved Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo.

dejavudu said...

Lately it's been "All Dead, All Dead" by Queen.

you know where to find me.

Unknown said...

skull full of maggots, by cannibal corpse

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Unknown said...

Diamod Dogs by David Bowie-"Halloween Jack is a real cool cat that lives on top of Mad Hat and Chase."

Skeleton Boy by Friendly Fires-you have to check out the music video:

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Unknown said...

The Monster Mash!

Black Phillip said...

Everyday is like Halloween - Ministry

C Gary Moyer said...

Skull Ring by Iggy Pop for sure!

Sean Michael Henry said...

Absolutely "Turn Around" by They Might Be Giants

"Turn Around, Turn Around, There's a thing there that can be found; Turn Around, Turn Around, It's a human skull on the ground ..."

Android WK said...

Halloween Hollerin'
By Zombina and the Skeletones

Fun surf-psychobilly-horror instrumental song


negrofrankenstein said...

I've always been partial to "Halloween" by the misfits. The background noise is reminiscent of howling spooky winds!

Chaely said...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Skeleton Me

It's actually pretty and low-key (not badass or Halloweenie at all) but it fits the bill.

Anonymous said...

"Roll the Bones" by Rush!

Raven Corinn Carluk said...

Valhall Awaits by Amon Amarth talks about cleaving skulls.

Unknown said...

I like the original too, but "This Is Halloween" by Marilyn Manson kicks ass.

Kathleen said...

"Move Your Dead Bones" :)

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Tripoli777 said...

Twilight Zone by Golden Earring
"you're gonna know, when the bullet hits the bone"

TheDaughterOfTyr said...

Iggy and The Stooges!

<3 Iggy Pop.

sparoh said...

of course that old childhood classic - i believe is called "dry bones"! a short excerpt:

With the hip bone connected
to the back bone,
and the back bone connected
to the neck bone,
and the neck bone connected
to the head bone,
Oh mercy how they scare!

Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

KC said...

My fave Halloween song is Haunted House by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. Used to listen to it all the time when I was little. Lyrics below:

I just moved in my new house today

Moving was hard but I got squared away
When bells starting rings and chains rattled loud
I knew I'd moved in a haunted house
Still I made up my mind to stay
Nothing was a-gonna drive me away
When I seen something that give me the creeps
Had one big eye and two big feet
I stood right there and I did the freeze
It did the stroll right up to me
Made a noise with its feet that sounded like a drum
Said "You gonna be here when the morning comes?"
"Say yes, I'll be here when the morning comes
I'll be right here, I ain't gonna run
I bought this house, now I am boss
Ain't no haint's gonna run me off"

In my kitchen my stove was a blazing hot
Coffee was a-boiling in the pot
Grease had melted in my hand (pan?)
I had a hunk of meat in my hand
From out of space there sat a man
On the hot stove with the pots and pans
"Say that's hot" I began to shout
He drank the hot coffee right from the spout
He ate the raw meat right from my hand
Drank the hot grease from the frying pan
And said to me "You better run and don't be here
When the morning comes"
Say yes I'll be here when the morning comes
I'll be right here now, I ain't gonna run
I bought this house now I am boss
Ain't no haint's gonna run me off.

Anonymous said...

Halloween by Aqua

Brian Lavallee

Unknown said...

This is Halloween from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas.

iblogalott said...

It's a toss-up....
Little Maggots-The Matches

Manu said...

This is halloween
by M.Manson & Tim Skold

jacqueline said...

Roll the bones - Rush

Classic old rock tune.

Sashi said...

Definitely "Skulls" by the Misfits! I can't think of anything that no one else has already listed. :)

Kim said...

Tatman likes beard metal! Blood Mountain is awesome.

The first one that came to mind was "Falling to Pieces" by Faith No More. The video clip is full of eyeballs, paint, body parts, pets, and x-ray shots of Mike Patton's skull!

Also, "Skullstorm" by Old Man Gloom is awesome.

And for something less sludgy, "Your Skull Is Red" by Team Sleep.

Oh, and Arch Enemy are on their way out to Australia soon, so I should add "Skeleton Dance".

I already have Skull Candy earphones, and I do love them so. :)

Unknown said...

Lil' Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs.

Whenever I make my october music mix, this one always makes my top ten.

R_J_T said...

Has to be Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood... I always picture Alvin (from the Chipmunks) doing his music video version.


alumiere said...

everyday is halloween by ministry

LunaChick said...

"The Land of the Dead" by Voltaire- "A Minotaur's my butler, a Cyclops my valet
A Centaur draws my chariot that takes me down the way
Through a river made of fire to a street that's paved with bones
I got a dozen zombie skeletons to walk me to my throne
In the land of the dead
Heck boy, ain't it grand?
I'm the overlord of the underworld
Cause I hold Horror's Hand
In the land of the dead
I'm darkside royalty
I'm foreign out in the underground
And you can't take that from me
Whoa! (whoa) Whoa! (whoa) Whoa! (whoa)
Oow! Oow! Oow! Oow! Oow!
Cerberus my lap dog is loyal as can be
My bed is made of skulls; I'm in the lap of luxury
I've got a Dragon's Blood jacuzzi; the Gorgons think it's cool
And a seven-headed Hydra livin' in my swimmin' pool
In the land of the dead
Heck boy, ain't it grand?
I'm the overlord of the underworld
Cause I hold Horror's Hand
In the land of the dead
I'm darkside royalty
I'm foreign out in the underground
And you can't take that away from me
No you can't take that from me"

jerkface said...

The Bees Made Honey in the Lions Skull - Earth

Sean said...


metalchick666 said...

Clutch - Animal Farm

Carter Is A Clone.
Dozen Brothers 'Round The Globe.
Mj-12 Damned Us To Hell.
Scroll & Key, Skull & Bone.
It's Only Just Begun.
The Best Is Yet To Come.
Area 51,
The Spawn Of Babylon.

Social Justice Social Worker said...

"Dry Bones" by The Delta Rhythm Boys and the theme song to the movie "Halloween." The original. None of this "H20" malarkey!

Unknown said...

"My Love in Cold Blood" by HIM is great. You can't beat a line like "Darlin' take me home, to a castle made of skulls and bones"
I just love the image. Best. castle. ever.

Kieran said...

Well, I'd have to go with "This is Halloween", like half a dozen other people, but how about the Pixies' "Bone Machine" as a second choice?

Oh and glad someone mentioned Zombina and the Skeletones: 50s doo wop + zombies and skeletons = win.

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seberu said...

I'd have to say This is Halloween from the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack. I know I sound goofy singing along to it, but it always gets me in a good mood!

Brew said...

Insane Clown Posse-Halloween on Military Street. One of my favorites.

Axldemic said...

"skull beneath the skin," megadeth

arcanepenguin said...

It would have to be either: Skull City by Rancid or Calling all Skeletons by Alkaline Trio


Unknown said...

The mountain goats' "dinu lapatti's bones"

Sam said...

Definitely Skulls by the Misfits!

Wehaf said...

Zombie jamboree is always funny!

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Anonymous said...

The Setup-Roses and skulls (make a great match)

Killwhitneydead - Broken hearts don't hurt as mutch as broken bones

darkkskull said...

Megadeth - The Skull Beneath the Skin

this is not only the first metal song I ever heard when I was a kid, but the song that made me fall in love with skulls.

meeks said...

"nightmares by the sea" - jeff buckley

"i've loved so many times and i've drowned the all.
from their coral graves, they rise up when darkness
with their bones they scratch the windows,
i hear them call,
'don't know what you asked for.'"

love that song.

Rai said...

I love Skeleton Boy by Friendly Fires, it has an awesome video too.

TheSeanCooke said...

Hands Down, "This is Halloween" - Danny Elfman

Anonymous said...

Anything on the Nightmare Revisited soundtrack. My favorite is This Is Halloween by Marilyn Manson


Anonymous said...

Misfits - Where Eagles Dare!

Okay, it doesn't prominently feature skulls, but it's the Misfits! Skulls spilling out everywhere! I'll echo Jessie who said "can't get more skull if you tried"!

Fat Dumb Dad said...

How 'bout "Spider Baby" by Fantomas?

Screams and moans and bats and bones
Teenage monsters in haunted homes
The ghosts on the stair
The vampires bite
Better beware, there's a full moon tonight

Fat Dumb Dad said...


7z3_x said...

The Killers - Bones

The music video is full of skeletons. :D

Weston's dad said...

Not sure if this counts, but:

Winter's Wolves by The Sword

"I would mount your head on bloody spear outside your palace gates;
Watch as crows peck out your eyes and your cities are laid to waste."

Tiffany said...

"Skulls" by the Misfits, absolutely. It's the skulliest song of skull songs.

Also the song "Skeleton" by Lila Downs is excellent.

me said...

no halloween party is complete without Michael Jackson's classic: Thriller

i still love that song after all these years

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

"children of the grave" by black sabbath

Shwee said...

Oooh these headphones are spiffy! And as someone who uses headphones every day, I could definitely use these!

My favorite song that involves skulls is "Skullcrusher Mountain" by Jonathan Coulton.

Unknown said...

Trick or Treat By the Nekromantix.

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Anonymous said...

I like "cross roads" from Bone Thugs...

Unknown said...

"Halloween" by Aqua because of the cheezy factor is amazing.
Also to rep a local So-Cal band, Skull-Fucked by Karcinogen.
I would suggest a listen {the last one is a love song!}
Hope you enjoy,

David Fooden said...

T'ain't No Sin, from Tom Waits' Black Rider.

William Burroughs singing about "dancin' around in your bones." Doesn't get much better than that!

~ Dave

Kaptain said...

yes the misfits skulls is a good one, there is also kate nash's skeleton song, and my all time fav... dem dry bones

annalene said...

i'm not sure if this actually counts as it's an instrumental, but i've got to go with mogwai's "kids will be skeletons"

Unknown said...

"It's a New Day" by the Skull Snaps (

Unknown said...

"Skeletons" - by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Relativley new but, its definitely good listening. At least to me. =)

Anonymous said...

I know, the other day I watched a halloween video from my childhood. The Song Was Grim Grinning Ghost, and every time I hear it it send this wave over me of being young and actually feeling the magic of halloween. Of the night and things that lurked in it. Definitely one of my favorites.

rocketlass said...

Fake Palindromes by Andrew Bird

thesmu said...

Dem Bones as sung by Alexis Kanner at the end of The Prisoner

anthropomantist said...

The kids' Hallowe'en song that starts "I'm a witch with a big black cat / Riding on my broomstick with my cat" has always been my favourite Hallowe'en song.

Z.Trover said...

Surfer Calavera by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.

Seriously, it's a fantastic song.

170119 said...

The Skull Collectors

This rocks fine with my skull!!

Unknown said...

Calaveras y Diablitos by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.

THESYRE said...

"Skeletons Of Society" (by Slayer)

Hiro C. said...

High Skull Musikull...
F@&k Zac Efron !