Every week, we give away a Golden Discs voucher currently trading at 25 Euros on the open market.

All we ask from you is to select a tune we can play next week

This week’s theme: Spooked

To celebrate the Halloween season what song haunts your dreams and sends shivers down your spine in a markedly spooky, but not altogether unpleasant, manner?

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by__________________because___________’

Lines MUST close at 6.15pm extended until MIDNIGHT Saturday!

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72 thoughts on “I Got Chills

  1. Boj

    While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by Pink Floyd – Echoes because the sections of the song have a building level of menace. Earphones, dark room, *optional* mind altering substance of choice and Echoes….ah thank you! My hipster buds tell me it would completely blow my mind on vinyl but I think I’ll be grand with me discman (if I stay very still).

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      still is no fun ;)
      you need to be able to wiggle around like a demented worm on a hook
      a few contortions never to be danced in a vertical position
      oh yeah headphones in the dark
      not optional !

    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      Winner! I bleedin’ love Echoes. Pink Floyd invented ‘mindfulness’ well before the hipster ‘anything-to-escape-responsiblilty’ types did.

    3. Amorphous Kerry Blob

      Had similar experience with the 2001 film soundtrack. You don’t necessarily need head phones for that one, just a dark room. I was 12/13 at the time so it mightn’t have the same effect on you as an adult.
      I had it on tape. Track listing may vary according to which version OST. I think it might have been this version:
      Listening to The End by the Doors in a dark room was trippy for me also, but again it might have been the age factor; 11/12 years old getting your mind blown.

  2. Elizabeth

    I love ‘Love me dead’ by Ludo.

    Starts out sounding like a kids nursery rhyme sung by a fresh faced nice looking young man and goes via screaming guitars to a very dark place lyrically. Who could not failed to be charmed with these lines?
    You suck so passionately
    You’re a parasitic, psycho, filthy creature
    Finger-bangin’ my heart
    You call me up drunk
    Does the fun ever start?
    You’re hideous and sexy!

    The video is probably NSFW (enjoy!)

  3. Daisy Chainsaw

    ‘While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by Radiohead’s Creep because of Thom Yorke’s plaintive vocals and the whole obsessive nature of the song.

  4. badatmemes

    I tried to post a comment.
    I got a message advising me to slow down, saying I was posting too fast.
    I haven’t posted anything since Wed.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      If that’s the case, they’re being VERY rude about your posting habits, memes.

        1. badatmemes

          Hang on… I figured it ou.
          All I have to do is post my comment immediately after I post my comment.

          I know…
          BS Logic.

  5. gorugeen

    While not exactly scary,I am always creeped out in a good way by Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath because the storm and tolling bell intro followed by Iomis pure metal riff pull the listener into the dark gloom. Ozzy then lays on a thick layer of dread with his almost dreamy lyrics. The figure in black is now pointing at the listener. Ozzy beseeches “Oh God no” and we’re right there with him in the dread. Now we start to run, Butler, Ward and Iomi erupt a rollicking dirge. We truly get our mosh on. It’s got it all. Horror, tension, dread, gloom and volcanic riffs. Creepy but sort of scary and loads of fun.

      1. badatmemes

        But personally I’d have chosen ‘Sweet Leaf’ from Masters Of Reality.
        It sounds like Ozzy id dying at the beginning, and then the best riff ever (after ‘Free Range by The Fall) kicks in and you know he’s alright.

        1. badatmemes

          I think it was the first line, ‘Alright now that makes me think that way.

          It was a Lesbian from Birmingham of Pakistani descent who reminded me in my 30s why I loved Ozzy when I was 17.
          True story.

  6. scottser

    While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by dracula’s daughter by screaming lord sutch because it used to give me the horn when i was a kid.

  7. dylad

    ‘While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by Sufjan Stevens “John Wayne Gacy Jr” because I imagine the horror of what is not described, combined by the exquisite beauty of the music.’


  8. H

    While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by No Quarter by Led Zeppelin because when my brother introduced me to it back in the early 80’s he told me that Robert Plant wrote it when he came home from the hospital after his son Carak and wife had been killed in a road accident. Listening to the song while linking the lyrics to how someone might feel in that situation made them seem deeply spiritual and in that context the piano, synth and Robert Plant’s wailing are spine-chilling.
    I have since discovered that the song predates the death of Carak, who sadly died of a gastric infection in 1977, while Plant’s wife survived the serious car crash that she and Robert had in Rhodes in 1975. The song is actually about The Lord of the Rings but that synth, especially at the start, still makes the hairs on my arm stand on end.
    Robert did write a song about his son, the heartbreaking Blue Train https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO1QjnlY5-Q

    1. badatmemes

      Maybe it’s just me, but I think Plant’s impersonation of a 40s / 50s Black Blues singer is primarily to impress his bank manager.

      And that’s why Led Zeppelin didn’t last a quarter of the lifespan of The Fall
      They sold more albums, yeah…

      Trump is the POTUS

      YOUR MOVE.

      1. badatmemes

        My point about Led Zep is that they present second-hand stuff as revelations. Plant took a well-advised hiatus, like Clapton.

        I’ll stop now.

        1. badatmemes

          Jackson messed it up.

          If one of MY kids died I’d try to make money from it. No, seriously… I really would*.

          *I wouldn’t.

          1. badatmemes

            ‘upcycle’ isn’t even a proper word, unless you live in the mountains and ride a bicycle…

            …In which case, if you don’t mind me asking….
            – Who do you get your broadband off of?

          2. Yep

            Ballaxe. John Paul Jones was the innovator. The others perfected their craft and brought new methods while JPJ glued it all together,

        2. Yep

          Lad, the stuff Plant has done since has qualified his vocal ability…Looking forward to the Bord Gais gig.

          Stop thinking Smith is somehow more “original” than the rest because he forces new members to play the same tunes over his “poetry”.

  9. Otis Blue

    While not exactly scary, I’m always creeped out in a good way by the Bela Lugosi’s Dead by Bauhaus because a ludicrously overblown goth standard never gets old. Even if I have.

  10. Gringo

    While not exactly scary,I”m always creeped out in a good way by Papa Mali”s version of Dr John”s Walk on Guilded Splinters.

  11. Odockatee

    While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by Supergrass’ Mary because the of thst video. They always had a bug eyed creepy vibe about them. One of my favorite bands

  12. Naoml

    While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way, by Haunted, sang by Sinead O’Connor & Shane McGowan, gives me lovely shivers every time.

  13. Shayna

    While not exactly mentioning the GAA, or Tyrone etc. (The upside-down name guy/gal – you know who you are – this is for you.) What do you know? – My birthday is the e’en of Halloween E’en – that’ll be the 30th. I grew up with this, every fuffing birthday, Bobby Pickett – “The Monster Mash”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNuVifA7DSU.

  14. Amorphous Kerry Blob

    Anything by Big Tom. Because he’s the showband celebrity that most embodies the Twin Peaks aesthetic.

      1. Walter-Ego

        @ badatmemes, Well if you go to your local crossroads at midnight, you could perhaps purchase a soul and find out what the fuss is all about, i hear it’s popular with the cool kids.

        1. bad@memes

          My local crossroads is a roundabout.
          I always end up going around in circles until I collapse, then my kids take me home… which is cool.

          Sorry, what was the question again?

      1. Walter-Ego

        @Janet I ate my avatar.
        Had the pleasure of hearing Dead Can Dance perform this in Dublin a few years back.
        Best concert i’ve ever been to.

  15. Harry

    While not exactly scary, I am always creeped out in a good way by Ghost Town by The Specials. Though it is about the decline of Coventry, where the band grew up, it reminded me of how awfully gray and downbeat Dublin was in the 1980’s with few jobs and even fewer opportunities. Coventry was a thriving industrial town in 1960s, but due to the evil witch, Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government policies, Coventry with a lot of the industrial north of England went into sharp decline. Ghost Town caught the prevailing mood exactly as civil unrest not seen for a generation hit the U.K hard during that time. And the “good way” you might ask? Hooray! Hooray! the witch is dead! Positive proof that all bad things come to an end!

    1. bad@memes

      Nice one Harry.
      If I took this competition seriously I would’ve posted that song too.

      The Specials are one of me favourite Reggae Pop bands.
      My favourite Reggae band is 10CC… or Ace Of Bass.
      Eddy Grant was good too, and you know that one ‘Oh, I’m Going To Barbados’? I can’t remember the name of the lads who sing it.
      I’m more of a Ska fan meself, and I don’t even know what that means because it didn’t happen in the 80s.

  16. Scoops4all

    While not exactly scary, I’m always creeped out in a good way by Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells because when the cinematography of the autumn streetscape is put with the music of Tubular bells in that scene of The Excorcist they make a spooky unity much greater than the sum of their parts.

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