The Top 5 Best and Bust Songs in Horror Films of the 1980s

Credit: Enrico Galli

Bust #5

“Maniac” | Flashdance (1983) | Performed by Michael Sambello | Written by Michael Sambello and Dennis Matkosky

Best #5

“(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” | Halloween (1978) | Performed by Blue Oyster Cult | Written by Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser

Bust #4

“Love is a Lie” | Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) | Performed by Lion | Written by Kal Swan

Best #4

“Cry Little Sister (Theme From The Lost Boys)” | The Lost Boys (1987) | Performed by Gerard McMahon | Written by Gerard McMann and Michael Mainieri

Bust #3

“No More Mr. Nice Guy” | Shocker (1989) | Performed by Megadeth | Written by Alice Cooper and Michael Bruce

Best #3

“He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)” | Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) | Performed by Alice Cooper | Written by Alice Cooper, Kane Roberts, and Tom Kelly

Bust #2

“The Darkest Side of the Night” | Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) | Performed by Metropolis | Written by Stan Meissner and Fred Mollin

Best #2

“Dream Warriors” | A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) | Performed by Dokken | Written by George Lynch & Jeff Pilson

Bust #1

“Fright Night” | Fright Night (1985) | Performed by The J. Geils Band | Written by Joe Lamont

Best #1

“Pet Sematary” | Pet Sematary (1989) | Performed by The Ramones | Written by Dee Dee Ramone and Daniel Rey

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