There are classic rock songs for all occasions. For example, there are a number of great satanic rock tracks that make awesome halloween songs. Here’s a look at how Lucifer has inspired rock stars across the generations.
5. “(You’re the) Devil in Disguise” by Elvis Presley (1963)
The king of rock ‘n’ roll’s 1950s songs are some of the most famous rock tunes of the era. however, his 1960s material often gets bad press. Despite this, he produced some great songs at the time. “(You are the) devil in disguiseis a perfect combination of Elvis’ rock side and his campy pop side. Although not one of his most memorable tracks, “(You’re the) Devil in Disguise” has an instantly memorable guitar riff.
4. “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones (1968)
The Rolling Stones’ view of Beelzebub goes far deeper than Elvis’. In one of the band’s most political tracks, Mick Jagger links the devil to many evils in history, from Nazism to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Despite its morbid lyrics, “Sympathy for the Devil” still manages to be enjoyable because the Rolling Stones were so good at crafting memorable grooves. “Sympathy for the Devil” proves the Rolling Stones were as good at tackling heavy subject matter as they were at singing about love and sex.
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3. “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin (1971)
For the uninitiated, put “Led Zeppelin”stairway to Heavenon this list may seem absurd. After all, the song mentions heaven, not hell. Despite this, “Stairway to Heaven” would contain a satanic message. Play it backwards, and you can supposedly hear references to “Sad Satan.” The rumor was helped by the fact that Jimmy Page had an interest in mysticism and once lived in the house of famous occultist Aleister Crowley.
2. “Cry to the Devil” by Mötley Crüe (1983)
Mötley Crüe were a band known for creating controversy, and they did so from the start with “Shout at the Devil.” In a decade defined by conservative Christianity, Mötley Crüe decided to make Satanism feel like an adrenaline rush. While “Shout at the Devil” wasn’t one of the band’s big hits, it’s certainly one of the most memorable songs from the band’s early years.
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1. “The Beautiful People” by Marilyn Manson (1996)
Marilyn Manson might be more associated with the devil than any other rock star. After all, he is a reverend in the Church of Satan. Alongside his cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”, “The Beautiful People” is his most famous song.
“The Beautiful People” sums up Manson’s aesthetic and philosophy in a matter of minutes. Manson may not be a model, but “The Beautiful People” is still one of the great Halloween songs.
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