We don't know what it is about zombies, so when it comes to explaining society's current obsession with the undead, we're not sure we can put our finger on it. They're certainly not cuddly, cute, and friendly — so what's the appeal? Even the world's biggest pop, hip-hop, and rock stars have a fascination with the idea of zombies, and it's proven in their lyrics. So we perused some of the biggest songs of all time that are all about these creatures of the night. What song is YOUR favorite ditty about these grave-dwellers? After having a listen to our 5 Best Zombie Songs playlist, vote in our poll to determine who will be the champion of the undead lyrics...
"I got them on straight bar hopping to the music of the ambiance / Get s*** popping / Zombies of the night..."
As one of The Weeknd's most popular songs, there has to be a reason why people resonate with the lyrics so much. Maybe because we sometimes all need to stay up all night, party with your friends, and become a crew of zombies that terrorize the dark.
"Life's too short to even care at all, oh / I'm coming up now coming up now out of the blue, oh / These zombies in the park they're looking for my heart..."
Using a clever zombie-centric metaphor, we couldn't help but include Young The Giant on our playlist for the undead!
"On the floor I'm just a zombie / Who I am is not who I wanna be / I'm such a tragedy / With every move I die...
Who hasn't felt this way before? Totally hopeless, filled with depair...just like a zombie. Ke$ha captured it lyrically to a T.
"Sasquatch, Godzilla, King Kong, Loch Ness / Goblin, ghoul, a zombie with no conscious..."
As one of the most legendary songs EVER about things that go bump in the night, Jay-Z's verse about ghouls, goblins, and of course zombies obviously has a place on our list.
"What's in your head, in your head / Zombie, zombie, zombie? / Hey, hey, hey, hey..."
You knew it was coming! "Zombie" by The Cranberries is our no.1 pick because, well, how could it not be? With lead singer Dolores O'Riordan chanting "zombie, zombie, zombie" over and over again, it's almost like she's a member of the undead herself.
If you're hungry for more Zombie-inspired tunes, Republic Records is releasing "The Walking Dead: AMC Official Soundtrack, Vol.1," featuring songs from the show. Check out the tracklisting here. The official release date is March 19th, but you can pre-order on iTunes now.