Tag: Blue Öyster Cult

Don’t Fear The Reaper

“(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” is a song by American rock band “Blue Öyster Cult” from the band’s 1976 album “Agents of Fortune.” This week in 1976 it became the band’s hit when it peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA. The song was rumored to be about suicide, but it actually deals with the inevitability of death, and the belief that we should not fear it. “The Reaper” made it to number 7 in Canada and also charted in The UK and Ireland.