For me, the very first song that popped into my head when I read this post was Seanan Maguire's "Wicked Girls", from the album of the same name. It's my go-to Sara Sue song; whenever I hear it, I think about her:
A lot of the music I listen to comes from TV shows and movies that I watch. There are a few that, as well as reminding me of the original context I heard them in, also strike me as very Eerie, Indiana-esque.
In particular, there are a couple of instrumental pieces from the 1990s Moomin TV show that always make me think of Eerie:
The Lady of the Cold, it gives me that same creepy isolated feeling of being all alone in a place that should be full of people that I get from seeing Mars in his deserted neighbourhood in the Lost Hour
I don't know what the English name of this piece is, but it's basically the piece that will play whenever the show did a panning shot of somewhere outside of Moominvalley that was mysterious or spooky or dangerous in some way
And of course, the motherfucking Groke's theme song
I can't find it on YouTube but there's also a piece that plays in the episode where Moominpappa runs away from the orphanage where he was raised and he's so frightened that he envisions the trees reaching out to grab him and the ground rising to form hundreds of Grokes chasing him - it's really atmospheric and really captures that delicious thrill when you let your imagination run away with you and get really, really scared. Sometimes I play that when I'm out for a walk at night and let myself get good and spooked.
the only warren zevon song id heard before was "werewolves of london" and now it turns out ive been hugely missing out! and yes this is the perfect Janet song - I'm imagining her making it to disneyland and finding it deserted now, omg!