What are the best Halloween songs? 👻 🎃
|by Anonymous||reply 172||Last Thursday at 12:44 PM|
From the Halloween Classic Hocus Pocus.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/23/2019|
Another classic with some 80’s celebrity cameos.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/23/2019|
Remember The Sing-Off? I loved the adorably cheesy Halloween medley they did one year.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/23/2019|
The dreadful Monster Mash (it’s a graveyard smash!), of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/23/2019|
If you're heartbroken or lonely or grieving this season, all you need is James Horner's original score CASPER (1995).
Yes, that stupid movie Millennials like so much, the one with the CGI Devon Sawa and also starring Cathy Moriarty & DILF Bill Pullman. I still dare you not to cry at the cue 'One Last Wish (Casper's Lullaby)', heard in the lighthouse scene when Casper tells Christina Ricci how he DIED at TWELVE YEARS OLD.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/23/2019|
Whodini's "Freaks Come Out At Night"
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/23/2019|
Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/23/2019|
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Nightmare On My Street
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/23/2019|
Must be the season of the witch
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/23/2019|
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/23/2019|
Breathe by The Prodigy. I used to love those creepy weirdos.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/23/2019|
# 1 in October of 1962 and peaking at #10 in August 11 of 1973.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/23/2019|
"Freak-A-Zoid" -Midnight Star
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/23/2019|
My Halloween playlist has 239 songs, so I'll just tell you a few of the best.
Starting with the #1 BEST EVER Halloween song of all time:
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/23/2019|
The Misfits have a cover of "Monster Mash" that's slightly cooler than Bobby Boris Pickett.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/23/2019|
May favorite version of the old jazz standard. But the Five Jones Boys' version is probably more definitive.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/23/2019|
Here's the great Johnny Cash version of the country classic, though Me First and the Gimme Gimmes do a mean punk version!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/23/2019|
"Roadrunner" Jonathan RIchman's "Vampire Girl ..."
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/23/2019|
... is almost as good as The Misfits' "Vampire Girl."
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/23/2019|
Play this one with MORE COWBELL!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/23/2019|
45 Grave did a very cool, alt-rock cover of the very corny "Riboflavin."
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/23/2019|
Since "Supernature" is such a fabulous song, you're getting the 3 best versions of it, starting with the original:
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/23/2019|
Through to Erasure's cover of it ....
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/23/2019|
... ending with Beth Ditto's most fabulous version.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/23/2019|
I will throw in the best Freddy song:
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/23/2019|
As well as the best Jason song:
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/23/2019|
Here's the funniest Halloween song:
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/23/2019|
For a classical selection, Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse macabre, the night the dead come out to dance.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/23/2019|
Another one from Rob Zombie
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/23/2019|
It's too bad some non-scary songs simply have horrific videos. Because I really like Lady Gaga's vampiric video for "Teeth" ...
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/23/2019|
... as well as Goldfrapp's demonic video for "Alive."
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/23/2019|
The Fall's version of "I'm a Mummy" is another corny classic made cool by a punk band.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/24/2019|
It's Halloween - The Shaggs
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/24/2019|
Many of Siouxsie And The Banshees' hits are spooky and/or creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/24/2019|
Drac's Back - Red Lipstique
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/24/2019|
Here's Siouxsie with Peekaboo."
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/24/2019|
Book of Love - Tubular Bells
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/24/2019|
Not a spooky or scary song but the costumes are wild
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/24/2019|
Dracula's Tango - Toto Coelo
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/24/2019|
Ne-Yo ... Beautiful Monster.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/24/2019|
Doin' It In A Haunted House - Yvonne Gage
Did Michael Jackson sue?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/24/2019|
Blue Oyster Cult -- Joan Crawford
|by Anonymous||reply 102||10/24/2019|
He should have, r101!
And then handed the money over to the kiddies he diddled.
When it comes to “Thriller” derivatives, I vastly prefer Harry Manfredini’s theme to FRIDAY THE 13th PART 3. At least it’s original enough to be its own thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/24/2019|
Speaking of ripoffs- er, derivatives, I assumed this was a ripoff of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince "Nightmare on my Street" except it was released 2 years before that one.
Lovebug Starski - "Amityville (The House on the Hill)"
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/24/2019|
Actually, r104, it sounds a lot more like a ripoff of Whodini's "Haunted House of Rock," which I linked @ r56. It was a hit in 1983.
I'll give Lovebug Starski points for the wackadoodle Star Trek interlude, however!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||10/24/2019|
Welcome To My Nightmare - Alice Copper with Muppets
|by Anonymous||reply 106||10/24/2019|
Starting in the 80s and into the 90s, Oingo Boingo was famous for their annual Halloween concerts in Southern California, with their farewell concert being at the Universal Amphitheater on Halloween, 1995.
"Dead Mans' Party."
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/24/2019|
Panic at the Disco - It's Almost Halloween
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/24/2019|
I'm sure some of you know this jam.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||10/24/2019|
I like hearing this with Halloween jams.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||10/25/2019|
Weird science by oingo boingo
|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/25/2019|
I would have thought r17 would prefer The Prodigy's "Voodoo People."
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/25/2019|
Wonderful suggestion, r119. The movie is not scary. But the title and lyrics conjure up things that can be used to create terrifying abominations!
Plus, I love the shit out of that movie!
|by Anonymous||reply 115||10/25/2019|
Things That Go Bump In The Night - AllSTARS (cheesy Brit pop from the early 2000s)
|by Anonymous||reply 117||10/25/2019|
Sympathy for the devil by the Stones.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||10/25/2019|
Sting's Moon over Bourbon Street. It was inspired by interview with a vampire.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||10/25/2019|
"Ghost Town" by the Specials. Not really about anything Halloween related but still has a spooky vibe.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||10/25/2019|
Dr. Demento likes to play an old, British folk tune about Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII. He and I prefer Stanley Holloway's creepy, 1934 recording, though it's been covered by many bands over the years.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||10/26/2019|
Here's a little parody I love.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||10/26/2019|
Dr. Demento played this hilarious number this weekend..
|by Anonymous||reply 124||10/28/2019|
This one's for the '90s Europeans
|by Anonymous||reply 125||10/28/2019|
Sirius XM's "Freaky 50" felt it needed both the Strangeloves' original and Bow Wow Wow's hit cover of this song:
|by Anonymous||reply 126||10/29/2019|
Who doesn't like this song?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||10/29/2019|
Since the DL is obsessing over Morrissey's latest political rant:
|by Anonymous||reply 128||10/29/2019|
My Chemical Romance has several monster songs.
Here is my favorite:
|by Anonymous||reply 129||10/30/2019|
The gays will love the funky disco of Norma Jean Wright's "Sorcerer."
It goes well with "Drac's Back" and "Witchfinder General."
|by Anonymous||reply 130||10/30/2019|
Has to be Hammer Horror by Kate Bush
Watching this as a young boy I longed to be surprised from behind by a sexy man in a hood!
|by Anonymous||reply 131||10/30/2019|
You guys have already posted most of mine, DL always has good playlists!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||10/30/2019|
Gotta have Concrete Blonde every year.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||10/30/2019|
R132 - apologies didn't click on R98 x
|by Anonymous||reply 137||10/31/2019|
Fans of Weird Al Yankovic can enjoy "Slime Creatures from Outer Space" or "Good Ol' Days" for Halloween.
But I prefer this FRIDAY THE 13TH-inspired number:
|by Anonymous||reply 138||10/31/2019|
Don't forget "The Cringe!"
|by Anonymous||reply 140||10/31/2019|
Whistlin' Past the Graveyard
Tom Waits song
|by Anonymous||reply 144||10/31/2019|
I Walk on Guilded Splinters
Gris Gris (The Night Tripper)
|by Anonymous||reply 145||10/31/2019|
We mustn’t forget rock star Robert Englund.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||10/31/2019|
Who wore a "Vampire Girl" song better?
The Misfits, Jonathan Richmann or The Groovie Ghoulies?
|by Anonymous||reply 151||10/31/2019|
Bravo R144. Holly Cole is the best undiscovered strangely beautiful musical talent that never quite happened. Her Tom Waits cover album is exceptional. Superlative really. But she was such a look and personality and sound on her other albums too - I don't get why she never did better. Not a diva, not a throwback, not a punk or a rocker. A modern jazz singer, with the slow beats and irregulars drums and only that combo and her voice. A great performer. Then strings and gorgeous orchestrations of emotionally dark songs. Joyful atonal christmas songs. She was singular. A damn great singer and musician. She was the bomb 25 years ago when I was a teen in Montreal. I love her. She takes some work to love. She's spooky.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||10/31/2019|
When I was a kid, this song scared me.
In fact, it still does.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||10/31/2019|
Kelly put a hit out on this song today. She degraded her beautiful voice so much from oversinging - but the rasp works and she's still got that shimmery soprano part. She does this legit. Nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||10/31/2019|
"Eeeeew, rock and roll!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 155||11/01/2019|
No, R80. The best Jason song would be this one...
|by Anonymous||reply 156||04/17/2020|
Does everyone know that Bobby "Boris" Pickett did a sequel to "The Monster Mash" in 1984 called "The Monster Rap?"
It was an attempt to update "Mash's" relevance with hip hop. The song is mostly embarrassing, but this extended version contains a verse covering "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang, which is a cool reference, anyhow.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||10/17/2020|
"The Monster Swim" was an even more embarrassing sequel than "Monster Rap!"
Check out this time capsule from the days when there was nothing scary about horror:
|by Anonymous||reply 158||10/17/2020|
My Eldergay children, my Halloween gift to you all!!!!!!! New Album coming in 2022 !!!! Much Love !!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 159||10/17/2020|
Speaking of Bobby PIckett, I actually find "Me & My Mummy" to be charming.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||10/18/2020|
And believe it or not, "The Transylvania Twist" is actually an old-school, rockabillyin' good time!
|by Anonymous||reply 161||10/18/2020|
This one's for the Stevie Nicks troll giving Stevie a hard time for defending women's reproductive rights!
|by Anonymous||reply 162||Last Tuesday at 6:57 PM|
El Chubacabra - Sugar Lime Blue
|by Anonymous||reply 163||Last Thursday at 10:41 AM|
The incomparable Elvira is featured wonderfully.
The whole album is Halloween perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||Last Thursday at 11:04 AM|
Something in My House by Dead or Alive
|by Anonymous||reply 165||Last Thursday at 11:10 AM|
A full year and 165 posts later, and no one has posted a direct link to “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by BOC? Some bizarre, irrelevant choices in this thread. Yikes. “Creep” by Radiohead?? Queeny dance-pop? Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||Last Thursday at 11:14 AM|
The original Halloween (1978) theme song — not the re-recorded version Carpenter did for an early soundtrack release which added a thumping bass drum.
I wish I could find the original opening credits in mono, though—the way the film was originally experienced.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||Last Thursday at 11:17 AM|
No classical music lovers here? How could anyone not have mentioned Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" or Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette."
In elementary school I remember singing a Halloween song set to the music of Grieg's "In The Hall of The Mountain King":
'On October thirty-one, when the sun, goes to rest, that's the night of Halloween when fun is at its best.....'
|by Anonymous||reply 169||Last Thursday at 11:35 AM|
R169 They all lived on Elm Street.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||Last Thursday at 12:29 PM|
I always thought this would be a good opening song for a female werewolf film =
|by Anonymous||reply 171||Last Thursday at 12:32 PM|
Kim Petras' entire Turn Off The Light Album... bow down bitches!!
|by Anonymous||reply 172||Last Thursday at 12:44 PM|