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Halloween Songs

What are the best Halloween songs? 👻 🎃

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by Anonymousreply 172Last Thursday at 12:44 PM

Thriller

by Anonymousreply 110/23/2019

One of my favorites.

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by Anonymousreply 210/23/2019

From the Halloween Classic Hocus Pocus.

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by Anonymousreply 310/23/2019

Another classic with some 80’s celebrity cameos.

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by Anonymousreply 410/23/2019

Remember The Sing-Off? I loved the adorably cheesy Halloween medley they did one year.

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by Anonymousreply 510/23/2019

The dreadful Monster Mash (it’s a graveyard smash!), of course.

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Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

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by Anonymousreply 710/23/2019

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.

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by Anonymousreply 810/23/2019

Here's the scene..ToT

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by Anonymousreply 910/23/2019

Whodini's "Freaks Come Out At Night"

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Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl

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DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Nightmare On My Street

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by Anonymousreply 1210/23/2019

Must be the season of the witch

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by Anonymousreply 1310/23/2019

Witchy Woman

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Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon

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by Anonymousreply 1510/23/2019

I love Monster Mash.

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Breathe by The Prodigy. I used to love those creepy weirdos.

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by Anonymousreply 1710/23/2019

Monster Mash

# 1 in October of 1962 and peaking at #10 in August 11 of 1973.

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"Freak-A-Zoid" -Midnight Star

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by Anonymousreply 1910/23/2019

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:

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by Anonymousreply 2010/23/2019

The Misfits have a cover of "Monster Mash" that's slightly cooler than Bobby Boris Pickett.

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May favorite version of the old jazz standard. But the Five Jones Boys' version is probably more definitive.

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Here's the great Johnny Cash version of the country classic, though Me First and the Gimme Gimmes do a mean punk version!

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"Roadrunner" Jonathan RIchman's "Vampire Girl ..."

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... is almost as good as The Misfits' "Vampire Girl."

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Play this one with MORE COWBELL!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 7210/23/2019

45 Grave did a very cool, alt-rock cover of the very corny "Riboflavin."

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by Anonymousreply 7310/23/2019

Since "Supernature" is such a fabulous song, you're getting the 3 best versions of it, starting with the original:

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Through to Erasure's cover of it ....

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... ending with Beth Ditto's most fabulous version.

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Bela Lugosi's Dead

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Transylvania Lullaby

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I will throw in the best Freddy song:

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by Anonymousreply 7910/23/2019

As well as the best Jason song:

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by Anonymousreply 8010/23/2019

Here's the funniest Halloween song:

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For a classical selection, Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse macabre, the night the dead come out to dance.

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Another one from Rob Zombie

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It's too bad some non-scary songs simply have horrific videos. Because I really like Lady Gaga's vampiric video for "Teeth" ...

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... as well as Goldfrapp's demonic video for "Alive."

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The Fall's version of "I'm a Mummy" is another corny classic made cool by a punk band.

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by Anonymousreply 8810/24/2019

It's Halloween - The Shaggs

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by Anonymousreply 8910/24/2019

Many of Siouxsie And The Banshees' hits are spooky and/or creepy.

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Drac's Back - Red Lipstique

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Here's Siouxsie with Peekaboo."

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Book of Love - Tubular Bells

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by Anonymousreply 9310/24/2019

Not a spooky or scary song but the costumes are wild

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Dracula's Tango - Toto Coelo

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Ne-Yo ... Beautiful Monster.

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Doin' It In A Haunted House - Yvonne Gage

Did Michael Jackson sue?

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Blue Oyster Cult -- Joan Crawford

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by Anonymousreply 10210/24/2019

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.

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by Anonymousreply 10310/24/2019

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)"

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by Anonymousreply 10410/24/2019

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!

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by Anonymousreply 10510/24/2019

Welcome To My Nightmare - Alice Copper with Muppets

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by Anonymousreply 10610/24/2019

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."

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Panic at the Disco - It's Almost Halloween

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by Anonymousreply 10910/24/2019

I'm sure some of you know this jam.

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by Anonymousreply 11110/25/2019

I like hearing this with Halloween jams.

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by Anonymousreply 11210/25/2019

Weird science by oingo boingo

by Anonymousreply 11310/25/2019

I would have thought r17 would prefer The Prodigy's "Voodoo People."

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by Anonymousreply 11410/25/2019

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!

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by Anonymousreply 11510/25/2019

This is cool.

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Things That Go Bump In The Night - AllSTARS (cheesy Brit pop from the early 2000s)

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by Anonymousreply 11710/25/2019

Sympathy for the devil by the Stones.

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Sting's Moon over Bourbon Street. It was inspired by interview with a vampire.

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"Ghost Town" by the Specials. Not really about anything Halloween related but still has a spooky vibe.

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by Anonymousreply 12010/25/2019

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.

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by Anonymousreply 12110/26/2019

Here's a little parody I love.

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Men at Work

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by Anonymousreply 12310/26/2019

Dr. Demento played this hilarious number this weekend..

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by Anonymousreply 12410/28/2019

This one's for the '90s Europeans

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by Anonymousreply 12510/28/2019

Sirius XM's "Freaky 50" felt it needed both the Strangeloves' original and Bow Wow Wow's hit cover of this song:

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by Anonymousreply 12610/29/2019

Who doesn't like this song?

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by Anonymousreply 12710/29/2019

Since the DL is obsessing over Morrissey's latest political rant:

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by Anonymousreply 12810/29/2019

My Chemical Romance has several monster songs.

Here is my favorite:

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by Anonymousreply 12910/30/2019

The gays will love the funky disco of Norma Jean Wright's "Sorcerer."

It goes well with "Drac's Back" and "Witchfinder General."

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by Anonymousreply 13010/30/2019

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!

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by Anonymousreply 13110/30/2019

r131, meet r98!

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You guys have already posted most of mine, DL always has good playlists!

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by Anonymousreply 13310/30/2019

Gotta have Concrete Blonde every year.

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by Anonymousreply 13410/30/2019

I like this one.

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R132 - apologies didn't click on R98 x

by Anonymousreply 13710/31/2019

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:

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Don't forget "The Cringe!"

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Dinner With Drac!

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Holly Cole

Whistlin' Past the Graveyard

Night

2012

Tom Waits song

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by Anonymousreply 14410/31/2019

Dr. John

I Walk on Guilded Splinters

Gris Gris (The Night Tripper)

1968

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by Anonymousreply 14510/31/2019

This one’s a gas.

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We mustn’t forget rock star Robert Englund.

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by Anonymousreply 14810/31/2019

Love it

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Who wore a "Vampire Girl" song better?

The Misfits, Jonathan Richmann or The Groovie Ghoulies?

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by Anonymousreply 15110/31/2019

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.

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by Anonymousreply 15210/31/2019

When I was a kid, this song scared me.

In fact, it still does.

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by Anonymousreply 15310/31/2019

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.

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by Anonymousreply 15410/31/2019

"Eeeeew, tattoos!"

"Eeeeew, rock and roll!!!"

by Anonymousreply 15511/01/2019

No, R80. The best Jason song would be this one...

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by Anonymousreply 15604/17/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 15710/17/2020

"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:

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by Anonymousreply 15810/17/2020

My Eldergay children, my Halloween gift to you all!!!!!!! New Album coming in 2022 !!!! Much Love !!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 15910/17/2020

Speaking of Bobby PIckett, I actually find "Me & My Mummy" to be charming.

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by Anonymousreply 16010/18/2020

And believe it or not, "The Transylvania Twist" is actually an old-school, rockabillyin' good time!

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This one's for the Stevie Nicks troll giving Stevie a hard time for defending women's reproductive rights!

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by Anonymousreply 162Last Tuesday at 6:57 PM

El Chubacabra - Sugar Lime Blue

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by Anonymousreply 163Last Thursday at 10:41 AM

The incomparable Elvira is featured wonderfully.

The whole album is Halloween perfection.

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by Anonymousreply 164Last Thursday at 11:04 AM

Something in My House by Dead or Alive

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by Anonymousreply 165Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 166Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 167Last Thursday at 11:17 AM

Oh, here it is in mono.

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by Anonymousreply 168Last Thursday at 11:23 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 Anonymousreply 169Last Thursday at 11:35 AM

R169 They all lived on Elm Street.

by Anonymousreply 170Last Thursday at 12:29 PM

I always thought this would be a good opening song for a female werewolf film =

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by Anonymousreply 171Last Thursday at 12:32 PM

Kim Petras' entire Turn Off The Light Album... bow down bitches!!

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by Anonymousreply 172Last Thursday at 12:44 PM
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