13 October 2008

The Great Halloween Playlist

I have a confession to make. I was dead tired of the 10 song CD compilations of silly Halloween songs that make up the meat of music we are offered for our October holiday. And I was unsatisfied with the top 10 or 13 lists that proliferate on the net. What with mp3 players and online playlists a mix needn't fit on a tape anymore. So, I have scoured my memory and Myspace music to create a better musical offering for Halloween.

A little aside here: If Myspace is good for anything it is a great resource for finding genius music that you previously never knew existed, and an excellent way for bands to market themselves before and after being signed. If you've been playing around with the new personal playlist feature in Myspace, you can easily put this playlist together sans only a couple songs and listen to your hearts content.

Included within the Great Halloween Playlist are some heavy, some light, some old, and some new, but none quite so fluffy as the Monster Mash. If you wanted recommendations for your Halloween listening pleasure, you have found the right place.

The Great Halloween Playlist

Old Black Magic - Louis Prima and Keely Smith
Werewolf - Haunted Love
Black Magic Woman (radio edit) - Santana
People are Strange - The Doors
Where Evil Grows - The Poppy Family
Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
Devil Woman - Cliff Richards
Witchy Woman - Bad News Bears
Little Red Riding Hood - Paul Revere and the Raiders
Marie Laveau - Bobby Bare
I'm Your Boogie Man - White Zombie
Boris the Spider - The Who
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Let's do the Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show
Abracadabra - Steve Miller
The Killing Moon - Echo and the Bunnymen
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Zombie Zoo - Tom Petty
Ghost Town - The Specials
Teenage Frankenstein - Alice Cooper
Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
La Grippe - Squirrel Nut Zippers
St. James Infirmary Blues - White Stripes
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead - Rosemary Clooney
I Put a Spell on You - Nina Simone
Zombie Jamboree - Harry Belefonte
Red Right Hand - Nick Cave
Sleeping with a Vampire - Brigitte Handley and the Dark Shadows
Date with a Vampire - The Screaming Trees
Transylvanian Concubine - Rasputina
Spooky Madness - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Halloween - Souixe and the Banshees
Thank you Satan - Dionysos
Cannibal Flesh Riot - Hola Ghost
Halloween She Gets So Mean - Rob Zombie
Lunatics - Fun Boy Three

--LeE.

10/24: Love Me Dead - Ludo (courtesy of Busch Garden's Hall-o-Scream, seriously)

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