Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Top Halloween Songs

With it being October-eve and all, and with getting all amped up with my Steampunk costume for this coming Halloween, I'm already getting in the mood with music to celebrate the coming of one of my two favorite holidays (Christmas being tied).

So, here's the Halloween playlist I have for the ultimate Halloween Party Mix. With the exception of the first "song" (which is actually a spoken monologue from the Disneyland ride The Haunted Mansion and makes for a bitchin' kick-off to your party) these are in no particular order. Throw in a few non-Halloween dance hits for hip-swaying excitement and you're set :

1. Welcome monologue from Disney's Haunted Mansion Ride
2. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
3. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
4. The Munster's Theme song
5. Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett
6. Sorceror's Apprentice by the Del-Vikings
7. Werewolf by The Frantics
8. Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon
9. This is Halloween (From Nightmare before Christmas) by Marilyn Manson
10. Boris the Spider by The Who
11. Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus
12. Shopping for Blood by Franz Ferdinand
13. People Are Strange by Echo and the Bunnymen (or go for the Doors original)
14. Chost Town by The Specials
15. Ghost Town Blues by Social Distortion
16. I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
17. Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo
18. Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
19. The Devil Went Down To Georgia by The Toy Dolls
20. Howling at the Moon (Sha La La) by The Ramones
21. Bloodstains by The Chop Tops
22. Dead Man's Party by Hillbilly Hellcats
23. Cadillac Hearse by Cadillac Tramps
24. Meet the Creeper by Rob Zombie
25. Dragula by Rob Zombie
26. Bleed it Out by Linkin Park
27. Devil Doll by X
28. Astro Zombies by The Misfits
29. Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show
30. Blitzgrieg Bop by the Ramones
31. Thriller by Michael Jackson
32. Le Freak by Chic
33. Holy Ghost by The Bar-Kays
34. Atomic Dog by George Clinton
35. Wild Thing by Tone Loc
36. Tainted Love by Soft Cell
37. Sex Dwarf by Soft Cell
38. Every Day is Halloween by Ministry (or try the Tre Lux version)
39. Sheena is a Punk Rocker by the Ramones
40. Weird Science by Oingo Boingo
41. Who Do You Want to Be by Oingo Boingo
42. Full Moon by The Black Ghosts
43. Addam's Family theme song
44. Beetlejuice Theme song
45. Haunted Heart by Concombre Zombi

and for kitzchy fun:
46. They're Here by Boots Walker
47. Martian Hop by the Ran-Dells
48. Monster Surfing Theme by Deadly Ones
49. My Son the Vampire by Allan Sherman
50. Haunted House by Jumpin' Gene Simmons
51. Spooktacular Finale by Spike Jones
52. Wolfman by The Bobby Fuller Four
53. Teenage Brain Surgeon by The Mad Doctor Cappy
54. Day-O by Harry Belafonte (sung in Beetlejuice)
55. Goolie Get-Together by the Groovy Goolies
56. The Mummy by Bob McFadden
57. Rockin' In The Graveyard by Jackie Morningstar
58. Dinner with Dracula by Zacherle
59. Satan Takes a Holiday (Instrumental) by Anton LaVey
60. Ghost Train by the Electro-Tones
61. Strychnine by The Sonics (or The Cramps, take your pick)
62. I'ma gonna throw in Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. so I don't get yelled at by anyone.

Yep. I have all of these in my iTunes library. Quite a few of the oldie-but-moldies come from Lux n Ivy's favorite songs that inspired The Cramps. Quite frankly, if you're of the punk-minded, you could go all night with The Cramps, mixed up with The Misfits, Concombre Zombi, Cadillac Tramps and Rob Zombie. You'd pretty much be set. Keep in mind I realize not EVERY Halloween style song is listed here. Most of the main list has songs that keep a party moving. And, these are just the kind of songs I like. There's probably a ton of songs I missed!!

For more ambient background eerie gothic sounds, any Nox Arcana album will do ya, but my favorite so far is "Carnival of Lost Souls." Check out their "Darklore Manor" and "Shadow of the Raven" as well. Another really cool album is "The Phantom of the Organ: The Vampyre at the Harpsichord" by Noted Phantom Erik. Yes, it's exactly as it sounds. All harpsichord, all gothic...think Anne Rice, a shadowy mansion and lots of pale people in boots n such.

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