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Can’t let Halloween go…

Posted on: November 2, 2006

And now for something completely random. Well, actually a couple somethings.

So, Halloween evening after trick-or-treating (or rather, trunk-or-treating, but let’s not split hairs here), I drove to pick up a pizza with my little sister-in-law who is visiting for a few days. As we set off to drive home, we saw a man in a full gorilla suit riding a bicycle in the parking lot. (So cool — we’re at the circus!)

And on the radio we heard Ghost, by the Indigo Girls. Love that song, it’s been way too long since I listened to any Indigo Girls. But see, it’s funny, cuz Halloween, right?

So now I want to make a playlist of Halloween songs. Kinda like that though, some officially Halloween (like Thriller and Monster Mash), but others more creatively so. And I want your suggestions everyone! It requires some unorthodox thinking, but I have faith in y’all. Here’s what I have so far, and the reasons.

  • Monster Mash
  • Thriller
  • Everybody (Backstreet Boys, on account of the video, y’know)
  • Ghost (Indigo Girls)
  • Space Cowboy (cuz it’s funny and doesn’t it sound like a costume?)
  • Little Red Riding Hood (it’s an oldie, and awesome)
  • Ophelia (Natalie Merchant – creepy sounding, and all the different roles)
  • Secret Agent Man
  • Kryptonite (or is it called “Will You Still Call Me Superman”?)
  • Angel
  • I Should’ve Been a Cowboy, or maybe Guess That’s Just the Cowboy in Me
  • Walk Like an Egyptian
  • All Star (this might be a bit of a stretch, but hey…)
  • Phantom of the Opera (okay, I have a soft spot for musicals)

Not just titles, either, it can be in the lyrics. Anything to do with disguise, or something you might dress up as, etc — all you have to do is make a plausible connection. Are there any songs by Smashing Pumpkins that would work? Wouldn’t that be perfect… Or some pop-ish song associated with Harry Potter?

And you must leave a comment and tell me about it! That’s an important step too. Go to it!

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4 Responses to "Can’t let Halloween go…"

At the risk of sounding old, how about
“The Great Pretender” (The Platters)
“The Mummy” (Bob McFadden and Dor)
http://www.rhapsody.com/bobmcfaddendor (too silly – worth a listen)
– More, from another blogger on the same (derailed) train of thought: http://musicyouwont.blogspot.com/2005/10/halloween-is-scream.html

…oh, and thanks – you rock, too! 🙂

– Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
– Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
– Dead Souls – Joy Division (or I suppose Nine Inch Nails if you want to break my little first wave heart)
– Little 15 – Depeche Mode – sounds kind of creepy in the beginning
– Marion – Sisters of Mercy
– Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
– Anything by the October Project for obvious reasons and also haunting vocals.
– What about the Ghostbusters theme?
– Probably any song by Smashing Pumpkins would work, but how about “Behold! The Nightmare”?

Oh! And Gonna Raise Hell – Cheap Trick! It’s used in a really good (Halloween) episode of Freaks & Geeks too.

“Everyday is Halloween” by Ministry

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