Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Music

It's Halloween's Eve and what better way to get in the spirit than talking about Halloween music? In case you're not quite in the mood for giving out candy to heathens or going to a costume party that has 75% of the people dressing up as their favorite vampire, you can listen to these tunes to help you get there.
  • "Ghostbusters Theme" by Ray Parker, Jr. - Let's forget for the moment that Ray Parker, Jr. was actually sued by Huey Lewis for copyright infringement (the song was too similar to "I Want A New Drug" by HL & the News.) This song is a happy go lucky song about busting ghosts and figuring out who to call when you have a paranormal emergency. Plus, it's highly danceable as Bill Murray and crew are demonstrating in the above picture. Busting makes me feel real good!
  • "Thriller" by Michael Jackson - Hopefully this song wasn't actually about MJ's darkside (AKA his pension for child molestation) but as far as Halloween themed songs go, this one is at or near the top. The extended version with Vincent Price at the end (the original version) is 100% better than the edited/abridged version. Vincent Price is one creepy dude.
  • "Nightmare On My Street" by The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and DJ Jazzy Jeff - Oh yeah! Haven't listened to this song in a solid 15 years? Well bust it out and enjoy Will Smith rapping about his experience with Freddy Krueger. A solid beat and excellent sound effects coupled with Will Smith's late 80's rap style is a great, yet cheesy combo. Oh, and this is song number 2 on the list that was sued for copyright infringement.
  • "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield - Now you all know this song as the theme song from "The Exorcist." If this doesn't help you get in the mood for some ghouls, ghosts, satanic demons, and horrible/unoriginal costumes then I don't know what will. This is one chilling song.
One last one, and this one wins for worst Halloween song ever. "Purple People Eater" by Someone I Don't Care To Look Up Or Recognize On This Blog. This might be the worst song I've ever heard. Literally.

So hopefully that helps you get in the mood for Halloween. Have a fun weekend and please people- don't try drinking anyone else's blood. It's not good for you.


Rae said...

my friend is putting together a company-party mix AS WE SPEAK. i sent him this link... good call!

Tony B. said...

Avoid Purple People Eater like it's a case of crabs!

GMoney said...

Monster Mash is a graveyard smash.