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Halloween Countdown, Day 13

Hey everybody, what's the coolest thing about this year's holiday season? karmaku is getting married on Halloween day! Woohoo!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on the happy occasion!!!

So karmaku is looking for the perfect Halloween party play list. Let's help out!

I'm limiting myself to 30 songs for the sake of my sanity. Click on the links below to hear the songs. Remember, this is party music: songs to which you can dance and/or sing along.

(Reminder: if you're looking for a different sound, the "boograss" music list my husband made last year for the Halloween countdown is here.)


Essentials for the Perfect Halloween Party Playlist
(in no particular order)

"Thriller" by Michael Jackson with Vincent Price
"Bloodletting (Vampire Song)" by Concrete Blonde
"Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" by Bauhaus
"Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo
"Monster Mash" by Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
"Re-Animator" by Paul Roland
"The New Zero" by Rasputina
"Move Your Dead Bones" by Dr. Reanimator
"Season of the Witch" by Donovan
"Halloween" by the Misfits
"Grim, Grinning Ghosts" by Barenaked Ladies
"Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult
"We Won't Go" by Hungry Lucy
"The Haunting" by Nosferatu
"Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
"Zombie Jamboree" by Harry Belafonte
"Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.
"I Put a Spell on You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
"Graveyard Picnic" by Voltaire
"Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
"Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads
"Skullcrusher Mountain" by Jonathan Coulton
"Man with the Hex" by Atomic Fireballs
"Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell
"Sleepy Little Creepy Little Town" by Jonah Knight
"Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Graveyard Rock" by Tarantula Ghoul & Her Gravediggers
"Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?" by North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative
"This Is Halloween" by Marilyn Manson

What else should be on the list? Please pitch in with your recommendations for karmaku!

"If you squirm at the Conqueror Worm,
This is no place for thee,
Or if you fright at the mere site
Of the corpse of my Annabel Lee.
If you fear there's something you hear,
A heart beating under the floor -
Still your heart, there's no need to start.
It's just me having tea with Lenore."

- "Graveyard Picnic" by Voltaire


( 25 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 13th, 2014 11:21 am (UTC)
I'm stealing your music list and passing it along to people on tumblr because it is amazing.
Oct. 13th, 2014 11:29 am (UTC)
That's awesome. Thanks! :D
Oct. 13th, 2014 01:28 pm (UTC)
Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette" -- a.k.a. the theme music for "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."
Oct. 14th, 2014 10:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, good one! That's perfect for a party.
Oct. 13th, 2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
Zombie Girl from Imelda May's great new album!

Oct. 14th, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oooh, thank you for introducing me to this! Awesome.
Oct. 15th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
yeah, great huh.
Oct. 13th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
Is that All Hallows' Day, November 1, or is it the day before All Hallows' Eve, October 31?
Oct. 14th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
October 31st, I do believe.
Oct. 14th, 2014 11:34 am (UTC)
Oct. 14th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's perfect! Good call!
Oct. 14th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)
"Number of the Beast" (Iron Maiden)
Oct. 14th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yes! Great addition to the list. Thanks!
Oct. 14th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
"Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic would be good, too.
Oct. 15th, 2014 02:14 am (UTC)
"Your Ghost" by John Wesley Harding is pretty darn awesome party music.
Oct. 23rd, 2014 06:31 pm (UTC)
Re: playlist
Awesome! Thank you!
Oct. 22nd, 2014 04:16 am (UTC)
"This is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas

"You've probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven't, I'd say it's time you begun..."
Oct. 23rd, 2014 06:32 pm (UTC)
This is so much fun! I included Marilyn Manson's cover of this song in the list above, but you're right: it's so perfect, the original should be there, too.
Oct. 24th, 2014 02:28 am (UTC)
Oh! I swear I checked your list before I posted. I probably searched for "Nightmare". Anyway, the Marilyn Manson cover is great, too!
Oct. 22nd, 2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
more goodies :)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J. S. Bach ;)

Soundtracks to various horror films; even the comedy/drama _Ghostbusters_ has some haunting music.

Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky

Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights" and "Hammer Horror"

The group Midnight Syndicate does great spooky music:

Sting's "Moon Over Bourbon Street"

the Beatles' "Helter Skelter"

anything by the Cure, Dead Can Dance, Siouxsie and the Banshees

Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs' "Li'l Red Riding Hood"

Santana's "Black Magic Woman"

the Eagles' "Witchy Woman"
Oct. 23rd, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: more goodies :)
Great picks - thank you so much!
Oct. 22nd, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Wednesday 13 has a bunch of horror-themed music, you just have to sift through the cussing. Also, a great band called Van Helsing's Curse would be a perfect fit.
Oct. 23rd, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I really appreciate these recommendations.
Oct. 26th, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
Amazing recommendations - thanks everyone!
Oct. 30th, 2014 03:09 pm (UTC)
YAY! :D I'm so happy you like them! Best wishes on your big day!
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