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