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Welcome to My Nightmare October 4, 2009

Posted by ourfriendben in Uncategorized, wit and wisdom.
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Our friend Ben was reminded yesterday by Silence Dogood’s post, “Monster Mash: Potatoes,” and a response by Lzyjo of the delightful blog Worms and Flowers (http://wormandflowers.wordpress.com/) about how much she’d loved the song “Monster Mash” as a child, that it was high time to do a roundup of best songs for Hallowe’en. It’s already October, for Pete’s sake! Better get a move on if we want to get our scary sounds lined up.

Unfortunately, our friend Ben’s brain isn’t exactly firing on all cylinders these days: I’m a few jack-o-lanterns short of a load. So I’m sure I’m forgetting some of my own Hallowe’en faves here in addition to there being plenty I’ve never heard. This is your opportunity to add to the list by contributing your own faves. Help us, please!

Without more ado, here’s our current Hallowe’en playlist:

Monster Mash. It’s a graveyard smash.

The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Let’s hope he stayed there, too.

Bat Out of Hell. Serve up some Hallowe’en Meatloaf.

Werewolves of London. Aaahoo!!!

Moon Over Bourbon Street. Let’s not forget the vampires.

Don’t Fear the Reaper. The most seductive creepy song ever. It’ll make your skin crawl.

The Time Warp. Time to watch “Rocky Horror” again. It’s just a jump to the left.

Spooky. Sweet. Gotta have a Casper in there somewhere.

Witchy Woman. See how high she flies.

Black Magic Woman. She’s trying to make a devil out of you.

Ghostbusters Theme. Okay, it’s not scary, but you can’t get it out of your head, can you? Who you gonna call?

Highway to Hell. This ain’t no normal traffic jam.

Love Potion Number 9. Better watch those gypsy types—and keep away from the cops.

Hotel California. Roaches check in, they don’t check out.

Evil Ways. This can’t go on.

Fortune Teller. Even Robert Plant fell under her spell.

Ghostdance. If you want the ultimate in spine-tingling, this Robbie Robertson song is it.

Skinwalker. Unless this Robbie Robertson song is it.

Dust in the Wind. Ashes to ashes.

Alice Cooper. Okay, this isn’t a song, it’s an icon. Nobody, and we mean nobody, has done as much for campy-creepy as Alice. If you don’t know Alice, you don’t know, period. Try these for starters: “Welcome to My Nightmare;” “I Love the Dead;” “Billion Dollar Babies;” “Poison;” “Dragontown;” “Go to Hell;” “Can’t Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me;” and 2009’s classic “Keepin’ Halloween Alive.” Go Alice Go!!!!

Okay, your turn. What are your Hallowe’en faves?


1. Lzyjo - October 4, 2009

OMG! This is the coolest post ever! Soo many faves!!! LOVE Warren Zevon! AHHHOOO!!! I think Black Sabbath, Title track can be included in creepy campy! I know what I’m listening to later today! Oh, I almost forgot, Jimi’s Voodoo Child!!

Ha! Thanks, Lzyjo! And thanks for the great suggestions. I’m planning on putting on Alice’s “Trash” CD when I clean the birdcages in a minute. I’m sure I’ll feel more motivated!

2. Joy - October 4, 2009

I love this post : )
I keep thinking of the Monster Mash as kid now too !
I do love Beetle Juice … every time I hear it it makes me *SMILE*
I don’t see it on the list yet so there you go ! Another HALLOWEEN THEME SONG : ) hehehehehe
Joy aka “Halloween NUTTER”

Thanks, Joy! I’ll have to add Beetlejuice to our list!

3. AutumnRose - October 4, 2009

How about my fave–Bad Moon Rising by CCR 🙂

Excellent choice, AutumnRose!!!

4. Ratty - October 5, 2009

The title of the post drew me like a magnet. I was going to tell you about Alice’s “Along Came A Spider” album. Then I saw you mention he had a new single. I had no idea. I thought I was keeping up on him, but I missed something like this. I have to get this one. If I want Halloween songs I always think of him first.

Hi Ratty! “Keepin’ Halloween Alive” just came out in August, so don’t feel bad that you missed it. Just in time for the season! And now I’m going to have to get “Along Came a Spider.” The last Alice CD I bought was “The Eyes of Alice Cooper,” so I’m behind, too!

5. Jen - October 5, 2009

Excellent! I’m making a playlist up for my ipod because we’re having a halloween party this year – I’ll make sure all of these are on it. Another one of my favorites is I Put a Spell on You. Lots of people have recorded it – including Credence and Nina Simone– but Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ version is the best!

Thanks, Jen! I’m not hearing it in my head, but it sounds familiar. I’ll have to go check it out!

6. fairegarden - October 5, 2009

Night on Bald Mountain, with the video from Fantasia to go with it. The best scary music ever!

Ha! Thanks, Frances! I’ll check it out! (Gulp… never saw Fantasia. Am I the only one?!)

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