If you’ve known me or read my blog for any length of time, you’d know that I love playlists. LOVE them, can’t get enough. Sometimes, when I’m by myself, I’ll just create a playlist. I think of them in the shower, while listening to music. I find it challenging and fun.
I have tons of them. Currently, I have 38 of them in my iPhone. I have probably 15-20 more in my iTunes that I don’t use regularly. I’m obsessed.
Is it any wonder, then, that I have a Halloween playlist?
I do. But it is very recent. I didn’t consider, until this year, that I should HAVE a Halloween Playlist, so I made one a few days ago.
Following is the list of songs that make up my Halloween playlist. However, this is only comprised of songs I already had in my music list, I did not buy any songs, no matter how tempting, for the playlist. Also, I am not linking to anything, so if you don’t know a song and you’re curious, YouTube, baby.
(alphabetical order by song title – followed by artist)
Bad Company- Bad Company
Bad Moon Rising – Credence Clearwater Revival
Creep – Radiohead
Devil Town – Tony Lucca
Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Fire of Unknown Origin – Blue Oyster Cult
Friend of the Devil – Counting Crows
God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash
I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
I Wanna Do Bad Things With You – Jace Everett
I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
Invisible City – The Wallflowers
Lie in Our Graves – Dave Matthews Band
Lightning Strikes – Lou Christie
Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney
Mad World – Gary Jules
Moondance – Van Morrison
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Renegade – Styx
Road to Nowhere – Ozzie Osbourne
Scarecrow – Montgomery Gentry
Silent Lucidity – Queensryche
Spooky – Classics IV
Sugar Sugar – The Archies
Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones
Tha Crossroads – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
That Old Black Magic – Louis Prima
Time of the Season – The Zombies
Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn
30 Songs, it’s pretty extensive. I love it, it’s such a great mix of music.
Here’s a list of songs I would have included if I had already owned them:
(in no particular order, just as I thought of them)
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Love Potion #9 – The Searchers
Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
Ghostbusters Theme – Ray Parker, Jr.
Zombie – Cranberries
Little Red Riding Hood – Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels (How do I not have this song? Oversight.)
Midnight in Montgomery – Alan Jackson
Howlin’ for You – Black Keys
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor – Johann Sebastian Bach
A note about the last song. Yes, it’s classical music, but it’s probably the most recognizable “spooky” music in the world. Honestly, I linked to a YouTube vid for that song only. Go listen to it, I dare you. I promise, you will have heard it before and you’ll go, “oh yeah, perfect Halloween song”.
There you go, my list and my suggestions of great Halloween music. In case you need some for your next Halloween party…be sure to invite me!
Happy Halloween (again).