Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Songs


In honor of Halloween next week, I decided to do a Halloween playlist. Now, I realize all of these songs are Disney-related, save for the last track, but honestly, unless you wanted an Avenged Sevenfold playlist, there’s really not a fantastic selection of Halloween music. So, in an effort to be creative, this is what I’ve come up with. J Enjoy! J

This is Halloween by Panic! At the Disco- The only serious musician(s) on this playlist, TIH is a cover from the Tim Burton movie Nightmare From Halloween that I was honestly too scared to watch until high school. Pathetic, I know. J Anyways, Panic brings the creepiness and makes their cover quite a bit scarier than the original. Brendon’s vocals are strong, tapping into that frightening persona he knows and sometimes we love and the instrumentation in the background complements his voice nicely. A good track to get in the spirit of Halloween, or in my case, get pumped to hear little kids’ jokes and hand out candy. I’m kidding; I love it. Last year, everyone pretty much had the same joke though: “How do you wake up Lady Gaga?...Poke her face.” Creative.

Grim Grinning Ghosts by The Mellomen- This song was scary and still is. I know I sound like a wimp and I’m okay with that. To be honest, I have no problems with excessive violence and movies where a lot of bad stuff happens, but anything that even resembles a horror movie, I freak out. I can’t handle it. I love vampires, werewolves, and lots of sci-fi stuff, but anything with spirits and dead people, count me out. Back to the song…I am rambling really badly tonight. I really hope there aren’t any socializing ghosts anywhere near me…but, the Mellowmen and Betty Taylor’s sounds all meld together nicely, creating a perfect Halloween song that really does take me back to when I was a little kid and trick-or-treating was the highlight of my year. J It also reminds me of this old Disney Land VHS we had and they did this song and I used to torment by easily scared sister with it...those were the days. :)

I Put a Spell On You by Bette Midler from Hocus Pocus-
This movie has been a Halloween tradition in my house for years. We love the off-beat humor, creative story line, and above all else, the music. Bette Midler, for those of you who don’t know, is a pretty famous singer and the filmmakers decided to utilize her talent to create this memorable scene. She, along with Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, brought her characters to life and made one of the best kid-friendly Halloween movies. J

Heffalumps and Woozles from Pooh Bear- My childhood! Oh, how I miss it. Sorry, nostalgic episode. Granted, this is hardly Halloween, but I remember when I was eight years old and I hated whenever this song came on my super cool VHS tape of the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. As weird as it is, I actually kind of miss VHS tapes; we used to think we were so cool…lol Anyways, considering this is a kid’s horror movie of sorts, at least it felt like that to me at the time, the animators did an incredible job bringing this song to life. I’d be freaked out if I found Heffalumps and Woozles in my house.

Thriller by Michael Jackson- What kind of a Halloween playlist would it be if I didn't include Thriller? It has to be on here! Between the creepy lyrics, fitting music video, and the unforgettable dance, Thriller has become a bit of a Halloween staple. :)

Now, this is not a Halloween song, but I have a great deal of respect for people who put this much time and effort into their lights. We don’t put Halloween lights, though we do Christmas, but my family’s proud if we have a strand of lights and some bush lights; this puts us to shame. Amazing!  

Next week, I’ll get back to actual, new music, but I wanted to do something different.

Have a safe, happy Halloween!

Until next week,



  1. I'll add this song I composed :)

  2. Hey, Lorenzo! Cool track. Perfect Halloween music! thanks for commenting! :)