A brilliant hub and thanks for sharing FlourishAnyway. Following albums designed to soundtrack Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Father's Day, Halloween is the latest holiday to receive the hugely successful 100 Hits series treatment. "One eyed one horned flying purple people eater" besides the song itself what I find amusing is the positioning of comas change what is eating what. Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 30, 2014: Carolyn - Thanks for stopping by and for sharing. Remember when you ran awayAnd I got on my knees and beggedYou not to leaveBecause I'd go berserk?Well!You left me anyhow and thenThe days got worse and worseAnd now you see I've goneCompletely out of my mind. October 28, 2017. She has given up all semblance of living. 6. In exchange for small gifts of food or money, the kids would promise to pray for the souls of the homeowners' dead relatives. loved this! :). MTV News. By the way, how the hell do you dance to Monster Mash???? "Witchy Woman." 13. The 11 best Helloween songs, by Chris Jericho. Before Bert Convy was the host of game shows like Super Password and Win, Lose or Draw, he released this rock 'n roll Halloween song in 1958. Americans today spend in excess of $11 billion on Halloween candy, costumes, decorations, and other items.3, The Eagles released this song in 1972, inspired by the lifestyle excesses of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife, Zelda. The hitchhiker was unaware until he got out of the cab that the trucker was a ghost who was traveling the same route that put him in the netherworld. It had everyone singing along: If there's something strangein your neighborhoodWho ya gonna call?GHOSTBUSTERS, If there's something weirdand it don't look goodWho ya gonna call?GHOSTBUSTERSI ain't afraid of no ghostsI ain't afraid of no ghosts, Ray Parker, Jr. both wrote and performed the song but was sued by another musician, Huey Lewis, for copyright infringement. Last modified September 26, 2014. http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2014/09/halloween-loving_americans_will_spend_about_125_on_candy_costumes_and_decorations_this_year.html. Tried several times earlier to leave a comment and couldn't. If you feel yourself running out of steam, we’ve compiled a list of 10 classic Halloween punk songs to keep you going. You might like them. I was surprised. (If you didn't know he could sing, watch the YouTube video below.) Ghost busters! 20 Spine-Tingling Metal Songs For Your Halloween Party Playlist. … The mind boggles...) Pair it with "Hells Bells" and hope that the power of Bon Scott's vocals doesn't invoke an actual demon from the bowels of Hades. He has a severe case of the munchies because he hasn't eaten in weeks and is a notoriously picky eater. There is a distant howl. Halloween is a great time of year to talk about emotions, costumes, Halloween characters, parts of the body, counting and more! I had been unfamiliar with them before, and now I've got to hear more of their work! As a mobile jock, these are the top 100 tunes I won't be without when it's time … Have a wonderful evening. he Purple People Eater makes me laugh just reading the words, I got this song in my head a few weeks ago and kept singing it, reminds me of when I was little! :-0. Straw hat, harvest moon, boogie man's gonna be here soon! This one caters to Halloween inclinations: "To catch a monster / We make a movie / Set the tempo / And cut and cut its brains out." Don't just add "Monster Mash" or "Thriller" to your playlist and call it a day. The 10 best Halloween-themed classic rock songs. Am I heaven bound, headed for Hell, or forever stranded to roam the Earth?). Top 30 of soul and funk tracks about ghosts, graveyards, criminals, serial killers, dracula’s, witchcraft and monsters. 5. Just a creepin' Creepin' ... . “Existence, well, what does it matter?” is how Ian Curtis, 23 at the time and dead before the record’s release, begins his final verse; elsewhere are equally ominous words like “soulless,” “pitiful,” “abyss,” an… lol! Features Best Halloween Songs: 35 Terrifying Tracks For All Hallows’ Eve. He said, "Fantasia". sounds awesome , not sure what ill be for Halloween yet ! Blaming his trip to the "funny farm" on being abandoned, he includes laughter in his maniacal tale. FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song. Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 01, 2014: This is a fun and interesting hub, Flourish! I want Candy.. never heard of that one..:). Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 30, 2014: What a great list. At the height of the disco era, KC & the Sunshine Band made this song famous (1976). 1VanHorn, Terri. Reagan Youth - (It’s A) Monster’s Holiday 7. A song by the same name was released by Cliff Richard in 1976 and superbly updated by Bruce Willis. Jeannieinabottle - I love that profile picture. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 01, 2018: Nell - It's too bad we haven't heard more from him. She was uninhibited, glamorous, and all-out reckless, even though it cost her extensive stays in mental institutions. In 1958, Sheb Wooley introduced the public to an alien—"a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater"—who descended to Earth so that he could get a job in a rock 'n' roll band. Both the best friend and the cheating wife end up murdered, although the body of the unfaithful Mrs. "will never be found". All kinds of punk bands from horror punk to poppunk and even psychobilly. 10 extra spoopy cuts to creep up your Halloween. Halloween Soul and Funk Music - Top 30. Whether or not one celebrates Halloween, most will agree that there always seems to be a tinge of evil in the air. (Who is paving this highway? Following albums designed to soundtrack Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Father's Day, Halloween is the latest holiday to receive the hugely successful 100 Hits series treatment. Thank you so much for sharing these with us....I am off to listen to many that I have not listened to in far too long. Arms out like zombies, Frankenstein, mummies? Angels are headed your way this evening. The Charlie Daniels Band (1979) tells the tale of a fiddle playing devil who was frustrated that he hadn't claimed as many Georgia souls as he needed. 1. Halloween Soul and Funk Music - Top 30. Released decades before revelations that the National Security Agency has been watching us all, Rockwell (1984) sings about about a man who feels like he is "just a little touched." Jo - Thanks for reading and commenting. Gaudencio Garcinuño via Flickr CC-BY-SA 2.0. Nell Rose from England on October 29, 2014: Woohoo! Before reading your most recent hub, I thought you had really changed. Your play lists are such fun. The psychic had been the one to curse him in the first place. It became one of the Greatest Songs of All Time on the Billboard list. Writer Fox from the wadi near the little river on October 12, 2014: I never knew there were so many songs appropriate for a Halloween party. While some may think that "Werewolves of London" is a tongue-in-cheek trifle, it's actually a cautionary tale. 7 "Pet Sematary" The Ramones. I'll be singing to myself all day. Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on October 01, 2014: This is a cool list. Black Cat - Brian Auger and the Trinity (Black Cat (Gatto Nero) / Goodbye Jungle Telegraph, 1967) The lyrics to this Eagles classic describe a woman with "raven hair and ruby lips" who makes "sparks fly from her fingertips." She's fast at pulling the trigger but not nearly as quick to tell the truth. Have an extra spooky week. Like a moth drawn to a flame, he finds her irresistible. Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 30, 2014: Hey! It is known among other AC/DC songs for its slow blues rhythm, ominous lyrics, as well as its controversy stemming from a 1985 […] Classic Rock Halloween Playlist Skip to Search Skip to Live Player Skip to Content Skip to Footer "The Monster Mash" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for Halloween 1962. Got a song suggestion for our Halloween Playlist? Alison Krauss (1999) provided the most haunting, angelic rendition of this song which describes a heartbroken spouse who has been abandoned and is living in the depths of depression. They settled out of court.1. Have a frighteningly spooky Halloween. So much so, that I took my last name from their first album and even have their pumpkin logo tattooed on my arm. Trick-or-treating is the ritualized begging for candy by costumed-clad children. Inspired by Diana Ross, the song is about an enchanting woman who has magical seductive powers over the narrator. 15 Of The Best Halloween Rock Songs . FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 14, 2014: pstraubie48 - I hope you are doing well. Have yourself a terrific weekend. Rejected by her peers since childhood, the witch seeks revenge against those who would do her harm via magic spells. While most metal and rock music conveys a spooky vibe, certain songs celebrate All Hallows Eve better than others. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 12, 2019: Have you considered "The Headless Horseman" by Bing Cosby? Nell Rose from England on October 30, 2017: Yeah, Monster Mash! 4Wikipedia. The 10 best Halloween-themed classic rock songs. An innocent man—the same one who was cheated on—takes the blame for both deaths. As neighborhood porch lights dim, jack-o-lanterns still flicker. I was the one who accidentally voted wrong on the poll as to who sang Dvil Woman. "Bad Moon Rising", not about Halloween but it does fit the season. The woman doesn't even go through the motions of picking up the mail, or answering the door or phone. After drinking it, the man started kissing everything in sight. 9. I was smiling while reading those song titles, and now I'm singing and I fear I'll have Monster Mash stuck in my head all day long. He's out of the hospital. What is a rest stop on the highway to hell like? Will give it a share on a FB page I admin on where people are Halloween nuts :-). The song is about a man who encounters bad luck after crossing paths with a stray black cat. I thought you might. Frank Atanacio from Shelton on September 30, 2014: flourish this is a complete entertaining hub.. you went all out and it shows.. bravo.. Aaron Carter.. Halloween always brings out the little kid in me too! But choose wisely: A bad song can kill a Halloween party faster than a swarm of zombies. Unlucky in love, a man took his troubles to a local fortune teller who concocted a potion to cure what ailed him. By. Voted up and pinned. I think 'Thriller' is the top song on your list, especially now that Michael Jackson's gone. I read this one a day early. Faith Reaper from southern USA on October 01, 2014: Flourish, you have brought back a lot of memories with all of these great songs. My favorite holiday out of them all. It is known among other AC/DC songs for its slow blues rhythm, ominous lyrics, as well as its controversy stemming from a 1985 murder case.Angus Young and Malcolm Young both tune their guitars a half step down in this song, and the tempo is slowed down as well. Spooky, eh? And very stiff-legged? It's about a woman who is in love with a zombie. Halloween might look a little different this year, but one thing is always for sure, we need music to help us get through it all. I think my favorite of those two is "Dance in the Graveyards.". FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 03, 2019: Bob - Thank you! 10 tunes to soundtrack the spookiest night of the year. Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on October 12, 2014: Good Halloween pictures and great playlist! May your Halloween be filled with more treats than tricks. - Lance Armstrong, disgraced American cyclist who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after evidence of performing-enhancing drug use. Notably, it’s much more than just its rhythmic melody and Sting’s vocal talents. Categories 2013 Halloween Songs, Halloween Rock Songs. Information. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 24, 2017: Dolores - Thanks for that addition! Suzanne - Thanks for stopping by. Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on October 12, 2014: What a great list Flourish. Screamin Jay Hawkins with Henry. 10 Rock Songs For Halloween By Danny V. 99.9 KISW. Since it's now October I gave your list a look. Have a hauntingly fabulous one this weekend! Faith Reaper - Thank you for stopping by and taking a look. We are Halloween ready! I had no idea Witchy Woman was written about Zelda Fitzgerald. Metal Injection. The monster has no mother, and his mad scientist father abandoned him and tried to kill him. I recently hosted a Trunk or Treat with the parent booster club I lead at my daughter's high school. The song was released in 2012 by The Band Perry. Can I murder it and call it a Halloween accident? Have a terrific weekend! Halloween Soul Music. In fact, these classic rock songs are perfect for Halloween. All kinds of punk bands from horror punk to poppunk and even psychobilly. Always been partial to The Purple People Eater. This time of year sounds interesting and so creative. When he ran into a young fiddle player named Johnny, the Devil challenged him to a fiddle playing contest. He's a rotting corpse, rejected from both Heaven and Hell. Interesting. With the release of the Thriller album, the King of Pop overcame racial barriers. Night Prowler by AC/DC. Happy Howling Halloween! Open the door and scare those kids. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Halloween Rock Songs - Various Artists on AllMusic Last modified March 23, 2001. http://www.mtv.com/news/1442126/ray-parker-jr-suing-huey-lewis-over-ghostbusters-comment/. FlourishAway, I see you've added quite a bit to your list. Whoever greenlit that dud needs to be immediately lashed to the nearest burning stake. I love this article. The Thriller video features MJ in his heyday—red leather jacket and light on his feet—before depigmentation, surgeries, and drug addiction took him away. However, judging by your list here, I may have been more traditional than I thought. If you're planning to celebrate Halloween, here are both perennial favorites and lesser known songs, sings-a-longs and haunting tales. ^+. Who knew that the Devil played the fiddle? The American rock duo are regulars for producing party hits. Lewis alleged that Parker stole the song's melody from "I Want A New Drug." Analyze one of them for us in the Comments Section. Last modified August 28, 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchy_Woman. Check out our list of the 10 scariest rock and metal songs for your listening pleasure (or horror!) Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Halloween Rock Songs - Various Artists on AllMusic Shannon Henry from Texas on October 31, 2017: Spooky!! Huh! ("I don't want to be buried in a pet cemetery / I don't want to live my life again.") SUBSCRIBE NOW. Fun hub perfect to start off October! Scare the neighbors this Halloween with these seriously spooky sounds. It was one of the first songs that band member Don Henley wrote for the Eagles. Classic country singer Red Sovine tells a spooky tale about a hitchhiker who caught a ride with a mysterious trucker. Have a great week! shows. Voted up and sharing. A HELLOWEEN concert should be a gathering of all fans having fun, enjoying themselves by celebrating the music we all love. "Bottom of the River" is just plain creepy and "Dance in the Graveyards" is more of a celebratory song, kind of like Dia de Los Muertos. The current situation worldwide does not allow such an unconcerned manner yet." His appearance frightens others because he was assembled from old body parts, is 8 feet tall, and has bolts sticking out of his head. IF there are restrictions on what celebrations can be undertaken on Halloween and you want to stay at home and find a few unsuitable tunes to play to the kids, here is a selection that might just make the evening one to remember. It's a short, snappy tune that celebrates this macabre family with a style all their own. Night Prowler is the final track on AC/DC's album Highway to Hell. best halloween rock songs enter sandman metallica, alice cooper welcome to my nightmare, talking heads psycho killer, monster mash bobby pickett, acdc hells bells. In this 1962 country classic, Marty Robbins is the cheating husband who blames his marital misdeeds on the dark charms of a seductress. After that the boys might be singing, "They're coming to take me away". Save 97%. The Steve Miller Band released this song in 1982. Down By Law - Buried Alive 3. He makes her cry, wants to hold hands with her in the cemetery, prefers to live in isolation, and dreams of naming their kids Morticia and Fester. Released just two months before Halloween 1988, it became a top 15 pop hit and reached the top 10 on the dance chart. A woman recounts how her brother returned from being away for two weeks, only to learn that his young bride had been stepping out on him, including sleeping with his best friend. Have a groovy week! FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 13, 2019: Bob - That's a young man with a real ear for music. FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song. $1 for 3 months. Don't know if it is still HP having probs or what but I couldn't come here from my email! Halloween can be so playful and your ideas are fearful. Susie Lehto from Minnesota on January 15, 2015: You sure do create wonderful hubs m'dear. Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on October 24, 2017: Hi Flourish - it isn't Halloween without the Monster Mash or Werewolves of London. The wager was Johnny's soul for a golden fiddle. Play this song at your Halloween party if you want to put spell on that lovely lady dressed up as the Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones. The original television series ran from 1964-66. Bassist John Entwistle does his best Boris Karloff impression on the chorus of this creepy Who favorite. For a Halloween mix that will truly slay 'em, you can't go wrong with Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and other classic rock gods. The wife compares herself to a ghost, and the listener senses that she has one foot in the grave already. Unlike the case in your other music hubs (which were great), I know a lot of the songs in this article. Helloween, “Halloween” Given their band name—not to mention the fact that their mascot was a demented-looking jack o’ lantern with spindly green arms—it only made sense that Helloween would eventually write a song about the spookiest of holidays. Save 97%. I will have to play some of these for my baby grandson. How about Season of the Witch by Donovan or Dr. John? I'm sure I'll have a few of these stuck in my head until Halloween :). The Ramones contributed this catchy track to the soundtrack of the Stephen King Halloween favorite Pet Sematary. This graveyard creature suffers flattened affect, impulse control, and inflexible thinking (all he wants to do is eat brains). Hope your Halloween was a good one! sounds very much like all those tweens and teens who are too old to be trick-or-treating. Suing Huey Lewis Over ‘Ghostbusters’ Comment." He's a medical experiment gone wrong. this Halloween. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 31, 2017: Tamara - Hope you're having a Happy Halloween! Have a good week, and thank you for reading! Call me crazy, but maybe this guy wasn't as paranoid as he believed himself to be. Neil Rose, I think Bruce Willis started his own musical group in the 80s or 90s. How about: vampire, skeleton, ghost, scarecrow, the Grim Reaper? I remember all of them and now I, too, will be singing them all week long and stuck in my head like Bill. I just love it when the weather turns a bit brisker and it's pumpkin time. The Disney cartoon was my first exposure to Washington Irving's story. The group was formed in 1983 by Kai Hansen (guitar/vocals), Michael Weikath (guitar), Markus Grosskopf (bass), and Ingo Schwichtenberg (drums), although only Weikath and Grosskopf have remained with the band throughout its entirety. The Vandals - Curse Of The Unripe Pumpkin 2. I've added your suggestions, so thanks so much! THE BEST HALLOWEEN SONGS TO PLAY Every rock and metal fan has different band and music preferences. Black Cat - Brian Auger and the Trinity (Black Cat (Gatto Nero) / Goodbye Jungle Telegraph, 1967) If the rapper in the 1988 hip hop song sounds familiar, that's because the Fresh Prince would later become known by his real name, Will Smith. Elements of the practice date back 2,000 years ago to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"), a pagan end-of-harvest holiday in which the dead were believed to return to roam the earth.2. Thanks for voting and pinning! Happy Halloween! This Michael Jackson classic (1982) describes the terror of being surrounded by zombies and other creatures of the night. I used to like in central Louisiana and visited New Orleans often. I love Halloween and am always ready for it! FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 10, 2014: Eddy - Thank you for taking a look. He had become mesmerized with Zelda's persona after reading a biography about her.4. Just two years previously, Rolling Stone had declined to do a cover story on him, allegedly because African American musicians on the cover didn't sell magazines. This 2000 song by Aaron Carter isn't referring to a Snickers bar and lollipops. Bring Me the Horizon by … great list and the music was cool! Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 29, 2014: Awesome! :), http://www.mtv.com/news/1442126/ray-parker-jr-suing-huey-lewis-over-ghostbusters-comment/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchy_Woman. who ya gonna call? FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 01, 2014: Heidi - I'm right there with you! LOL! Oh well, it's October 1 on the other side of the world. I appreciate you. Great recall. Bob, Happy Halloween to you, too! (You have to remember it was the 1967, and people hitchhiked then.) Awake, he starts to dance his electrodes off. These are 10 terrifying tunes to trick-or-treat to on All Hallows Eve with spine-chilling songs about monsters, vampires, werewolves, and other creepy stuff from a mixed bag of heavy metal and rock … Helloween teamed up with Kai Hansen's current band Gamma Ray for their 2007–2008 "Hellish Rock" world tour, which started in early November 2007. In an impressive musical duel, Johnny defeats the Devil, who lays the golden fiddle at his feet. Metal Injection. Glad you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful week! The song references the popular Nightmare on Elm Street film series and was the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit by the filmmakers. Although we know that the policeman broke his bottle of love potion, no one knows if that's all he broke. Get into the spirit of the season with the Top 25 Halloween Songs of 2018, as determined by the Billboard charts. THE BEST HALLOWEEN SONGS TO PLAY Every rock and metal fan has different band and music preferences. Charlie Daniels and Mark O'Connor (featuring Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart, Johnny Cash). Closer songs like “Isolation” and “Decades” sound downright chipper in comparison to the entrancing, six-minute “Heart and Soul”. Someone give that guy a lozenge. Zelda was an enchanting woman who lived a lifestyle on full throttle. She puts up with his bringing her dead flowers and howling at the moon because she loves the guy—rotting corpse and all. They represent an alternative to the often heard standards, such as The Monster Mash or the old TV theme tunes to The Munsters or The Addams Family.. While it's a cool, obscure track to include on a Halloween party mix, be warned: the lyrics kind of give away the movie's premise of a cemetery that brings the dead back to life. »Halloween Songs« wird auf dem Crimson Label veröffentlicht und enthält 60 Grusel-Klassiker, die perfekt zu Halloween passen. I called it a non-traditional okay list because I thought it was. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on October 14, 2014: You have an excellent collection here. Specifically, needing more of it. Check out our list of the 10 scariest rock and metal songs for your listening pleasure (or horror!) Make your party a hit with all the boys and ghouls by including our 10 Halloween Songs That Rock: Few songs have inspired as many B-horror movies as this psychedelic Donovan jam. "Dance in the Graveyard " and "Bottom of the River. " (I mean it in the seasonal, not the critical, sense.). They represent an alternative to the often heard standards, such as The Monster Mash or the old TV theme tunes to The Munsters or The Addams Family.. However, his little sister is the real killer. October 28, 2017. The titles are all so good. Rock out to the list right here. Andi Deris & Michael Weikath . Mean neighbor boys conspire to steal the old man's hoard, but they get what's coming to them in ole' Booger Woods. "The devil made me do it." FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 30, 2014: Jackie - Oh my, I do think it is still HP. October 30, 2020 10/30/2020 2:10 pm. Linda - I'm glad you found these familiar. Can you play "armchair psychologist" for gouls, ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night? His whiney, repetetive sing-song refrain of "I want Candy!" With Halloween right around the corner, you're probably thinking about what songs to include on your killer party mix. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 15, 2015: colorfulone - Isn't that Bruce Willis talented? Here are the best Halloween songs, including Halloween music for kids and the perfect Halloween playlist for parties. Here's a look at 30 classics guaranteed to put you in the mood for the ultimate rock-and-roll holiday weekend — Devil's Night Friday, Halloween Saturday and feeling like a zombie all day Sunday. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2014: Nell - Isn't he? The group included Gary Paxton, producer of "Alley Oop," a #1 hit for the Hollywood Argyles, and Leon Russell, who later became a legend, and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, through his work with artists like Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton. By Chris Jericho 31 October 2015. Your emotional baggage list is fun. I've been in Halloween mode for a couple weeks now because I love it so much. Anyone who has ever seen an old rerun of this memorable television show (or the original) can recall the Vic Mizzy theme song. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 13, 2014: Bill - Thanks for reading.