It’s been such a long time since I last participated in the Music Monday tag, and my Halloween event seems like the perfect time to get back into it. Part 1 of my playlist actually came as part of last year’s Halloween festivities, but don’t let that stop you from giving it a listen! As for today, here are five more songs to fit the season, in no particular oder. As always, thank you to the YouTube posters!
Bela Lugosi’s Dead, by Bauhaus (1982)
The original is most definitely worth a listen as well, but I happen to really enjoy this live version Bauhaus front man Peter Murphy did with Trent Reznor as much for the song as the performance.
Voodoo, by Godsmack (1997)
Hailing from the nearby town of Lawrence, MA, Godsmack was huge in my area growing up. I didn’t really keep up with them after their first album, but it does feature a number of songs that I really like and this song and music video certainly fit the Halloween spirit!
Squeezit the Moocher, by Danny Elfman (1983)
I came across this track on a fantastic podcast I used to listen to called Coverville which focused exclusively on cover songs. My understanding is that this comes from a rather obscure cult film that I admit I don’t know all that much about.
—My apologies, the only videos I could find for this song either could not be linked to or contained NSFW content (in the form of a topless woman on YouTube of all places!). It was by far more silly than sexy or scandalous, but since this is outside the bounds of my usual content and I imagine at least some of you may view this blog at work I am omitting the link. A simple Google search can find you SFW or NSFW versions fairly easily. It is definitely worth a listen, but there is my disclaimer. Proceed according to your own desires.—
Leroy Bowman – Graveyard (2010)
This song is a very recent addition to my list, having only discovered it while listening to Pandora in the car a few weeks ago.
Ghostbusters, by Ray Parker Jr. (1984)
An absolute classic and Halloween party staple. If this song doesn’t make you want to move you may be (un)dead.