13 Days of Halloween, Halloween, Music, Music Monday, Nightmare Before Christmas, Oingo Boingo, Rockwell, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Voltaire
One more playlist coming at you on the final Music Monday before Halloween! Here are five more of my favorites presented once again in no particular order. As always, thank you to the original posters.
Somebody’s Watching Me, by Rockwell (1983)
I’ve been hearing this song everywhere this year! Although I was momentarily tempted to go with the Beatfreakz cover as the more Halloween-y version, I quickly decided that I needed to stick with the original after re-watching the video.
Oogie Boogie’s Song, by Ken Page (1993)
My son has been super into The Nightmare Before Christmas this year so I had to include at least one song from the movie. This one is probably his second favorite, right after This is Halloween (featured last year).
Dead Man’s Party, by Oingo Boingo (1985)
I’m including this one at the risk of leaning a little too heavy on the Danny Elfman stuff this year. The song, however, is such a Halloween party staple that I couldn’t leave it off.
I Put a Spell on You, by Various Artists
Pick your version, Nina Simone, Marilyn Manson, Anne Lenox, Creedence Clearwater Revival, etc. The list goes on and on. This song is awesome and it’s been covered so many times you’re sure to find a version to suit your mood. For this post I’m going with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. It think it was the laughing and screams that did it for me.
Cannibal Buffet, by Voltaire (2007)
Ahh…Voltaire. It seems only appropriate that I end this list with some silly dark humor. Happy Halloween, folks!