OK so here’s the thing we all know about every single stupid blogger’s, listicle author’s, or wannabe music-historian buffoon’s Halloween playlists, and never want to say out loud:
They all suck.
Except for mine.
Come on folks, how many times do you run off in search of some cool, unique, different, badass, bizarre, on mondo-beyondo spooktacular awesomeness for your Halloween musical ethos… and keep coming up with troglodytes mouth-breathing the same group of played out tunes? You know the ones: Monster Mash, Thriller, Ghostbusters, anything from A Nightmare Before Christmas, Somebody’s Watching Me, or the goddamn Werewolves of London?
You won’t find any of that mishegas here. Some of my selections may seem obvious. Some might seem smugly esoteric. Others might not even seem like Halloween songs at all. But stay with me folks: this is all meant to keep Halloween music right where it needs to be: creepy and awesome.
Enjoy my collection of tunes we’ve been showcasing since October 2013. Be sure to use the drop-down fields to filter the table by genre or artist, if you’re so inclined. Are you though?
2 thoughts on “BUTTKICKIN’ HALLOWEEN SONGS!”
About this time every year I search the internet to find a few new songs for my Halloween playlist and stumbled on your site. While I’m not a big fan of Metal, you had some good selections that I’ll be adding onto my collection. I appreciate that you had Home by the Sea by Genesis… I think that’s one of the great unknown ghost stories in classic rock. I recommend you check out Homeland by John Hiatt and Further On Down the Road by Bruce Springsteen for more along those lines.
My all time favorite is Harvest Moon by Jason and The Scorchers, which is a great cow-punk butt-kicker that invokes frost on pumpkins and ghosts rising from the ground. Its very much along the lines of Mojo Nixon.
I can share some others with you if you’re interested.
Cheers and Happy Halloween!
Dave, thanks for the reply and the suggestions! Going to look into your recommendations this week… I’m always on the lookout for more creepy tunes. I have two more going live tonight, one atmospheric metal and the other more novelty but classic country. I should definitely try to branch out a little more, but I’m most proficient in rock /metal. Thanks again!