What’s your favourite
Actually, I mean “Favourite Song to Listen to During Halloween But Isn’t Necessarily ABOUT Halloween” but that’s not a great title for a blog post. Here’s my personal Top 10:
This was actually the song that introduced me to The Ramones, who went on to become my favourite band. I’ve always loved its almost childish simplicity, which I think is in keeping with the movie (based on Stephen King’s book) it was written for. All of the copies of the official video for the song on YouTube are pretty crappy, so instead I embedded a clip of them performing it on the original NBC Late Night With David Letterman (apparently when they were in-between band members).
Written for the soundtrack of Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (my favourite in the series), this is as much an ode to horror films in general as it is to Jason Voorhies in particular. Alice Cooper is as Halloween friendly as any singer you can think of, but this is always the first song of his I start humming to myself this time of year.
Beyond the subject matter, this goth anthem is the perfect song to play for a haunted house party atmosphere.
Borrowing a lick from Julius Fucik’s “Entrance of the Gladiators”, this theme song to a really fun movie that actually exists is undeniably catchy, while also being fun and spooky at the same time.
Just a great song with a sinister and Halloween appropriate edge.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the Halloween of midnight movies, especially since–like All Hallows Eve–it’s given dudes who have always secretly wanted to dress in women’s lingerie the excuse they were looking for.
The only thing more terrifying than this song is the story of the rapist asshole who wrote it. Included to show that saccharine sweetness is a great way for true darkness to disguise itself.
“Hey Allan, why are most of your picks from 80s horror movies?”
Because I am who I am, that’s why!
The only thing that makes me happier than a good 80s horror movie is a good 80s horror movie with a great disco soundtrack. Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you can’t get on the dance floor and boogie!
So, that’s my list! What are the songs you love to listen to on Halloween?