Cant stand the silliness of Monster Mash?
No longer thrilled by Thriller?
But still need some tunes that fit the theme of Halloween?
Got you covered.
Heres a lil playlist to get that costume party started right.
Or at least make passing out candy to a bunch of brats tolerable.
Back in Black, AC/DC
In paying tribute to deceased AC/DC singer Bon Scott, Brian Johnson (a Sarasota resident) sings over a rad riff: Nine lives, cats eyes, abusing every one of them and running wild.
I Put a Spell on You, Screamin Jay Hawkins
His voice bolstered by booze, Screamin Jay Hawkins cackles wickedly as he informs his unfaithful lover that he has used magic to make her love him whether she wants to or not.
Welcome to My Nightmare, Alice Cooper
The original shock rocker adopts a spooky whisper and invites the listener to a nocturnal vacation.
Over crushing power chords and a flighty flute, Aussie Andrew Stockdale sings about a woman whose soul is where spirits and secrets can be told.
Careful with that Axe, Eugene, Pink Floyd
One of the great rock instrumentals, this amounts to the sonic equivalent of an acid trip gone horribly wrong as Roger Waters whispers the title of the song and then lets out a chilling banshee scream.
Dead Mans Party, Oingo Boingo
Best known for its appearance in the movie Back to School it features wonderfully ghoulish lyrics like: Im all dressed up with nowhere to go / Walking with a dead man over my shoulder.
The Wizard, Black Sabbath
Culled from Black Sabbaths classic debut album this is either about Gandalf, the bands drug dealer or both. Regardless, its heavy metal gold.
All Nightmare Long, Metallica
Spooky, speedy, this should be Freddy Kruegers theme song.