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Halloween Playlist Essentials: Weird Al

Weird Al has done a lot of stuff over the years, and there are a few that fit pretty well into a Halloween list.

  • Do I Creep You Out. A song about a creeper. What else is there to say?
  • Cavity Search. A parody of a U2 song from a Batman soundtrack. The music its self has a nice vibe for a Halloween list, which is why I have put the original in lists in the past, but the subject matter of this one makes it good too. Who isn’t at least a bit scared of the dentist?
  • Trigger Happy. While not apparently that scary, the attitude being made fun of in the song is pretty scary when you think about it.
  • Germs. A style parody of Nine Inch Nails, it’s about germaphobia. Music and topic are both good stuff for the holiday.
  • Virus Alert. Anyone who uses a computer can identify this one.
  • Mr Frump in the Iron Lung. A strange little song, and the ending makes it a great song for Halloween, especially for anyone who’s never heard it before.
  • Nature Trail to Hell. A parody of slasher flicks, which makes it perfect.
  • Slime Creatures From Outer Space. A parody of sci-fi horror movies. Again, perfect.
  • Jurassic Park. The sound FX and topic are good all on their own, but the music (MacArthur Park) is sort of creepy too.
  • Livin’ in the Fridge. A parody of Living on the Edge, about food that’s been left in the fridge too long coming to life.

Don’t forget to check out my creepy Halloween music!
Kravenhurst Asylum Soundtrack:
A Dubstep Halloween:
The Beast of Blue River:
Dark Days In The Underground: 
A Classical Halloween: 
Unspeakable Overture: 

Halloween Playlist Essentials: Nekromantix

Music can have some very weird children when you have people who love varied genres. Which is why you can get a group like The Nekromantix.

Rockabilly is a type of music blends elements of western music, like bluegrass, with blues, big band and classic rock, especially surf rock and boogie woogie.

Psychobilly fuses rockabilly with punk music. The Nekromantix hail from Denmark and they are a psychobilly group.

Basically… imagine The Misfits mixed with Rev Horton Heat. The lead man for the group plays a stand up bass shaped like a coffin.

Their songs often song like the plots to horror movies, and they’re another group you could pretty much drop whole albums into a list and be good. But I wanted to give you a few choice cuts.

  • Where Do Monsters Go? A fun song that dares to ask, what do monsters do when they aren’t filming movies?
  • Life is a Grave… And I Dig It. Not only one of the best song titles of all time, it’s a hell of a track.
  • Voodoo Shop Hop. Frenetic and loads of fun.
  • Trick or Treat. A very swinging track.
  • Return of the Loving Dead. Just a damn good song. Just don’t think too hard about the lyrics.
  • Nekronomicon. A bit of Lovecraftian psychobilly fun!

Don’t forget to check out my creepy Halloween music!
Kravenhurst Asylum Soundtrack:
A Dubstep Halloween:
The Beast of Blue River:
Dark Days In The Underground: 
A Classical Halloween: 
Unspeakable Overture: 

Halloween Playlist Essentials: Classical

There is a huge variety of classical music that works in a Halloween list, but I feel it’s a mistake to go too heavy on it. Unless what you want is something that’s more background music than party music.

To that end I have a selection of 5 tracks, which I used in my Classical Halloween album. Which is my own MIDI based reworkings of this pieces of music. They just work well for Halloween.

  • Danse Macabre, Camille Saint-Saens. A musical poem about a legend that death plays a violin in a cemetery and forces all the dead to dance to his tune.
  • Moonlight Sonata, Ludwig Van Beethoven. While everyone knows the soothing first part of this piece, it actually goes on to become very stormy and tumultuous.
  • A Night on a Bald Mountain, Modest Mussorgsky. Well known from the demon on the mountain sequence from Fantasia, this piece is pure nightmare fuel.
  • Ride of the Valkyries, Richard Wagner. From the second of his epic 4 opera Der Ring des Nibelungen, it has a nice feel for Halloween.
  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Johann Sebastian Bach. Also used in Fantasia (the opening abstract sequence), it’s a perfect piece for setting the mood on a chilly Halloween night.

Don’t forget to check out my creepy Halloween music!
Kravenhurst Asylum Soundtrack:
A Dubstep Halloween:
The Beast of Blue River:
Dark Days In The Underground: 
A Classical Halloween: 
Unspeakable Overture: