Well there is so much obscure music that has fitting Halloween themes that we came up with 5 more for you. So if you didn’t see our first top 5, check this blog:
And now for round 2!
Again these songs should be suitable for most ears as they’re not too hard or too soft, though there is a bit of style and variety just to keep things interesting. When you’ve played Monster Mash and Ghost Busters to death and your CD player is screaming for relief down load these auditory treasures and be spectacularly spooked!
5. Ghost of Frankenstein by The Misfits!
As Frankenstein has become a Halloween icon, this definitely needed to go onto our list.
This rocker has a definite spooky feel and speaks of the wonderful book by Mary Shelly in proper spooky form as the creation of Victor Frankenstein, very intelligent rather than an oaf like in the film, bemoans his crewel treatment at the hands of his insane maker. Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q39pxpUlFo
4. Gremlins by Leslie Fish. Well, the title makes this delightful little ditty self explanatory. It’s got a Gremlin like feel and gives an explanation of why the little monsters are always making trouble that seems quite reasonable. Listen to Gremlins here:
3. Bloody Hammer, by Roky Erickson. This guy has a ton of spooky songs, living and breathing horror as it should be done. This sweet little song speaks of an insane doctor, demons in the attic, and a chained baby ghost. Perfect for a frightful Halloween, right? And best of all he sings it with feeling crooning your mind into the darkest of places along with him. Listen to it here:
2. Moondance, Van Morrison. This song is fast and light footed just like the delicious quickening feeling of Autumn and Halloween itself. It makes you want to dance under the moon of Halloween reverie. Not particularly frightening, but Halloween does have other important emotional associations that we wish to appreciate and note here. Listen to Moondance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lFxGBB4UGU
Before we list our number one track, we’d like to list a few honorable mentions.
Scream by the Misfits. The title says it all. Listen to Scream here, and maybe it’ll make you…scream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8SPnl3qcso
Harvest Moon, Blue Oyster Cult. This spooky band has come up with a perfect Autumn horror in the story told in this eerie song. Listen to Harvest Moon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vVU7MyK9fQ
And finally for our number one Halloween song you didn’t know about…*DRUM ROLL*
Samhain, by Heather Alexander!
I would say, considering the holiday of which we we speak, that the title says it all, but it even gets better than that! Not only is this song entirely about Halloween and having a minor cord spooky feel that creeps up your spine, it speaks of the Holiday all the way back to its roots. Harvesting and the final days of that in ancient Ireland/Scotland for the Celts. We even hear how strangers who come calling and asking for a seat at the table can be viewed as dangerous gods in such a time. So sit back, listen, enjoy and prepare to be spooky with our number one choice! Let us know what you thought of our choices after hearing them, please! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB1-4qAWKpk