Friday, October 31, 2008

Random Friday Ramblings

Can you believe it's Halloween already and October is almost over? Today is so lovely and warm that it hardly seems like bleak November is just hours away.

I had high hopes of starting the day, as I do every year, by hearing me some "Ghostbusters," "Monster Mash," and "Thriller" on the radio during my commute. It must be some vast right-wing conspiracy going on, because I haven't heard any of them all week. It's doubly bad because now I've got a little Peter Venkman fan in the backseat demanding that I find a Halloween song right now.

Lucky for me, I've got all the good stuff on my iPod. I made a cool playlist last year that has songs on it that, although maybe not all actual Halloween songs, have scary titles or lyrics:
  • Ghostbusters
  • Monster Mash
  • Ghost Train (Madness)
  • Abracadabra (Steve Miller Band)
  • Be Still My Beating Heart (Sting)
  • Behold! The Night Mare (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Black Cat (Janet Jackson)
  • Black Magic Woman (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Cast No Shadow (Oasis)
  • Cold Brains (Beck)
  • Cyclops Rock (They Might Be Giants)
  • Devil's Haircut (Beck)
  • Devil in My Car (B-52s)
  • Dig Your Grave (Modest Mouse)
  • Dirty Creature (Split Enz)
  • Don't Pay the Ferryman (Chris DeBurgh)
  • Dr. Evil (They Might Be Giants)
  • Dracula's Castle (New Order)
  • Exquisite Dead Guy (They Might Be Giants)
  • I Feel Possessed (Crowded House)
  • It's a Sin (Pet Shop Boys)
  • Killer in the Home (Adam and the Ants)
  • Last Living Souls (Gorillaz)
  • Losing My Mind (Pet Shop Boys)
  • Magic (Olivia Newton-John)
  • Maneater (Hall and Oates)
  • Masquerade (Berlin)
  • Murder by Numbers (The Police)
  • Murrow Turning Over in His Grave (Fleetwood Mac)
  • October (U2)
  • Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
  • Rat in Mi Kitchen (UB40)
  • Satin in a Coffin (Modest Mouse)
  • Scarecrow (Beck)
  • Screaming (Pet Shop Boys)
  • Sister Madly (Crowded House)
  • Spider (They Might Be Giants)
  • Spiders (Moby)
  • Spiderwebs (No Doubt)
  • Spirits in the Material World (The Police)
  • Spooky (New Order)
  • Synchronicity II (The Police)
  • Temptation Waits (Garbage)
  • The Seer (Big Country f/Kate Bush)
  • Vampires (Pet Shop Boys)

Whew. If you're still hungry for more Halloween thrills, check out the header on Yahoo! today--there are zombies doing the Thriller dance. And I still love this video of the inmates in the Philipines doing their rendition of this classic dance routine.


GJ said...

How about "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder), "Witchy Woman" (Eagles), "Freaks Come Out at Night" (Whodini), and "Somebody's Watching Me" (Rockwell)?

Trivia: "Thriller" and "Somebody's Watching Me" both entered the Billboard Top 40 on February 11, 1984.

Lori Cates Hand said...

All good ones (but I don't own them). I have been hearing a few Alice Cooper songs, such as "Welcome to My Nightmare" and "Feed My Frankenstein." And I always love "Werewolves of London" by the immortal Warren Zevon. And some years they like to play Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein," which has no words but sounds scary anyway!