So, today's officially Halloween, soooooooo.....
Now I showcased my picks for top Halloween movies, but now it's the time to countdown to the top 5
Halloween or Halloween-inspired songs of all time(for me anyways)
Plus, it's not like I got anything else to talk about today;)
5). "Deadman's Party -Oingo Boingo
This 70's-80's band is probably remembered for two things: They're major hit "Weird Science" used for both the movie and tv series of the same name, and introducing us to the genius that is Danny Elfman. I recommend giving this song a try though. It's catchy, seasonal around Halloween, and just so happened to be featured on one of my favorite Rodney Dangerfield movies, Back to School.
4). "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker Jr.
I shouldn't even have to explain why this song belongs on the list. I've loved this big, big hit for Ray ever since I first heard it. In additon to be the official theme song of the hit movie of the same name, it also had a crazy, very star-studded music video. Look closely, and if you know your 80's movie stars, they're in it, as well as all 4 original Ghostbusters.
Busting makes me feel good!
FYI, I found out while doing some quick research, that Huey Lewis sued Parker Jr for copyright infringement, claiming that Ghostbusters sounded too much like his song "I want a new drug" also released that year. I guess suing made him feel good;)
3). "Monster Mash" - Bobby"Boris" Pickett
Who hasn't heard this song right? It's been a Halloween stable and radio tradition since 1962, and just like the undead, never stops or goes away. Plus how cool is it that Pickett does his best Boris Karloff impression on this track? You damn right it's cool!
Oh quick funny story(well it is to me anyways)
My ex had this friend she knew while getting into photography named Peter. He told her this crazy story abut having a friend over that was a little nuts, but not too bad that he didn't hang out with her. Anyhoo, she comes over one night drunk as shit, and proceeds to getting even more wasted. Well at one point in the evening, he loses sight of her, and finds her jumping up and dancing around his bed, heavily bleeding out of her ass on top of his very expensive sheets. And the song she was gleefully shitting blood too; You guessed it, the Monster Mash. Now whenever this songs plays, I think about a crazy drunk chick shitting blood on someone's expensive sheets to Monster Mash.
You're welcome for the permanent mental scarring now;)
2). "Somebody's Watching Me" - Rockwell
Remember this one hit-wonder? The son of legendary Motown owner/producer Barry Gordy, Rockwell, or as his real name William Kenneth Gordy, struck a chord with radio listeners everywhere with this one. And hey, having Michael Jackson provide backing vocals didn't seem to hurt either. Crazy video though right?
1). "Thriller" - Michael Jackson
It's really hard to top the King of Pop on this one. Every since it came out in 1982 , it's been always associated with this time of year. With an insanely good and well-crafted music video by famed director Jonathan Landis, Thriller really helped cement Jackson's place as a solo artist. That, and who having legendary horror actor Vincent F'N Price add a creepy monologue as only he can, doesn't hurt a damn bit at all.
Well there you have it. My picks for top Halloween songs, and yes I didn't include "Time Warp". Get over it, it's already understood to be a top Halloween stable.
As always, feel free to tell me who your top picks for Halloween songs are.
Have a Happy and safe Halloween, and an awesome weekend:)