Halloween 2022

Where did this month go?  I was all geared up to join in the weekly fun, but life kind of interfered and next thing I know, it’s a month later!  Well, wait no longer!

I am back this week and ready to join in the fun again.

Today’s topic was chosen by Cathy at Curious as a Cathy.  As it’s a holiday today, we are celebrating Halloween.  In case you’ve lived your life under a rock - Halloween is a day when children dress up in costume and go door to door begging for candy.  At least that’s how it was when I was a youngster.  Now, society has given parents reason to be extra cautious and fewer children actually go door to door. Instead, local businesses and community members do what they call Trunk or Treat - they decorate the trunk of their car and children go car to car collecting their goodies. 

Back in my day, I would go with my two older brothers and canvas the whole town. Then, we’d swap costumes and do it again. Sometimes we’d successfully make 3 trips around the town.  That’s one of the benefits of living in a small town - that, and the fact that it was one of my brother’s birthday, so we had to make sure he got the larger portion of treats that night.  What Halloween memories do you have from when you were younger?

Back to the task at hand - I’ve selected a few Halloween tunes for you to enjoy. 

1 Hells Bells by AC/DC. Released Oct 31, 1980 and appears in the 1986 soundtrack to Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive

2 Psycho Killer by Talking Heads Rumored to have been written about Son of Sam, but couldn’t be cos David Byrne said he wrote it two years earlier.

3 Welcome To My Nightmare by Alice Cooper A concept album when played in sequence, the songs form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven. According to Alice Cooper, he used the Steven character on four or five albums. He got the idea of using a recurring character through his albums from Kurt Vonnegut using Kilgore Trout through his novels. Alice believes that Steven is a seven-year-old boy that lives in all of us and keeps us young.

4 Creep by Radiohead This one's an essential for celebrating the creepiest night of the year — especially for all the weirdos and misfits out there. 

5 I Put A Spell On You by Bette Midler Disney's wicked '90s hit Hocus Pocus features the quirky Sanderson sisters, who wreak havoc on a small town. Bette Midler's rendition of "I Put a Spell On You" always puts us in the holiday spirit.

6 Thriller by Michael Jackson There's nothing quite like a posse of zombie back-up dancers. You just can't resist mimicking all their iconic moves.

7 Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr You won't be afraid of no ghosts when you're jamming to this classic.

8 Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell A couple of eerie lyrics about being followed, punched up with a little '80s pizzaz, make for one spooky song.

9 Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon Place your bets now that someone will start howling along to Warren Zevon's 1978 rock track.

10 (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult The song deals with death and how it's inevitable and isn't something that should be feared. And yes, there's cowbell.

Do you have a favorite Halloween tune? 

Be sure to check back tomorrow (Nov 1) for a fun Battle of the Bands! (Seriously, you don’t want to miss out!)

Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop.  If you have a MUSIC* post, feel free to join in the fun! *sorry non-music posts are not permitted in this blog hop.




  1. I'm glad you're back, my dear! You came to mind the other day and I said a little extra prayer for you. Anywho, here we are on the eve on a new month. I'm happy you got into the spirit of the theme bringing together some excellent song choices. Alice Cooper is definitely creepy with "Welcome To My Nightmare". You're the second person to uses Ray Parker Jr's iconic song. :)

    I grew up in a small town, too. Making the rounds once was enough for me. I got tired of walking in the cold, dark night usually and was always more than ready to high tail it home when we did. Those were the days when the street was crawling with youngsters. There weren't any worries of anything bad happening in our little sleepy hollow. That's just about how big my childhood home town was, too. Actually there are many hollows that can be found in that part of the country. After I became a parent, my perspective changed on this ritual of going door to door, especially since we no longer lived in the backwoods of WV. While our neighbors are good people, you don't know if someone at the manufacturer has tampered with the candy. In retrospect, I know that's highly unlikely but when you have small children it's not worth to me to find out. We did take ours to select houses when they were small and we always made sure to have extra candy for them. We rarely even then got many trick or treaters.

    Thanks for joining the 4M dance party, my dear. I'll see ya tomorrow for BOTB!

  2. Loving your playlist, Mary, especially AC/DC, Alice Cooper and Warren Zevon. "Werwolves of London" always brings a smile. "His hair was perfect" :D Thanks for dropping by The Den this morning. So nice to see you again. Cheers!

  3. Glad to see you back. You know, I kept doing the Wednesday music:)) I love your Playlist. I enjoyed psych killer quesque chest.. however one spells it. There is thst Pink Floyd so g about the man inside your head. Anyway.. Happy Halloween

  4. >>... "And yes, there's cowbell"

    Sure there is. But it needed MORE!!!

    ~ D-FensDogG

  5. I'm here late because - I think something was wrong with your link or something on Monday and I didn't think you had put a Music Moves Me up list. I got a bit concerned for you, but here you are (hurray) with a great playlist. Been a while since I've heard "Somebody's Watching Me." And "Don't Fear the Reaper" bring back some memories of a much simpler time. Plus, you can never have too much cowbell!


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