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.