You’re throwing a halloween party. You’ve told your guests to come costumed, you’ve gotten some kick-ass recipes. Now all you need is a playlist to blast over the speakers. May I offer these suggestions?
1. “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Picket
It was a number one hit in1962, and it keeps camp status some 40-odd years later. Great for kids and adults alike, its good, clean, nostalgic fun.
2. “I Put a Spell on You” by Bette Midler
From the soundtrack of Disney’s 1993 movie “Hocus Pocus”, this version is mischievous and spooky. For bonus points, find a guest dressed as a witch, and goad her into lip-syncing this one.
3. “Werewolves of London” -Warren Zevon
This story-song about a gentleman werewolf who will tear you apart is tongue-in-cheek madness. Try to stop your guests from chiming in on the “awwooo”s.
4. “Zombie Jamboree” Rockapella
Rockapella is always a blast, and their cover of the Kingston Trio’s tale of, well, a party of zombies doesn’t disappoint. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you dance.
5. “Witchcraft” by Frank Sinatra
Another song with a halloween theme that’s just classic fun. Old Blue Eyes teases you, with an *ahem* haunting melody. It’s inevitablly gonna be a classy interlude without ruining the mood.
6. “The Time Warp” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack.
Another song that combines spooky with sexy. Complete with its own-pre-choreographed dance moves, this song is great for the casual reveller as well as the die hard Rocky fans, who may feel the need to act out the scene. Nice entertainment.
7. “Devil with a Blue Dress on”- Mitch Rider and the Detroit Wheels
It rocks hard, and makes evil sexy. Pulls people onto the dance floor, and drags out anyone dressed as devil.
8. “Devil Went Down to Georgia”- Charlie Daniels Band
This song always steals the show at any party. Put it on and every guest who knows it instantly launches into Charlie Daniels sprechgesang story telling, while other revellers will launch into an awkward square dance during the fiddle solo. Oh yeah, and it also deals with the subject of eternal damnation. That’s cool too.
9. “Hell”- Squirrel Nut Zippers
Though a hit in the swing-revival of the 1990s, the song has that great old-fashioned feel to it, that makes you want to dance, and have a night of a little bit of evil.
10.”Thriller” Michael Jackson
It’s a classic. It’s almost impossible to hear this song without seeing the King of Pop as a werewolf or zombie. Everyone knows the dance moves, and those who don’t will learn it in five seconds.