A Good Soundtrack for All Hallows’ Eve
Halloween should be declared a national holiday but just because it isn’t doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some great holiday songs.
10 – “Dragula” by Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie’s songs remind me of a Russ Meyer movie. He likens this song to a drag racer that has become history’s most beloved vampire. Fans of the Twilight series shouldn’t expect an homage to Robert Pattinson. The “dragula” would have spit his pasty figure out after consuming him for a midnight snack.
9 – “Witch Hunt” by Rush
Two of my friends and I used to play this song in middle school before heading out for the Halloween festivities. Actually, this song concerns an outcast who is thrown out of society but the creepy chants and keyboards set a great tone for October 31.
8 – “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo
This offering is a bit more upbeat than some of the selections on this list but what says Halloween better than partying with corpses and zombies?
7 – “Dead Souls” by Nine Inch Nails
The original version was done by goth superstars Joy Division (1) but the Nine Inch Nails version has more of a Halloween feel to it. It also appeared on the soundtrack to The Crow, which belongs on any list that celebrates the top 10 Halloween movies of all-time. (2)
6 – “South of Heaven” by Slayer
If there is ever a soundtrack to Hell Slayer would be providing the music. Since Halloween celebrates the dark side of life a song by Slayer belongs on any Halloween soundtrack that is worth its salt.
5 – “She’s In Parties” by Bauhaus
For once, shoegazers get celebrated. Bauhaus are their patron saints. SInce I never cared for “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” I humbly send up this offering.
4 – “Season Of The Witch” by Donovan
This cut from the hippie era may not look like it belongs here upon first glance. But because it was playing at the end of To Die For and provided the subtitle for Halloween III (3)the “Sunshine Superman” makes the list.
3 – “Burn” by The Cure
Robert Smith is tailor-made for Halloween. The white-face, the lipstick, the constant look of doom. This song also appeared on The Crow soundtrack. Need I say more?
2 – “Fascination Street” by The Cure
Here’s our favorite goths again. Rumor has it this song is an homage to Bourbon Street.
1 – “Every Day Is Halloween” by Ministry
It is has Halloween in the title. It’s a great song for shoegazers to dance to. It calls out those who dare look down on said shoegazers, even if they do live “with snakes and lizards”. (3) No other song belongs at number one.