Saturday, August 18, 2012

Not Your Average Halloween Song List

    Your Halloween Party or Front-Door Halloween Porch are much more fun if you have festive music and sound effects. 
    But if your tired of the usual Halloween songs like 'Monster Mash' or the 'Purple People Eater' or if you want to add to the standard list of your Halloween music favorites; check out below for a list of my favorite Halloween songs and sound effects albums.
    Before I load my ipod up I make a Halloween play list, grouping together similar themed songs with short or long matching sound effects in between the song groupings, or to introduce a grouping theme... like for example; you put the sound effect of howling wolves at the start of your 'werewolf' songs' grouping- (Werewolf of London, Hungry Like the Wolf etc.). 
    I open my front window about the same height as my iPod speaker and play my Halloween playlist, loud enough to hear when the trick-or-treaters come up my street, the music and sound effects, beckoning them to come to my house--Whhhaa-Ha-Ha-Haaa! (evil laugh).  So fun!!!  
      (all of the following songs and sound effects you can get on i-tunes).

sound effect albums:
  1. 57 kids spooky sounds- The Hit Crew (album $11.99 for 57 sounds or .99 each) 
  2. Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House-Walt Disney Sound Effects Group($7.41 for 20 sounds or .99 each)
  3. Classic Zombie Halloween Sound effects by The Sound Chasers Collection-with 80 zombie sounds to choose from.
  4. For a "zombie emergency broadcast warning" get: Emergency Broadcast from the album- Zombie Apocalypse Survivor Edition: 101 sound effects by Dr. Sound Effects.
song list grouping:

-Trick or Treaters-
  • Happy Halloween Music- Happy Halloween Music
  • I Want Candy- Bow Wow Wow
  • Who can It Be Now?- Men at Work
  • The Twilight Zone Theme- Halloween Scream Themes
  • Anyone Out There- Duran Duran
  • On Halloween Night- Joe Scruggs
  • House of Fun- Madness
  • Prologue/Little Shop of Horrors- Alan Menken
  • This is Halloween- Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Soundtrack
  • Halloween Theme- Halloween Scream Themes/Horror Movie Music with Blood Curdling Sound FX
  • Every Day Is Halloween- Ministry
  • Halloween- Siouxsie & The Banshees
-Wizards, Witches & Warlocks-
  • Harry's Wondrous World- Harry Potter Soundtrack
  • Hedwig's Theme- Harry Potter Soundtrack
  • Double Trouble- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban soundtrack
  • Big City Witches- DJ Wolfsbane
  • Dance of the Witches- John Williams (from The Witches of Eastwick soundtrack)
  • Magic Man- Heart
  • Season of the Witch- Donovan
  • You Can Do Magic- America
  • Spellbound- Siouxsie & The Banshees
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic- The Police
  • Black Magic Woman- Santana
  • Witchcraft- Wolfmother
  • Abracadabra- Steve Miller Band
  • I Put a Spell on You- Nina Simone
  • The Hut of Baba Yaga 1 and 2- Emerson, Lake & Palmer (from Pictures and Exhibition by Mussorgsky)
  • Superstition- Stevie Wonder
  • Stray Cat Strut- Stray Cats
  • Love Cats- The Cure
  • Have You Seen the Ghost of John?- The Undermasks
  • Ghost Waltz the Undead Dancing to Mozart's Requim- Monster's Halloween Party (music & sound effects) 
  • The Ghosts are out Tonight- Victor R. Vampire and friends
  • Ghost Waltz- Cableb Sampson
  • Ghost Town- Shiny Toy Guns
  • The Ghost In You- The Psychedelic Furs
  • Spirits In The Material World- The Police
  • Haunted- Evanescence
  • Peek-A-Boo- Siouxsie & The Banshees
  • Somebody's Watching Me- Rockwell
  • Sleepy Hollow: End Titles- Music from the Films of Tim Burton
  • Overture/Phantom Of The Opera- Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • The Shining Main Theme- The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • New Moon Rising- Wolfmother
  • Act I: Hello, Little Girl (from Into The Woods, the musical {Wolf singing to Little Red Riding Hood})- Stephen Sondheim
  • Bark at the Moon- Ozzy Osbourne
  • Werewolves of London- Warren Zevon
  • Hungry Like the Wolf- Duran Duran
  • She Wolf- Shakira
  • Lil' Red Riding Hood- Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
  • Bad Moon Rising- Creedence Clearwater Revival
-Monsters, Vampires & Zombies-
  • Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives- Mel Torme
  • Monster- Lady GaGa
  • Wild Thing- The Troggs
  • "The Munsters" Theme Song- Manneheim Steamroller
  • Addams Family Theme (from Broadway Musical)- Addams Family Orchestra
  • When you're an Addams (from Broadway Musical)- Addams Family Cast
  • Welcome to Transylvania (Young Frankenstein, The New Mel Brooks Musical)- Ensemble
  • You're a mean One, Mr. Grinch- The MGM Studio Orchestra
  • Psycho Killer- The Talking Heads
  • Psycho Theme- Horror Movie Classics
  • Vampire Girl- Jonathan Richman
  • Who Wants to Live Forever- Sarah Brightman
  • Theme from Dark Shadows- Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Moon Over Bourbon Street- Sting (Song inspired by the book 'Interview with a Vampire')
  • Theme from Batman- 50 Classic TV Themes
  • Zombie (Ray Knox Hands Up Techno Rmx Edit)- Andrew Spencer & The Vamprockers
  • Dead Man's Party- Oingo Boingo
  • Where Is My Mind?- Pixies
  • Cannibal- Ke$ha
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors- Schoolboy
  • Thriller- Michael Jackson
-Aliens, UFO's & Sci-Fi-
  • X-Files Theme- Halloween Scream Themes
  • Men In Black- Will Smith
  • One Step Beyond- Madness
  • Supermassive Black Hole- Muse
  • Doctor Who Theme- Murray Gold & BBC National Orchestra
  • E.T.- Katy Perry (you can get the song with/without the Kanye West rap)
  • Wild Signals (from Close Encounters of the Third Kind)- John Williams
  • Planet Claire- The B-52's
  • Main Titles ( from movie E.T.)- John Williams
  • The Imperial March (Darth Vader's theme)- John Williams
  • Star Wars Theme- John Williams
  • Halo (video game theme)- Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori
-Mad Scientist's Lab-
  • Weird Science- Oingo Boingo
  • She Blinded Me With Science- Thomas Dolby
  • Dr. Heckyll & Jive- Men at Work
  • My Science Project- The Diggity Dudes
  • Join The Family Business (Young Frankenstein- New Mel Brooks Musical)- Roger Bart & Ensemble
  • Life, Life (Young Frankenstein musical)- Roger Bart
-Pirates and the Stormy Sea-
  • Hoist the Colours (from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End)- Hans Zimmer
  • Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)- Jonas Brothers
  • A-pirating- Heather Graham and the Slush Pile
  • Main Theme from Jaws- John Williams
  • Night Boat- Duran Duran
  • Immigrant Song- Led Zeppelin
-Out After Dark In The Cemetery-
  • Tales from The Crypt Theme- Danny Elfman
  • Cemetry Gates- The Smiths
  • Pet Sematary- The Ramones
  • (Don't Fear) The Reaper- Blue Oyster Cult
  • Hysteria- Muse
  • Another One Bites The Dust
  • No One Lives Forever- Oingo Boingo
  • Shadows Of The Night- Pat Benatar
  • Walkin' After Midnight- Patsy Cline
  • Disturbia-Rihanna
  • Undercover Of The Night- The Rolling Stones
  • One Way Or Another- Blondie
  • Freaks Come Out At Night- Whodini
  • Le Freak- Chic
-Hells Bells & Spider Webs-
  • Main Title (Sisters: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)- Bernard Herrmann-creepy song with lots of bells
  • Hells Bells- AC/DC
  • Tubular Bells- Horror Movie Classics-from the movie, 'The Exorcist'
  • Boris the Spider- The Who
  • Lullaby- The Cure (The song is about a creepy spider)
  • Spiderwebs- No Doubt
-Classical Halloween-
 Reader's Digest Music: Fright Classic Halloween Music album (only $7.00 on itunes, includes 13 songs. These are my favorites:
  • In the Hall of The Mountain King- Edvard Grieg
  • Toccata in D minor for organ- Johannes Sebastian Bach
  • A Night on Bare Mountain- Modeste Mussorgsky
  • Danse Macabre Op. 40- Camille Saint-Saens
  • Funeral March of the Marionette- Charles Gounod
  • Carmina Burana: I. O Fortuna- Carl Orff
  • Dream of a Witches' Sabbath (from "Symphonie Fantastique"- Hector Berlioz
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Excerpt)- Paul Dukas
  • Pictures At an Exhibition: Catacombs- Modeste Mussorgsky
  • Funeral March Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 (Excerpt)- Frederic Chopin
Other great Halloween Classics:
  • Carnival of the Animals: VII. Aquarium- Camille Saint-Saens
  • Dies Irae (from Mozart's Requiem)- performed by the Duke Chapel Choir
  • Masonic Funeral Music for Orchestra, K. 477- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
  • The  Ride of the Valkyries- Richard Wagnar

  •                                             Happy Halloween Everyone!!

    1 comment:

    1. Wow! That is quite a comprehensive list! Great costume too. :)