Wednesday, October 26, 2016

~ New Music Monday ~ October 31st, 2016 ~ Halloween Edition ~

As you know by now Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love light layers, crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice latte's and colder weather. If that makes me basic, I don't even care. I am who I am. LOL!!!! I have some of the best memories from Halloween's/Fall Seasons past. Several of my friends and I love going to haunted houses, barns, fire houses, hay rides, well, really anything with the word "haunted" in front of it. It hasn't been unusual on Halloweens past for us to go on haunted crawls, i.e. from one haunted whatever to the next, to the next to the next until our bladders could no longer handle it. Just take my advice that mascara on a night like that is perfectly useless. I usually end up laughing so much I cry and every bit of my make-up comes off.  I have had the opportunity to work several haunted houses as well and it was just a blast. I mean, other than that one time my freshmen year in college when the make up made me break out in hives. Oh well, only one way to learn I suppose. I don't hear Matchbox 20's, "Push" and not think of playing dead on a slab. While also having a horrible allergic reaction to the make-up and wanting to do nothing by scratch my face off, but when you are playing like you've been hit by a car there is no itching of your face. AAAhhhh memories.

With next weeks #NewMusicMonday falling on Halloween I thought it might be fun to theme it and post it early so that you have some theme music for your haunted weekend. I am starting with the one and only, Michael Jackson's, "Thriller". I don't know how you do Halloween and not listen to this song at least once!!! It is epic. It is iconic. It is produced by the iconic Quincy Jones. It is perhaps the beginning of the movie-esq music video trend and I mean, it is "Thriller". Don't act like you haven't tried to learn the dance!!! Hell-o "Thirteen Going on 30" dance scene.

Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
fr "Thriller"

Evanescence - "My Immortal"
fr "Fallen"
Evanescence.....because Amy Lee and for no other reason. O.K. maybe for the reason that "My Immortal" kinda sounds like a Halloween song, but lets be real her vocals are haunting!!! She has a very specific sound and I feel it goes perfectly with the Fall/Haunted things season. Also, I mean, several of these tunes topped the charts so it's only right that we include them on a #NewMusicMonday.
Next, Ghost Busters theme, because DUH!!!! How would this list be complete with out it??!!!! I haven't seen the new remake yet, but I hope to rent it once it's at Redbox. Yes, that is how I watch most movies now a days. After they turned the local theater in my town into a church the closest multiplex is about 30 minutes away, if not longer. So, Redbox it is. Stop judging me and shut in ways.
Ray Parker Jr - "Ghost Busters Theme"
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"The Time Warp"
fr "Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Rocky Horror Picture Show is also a Halloween staple in my opinion. I don't know if it is the spookiness of having to go up to a big creepy house for help, the cast of characters or just Dr. Frank-N-Furter, but it just screams Halloween time. Again, I haven't seen the remake by Fox, but I am sure it will be rerun several times as we approach Halloween.
I hear this song in my head every year around this time. I don't recall if it was in a movie or t.v. show, thought I am sure it had to be. It's a little diddy from 1964 and American Bandstand era. I believe there is also a dance that goes with it. Ya know, like the Macarena, but different.
Bobby Pickett and the Crypt Kickers - "Monster Mash"
Bette Midler - "I Put a Spell on You"
fr "Hocus Pocus"
Originally done by Screaming Jay Hawkins, "I Put a Spell on You" has been covered by an array of artists starting with Annie Lennox, CCR, Nina Simone, the list is endless. And I just recently shared country up and comer, Aubrie Sellers cover of the tune which you can find by clicking HERE. I think when it comes to love and the laws of attraction we all have wished there was a magic potion, prayer or spell that would make it all just a little bit easier at one time or another.
There ya have it. Just a few songs to get your Halloween weekend going. I know there are so many more out there and I hope this inspired you to do some Halloween themed downloading. Happy Halloween!!! Trick-or-Treat.....give me more music!!! 




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