Making a Halloween Music Playlist? Deviate From the Norm!

Happy Halloween! The good news is I have been keeping a guitar in my hands…much more than my blog lately. So with not much time to write thought I would reblog last years Halloween Playlist ideas. Also type Halloween in the search bar top of my site for other previous Halloween posts. BOO! Mike

Mike Slayen ~ Guitarist

Happy Halloween Week everyone! Always one of my favorite holidays.

Are you one of those people who loves to make a playlist for your Halloween parties or to scare trick or treaters as they come hit you up for their Snickers fix?

Well if so this post is for you, and for those of you looking to treat your ears to some new music, as well.

Year after year we hear the same ol’ Halloween standards….Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” “The Monster Mash,”  “One Eyed One Horned Purple People Eater” as festive, quirky pop tunes. Then there is the sophisticated setlisters who employ classical music.  Pieces like; Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D min,” Edvard Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mtn. King” and Orff’s “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana.

Lets ‘Deviate from the Norm’ this year….to borrow a line from Rush’s Geddy Lee and Neil Peart. Here are a few ideas…

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Iron Maiden Number of the Beast

Hope you enjoyed the Halloween posts throughout the day. This last one features Iron Maiden’s, “”Number of the Beast. The band tried to get master of horror, Vincent Price, to read the opening but ended up using another actor who sounds much like Price.

Enjoy the rest of your Halloween and don’t eat too much candy.

Groovy Ghoulies

This is a blast from the past…when Saturday morning cartoons were da bomb! Thanks to my friend Lenny B. for the reminder on this clip I totally forgot about the Ghoulies.

Other Halloween Posts.

Charles Ives, “Hallowe’en”

Charles Ives was an American Composer from the turn of the 20th Century. His music was very different than other composers of the time. He tended to write things that he heard. In daily life not everything we hear is pretty sounds and Ives always tried to capture those ideas.

This piece was a recommendation from my Halloween Playlist Ideas.

 

Enjoy Ives, “Hallowe’en”

Previous Halloween Posts.