Sorry kids, ol' HERC has enjoyed spooky Halloween music and playlists through the years but he just ain't feeling it this year. But our benevolent music providing overlords at the international record label cabal finally got in the spirit this year with the release of Now That's What I Call Halloween back on September 11th, like that date was random.
So yeah, 18 Halloween Party Classics with some hits and some misses and I'm already imagining Now That's What I Call Halloween 2. For you n00bs, I'm gonna break it down, trick track by spooky treat track. The following chart shows how many other CDs each song appears on here at the Hideaway Audio Archives.
|track||artist - song||appearances|
|1||John Carpenter - Halloween Theme||3|
|2||Rob Zombie - Dragula||4|
|3||Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - O Fortuna||3|
|4||Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist)||4|
|5||Blue Oyster Cult - (Don’t Fear) The Reaper||12|
|6||INXS - Devil Inside||11|
|7||Jace Everett - Bad Things (Theme From True Blood)||2|
|8||Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London||10|
|9||The Specials - Ghost Town||5|
|10||Oingo Boingo - Dead Man’s Party||7|
|11||Bobby “Boris” Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash||6|
|12||The Citizens Of Halloween - This Is Halloween||2|
|13||Donovan - Season Of The Witch||6|
|14||Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You||1|
|15||Danny Elfman - Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title||3|
|16||RUN-D.M.C. - Ghostbusters||1|
|17||DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - A Nightmare On My Street||3|
|18||Rockwell - Somebody’s Watching Me||16|
There are a few rarer tracks included and thanks to the over-abundance of Motown compilations and my need to own them all, I do indeed have 16 instances of that Rockwell track. (And now one more.) The Nina Simone track only appears on her album of the same name in my collection and the "Ghostbusters" track only appears on the weak Ghostbusters 2 soundtrack album. You could do worse than throwing this disc on for your Halloween party but you could also do better.