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.

trackartist - songappearances
1John Carpenter - Halloween Theme3
2Rob Zombie - Dragula4
3Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - O Fortuna3
4Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist)4
5Blue Oyster Cult - (Don’t Fear) The Reaper12
6INXS - Devil Inside11
7Jace Everett - Bad Things (Theme From True Blood)2
8Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London10
9The Specials - Ghost Town5
10Oingo Boingo - Dead Man’s Party7
11Bobby “Boris” Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash6
12The Citizens Of Halloween - This Is Halloween2
13Donovan - Season Of The Witch6
14Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You1
15Danny Elfman - Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title3
16RUN-D.M.C. - Ghostbusters1
17DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - A Nightmare On My Street3
18Rockwell - Somebody’s Watching Me16

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.

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