iRewind Talk Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» iRewind Talk » 80s Culture » « 80s Music » Halloween Music

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Halloween Music
Veronica Sawyer
Rewind Guru
Member # 2221

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Veronica Sawyer   Email Veronica Sawyer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm having a Halloween party next weekend, so I'm trying to put together a playlist of Halloweenish/spooky music, mostly from the 80's. Here is what I have so far:

1. Behind the Mask - Alice Cooper
2. Teenage Frankenstein - Alice Cooper
3. Don't fear the reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
4. Lullaby - The Cure
5. Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
6. Black Celebration - Depeche Mode
7. Dream Warriors - Dokken
8. Cry little sister - Gerard McMann
9. Devil Inside - INXS
10. Halloween theme - John Carpenter
11. Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson
12. Thriller - Michael Jackson
13. Down by the Water - PJ Harvey
14. Voo Doo - Rachel Sweet
15. How soon is now - The Smiths
16. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
17. Eaten by the monster of love - Sparks
18. Don't Come Around Here No More - Tom Petty
19. Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show

Any other ideas?

Posts: 727 | From: Racine, WI | Registered: Dec 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Valley

Dated Julie From 'Valley Girl' (allegedly!)
Member # 1322



19 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Valley   Email Valley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
First all Veronica.. I freakin' love your list of tunes. I'll be borrowing a few of those to play on my boombox for the trick 'r treaters on Halloween night.

Here's a few:

Nightmares - A Flock of Seagulls
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Halloween - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Scary Monsters - David Bowie
Ghost Town - The Specials
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Welcome to my Nightmare - Alice Cooper

These might be considered overplayed, but I still enjoy them:

The Haunted House of Rock - Whodini
Nightmare on my street - DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

[ 22. October 2010, 14:01: Message edited by: Valley ]

Posts: 7845 | From: Smiling and glancing in awe in the back of a limo | Registered: Mar 2003 | Site Updates: 19  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Pyro
Rewind Devotee
Member # 7658

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Pyro   Author's Homepage   Email Pyro   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Alien Sex Fiend - She's a Killer
Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia, My Reflection
Peter Murphy - Cut You Up
Bauhaus - Dark Entries
The Jacksons - Torture
Ministry - My Possession
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole
The Echoing Green - Blind
She Wants Revenge - Written in Blood
Gary Numan - Down in the Park
White Zombie - Blood, Milk & Sky
Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Seraphim Shock - After Dark
Blue Oyster Cult - Joan Crawford
The Goblins - Suspiria Movie Theme
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Marilyn Manson - Resident Evil Movie Intro Theme

..there's some songs I would add to the list

[ 22. October 2010, 15:55: Message edited by: Pyromantic ]

Posts: 1540 | From: Planet Druidia | Registered: Jan 2009 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Valley

Dated Julie From 'Valley Girl' (allegedly!)
Member # 1322



19 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Valley   Email Valley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Concrete Blonde is awesome! I've never heard of at least half of those tunes Pyro, but I'll definitely check them out.

Hey Veronica.. is your Halloween bash going to include a "Candyman" filming locations drive-by?

Posts: 7845 | From: Smiling and glancing in awe in the back of a limo | Registered: Mar 2003 | Site Updates: 19  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Veronica Sawyer
Rewind Guru
Member # 2221

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Veronica Sawyer   Email Veronica Sawyer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Awesome suggestions, guys! Another one I need to add is "Killing Moon" by Echo and the Bunnymen.

Valley, I actually drove past what's left of Cabrini Green in Chicago, a.k.a. Candyman territory a few weeks ago. That area is still super scary!! Definitely not a place you want to stop and take pics at (I did snap a couple on my cell as we were driving by though, I will post them on the Candyman movie thread).

Posts: 727 | From: Racine, WI | Registered: Dec 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Chris the CandyFanMan
Those Ain't Pillows......
Member # 3197

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Chris the CandyFanMan   Author's Homepage   Email Chris the CandyFanMan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And no one's mentioned the Ghostbusters theme yet? That certainly fits the bill; indeed, it is a staple of the town's annual Halloween parade here.
Posts: 2350 | From: Pennsylvania | Registered: Aug 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
cindymancini
Selling underpants to geeks since 1984...
Member # 679

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for cindymancini   Email cindymancini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ronnie, I love your thread & I love your list, as well as all the awesome suggestions here. I'm trying to put together a Halloween Mix myself for a party & there's a few on here I missed! This is one of the million reasons why the Rewind rocks!!

Here's a few you might want to add:

Time of the Season-The Zombies
Somebody's Watching Me-Rockwell
All On Our Own-Bobby Brown (from Ghostbusters II)
Love Will Tear Us Apart-Joy Division (the creepiness of the lead singer's voice alone will scare ya)
Flesh For Fantasy-Billy Idol (somehow fits)

P.S. Love the PJ Harvey "Down By The Water" addition...wow...haven't thought about that song since 95'

Posts: 2222 | From: Shopping at the Galleria! | Registered: Jun 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Crash
Rewind Jedi
Member # 7484

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Crash   Email Crash   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here's a non-obvious candidate unless you are a real horror film buff: "Eyes Without a Face" by Billy Idol. It is named after and based upon the greatest French horror film ever, Georges Franju's 1960 classic, "Les Yeux Sans Visage" ("Eyes Without a Face"). I'm going back two decades for this forum, but since it's an all-time favorite, I'll always give it a plug, especially around Halloween. :-) If you really like horror films and have never seen this gorgeously filmed and shockingly violent film (a Martin Scorsese favorite and imitated so many times), then seek out the beautiful Criterion DVD.

Also--while I'm here--how about Kate Bush's 1978 cut "Hammer Horror," the brilliant tribute song to England's greatest horror studio?

And one more: "Self Control" (1984) recorded by Laura Branigan and with a music video directed by William Friedkin who directed great films like "The Exorcist." The video, an homage to Mario Bava's seminal 1964 giallo film "Sei Donne Per L'Assassino" (a/k/a "Blood and Black Lace"), was heavily censored by MTV back in the day.

Pyromantic, you have some kewl choices in The Goblins' theme from "Suspiria" (love, love, love that movie) and a Bauhaus track.

Posts: 1323 | From: America's Caribbean | Registered: Oct 2008 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
80'sRocked

Play it Loud, Play it Proud
Member # 6979



100 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for 80'sRocked   Email 80'sRocked   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Try these....

Helloween - Halloween:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOAl0enE7kI

Fastway - Trick or Treat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2EaTLk9HGc

Posts: 3611 | From: Caught Somewhere in Time.... | Registered: May 2008 | Site Updates: 100  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
xchazx
Rewind Guru
Member # 7158

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for xchazx   Email xchazx   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
halloween- dead kennedys
halloween- siouxsie and the banshees

these are some of my favorite fall songs:

plastic passion- the cure
almost anything by bauhaus really
dead souls- joy division
a wing and a prayer- the mission uk
pull out the pin, the wedding list- kate bush
flood I- sisters of mercy
brother wolf sister moon- the cult

Posts: 660 | From: jersey shore | Registered: Jul 2008 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Pyro
Rewind Devotee
Member # 7658

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Pyro   Author's Homepage   Email Pyro   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
"Self Control" (1984) recorded by Laura Branigan and with a music video directed by William Friedkin who directed great films like "The Exorcist." The video, an homage to Mario Bava's seminal 1964 giallo film "Sei Donne Per L'Assassino" (a/k/a "Blood and Black Lace"), was heavily censored by MTV back in the day.

Pyromantic, you have some kewl choices in The Goblins' theme from "Suspiria" (love, love, love that movie) and a Bauhaus track.

Thanks Crash...might I add "Self Control" is a great pick on your end, espeicially from a video standpoint...definetly among one of the more memorable music videos.

Yeah..I've always dug the theme music to Suspiria...even though the film itself has lost some of it's edge and flair for me over the years, and I'd no longer hold it up among my favorites in the genre...I would still however hold that theme by the Goblins up among my favorite horror movie themes.


And back to the topic at hand...I'd like to add that pretty much anything from the bands Type o Negative and Angelwitch would make for good additions as well.

Posts: 1540 | From: Planet Druidia | Registered: Jan 2009 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Secret Admirer
Rewind Maestro
Member # 3574



37 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Secret Admirer   Email Secret Admirer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I highly recommend this Halloween mixshow: http://www.mixcloud.com/retropolis/spooktacular-80s/
It's 100 minutes of Halloween 80s tunes - and not the usual stuff [Smile]

Posts: 929 | From: Deb to Tone | Registered: Dec 2004 | Site Updates: 37  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
oneyedwilly
The Dread Pirate Rewind....
Member # 8730



3 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for oneyedwilly   Email oneyedwilly   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Pyromantic:
Alien Sex Fiend - She's a Killer
Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia, My Reflection
Peter Murphy - Cut You Up
Bauhaus - Dark Entries
The Jacksons - Torture
Ministry - My Possession
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole
The Echoing Green - Blind
She Wants Revenge - Written in Blood
Gary Numan - Down in the Park
White Zombie - Blood, Milk & Sky
Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Seraphim Shock - After Dark
Blue Oyster Cult - Joan Crawford
The Goblins - Suspiria Movie Theme
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Marilyn Manson - Resident Evil Movie Intro Theme

..there's some songs I would add to the list

Now this IS a soundtrack of all soundtracks [Cool]
Posts: 1217 | From: united kingdom | Registered: Mar 2010 | Site Updates: 3  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
xchazx
Rewind Guru
Member # 7158

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for xchazx   Email xchazx   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
deicide- dead by dawn(about evil dead)
ripping corpse- feeling pleasure through pain(about from beyond)
the misfits- anything danzig era

Posts: 660 | From: jersey shore | Registered: Jul 2008 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Simoneer
Senior Rewinder
Member # 8941



2 Updates!

Rate Member
 - posted      Profile for Simoneer   Author's Homepage   Email Simoneer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
On the topic of DJ JJ & FP: Then She Bit Me FTW!

Anyway, Mercyful Fate [sic] and King Diamond are two bands with a pretty Halloween-ish sound. Though their vocalist...well, his high singing is definitely an acquired taste. It adds to the mood, though!

Posts: 56 | From: Sweden | Registered: Jun 2010 | Site Updates: 2  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Secret Admirer
Rewind Maestro
Member # 3574



37 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Secret Admirer   Email Secret Admirer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
Posts: 929 | From: Deb to Tone | Registered: Dec 2004 | Site Updates: 37  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Valley

Dated Julie From 'Valley Girl' (allegedly!)
Member # 1322



19 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Valley   Email Valley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Secret .. is that tune you'll be playing when we show up at the "Private School"? I prefer Vanity 6 while I'm hanging out with Jordan, but since it's Halloween I guess we can check out the showers instead.
Posts: 7845 | From: Smiling and glancing in awe in the back of a limo | Registered: Mar 2003 | Site Updates: 19  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Secret Admirer
Rewind Maestro
Member # 3574



37 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Secret Admirer   Email Secret Admirer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sounds good to me, Val. I still have my costume from last year, what about you?

 -

Posts: 929 | From: Deb to Tone | Registered: Dec 2004 | Site Updates: 37  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
oneyedwilly
The Dread Pirate Rewind....
Member # 8730



3 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for oneyedwilly   Email oneyedwilly   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
anything by bette midler is pretty scary really.
Posts: 1217 | From: united kingdom | Registered: Mar 2010 | Site Updates: 3  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Pyro
Rewind Devotee
Member # 7658

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Pyro   Author's Homepage   Email Pyro   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Should not discard the Halloween threads of the past....*BUMP
Posts: 1540 | From: Planet Druidia | Registered: Jan 2009 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
All for Noms and Noms for all...
Rewind Nomster

Member # 2688



4 Updates!

 - posted      Profile for All for Noms and Noms for all...   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The Trick Or Treat Soundtrack should be all anyone needs this hallowe'en...


Noms Chosen Warrior [Cool]

[ 07. October 2011, 07:57: Message edited by: The Noms with no name... ]

Posts: 2500 | From: Living in oblivion. Third floor up. Nice views from the window.... | Registered: May 2004 | Site Updates: 4  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
kevdugp73
He's eating after dark again....
Member # 5978

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for kevdugp73   Email kevdugp73   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is 10 thousand miles away from my regular cup of tea, however, I work with teenagers and a while back, one of the kids had Rammstein's album "Mutter" and would often play it when we went for drives in the car....it initially almost made me cry, but for some unknown reason, it gradually started to grow on me. I've not heard any other albums or songs from the group, but this one was backed by a full score orchestra, I believe....and....it was creepy cool! I don't recall the exact tracks that were the creepiest, but well worth a listen....
Posts: 1943 | From: Nova Scotia, Canada | Registered: Aug 2007 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
kevdugp73
He's eating after dark again....
Member # 5978

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for kevdugp73   Email kevdugp73   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
"He's Back" by Alice Cooper pays homage to Mr Voorhees...and even includes the creepy....chee chee chee haa haa haa haunt! Also sings "Welcome To My Nightmare".

My son is a "Just Dance" maniac on the Wii, and on part 2, his favorite song to dance to is "Monster Mash"...always a classic.

Posts: 1943 | From: Nova Scotia, Canada | Registered: Aug 2007 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Watch your favorite 80s movies for FREE and you'll be supporting this site! There's no catch! Please just click and sign up.
Amazon want you to try their service for 30 days and will donate to us every time someone does. Thank you for supporting us!

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Fast Rewind Home

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.0