Yes it's Halloween tomorrow and it got me thinking about songs to play at this time of the year. I've never been a big fan of Halloween to be honest, I just tend to let it pass me by. That's not to say I don't have a few sweeties ready in case of trick or treaters, I'm not totally 'hallo'scrooge'.
I do like a song though and I suppose the classic scary theme song would be Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'. Such a good track and we must have all tried the dance at some stage. The video became so iconic and set the pace for music videos to become mini films too. I remember watching Thriller for the first time back in 1983 and when they announced it would be approximately 14 minutes long it was something everyone wanted to watch whether you like Jackson or not. No internet back then, this was what we got excited about back in the day. We had to be patient and wait for it to appear on tv at a certain time, no You Tube in those days. This was after we had been playing outside for about three hours after school. The good old days.
There are so many songs you could pop on a playlist for a party such as
Rockwell 'Somebody's Watching Me'
Ray Parker Jnr 'Ghostbusters'
Iron Maiden 'Number of the Beast'
The Cranberries 'Zombie'
Many more too but the ultimate classic and the one that makes me just smile from ear to ear, in fact it makes me giggle stupidly is The Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris'. Pickett. A sixties novelty song which I think you cannot but resist a little dance and singalong to it. I know I can't, it was on the radio yesterday while I was making dinner and the volume went up and I just had to dance. Kids thought I was mad but then that's a regular occurrence really in our house. See I could scare people without even getting dressed up.
So on Tuesday night I might just enter into the festivities just a little bit by eating the left over treat sweets and doing 'The Monster Mash', it was a graveyard smash you know!!!!
I will leave you with my 'pick of the pops' for Halloween:
Thank you for reading and stay safe on Halloween.....wooooooooooooo
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Take care for now..
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