10. Rockwell “Somebody’s Watching Me”
With a haunting lead synth and pervasive lyrics, Rockwell’s 80’s hit channels Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode for an odd little classic dance number- forever set to the tune of the Halloween complication.
1. White Zombie “I’m Your Boogie Man”
|Cover of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds|
thought Cave’s moody bellowing and pseudo-vocalizing would make for such an alarmingly great party song. It’s an underappreciated gem on an underappreciated album, and gives a great representation of what Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are- mostly- all about. Perhaps the group’s entire catalog could fit at a Halloween event? That would make for a truly eerie evening.
3. The Walking Dead “Theme Song”
4. Ray Parker Jr. “Ghostbusters”
|Cover of Ray Parker Jr.|
5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show “Time Warp”
6. Marilyn Manson “This is Halloween”
|Manson and Alice Cooper. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
7. Alice Cooper “Welcome to My Nightmare”
|Alice Cooper performing live at Wacken Open Air in August 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
8. Blue Oyster Cult “Don’t Fear the Reaper”
|Cover of Blue Öyster Cult|
9. Michael Jackson “Thriller”
No song could top this list besides ‘Michael Jackson’s invigorating and frightening song and video ‘Thriller’ from the same titled album. The video is pure storytelling, so imaginative and brilliant in its own right, it will undoubtedly stand the test of time as the very peak of 80’s dance and rock. Thriller is not just a staple, or an icon, but a Halloween jam we can never ever forget.
Guest Author: Rodolfo is a guest blogger for BigPond Music