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Top Six Songs of the Week: 10/25/09-10/31/09

With Halloween festivities getting underway tonight it’s time to break out my playlist of my favorite scary themed songs for this night of frights!!

  1. “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield: For me no song is more terrifying than this classic from “The Exorcist.” If you want to scare people on the 31st have this song playing outside your house.
  2. “Time Warp” by Rocky Horror Actors: For me nothing beats the crunchy vocals and beautiful chorus provided in the original recording of this classic party song.
  3. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr: Weather you consider this a Halloween song or not, it’s one of my favorites and for some reason it always comes on around this time of the year.
  4. “This Is Halloween” by Panic at the Disco: Although both Fall Out Boy and Panic at the Disco have covered songs from “Nightmare Before Christmas” Brandon Urie’s voice lends itself to being scary and is perfect in this cover.
  5. “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon: For longer than I can remember this song has been a favorite of mine and once again it’s a song always circulating at this time of year.
  6. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson: Sure to be the most played song this Halloween, “Thriller” is certainly the crown jewel in the amazing career of an amazing performer.
As a bonus song for this week, if you want a really scary song, too scary for most young children, check out the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and their recording of “Theme (From Texas Chainsaw Massacre).”

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