GEICO’s Halloween Week kicks off with #MusicMonday

By on October 25, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party and need some songs for your playlist, or you’re just trying to get into the Halloween spirit while you’re trying on your Lady Gaga costume, I’ve put together my top 10 Halloween songs (in no particular order).  And as a bonus, I threw in some music from movies and TV shows.  Share your favorites in the comments!  But please don’t send us pictures of you trying on that Lady Gaga costume.

Pop/Rock

  • Thriller” – Michael Jackson
  • Monster Mash” – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
  • Boris the Spider” – The Who
  • Dragula” – Rob Zombie
  • Halloween” – Dave Matthews Band
  • Werewolves of London” – Warren Zevon
  • (Don’t Fear) the Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult
  • Black Magic Woman” – Santana
  • Halloween” – The Misfits
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” – Marilyn Manson

Movies/Televison

  • This is Halloween” – The Nightmare Before Christmas – Danny Elfman
  • Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr.
  • The X Files opening theme
  • Science Fiction/Double Feature” – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • The Addams Family opening theme
  • The Munsters opening theme
  • Halloween Theme” – John Carpenter

We’ll keep the Halloween spirit alive all week with new posts every day, so check back.

23 responses to “GEICO’s Halloween Week kicks off with #MusicMonday

  1. Kate says:

    A lot of these are great, don’t forget about the Made for TV Movie, “Hocus Pocus” and the song, “I cast a spell on you”. One of my all-time favorites. (The movie too.)

  2. Mary Morris says:

    I too love “Hocus Pocus” and the song “I Put A Spell On You” I watch for it each year, but haven’t located it yet this year. I’ll keep looking.

  3. Brian says:

    “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell w/ Michael Jackson
    Phantom of the Opera
    “Superstitious” by Stevie Wonder
    “Witchy Woman” by the Eagles
    Twilight Zone Theme

  4. HAD A KILLER GAGA PARTY FOR MY 16 YR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER. YOU'RE GREEN WITH ENVY, HUH, LITTLE GUY?? says:

    Had a killer GAGA party for my 16 yr old granddaughter.  Bet yer GREEN with envy, huh, little guy?

  5. Matt says:

    Marilyn Manson also did a version of “This is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was pretty good.

  6. J. Glenn says:

    JEEPERS CREEPERS MOVIES AND SONG.  Good stuff…

  7. Kristen says:

    oingo boingo DEAD MANS PARTY~!!!

  8. cozette says:

    metalica
    enter night

  9. C.A. says:

    Everyday is Halloween by Ministry

    Cry Little Sister (Lost Boys Theme) by Gerard McMahon, though there is a recent re-make, too.

    Monster Mash by ??? (Oldies)

  10. Jon says:

    ok, so Monster Mash was already said in the original post, thanks for reading it lol, Metalica “One”

  11. Ed says:

    Tubular Bells – “The Exorcist” Theme Song!!

  12. Regina says:

    How about “Psycho Killer” by The Talking Heads? 

  13. Brittany Banks says:

    The theme from halloween, is so scary

  14. Angela says:

    How about the song the kids jump rope to on Nightmare on Elm Street?

    I love Hocus Pocus song also!

  15. Jane says:

    I’ve always thought that “My Humps” was a bit creepy.

  16. Roxi Taylor says:

    Chh chh chh pah pah pah… “One, two Freddy’s comin’ for you…”

    Actually, why stop at 10 songs? You would get so very sick listening to the same ones over and over all night if you are throwing a party or listening to music blaring on your front porch while handing out candy….

    “Sandman” by Metallica

    “Dream Warriors” by Dokken…both songs from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series.

    “Funeral for a Friend” (Elton John). 

    These following are more obscure, but something to think about if you are putting songs together for Halloween or just want to listen to some seriously good dark music…

    The entire album from “Scenes from a Memory” by Dream Theater. Past life regression stuff… a young man undergoes hypnosis and the end of his session has a surprising twist…

    The entire album “Artistic” from The Used because it has a dark after death experience theme of a crazy emo-type man who commits suicide and haunts his ex. (i.e. “There’s Blood on my hands like the blood in you..”  Or maybe that’s just how I interpreted it! 

  17. gramsue says:

    Night on Bald Mountain

  18. Kathy says:

    How about the song, Abra Cadabra….I want to reach out and grab ya????

  19. James says:

    Donavin’s Season of the Witch covered on the Super Session album featuring Stephen Stills, Al Cooper, and Mike Bloomfield

  20. P.F. says:

    “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley and “The Witch Doctor” by David Seville are great, too.

  21. Mary says:

    I love Young Frankenstein. Best movie….ever.

  22. honeybl says:

    something moved … by frehleys comet
    psycho circus… by kiss
    dolls.. by frehleys comet …creepiest song ever 

  23. Jill the Thrill says:

    Nightmare on my Street by Fresh Prince