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Halloween 2013 Song Suggestions

Posted on September 25, 2013 in Misc DJ Blogs

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Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.

The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. The practice, which was referred to as “going a-souling” was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money.

The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. Hundreds of years ago, winter was an uncertain and frightening time. Food supplies often ran low and, for the many people afraid of the dark, the short days of winter were full of constant worry. On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. On Halloween, to keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.

Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps and along the side of the road and lit candles to help loved ones find their way back to the spirit world. Today’s Halloween ghosts are often depicted as more fearsome and malevolent, and our customs and superstitions are scarier too. We avoid crossing paths with black cats, afraid that they might bring us bad luck.

 

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Halloween 2013 Song Suggestions

  • A Nightmare on My Street” – D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  • alloween” – The Misfits
  • Angie Baby – Helen Reddy
  • Attack of the Ghost Riders – Raveonettes
  • Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Bark at the Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
  • Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf
  • Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
  • Black Magic Woman – Santana
  • Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
  • Creatures of the Night – KISS
  • Dark Lady – Cher
  • Day of the Dead – Misfits
  • Dead & Bloated – Stone Temple Pilot
  • Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
  • Devil in Disguise – Elvis Presley
  • Devil Town” – Daniel Johnston
  • Devil Woman – Marty Robbins
  • Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead – The Fifth Estate
  • Disturbia – Rihanna
  • Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
  • Down in the Park” – Gary Numan
  • Dragula – Rob Zombie
  • Enter Sandman” – Metallica
  • Every Day Is Halloween – Ministry
  • Fear of the Dark – Iron Maiden
  • Frankenstein – The Edgar Winter Group
  • Freaks Come Out at Night – Whodini
  • Ghost Riders in the Sky – Johnny Cash
  • Ghost Town” – The Specials
  • Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr
  • Ghouls Night Out – The Misfits
  • Goo Goo Muck” – The Cramps
  • Grim Grinning Ghosts – Bare Naked Ladies
  • Halloween – Dropkick Murphys
  • Halloween -Dead Kennedys
  • Haunted House of Rock – Whodini
  • Hell’s Bells – AC/DC
  • Highway to Hell” – AC/DC
  • I Put a Spell on You – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • I Put a Spell on You -Nina Simone, “
  • I Put a Spell on You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  • I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  • I’m Your Boogie Man” – KC & the Sunshine Band
  • Jump in the Line – Harry Belafonte
  • Let the Bodies Hit the Floor – Drowning Pool
  • Living Dead Girl – by Rob Zombie
  • Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  • My Body’s a Zombie for You – Dead Man’s Bones
  • Nightmare – Artie Shaw
  • Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
  • People Are Strange – The Doors
  • People Are Strange” – Echo & the Bunnymen
  • Pet Sematary – The Ramones
  • Please Mr. Gravedigger – David Bowie
  • Prince of Darkness – Alice Cooper
  • Psycho Killer” – Talking Heads
  • Raise the Dead – Bathory
  • Red Right Hand” – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Runnin’ With the Devil – Van Halen
  • Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites – Skrillex
  • Scary Monsters and Super Creeps – David Bowie
  • Season of the Witch – Donovan
  • Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell
  • Spooky – Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • Strange Brew – Cream
  • Superstition” – Stevie Wonder
  • Sympathy for the Devil – Guns ‘n Roses
  • The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
  • The Future” – Leonard Cohen
  • The Legend of Wooley Swamp – Charlie Daniels Band
  • The Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden
  • The Tell – Tale Heart – The Alan Parsons Project
  • The theme from the movie “Halloween”
  • The theme from the movie “Psycho
  • The Vampire Song – Bloodletting – by Concrete Blonde
  • The X-Files theme
  • This Is Halloween – From “The Nightmare Before Christmas” soundtrack
  • Thriller – Michael Jackson
  • Time of the Season – The Zombies
  • Time Warp – Rocky Horror Cast
  • Tombstone Shadow – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Voodoo – Godsmack
  • Voodoo Child – Jimi Hendrix
  • Voodoo Voodoo – LaVern Baker
  • Walk Like a Zombie -The Horrorpops
  • Welcome to my Nightmare – Alice Cooper
  • Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
  • Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard – Tom Waits
  • Witch Hunt – Rush
  • Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
  • Witchy Woman – The Eagles
  • Zombie Stomp – Ozzy Osbourne

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