Many folks provided feedback to my top 5 Halloween songs--some on the blog, some on Facebook, a lot on a Halloween message board I post to. This included many songs I've either never heard before, or never associated with Halloween. In the spirit of the season (get it, spirit?), today's top 5 is the best of these songs.
5: re: Your Brains (Jonathan Coulton) - A fun, funny, laid back song about zombie co-workers who want to come inside your office and eat your brains. A great line: "We're not unreasonable, no one's gonna eat your eyes."
4: Dracula (The Ascetic Junkies) - A cool, light, bluegrass/indie-pop song with a nice sound, all about a young girl visiting Dracula.
3: Li'l Red Riding Hood (999) - A punk cover of the 1966 song by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs with dark undercurrents of the wolf viewing Red as a meal (and impliedly viewing her as a sex object). Perfect for Halloween.
2: Red Right Hand (Nick Cave) - I've heard this song in so many places for years, but it was never on my radar as a Hallwoeen song. It's perfect though! I'm still not entirely sure what it's all about, but it's got a cool, ominous sound to it, and it feels just creepy enough.
1: Walk Like a Zombie (Horror Pops) - This song is awesome. It's a bizarre, fun, pop song that I haven't been able to get out of my head since I first heard it a week or so ago. Damn earworms. Anyway, I couldn't find a website for the band, but I did find a youtube of the song. Enjoy!
In light of these, and some other songs people pointed out that weren't on my list, I may need to re-think the original top 5. But, that will have to wait for next year! Thanks for all the suggestions to: Jim in LA, Kevin, Johnny_Majic, Mark, Frankie's Girl, stormygirl84, Xane, Dinosaur1972, DarkManDustin, black juju, Cyclone Jack, talkingcatblues, and davidrael. As always, follow, Tweet, like, share, Digg, etc. this post.