Happy Halloween: Top 5 Spookies

Some may call the end of year holidays the most wonderful time of the year, but in my house– with it’s few dead animal skulls and year round “Tales from The Crypt” watching– Halloween claims that title.

I’m celebrating by sharing my top 5 favorite songs and/or videos for the Halloween season.

5. Disney Silly Symphonies, “The Skeleton Dance” (1929)
A classic, spooky little tune and video that includes a skeletal version of my dog Hank.

4. Bobby Pickett, “Monster Mash” (1962)
A classic tune with a soulful Dracula on vocals and his gals on backup.

3. Backstreet Boys, “Everybody” (1997)
Something good came out of these 90’s boys bands. Also, thanks for initiating my sexual awakening.

2. Michael Jackson, “Ghosts” (1996)
“Thriller”, who? Just kidding. “Thriller” is truly a superior song and video, but “Ghosts” is ridiculous, especially the skeleton dance and the grumpy man dance.

1. Warren Zevon, “Werewolves of London” (1978)
Yes, Mom. I do remember getting into the backseat of your Volvo and heading to school on Halloween with this song on sometime in the early 90s.

Author: Keelin Billue

Chicago-based writer by way of Alabama, New Orleans, and Nashville. Writes primarily about music, sports (sort of), and the topics that piss people off at work and family holidays.

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