Seven songs to get you into the Halloween spirit
By Lily Isakson-Bell, Reporter
Every year, the Christmas rollout happens far before the year has even neared December. There are Christmas songs on the radio starting in November, decorations and candies in stores by October, and the spirit of the holiday overshadowing everything else in its path. Every year that goes by I think, ‘I wish that this same anticipation was felt before the start of Halloween’. So, here’s some Halloween music to get you in a spirit of the same caliber.
“Hey, sis…Surprise!” by Jeremy Zuckerman
To start off this list we have a song from the first two seasons of the original TV show adaptation of “Scream”. This song is, frankly, really scary. It starts off with a scream and a crash before mellowing out, eventually building up again to give the listener a simulated feeling of being chased.
“Not Meant For Me” by Wayne Static
Released off of the Queen of the Damned soundtrack from 2002 — the golden age of nu metal horror movie soundtracks — the song tells a tale of being stuck in a world that you feel is not meant for you. The instrumental itself is heavy and haunting, while Wayne Static’s vocals tie together the feeling of being trapped in a dark, scary place.
“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell
This Halloween classic is from 1984. Kennedy Gordy, better known by his stage name Rockwell, sings a song about the paranoia of feeling watched. In both the lyrics and music video for this song, Rockwell emulates the feeling of being watched and stalked.
“What’s A Girl To Do” by Bat For Lashes
This song is very unmistakably a Halloween hit. From the way Bat For Lashes sings about falling out of love, to the clanking of chains in the background and the heavy and hard-hitting drums, it’s perfect. This song, released off of her 2006 album “Fur and Gold”, should definitely be considered a classic of the Halloween genre.
“Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder sings about common superstitions in this soul song released back in 1972. Including falling ladders, back luck, and the number seven, he advises against believing in pointless things that will only make you miserable and bring you more misfortune.
“Dragula” by Rob Zombie
The king of Halloween himself, Rob Zombie, packs this song from head to toe with Halloween references. From the title of the song being Dragula, to the dead coming back to life, to witches, it’s almost impossible to not put this classic on your list of scary songs for the spooky season.
“Haunted Water” by Mazy Fly
Mazy Fly’s vocals are haunting and eclectic as she sings about not being able to build a bridge between two people. She uses a metaphorical ‘haunted waters’ to explain the people’s differences and why their love won’t work.
These seven songs are my favorite from the spooky season, and I’m hoping that by sharing you will be able to enjoy them too. Happy Halloween!