Classic Halloween Selections

Ok so you’re having a Classic 70s & 80s themed Party on Halloween Night and you want to keep the feel going without going too far off into left field or get too ” Dark”. You want to keep it Fun . Of Course you have your standard favorites like Monster Mash and Thriller and Purple People Eater ready to go,but You want to select tracks where the Chorus repeats something related to Halloween. Don’t assume that the people at the party are paying too much attention to the lyrics ( they are Not) but they will pay attention to a phrase that’s repeated over and over. For example one of my favorites is “Frankenstein – Edgar Winter Group” but the song is an instrumental and it’s only connection to this holiday is the track’s title . .Familiar Movie themes such as ” Halloween” and ” Tubular Bell”s from the Exorcist, Adams Family,Poltergeist, Amityville Horror, The Munsters all of these always work well ( Not much for dancing though) But if you really want to scare a 70s and 80s audience ….play a Reggeaton or Bachata….Just Kidding ( No I’m not)
So with that said here are some tracks that I believe will be useful in these types of events . They’re not all Disco , but can played in a 70s themed event . Can you you think of any others? Leave your Comments below., and Have a great Halloween !!
The Following List ( in no Particular order) takes tracks from the 70s and 80s that these crowds could identify with.
Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
CJ and Company – Devil’s Gun
Black Magic Woman – Santana
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker
Rockwell – “Somebody’s Watching Me” (1984)
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – “Nightmare On My Street” (1988)
Disco Inferno- The Trammps
Mike Oldfield – “Tubular Bells Pt. 1” (Theme From ‘The Exorcist’) (1973)
Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Soundtrack – “The Time Warp” (1975)
Peter Brown – They Only Come Out At Night
TWILIGHT ZONE – Manhattan Transfer
Cerrone – Supernature
Hot Blood – Terror On the Dance Floor
Patrick Cowley- They Came At Night
Whodini – Haunted House of Rock
Michael Jackson- Thriller
Abracadabra- Steve Miller Band
Rock Lobster/Planet Claire/Strobe light- B 52s
Devil in Disguise – Elvis Presley
Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
Spooky – Classics IV