by Alea Jeremiah
As we welcome October with its cool breezes, and - now socially distanced - festivities, we often think of scary movies, pumpkin patches and killers in masks. Rarely, if ever, do you hear anyone say what they’re looking forward to most about the season, is the music. Granted, Halloween music has nowhere near the mega-market that Christmas music has, but it seems that quality trumps quantity in this particular situation. With songs like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” Halloween season is a heavy hitter when it comes to music!
That’s why we’re celebrating 31 Days of Halloween Hits here at The Word for the entire month of October. Every day we’re going to bring you a great song that fits right in on your Halloween playlist. Some are songs specifically written for the holiday, but others are great selections you can listen to year-around but have a great theme for the spookiest of all holidays. Some of these songs you’ve certainly heard and some are lesser known that we hope to familiarize you with.
“Heads Will Roll” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is always on my playlist! First of all, it’s spooky with lyrics like “dance till you’re dead” and, of course, “heads will roll”. Second, t’s a fantastic dance song for any Halloween party! And if you like it, you should also check out the excellent mashup of “Heads Will Roll” and “Thriller” that was featured on the Fox television series “Glee.” It’s so much fun!