Group of candle lit Halloween Pumpkin

October Scary Music Favorites To Rock The Halloween Season. From planning a party to rocking the trick-or-treaters. Are you ready for the upcoming spooky season?  Nothing quite brings it all together like a jamming playlist. After planning a great costume for this year, you’ll want to play some tunes that will make everyone happy. To help you bring your spooky holidays I’ve compiled a list of killer Halloween songs. Nothing kills a party nowadays like karaoke Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Great tune if you let MJ sing it with Vincent Price and do it by themselves for 5 minutes and 57 seconds. If you want to be really scared listen to my show on WCSX

The Sounds Of The Season

How many remember having this album as a kid or visited a haunted Halloween house in the ’60s, 70’s’80s, or 80’s that used these “Spooky” sound

Who Can Forget Our Halloween TV Hosts?

Sir Graves Ghastly was always a favorite on Detroit TV.  Actor Lawson J. Deming for the popular television show of the same name. Sir Graves was a vampire movie host who would do funny skits There Breaks. The best part is you can’t say the word Sir Graves without thinking of his haunting laugh. Sir Graves Ghastly (Lawson Demming) was on Saturday afternoon on Detroit WJBK-TV 2 from 1967-1982. There is a stone sculpture dedicated to him at the Redford Theater Check out by clicking here

A Halloween Tradition Was Always The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” started its run back in 1965. It’s part of my childhood forever. Sure, I could throw on the DVD easily any time of the year. But who plays DVDs much anymore? My DVD player has dust on it. Another reason I loved the Halloween special was the music soundtrack by jazz great Vince Guaraldi. Vince cornered the market on Halloween and Christmas music that is so recognizable to the ears when you listen you know it’s the Peanuts music. So this year, we are going to feel like Charlie Brown, as we are getting a rock this Halloween.


My childhood hero and King and Leader The Ghoul. Ronald D. Sweed (January 23, 1949 – April 1, 2019) was an American entertainer and author, known for his late-night television horror host character “The Ghoul”. Stay sick, turn blue, scratch glass, climb walls do it while you can but don’t get caught.

The Scary Songs Of The Halloween Season


  • The Groovy Goolies Monster Mash ( Bobby Borris Picket)

    Robert George Pickett, better known as Bobby “Boris” Pickett, is best known for co-writing and performing the 1962 smash hit novelty song “Monster Mash”. The Goolies were a group of hip monsters residing at Horrible Hall (a haunted boarding house for monsters) on Horrible Drive. A Saturday morning cartoon favorite in the 1970’s.


  • Ramones - Pet Sematary

    “Pet Sematary” from the album ‘Brain Drain’ 1989. “Pet Sematary” was originally written upon request by Stephen King for his 1989 film adaption of the same name, to soundtrack the end credits. It became one of the band’s most successful radio hits and was a staple of their concerts during the 90s. 

  • John Carpenter's Halloween Main Movie Theme

    As a kid in 1978 went to the Gateway movie theater on Vandyke.

  • Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier) is a singer whose career spans over five decades. With a raspy voice and a stage show that features numerous props, including pyrotechnics, guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, reptiles, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by many music journalists and peers to be “The Godfather of Shock Rock“. He has drawn equally from horror films and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock audiences

  • Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon

    Bark at the Moon is the third studio album Ozzy Osbourne, released in November 1983. The album marks Ozzy’s change to a pop-metal sound. No list would be complete without the Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne.

  • Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper

    Nothing says Halloween like more cowbell. Favorite from, 1976 Blue Oyster Cult. Once played Harpo’s under the name, “Soft White Under Belly.” For a surprise concert to over 1,000 plus fans


  • David Bowie Scary Monsters And Super Creeps

    “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” is the 3rd track from the album of the same name, released in 1980 by David Bowie. The song title was inspired by a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes ad campaign: “Scary Monsters and Super Heroes”.

    It describes the feelings of an obsessive man when he gets a shy girlfriend. Though his influence on her initially works out well for the relationship, it becomes too much for her. She soon becomes a recluse, leaves the man, and descends into madness, seeing all strangers as ‘scary monsters’.

  • Frankenstein . Edgar Winters Group

    The sound of 1972 Edgar Winter from the album, “They Only Come Out At Night.” The album sold well over 1 million copies and is one of the great rock instrumentals of all time. Note that this is the first album I bought with my own money.

  • The Munsters Original Theme Open

    Still vote for best rocking TV show theme ever.; Most recognizable. One of those shows caught on re-runs when school was out and you raced home to watch.

  • Jumpin' Gene Simmons - Haunted House

    Morris Eugene Simmons better known as Jumpin’ Gene Simmons, was an American singer and songwriter best known for his 1964 novelty single “Haunted House”  If the name sounds like someone you know? Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, birth name “Chaim Witz”. chose his stage name as a tribute to the singer.

  • Screamin Jay Hawkins

     “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins was a singer-songwriter, musician, actor, film producer, and boxer from Ohio. Known for really going all out when it came to a live performance. The song, ” I Put A Spell On You.” came out Halloween of 1956

  • Black Sabbath Black Sabbath

    Ozzy gets to be on this list 2 times because he can. Black Sabbath true Halloween feel every day of the year with their music. Black Sabbath Black Sabbath says it all. According to the band, the song was inspired by an experience that Geezer Butler had in the days of Earth. Butler, obsessed with the occult at the time, painted his apartment matte black and placed several inverted crucifixes and pictures of Satan on the walls. Ozzy Osbourne gave Butler a black occult book, written in Latin and decorated with numerous pictures of Satan. Butler read the book and then placed it on a shelf beside his bed before going to sleep. When he woke up, he claimed he saw a large black figure standing at the end of his bed, staring at him. The figure vanished and Butler ran to the shelf where he had placed the book earlier, but the book was gone. Butler related this story to Osbourne, who then wrote the lyrics to the song based on Butler’s experience.

  • Motley Crue Shout At The Devil


    Shout at the Devil is the second studio album by Mötley Crüe, released on September 23, 1983 through Elektra Records. It was the band’s breakthrough album, establishing Mötley Crüe as one of the top-selling heavy metal acts of the 1980s.

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