In my retail work environment they have been playing Halloween themed tunes all day long. And I mean all day long. Oh joy.
Halloween I can just about stand, its what’s coming next that I am dreading. Gah, I hate you Noddy and Mariah. I really hate you. And you too sleigh bells* and all the other blooming chrimbo song clichés.
If I was in charge of the music played at work, it goes without saying that I would ban all Christmas music. And during the Halloween build up, I would play my (much better) playlist which I compiled back in 2012, blogged about here and have copied and pasted below –
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker jr
Ghost Town – The Specials
Dusk Till Dawn – Ladyhawk
Hunting For Witches – Bloc Party
Satan Spawn – Orbital
Halloween – Siouxie and the Banshees
Tombstone – Peaches
Evil – Ladytron
Sukie in the graveyard – Belle and Sebastian
NYC’s like a graveyard – The Moldy Peaches
Devil’s Haircut – Beck
Little Ghost – The White Stripes
Lullaby – The Cure
Heavy Water – Foals
Soft Power – Ladytron
Internia creeps – Massive Attack
Is there a ghost – Band of Horses
Last living souls – Gorillaz
Then I would throw the following tunes (that I have recently thought of) into the mix –
Zombie – Jamie T
Big Bad Wolf – Duck Sauce
Demons – Sleigh Bells
Play Dead – Bjork
Psycho Killer – Talking heads
People are Strange – The Doors
Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Ok, I will admit that some of above tracks are played at work, and I nicked them for this blog post! But please note the absence of Monster Mash, I Put a Spell On You, Bat Out Of Hell and Thriller (I am not a MJ fan). I have heard enough of those songs lately for a lifetime thank you.**
* Not the band Sleigh Bells. I love them! See above.
**I guess the moral of this story is that I need to find a new job!