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10 Amazing Songs For Your Halloween Playlist

When Halloween comes around I can honestly say that I get a bit giddy.  I’m not going to lie to you, I LOVE HORROR MOVIES and getting into the Halloween spirit… and despite Hayley’s best efforts (not her favorite genre aisle in a Blockbuster if you know what I’m saying;), CJ and Hayden are super into spooky cartoons including retro episodes of Scooby-Doo.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-kiss-meet-scooby-doo-in-new-film-rock-and-roll-mystery-20150421
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-kiss-meet-scooby-doo-in-new-film-rock-and-roll-mystery-20150421

Whenever I am driving my boys to daycare it is imperative that we jamming to a fresh playlist with eclectic songs from throughout the century.  This Halloween being a crucial time to subject them to some great hit songs.  Searching for content, I came across this article written by Cal Behrendt which highlights the TOP 10 songs that you should be listening to on your Monday heading into All Hallows Eve!  Source: Music For Your Monday – 2015 Halloween Special

Among the songs in the list are no-brainers such as Thriller by Michael Jackson,  newer hits like Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold and old favorites like the Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett.  It even had one of my all time favorite scary songs on the list- The Ghostbusters Theme by Ray Parker Jr.  100% my favorite movie growing up.

http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2015/03/16/6-dos-and-donts-for-ghostbusters-3/
http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2015/03/16/6-dos-and-donts-for-ghostbusters-3/

An essential song that brings back memories of my parents and childhood Halloweens is  Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon.  

Being able to truly take your time and craft awesome playlists for yourself and your family can be a daunting task and the work that goes into it will be so amazingly worth it.  I have found that searching for a great song to listen to at a red light is not as safe as just having a playlist already running and not having to touch a thing but drive with the windows down and Hayden air drumming in his car-seat.  I love making playlists for all occasions including studying, working-out, nighttime reading, cooking dinner etc.  Put one of these on shuffle and just enjoy your life.  #BRINGBACKTHEMIXTAPE

What are some of your most recent made playlists? Or share some other essential songs for the ultimate Halloween playlist.  My last addition was One by Metallica because what’s scary than total isolation…(snuck a deep thought in before the end).  As always, thanks for reading!

Until next time: Keep Music Alive and Keep Dreaming!