Today, it’s my daughter Dora’s turn to be world famous in Poland! Here is her playlist of Halloween music, which certainly reflects her diverse upbringing. It certainly does.
WEREWOLF BAR MITZVAH from 30 Rock:
SPOOKY SCARY SKELETONS (Remix)
(Warning: I’ve never heard this before and it instantly gave me a headache. Argh!)
For reasons I can’t explain, I scrolled down to the comments on YouTube, and this caught my eye:
Next, a song I loathed the first time I heard it at age 10. It just pissed me off, and when I finally saw the movie, I was even madder. It ought to be taken out and shot. Yeah, yeah, Bill Murray made it watchable. Oh no, when else will we have a chance to see Bill Murray on fillum? Anyway, sorry, Dora. Here’s your song:
Palate cleanser! WEREWOLVES OF LONDON by Warren Zevon
This one, I endorse. A great antidote, and it shows how a pop song can be catchy and repetitive without being maddening.
Next! More werewolves with this timeless classic from MST3K, WHERE, O WEREWOLF
Okay, I have mixed feelings about Oingo Boingo, but if you had to be around for the 80’s, you could do worse:
Dora also included Weird Science, but I saw this movie in the theater, too, and I’m still angry over losing my three dollars. You can hear the song (which is, admittedly, the least intolerable part) here.
The inescapable and inexplicable MONSTER MASH by Bobby Pickett:
“He always said that he had the best kind of celebrity that there is, since no one really recognized him and he was never really bothered but everyone knew the song,” says Nancy Joy Huus, Pickett’s daughter. Given up for adoption when she was a baby unbeknownst to Pickett, Huus and Pickett later reunited and enjoyed a close relationship preceding his death, with Huus being a fan of the track throughout her life without knowing it was her father who was singing. “When I found him, he was out-of-his-mind thrilled since he thought he was going to grow old alone. I still remember the night I told my kids that Grandpa is the ‘Monster Mash’ singer.”
SCOOBY DOO THEME from 1969, because why not?
IT’S ALMOST HALLOWEEN by Panic! At the Disco. This is essentially a Wiggles song, but what are you gonna do.
Dora also included DRACULA, which apparently I’m too old for.
This is, uhm, one of Corrie’s favorite songs.
Tim Burton, which I spell with a capital meh. Still, Danny Elfman. He knows what he’s doing.
Legitimately scary: SILVER by The Pixies
DECOMPOSING PUMPKINS by Brainkrieg (via Homestar Runner)
Next up is my mom getting back from book club! So we’ll all need to get out of the way, so she can pull in.