Tuesday, Dec 1 2020

Ultimate Classic Halloween Playlist!


We thought it would be fun to share a piece of nostalgia for Halloween music lovers. Back in 2017 HorrorHound Magazine featured an extensive article detailing the history of classic Halloween  Rock & Roll! We scoured through over 150 holiday tracks during the creation of this article, and decided to whittle down the massive volume of songs (after listening to each an insurmountable number of times) into the ultimate Halloween playlist for your annual costumed shenanigans! While working on the article, we weighed each track by overall significance and, of course, our own personal appeal. These are the most rockin’ 1950-’60s recordings that we determined will take any party to the next level of dementia (you’ll notice the bulk of the list is comprised of songs released during the peak of horror rock, in that sweet spot from 1958 to 1963). Now, go check out these tunes! … While we get back to rockin’ out to “Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein, or Dracula”!

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• 1957 “Screamin’ Ball” (The Duponts)
• 1958 “At the House of Frankenstein” (Big Bee Kornegay)
• 1958 “The Blob” (The Five Blobs)
• 1958 “Dinner With Drac” (Zacherley)
• 1958 “Frankenstein Rock” (Eddie Thomas)
• 1958 “The Monster’s Hop” (Bert Convy)
• 1958 “She’s My Witch” (Kip Tyler)
• 1958 “Witch Doctor” (David Seville)
• 1958 “Vampira” (Bobby Bare)
• 1959 “Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein, or Dracula” (The Diamonds)
• 1959 “Mad House Jump” (The Daylighters)
• 1959 “Rockin’ in the Graveyard” (Jackie Morningstar)
• 1959 “Wombie Zombie” (Billy Taylor)
• 1961 “Split Personality” (Jim Burgett)
• 1961 “Night of the Vampire” (The Moontrekkers)
• 1961 “You Can Get Him, Frankenstein” (The Castle Kings)
• 1962 “Goo Muck” (Robbie Cook)
• 1962 “The Monster Mash” (Bobby Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers)
• 1962 “My Baby’s Got a Crush on Frankenstein” (Soupy Sales)
• 1963 “The Monster Hop” (Jimmy Dee)
• 1963 “Trick or Treat” (Chuck Berry)
• 1964 “King Kong Stomp” (Gene Moss) 
• 1964 “Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood” (Don Hinson and The Rigamorticians)
• 1965 “I’m the Wolf Man” (Round Robin)
• 1965 “Laurie (Strange Things Happen)” (Dickey Lee)
• 1967 “Zombie” (Johnny Fever)

*Article originally appeared in HorrorHound #67.

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