Halloween Party 2008 Set List

A good friend has an annual Halloween costume party and last year I put together a special Halloween set list to play during the festivities. For posterity I thought I would list it here (also this will help me keep tabs and make sure I don’t duplicate too much on this year’s list). Surprisingly there are a ton of Halloween themed songs out there. I probably had an initial list with 15-20 hours worth of songs and had to trim down to around a 5 hour set. And of course when putting one of these together, you really have to resist the urge to be lazy and just put a whole White Zombie album on there.

So without further ado, here is the list from last year along with some notes. It is listed with song name then artist.

  1. Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor – Kenny Ball
  2. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
  3. Halloween – Dave Matthews Band
  4. Halloween – Dead Kennedys
  5. Ghostbusters Movie Main Title Theme – Elmer Bernstein
  6. Surprise! You’re Dead! – Faith No More (Great vampire themed song)
  7. Mars Attacks – Aesop Rock (This guy is amazing)
  8. Tales From The Crypt Theme – Danny Elfman
  9. Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper (If you ever get the chance, see Alice Cooper live. It is a rock theater production!)
  10. The Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber
  11. Addams Family Theme – Vic Mizzy
  12. October – Athenaeum (might have been when the band was Collapsis)
  13. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
  14. Bark At The Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
  15. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
  16. Helter Skelter – The Beatles
  17. I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival (originally by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins)
  18. Phantom Manor Ride Theme – Disneyland Paris (It has Vincent Price as the Ghost Host. Vincent Price is Halloween)
  19. A Nightmare On My Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince (Don’t be afraid to step outside of the box with your Halloween setlist)
  20. Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
  21. Vampires – Godsmack
  22. Every Day Is Halloween – Ministry
  23. Halloween Movie Theme 2007 – Tyler Bates
  24. Shout At The Devil – Mötley Crüe
  25. Doctor Who Theme(The updated version)
  26. Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
  27. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  28. The Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  29. Thriller – Michael Jackson (more Vincent Price goodness)
  30. The Morning After – Faith No More (Songs about zombies are always a plus)
  31. Twilight Zone Theme – Marius Constant
  32. Vampires In Love – Marvelous 3 (Can’t go wrong with a little Marvelous 3)
  33. The Thing That Should Not Be – Metallica
  34. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  35. Monster Mash Metal Version – Misfits
  36. Scooby Doo Theme – Hoyt Curtin
  37. Halloween – The Misfits
  38. Sweet Transvestite – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  39. Overture – The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack
  40. Who Wants To Live Forever – Queen (Dont’ forget that Queen penned songs for the Highlander movie)
  41. Call of the Zombie – Rob Zombie
  42. Ghostbusters (Who You Gonna Call) – Ray Parker, Jr.
  43. Munsters Theme Metal Style – (not sure who did this version since I found it on YouTube)
  44. More Human Than Human – White Zombie
  45. Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
  46. I’m Your Boogie Man – Rob Zombie (Originally by KC and the Sunshine Band)
  47. In the Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg
  48. Living Dead Girl – Rob Zombie
  49. Of Wolf and Man – Metallica (I’m a sucker for anything Werewolf related)
  50. Munsters Theme (TV Show Version) – Jack Marshall
  51. Transylvanian Transmissions, Pt. 1 – Rob Zombie
  52. Monster Squad Rap – Bruce Broughton (The Monster Squad was an awesome cheesy horror flick from my youth. The rap at the end rocks)
  53. Zombie – The Cranberries
  54. Halloween II – The Misfits
  55. Halloween – Helloween (You know a band named Helloween must have a song about Halloween)

Of course the real goal that my good friend Horst and I have always had was to put a band together that could perform a Halloween themed set list live. It still hasn’t happened but I am holding out hope. Maybe when Horst comes back from his adventures in New Zealand we can make it happen. Plus it would be a good excuse for me to learn the entire Thriller dance (I just need to get this shirt for my cheat sheet).

If you have any favorite Halloween songs that I didn’t use, please post them in the comments.

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1 Response to Halloween Party 2008 Set List

  1. Julez says:

    I haven’t got a song for you. Just wanted to say that I’d LOVE to watch you do the Thriller dance!! Make sure I’m there or videotape the happening 😉

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