With Halloween just days away, it's no wonder the costume store around the corner stays open later, the candy is flying off the shelves and haunted houses are the talk of the town. But it wouldn't be the holiday without a little theme music. And we're not talking about music playing on the car radio, at the costume party or through the store. Try during a workout--tunes to bring out the ghouls, witches and vampires on the run or the bike. My friend compiled these songs for a Spooky Spin planned at the gym tonight after searching the internet and Spinning websites for Halloween ideas. Maybe a few will make it onto your playlist?
Theme from 'Halloween' Theme from 'The Exorcist' Pearl Jam - Black Nine Inch Nails – Dead Souls Siouxsie and the Banshees – Halloween Ministry – Every Day is Halloween David Bowie - Scary Monsters The Specials - Ghost Town AC/DC - Highway To Hell Beck - Devil's Haircut Van Halen - Runnin’ With the Devil Rob Zombie - Meet the Creeper The Cramps - I Was a Teenage Werewolf The Ramones - Pet Semetary The White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground Smashing Pumpkins - any song would work Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London Vampire Weekend - any song would work INXS - Devil Inside Limp Bizkit - Take a Look Around Pendulum - Slam Pendulum - Midnight Runner Rolling Stones/Fatboy Slim - Sympathy for the Devil (8 minute version) Beatniks - Sabre Dance Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood The Police - Spirits in the Material World
Michael Jackson's Thriller also comes to mind as a perennial favorite, but in light of his death might not be the best to play this year. And then I can't help but think about oldies like the Monster Mash.
But everywhere you turn, the spirit of Halloween lurks from the grocery store to the gym. The gym, you ask? Yes, it's an odd place to conjure up ghosts and goblins--unless it's haunted--but mine is one spot where the Spinning instructors decided it'd be fun to hold Spooky Spins. Calorie deficit to splurge on those spooky treats, fun size candy bars and handfuls of candy corn, and creative license to devise a costume that works while sweating or doesn't look odd while wearing cycling shorts. The music is the easy part for the Spooky Spin, it's the costume where I'm running into problems. Photo grabbed from neighborhoodcrimemap.wordpress.com . Posted by Kate