Thursday, October 8, 2015

Day 8 of The Holidaze Halloween Challenge: Favorite Halloween Song

This was kind of a hard one. There's a lot of "Halloween" songs to pick from! The Ghostbusters theme(which was played by my music teacher every Halloween in elementary school), Monster Mash, "The Halloween Song"("H! A! Double L O!". You know that one. Don't tell me you don't!), ANY Alice Cooper song, even the theme to Halloween! I honestly had to dig deep and think about my fondest memories and pick that one song that represented Halloween to me more than any other...


Pet Semetary by the Ramones, from the...well...Pet Semetary soundtrack! I've been a huge fan of the Ramones since middle school and I have no issue saying this is not just my favorite Halloween song, but my favorite Ramones song ever. It may not sound like your normal Ramones song. In fact it's their most poppy song, and that's what I like about it. Sure, I love Rockaway Beach as much as the next guy, but it's a nice change of pace. Plus it's a fun video. The Ramones never took themselves too seriously and this was a great example.

For years, my buddy Ryan and I would go out to a video store in Frederick MD on Halloween night and this would always be on our playlist. So in between searching for old vhs, having some Roy Rogers fried chicken and heading back to his place and watching terrible movies, this would be blasting throughout the night! Also, it would be on my playlist driving to many horror conventions through the years and the famous Robert Englund book signing/Halloween party in New Jersey. So, while hearing a lot of great Halloween tunes as a kid holds a special place in my heart, this song kinda overtakes them.

Sometimes deader is better...

-Chad

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