Something a little different today in the Halloween Top 10 lists - a playlist of Top 10 swinging Halloween songs. All cultivated to fit in the singer/standard/swing feel. On my iPod, this is my Halloween Cocktail Music playlist. So, go ahead and take a listen. The hyperlinks will take you to youtube versions of the specific song version.
- Grim, Grinning Ghosts by Lee Presson and the Nails - A fun instrumental arrangement of a great attraction song.
- Monster Mash by Janice Hagan - A nice singer/standard arrangement of the Monster Mash. Something that fits in with the rest of the playlist
- I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone - While I like Screamin' Jay Hawkins and CCR, Nina Simone takes this song and makes it haunting. Someone whose heart has been broken.
- Spooky by The Puppini Sisters - I love arrangements by the Puppini Sisters. As if the Andrews Sisters covered Spooky. Just fun.
- Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra - A great light classic by Sinatra.
- Old Devil Moon by Mel Torme - The Velvet Fog taking a song from Finian's Rainbow and showcasing the best of his voice.
- Jeepers Creepers by Louis Armstrong - It's hard not to hear Louis Armstrong's voice and not be happy. Not the most Halloween song on the list, but the turn of phrase Jeepers Creepers fits right in.
- That Old Black Magic by Sammy Davis, Jr. - Sammy Davis, Jr. The best vocalist of the Rat Pack. And here with an fast moving version of That Old Black Magic. He makes it look easy.
- Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin - I think everyone forgets that Mack the Knife is written about a very dark and sinister person. Its a very upbeat song about a lot of death. A good fit for Halloween.
- The Munsters Theme - A great swinging theme song. Perfect instrumental.
What's on your Halloween playlist?