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Halloween Songs

In which I list, in no particular order, my current five favorite songs for Halloween.

I've been making Halloween playlists since I was about 19. Part of what I like about it is that so much of popular music dovetails with, but only obliquely addresses the subjects associated with Halloween--fear, mortality, sartorial experimentation, and (at least in the US iteration of Halloween) consumerism. So finding songs that capture something is usually somewhat more of a narrow hunt than searching for songs about, say, Christmas.

What follows is stuff I've been listening to this Halloween. Some of the songs are old songs, some are new, and some are just new to me. As you can probably tell, I have a mood that I like to keep--I'm not a "Monster Mash" kind of guy.


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