Halloween Dance Party
August 22, 2011 12:21 PM   Subscribe

Help me make a Halloween-themed dance music playlist.

This is a list of my current candidates, but some of them aren't very dance-y. Maybe I need some mash-ups or dance remixes? I'm not very familiar with the club/remix/mash-up scene, so I need some help.

Howl - Florence + the Machine
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Monster - Lady Gaga
Clown - Switchblade Symphony
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Born with a Tail - Supersuckers
Excess - Tricky
Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Leechwife - Rasputina
Mary, Mary (Stigmata Mix) - Chumbawamba
Mouth - Bush
Teeth - Lady Gaga
Possum Kingdom - Toadies
RCV 22:20 - Puscifer
Re: Your Brains - Jonathan Coulton
This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson
posted by domo to Media & Arts (41 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Some are more dance worthy than others but here you go: Mashing Pumpkins Halloween mashup album.
posted by librarianamy at 12:28 PM on August 22, 2011

Wolf Like Me, TV on the Radio.
posted by blueshammer at 12:30 PM on August 22, 2011

Shakira - "She Wolf"
posted by hermitosis at 12:30 PM on August 22, 2011

You need some Screamin' Jay Hawkins, preferably I Put A Spell on You. It's not "dance-y," but y'all gotta slow it down a little sometime.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:39 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

Forgive me for being so obvious, but Monster Mash is always fun.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 12:43 PM on August 22, 2011

Oh C'mmon:

Every Day is ...
posted by humboldt32 at 12:52 PM on August 22, 2011

Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
The Automatic - Monster (there are a few remixes of this if you dig around, but the original is fairly dancey)
Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf
Armand Van Helden - Boogie Monster
T - 99 - Anasthasia
Apotheosis - O Fortuna
Nero - Angst
posted by empath at 12:54 PM on August 22, 2011

Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
Fun in the Dark - Groovy Ghoulies
Nemesis - Shriekback
This Corrosion - Sisters of Mercy
posted by corey flood at 1:01 PM on August 22, 2011

Nemesis by Shriekback

I know you asked for dance-y songs, but if you wanted to intersperse the songs with other types of music, you could also do various soundtracks. Danny Elfman's Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, and the scores from the American McGee Alice games (a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjUzMMaAuZw">example are good choices IMHO.
posted by methroach at 1:03 PM on August 22, 2011

Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Btw, the A-Trak mix of this is what you want, it was an absolutely inescapable club hit.
posted by empath at 1:04 PM on August 22, 2011

Kid 606 - Dancehall Of The Dead
posted by mannequito at 1:11 PM on August 22, 2011

posted by catwash at 1:15 PM on August 22, 2011

on a more lighthearted note, Screaming Lord Stitch's She's Fallen In Love With A Monsterman!
posted by mannequito at 1:15 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

The Horrorist - One Night in NYC, although that is probably triggery
posted by mkb at 1:45 PM on August 22, 2011

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - She Said
posted by Quonab at 1:49 PM on August 22, 2011

Sympathy for the Devil! Original Stones would work but I really do like the Guns & Roses remake from Interview with a Vampire.
posted by dlugoczaj at 1:54 PM on August 22, 2011

Oh--and for a chillin' moment, you can't beat this.
posted by dlugoczaj at 2:01 PM on August 22, 2011

What about some Roky Erickson / 13th Floor Elevators music? Originals, or there's a good tribute album of his songs. Halloween-esque songs:
I Walked with a Zombie (R.E.M. covered it for the tribute)
If You Have Ghosts (the John Wesley Harding cover is a pretty good dance song)

Other options, not all dance-friendly, but definitely in the Halloween vein, so to speak:
Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) - Concrete Blonde
Howlin' For You - Black Keys
Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
I'm Your Boogie Man - KC and the Sunshine Band (if disco = dance)
posted by southpaw at 2:27 PM on August 22, 2011

Deadmau5 - Cthulhu Sleeps
posted by empath at 2:31 PM on August 22, 2011

Oh, and almost anything by Nine Inch Nails or Marilyn Manson.
posted by empath at 2:34 PM on August 22, 2011

(or White Zombie)
posted by empath at 2:35 PM on August 22, 2011

Werewolf Bar Mitzvah!
posted by bahama mama at 2:54 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

I think Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf works.

If you want to strech the definition a bit and consider that Goth stuff is Halloweeny there's some excellent choices on the Covered in Goth compilation:
Switchblade Symphony - Night Shift [Siouxise & The Banshees cover]
Genitorturers - Touch Myself [Divinyls cover]
Apoptygma berzerk - Nothing Else Matters [Metallica cover]
posted by reptile at 3:27 PM on August 22, 2011

You cannot let the Ghostbusters song out, it'd be a crime. :P

I'm not much of a dancer at parties but here is some more songs that may be nice, if some only for the ambience in non-dancing moments:

This is Halloween - covers also exist by by Marylin Manson or Panic at the Disco

Halloween, The Darkness - Zombie Girl

Aim for the Head - Creature Feature

They Live! - Evil Nine (I'd suggest the Felix Cartal remix for more dance-ish)

Phantom of the Opera Remix - Various

Hall of the Mountain King - Apocalyptica

Technologic - Daft Punk

Going Under, Haunted - Evanescence

Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

It's Murder - Mayhem

We Share our Mother's Health - The Knife

Diabulus in Musica - M├Ągo de Oz

Zydrate Anatomy - Repo! The Genetic Opera

Trolls in the dark - Rhapsody

Invaders must die - The Prodigy

You Fucking Killed Me - D mode D

Murder Machine - Jackal Queenston
posted by CelebrenIthil at 4:06 PM on August 22, 2011

Gnarles Barkley- The Boogie Monster
posted by HenryGale at 4:46 PM on August 22, 2011

Oh -- prodigy - Omen
posted by empath at 4:48 PM on August 22, 2011

Fred Schneider monster in my pants
posted by The Whelk at 5:00 PM on August 22, 2011

MONSTER - Pink Lady
posted by The Whelk at 5:02 PM on August 22, 2011

and of course Rod Zombie's Living Dead Girl and Halloween (She Get So Mean)
posted by The Whelk at 5:06 PM on August 22, 2011

Oh! And this Judas Priest Gaga mashup has some good scary metal screaming over dance beats
posted by The Whelk at 5:07 PM on August 22, 2011

They're Australian and have only been around for a year or so but you need Graveyard Train. They've got a song called 'Witches' which is perfect ('Even witches like to go out dancing!', but since its not online here's Boneyard. Pretty much all of their songs are dancy horror country.

There's also Sydney late, lamented psychobilly band Zombie Ghost Train. Graveyard Queen should get you started.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:27 PM on August 22, 2011 [2 favorites]

In the "Dead Man's Party" vein, you may want to check out this New Wave Halloween CD.
posted by cardioid at 6:29 PM on August 22, 2011

oh man, Lovecraft thanks for reminding me of Graveyard Train, they played at the Folk Fest here last month and I meant to pickup something of theirs.
posted by mannequito at 7:03 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

might as well toss on some Misfits. Last Caress (trigger warning in the lyrics) is the only song of theirs I really know, but they probably have others that would work.

Pet Cemetary by The Ramones is essential.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 7:05 PM on August 22, 2011

hmmm, perhaps for a bit of variety you should put some Horror Hip-Hop into the mix.
In my experience, even those who claim to hate rap music find their ass starts shaking when you put on that old-school crunchy stuff.


DJ Krush ft. Mr. Lif

Snoop Dogg
posted by mannequito at 7:22 PM on August 22, 2011

RJD2 - The Horror
posted by aubilenon at 7:24 PM on August 22, 2011

Vampire Beach Babes
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 11:18 PM on August 22, 2011

Don't have my Halloween mix list here, but will try to post later from home. Meantime, to a MeFi search for Halloween + Music. Several good pages there.
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 10:48 AM on August 23, 2011

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