Top 20 Halloween Songs 2021

Happy Halloween weekend…Let’s Go! Giving you my top 20 Halloween songs and a party playlist.

Halloween parties need the perfect music to set the tone. So, I put together my favorite 20 Halloween songs. Now you can have your very own updated playlist! Here are the songs with a playlist at the end.

Highway to Hell-ACDC

Black Magic Woman-Santana

Abracadabra-Steve Miller Band

A Nightmare on My Street-DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Disturbia-Rhianna

Ghost Town-Adam Lambert

Spirit in the Sky-Norman Greenbaum

The Devil Went Down to Georgia-Charlie Daniels Band

Rocky Horro

Superstition-Stevie Wonder

Time Warp-Rocky Horror Picture Show

Halloween Theme Song-John Carpenter

Don’t Fear the Reaper-Blue Oyster Cult

Werewolves of London-Warren Zevon

Somebody’s Watching Me-Rockwell

Witchy Woman-Eagles

Love Potion No. 9-The Searchers

Ghostbusters-Ray Parker Jr

Monster Mash-Bobby “Boris”Pickett, The Crypt-Kickers

Demons -Imagine Dragons

Thriller- Michael Jackson

Here’s the Spotify playlist created just for you. Hope you have a great Halloween Weekend!

New Indie Music Gems From Jade Bird, Steady Holiday, Ryley Walker, Biig Piig, Gabriella Cohen, and Hospital.

Holding on to music that makes me smile with warm satisfaction. Now sharing Jade Bird, Steady Holiday, Ryley Walker, Biig Piig, Gabriella Cohen, and Hospital

So much happening in the music world, but honestly the start of fall and a new schedule has me tied up and lacking much time to post it all. Despite my schedule, I always listen to music. True confessions… I have been holding on to some music that makes me smile with warm satisfaction. These are the tunes that have lasted through multiple listens and I keep going back to them.  I hope you’ll give them a listen and add them to your own playlist.

Need a wake up dose of power packed vocals? This rising British star, Jade Bird, has what it takes. Wise beyond her young years, she tells it like it is. Jam worthy and sing-a-long ready, I hope I didn’t miss her in Atlanta….she makes it as close as Nashville and Charlotte and the rest of the US, before crossing the pond in November.

Jade Bird-Uh Huh

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“Does she wake up, put on make-up in the bathroom
And go to work, and stay real late and text you she’ll be back soon?
But her boss runs his fingers ’round her pretty blonde platinum ‘do
I bet you never thought about that, did you?

And it’s none of my business
And I don’t wanna get involved
If you’re thinking that she’s good
I think you should be told

She’s got you on your knees like a little boy
Everybody sees that you’re just a little toy
She’s got a boxful that her daddy likely bought
She asks you if you love her, and you nod and say “uh huh”

She wears short skirts so you don’t ask her if you can check her phone
Talk about the guys at work so you feel ego-central
Like fancy cars and football teams and she like continental
With a European accent does she speak, oh so gentle

And it’s none of my business
And I don’t wanna get involved
If you’re thinking that she’s good
God no, God no

She’s got you on your knees like a little boy
Everybody sees that you’re just a little toy
She’s got a boxful that her daddy likely bought
She asks you if you love her, and you nod and say “uh huh”

She’s got you where it hurts but you don’t seem to see
That while she’s out at work, she’s doing what you did to me
She’s got you where it hurts but you don’t seem to see
That while she’s out at work, she’s doing what you did to me

She’s got you on your knees like a little boy
Everybody sees that you’re just a little toy
She’s got a boxful that her daddy likely bought
She asks you if you love her, and you nod and say “uh huh”
She asks you if you love her, and you nod and say “uh huh”
She asks you if you love her, and you nod and say “uh huh””

 

Steady Holiday is Dre Babinski from LA. She harbors the most tender vocals, but there is a surprising bite to her lyrics that make you pay attention. Clever and imaginative, she gives interesting insight into humans in this tune from her most recent albume release by the same name. Enjoy….

Steady Holiday-Nobody’s Watching

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“Animals are wild, no matter the breed
You can see it in their eyes, they’re taking it in
Before you have the chance to know where you stand
You’re between a mom and lamb
She’s sinking her teeth in

Like nobody’s watching

People are the same, there’s hunters and prey
There’s rules to the game
You can win for a day
Now I’m old enough to know it all comes around
Cause the war is in between
We’re taking ourselves down

Like nobody’s watching

Never did I think that this could be me
But I’m stealing heavily from the powers that be
It’s not personal this time, I’m here to survive
So I smile and we shake, then I sharpen my blade

Like nobody’s watching

Nobody’s so
I’ll take a little off the top if no one’s paying attention

Like nobody’s watching

I made it to the top but don’t know when to stop
When I take, I take a lot”

 

When you have a need for soothing guitars and a soft voice that whispers confessing truths, Ryley Walker is your guy. He is a fingerstyle guitarist, singer, songwriter out of Chicago. He is touring extensively right now and hits Atlanta at The Drunken Unicorn on Dec. 19.

Ryley Walker-Spoil With The Rest

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“I woke up with intuition
I declare my own constitution
“Whenever I do my best, I spoil with the rest”
I spoil with the rest

Takes a half shit to give a full one
Every time I get it done
“Whenever I do my best, I spoil with the rest”
I spoil with the rest

I woke up with intuition
I declare my own constitution
“Whenever I do my best, I spoil with the rest”
I spoil with the rest

Passed out bad decision
Dreams look great with no vision
Whenever I feel blessed
Too much guilt to confess
Too much guilt to confess

Put my head through the glass
First look it’s a pass
Whoever I can’t impress
Yeah I wish you the best
Yeah I wish you the best”

 

And when the world and life is just a bit too much to digest, this song fills the emptiness with the simple idea we are not alone in our pain. Biig Piig has a bluesy romantic style which proves to be fresh and honest. She is Irish, but based out of London and her first EP, Big Fan Of The Sesh, Vol. 1, is out now.

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“I just wanna lay here, smoke my cig and drink my wine, and think I wanna lay here until my hurting is done

I just wanna lay here, smoke my cig and drink my wine, and think I wanna lay here until my hurting is done

Confío fácilmente en la gente Y por eso ya no tengo nada más pa verme fuerte Estoy cansada y Mis huesos se sienten viejos Créeme ya no tengo nada porque todo te lo dejo Y yo así pasando Y con mi dudas fumo más Sigo cantando Como que sé que otra vez el sol va a subir Pero No quiero ver mañana si es sin ti …

I just wanna lay here, smoke my cig and drink my wine, and think I wanna lay here until my hurting is done

I just wanna lay here, smoke my cig and drink my wine, and think I wanna lay here until my hurting is done

I should’ve never let you in Huh Cause Now I’m sitting here crying like a fool And all the world is seeing my pain U know i love you all the same I hope on time my heart will change Cause now i’m sitting here and crying like a…

I just wanna lay here, smoke my cig and drink my wine, and think I wanna lay here until my hurting is done

I just wanna lay here, smoke my cig and drink my wine, and think I wanna lay here until my hurting is done”

 

When bluesy psychedelia meets retro surf rock, the Australian artist Gabriella Cohen wins the crown. Her tunes unfold with originality and a joyous quirkiness that should be in everyone’s musical marvel arsenal.

Gabriella Cohen-Music Machine

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“We’re all looking for that small green
Or we’re looking for something in between
We’re wondering if we can park on your street
I took a left not a right but you didn’t see me. 

I think your garden needs a couple more trees
You think you drive but I have your keys

I said I love you and you know what I mean
I take it slow on the road while the traffic beeps
I’m playing gigs in the music machine, in the music machine

I like LA cos the people are mean
I like LA cos the people seem clean
I saw many homeless on concrete
While bikini girls strut down Venice Beach

I’m doing time in the industry
I go to parties but I’m not in your scene
My mama thinks I’m doing gigs for free
I’m playing gigs but I’m anti-machine

I said I love you and you know what I mean
I take it slow on the road while the traffic beeps
I’m playing gigs in the music machine, in the music machine”

 

The band, Hospital, from Russia does retro indie pop right! I have blogged their music before and they continue to crank out some great tunes. Their tune, “Nothing But Love”, is from their most recent album, Memory Waves, out only a couple of weeks. I wish there was more love in the world instead of anger, skepticism, and deception. We all need love. If you are in the mood to move and just enjoy a poppin’ tune, listen.

Hospital-Nothing But Love

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“I was so naive

in looking for relief

I felt like I lost the race

now I’ve found my place

and among this grace

I would like to know what love is

I wanna feel love

nothing but love

what I really need

is to feel your heartbeat

when you are sitting next to me

do you understand

every single day I spend

waiting for you to come here

I am a sleeper and I’d like to find you

I wanna feel love

nothing but love”

Gathered these gems for you, and I love how Spotify adds more to listen to at the playlist’s end. Check it out.

Tunes To Hear Right Now-Something For Everyone

Here’s what rocked my world this week, there is a sound for everyone in this bunch. Add some music to your weekend. Listen.

 

I have been on a live music free fall since Savannah Stopover, Big Thief/Mothers, and anticipating Cherry Glazerr/Ian Sweet/ Lala Lala tonight. Yep, Ian Sweet was at Stopover, and I couldn’t make the show, but now I can!

Even though I will be sure to relive all of those beautiful moments, I have to listen and look forward to the latest, newest music. Here’s what rocked my world this week, there is a sound for everyone in this bunch. Add some music to your weekend. Listen.

 

New to me,  Migrant Kids have been around Austin for a while now, and their Facebook Page says they are working on new music. This song is a beautiful heartfelt expression painted with the best plucking guitar…..(anybody else hear a modern version of Flock of Seagulls?) Swoon.

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Migrant Kids-Thread

 

It is a phenomenally good week when this man puts out new music. Let’s all take the high road with Jason Isbell, a southern songwriting favorite.

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Jason Isbell- Hope The High Road

 

The Drums are back! Jangly, joyous indie-pop with pleading lyrics. Love confessions. It hits us all.

“…Yes It’s true

that I hurt you

but I still love you,

I love you,

I still do…”

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The Drums-Blood Under My Belt

 

I am insanely obsessed with this tune and Oddisee.…Perfect for a pick me up weekend dance tune. So much truth to the “things” in life.

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Still reliving Savannah Stopover and can’t shake this catchy tune from my head. Weaves had a genre bouncing performance that was the bomb. Check out my day #3 at Stopover…Here. Love.

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Weaves-Tick

 

And to top it all off, I listened to this tune from my inbox today…a soothing sound with a matching vocal of calm. Melodic and pleasantly addicting, he’s out of San Diego, but now based in LA. Julian Jasper has a new EP out on May 5th. Good stuff right here, check him out.

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Julian Jasper-2AM, Chinatown

 

Then, I don’t know about you, but I love to jam to the unexpected wild sound of newness. Meatbodies has such a raw garage band, punky and chunky, rock and roll sound. A step into the futuristic past (Is that a thing ?).

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photo- Ada Rajkovic

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I also added these tunes to my Spotify playlist for Jan/Feb/March. Check it out and follow along with me.

 

 

Music Playlist of April, May, and June Tunes

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With a holiday weekend upon us, I don’t know about you, but for me this is the perfect time to tend to the garden of my soul.

When I discuss my mental state, music is at the heart and depth of my joy. So, I want to share my happy secret.

I am giving you a playlist including all of the music I have blogged for the past three months. It is extensive and perfect for those long drives when you tire of the radio, lolling on a beach or beside a pool, your backyard BBQ, and even on your morning run (shout out to all my buds running the Peachtree Road Race). I’ll be listening on my long bike ride from Georgia to Alabama. The music is over three hours long and on shuffle, in my opinion, it is the best playlist out there of some stellar indie music.

Just listen for yourself.

 

Throwback Thursday-Musical Magic of the 60’s and early 70’s.

 

Bring your hippie on!

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I am planning a party/fundraiser with friends for the Summer Solstice and it is going to be one helluva good time. The term “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because the sun’s position in the sky at noon does not appear to change much during the solstice and its surrounding days.Celebrations are held worldwide in conjunction with this time of the year, and many follow ancient traditions.

 

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Because Summer Solstice is officially on Father’s Day, we decided that we would celebrate the event on Saturday. We put our party idea up for a silent auction item at our neighborhood park’s May fundraiser. We are expecting around 40 people, of close friends and new neighbors that we want to get to know better. Now our plans are finalizing, with great consideration to yummy food, happy beverages, bohemian dress, and of course, a celebratory bonfire. If you have been following me for a while, then you know that I had to take control of the tunes.

 

 

This little job has taken hours of listening research. Don’t worry, this was a happy journey back in time, to an incredibly pure place in musical history. I have a new appreciation for the artists of the 60’s/early 70’s and their mind-blowing talent. I began by exploring all of the artists that played Woodstock, and even the artists that were asked to play, but had better paying gigs elsewhere. Then, I filled in with some classic tunes, hoping to encourage some singing and dancing.

All of this work shouldn’t be lost on just one party. I hope you might enjoy listening to this impressive playlist on shuffle and maybe even have your own fun, little celebration. Step back in time with this music, and let it accompany you on the beach, exercising, having a picnic, boat cruising, or just hanging out in air conditioning to escape the suppressing heat.

Six hours of glorious tunes that stand the test of time! Enjoy!

 

 

September Playlist

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Rabbit rabbit!

Happy October to you! Here’s the music that I shared in the month of September, ten songs for about 40 minutes. The Tallest Trees and Jesse Taylor aren’t on Spotify yet, so I added two songs that I have been listening to this month. I think you’ll like these amazing songs from Luke Sital-Singh and Aphex Twin. If you haven’t already, follow me on Spotify and enjoy all of the playlists that I have created this past year. Enjoy!

 

Your August Playlist

Your August Playlist

Here’s all of the music that I shared with you in the month of August. Becky Hill’s song, “Caution to the Wind”, wasn’t on Spotify so I added two surprise songs at the end for you. Songs and bands that I have been listening to lately. Check out all of these bands because they are starting up those fall tours, and I bet they are coming close to your town.

Enjoy!

 

Listen up! June Tunes

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Hammocking has been a BIG thing this summer. If you are hanging out and lolling on the beach, mountains, lake, or even your own backyard, be sure that you have a cool beverage and your June playlist.  One of the best playlists yet, if I do say so myself. I even added a surprise on the end. A song that I have been loving lately. Here you go, enjoy! Happy July to you!

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Happy June to you! This is your playlist of songs that I posted in the month of May on immersed in cool music. Take it with you anywhere and listen!

Sadly, a couple of songs are missing because they aren’t on Spotify yet, but I will keep checking and update as necessary. Enjoy!