Every winter you'll hear Christmas carols played on every radio station, in all the department stores, and as backing tracks of so many television advertisements. Unfortunately Halloween doesn't get the same aural exposure. Songs like Thriller, Monster Mash and the Addam's Family theme are all classics, but I crave more. So over the years I've been amassing quite a collection of terror tunes.
Every Halloween season (which for me is September - October) I put all these bone shaking tracks into heavy rotation. Do I get weird looks when people overhear me jamming to a punk cover of the Ghostbusters theme in early September? Sure, but I don't care. After all, this is my job!
While there are many horror themed artists, it's always nice to come across a song that is specifically about the holiday, and destined to become an annual Halloween anthem for the ages. Enter shock rocker Alice Cooper
, with his new single "Keepin' Halloween Alive."
"At home my family all gathers around an old spooky tree decorated with skulls and bones in the living room, and we exchange gifts," says Cooper. "It's our holiday. We even all have matching black-and-orange Halloween sweaters! I wanted a theme song for people like me, and for us Halloween never ends. In the chorus I say, 'I'm keepin' Halloween alive, baby, 3-6-5'... and I mean it!"
Available exclusively on iTunes, if you head over to Alice's Halloween site
you can listen to the track and follow the links to purchase.
You just know I just have to love a song that starts and ends with the lyrics, "I'll keep my jack-o-lantern light on for everyone tonight!"