The A’s

Okay here is the first of the Halloween musical selections that I have complied over the years. Update for 2016. 

 Some kids, some scary, some funny, some gross, and some just damn weird.

 Every style is represented, so explore this Halloween season and let your mind wander.

 So with no further ado the A list: next the B’s, and so forth

Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band
Addams Family (The) by Joey Gaynor
Addams Family (The) Theme Song
Addams Family The by City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Addams Groove by M.C.Hammer (theme from The Addams Family 1991)
Addams House (The) by Vic Mizzy
Aim for the Head by Creature Feature
Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked by Cage The Elephant
Alien Planet (The) by Jerry Goldsmith
Alison Cross by Lizzie Higgins
Alison Gross by Steeleye Span
All American Nightmare by Hinder
All Hallow’s Eve by Manheim Steamroller
All Hallows Eve by Type O Negative
All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose by Kiss
All My Friends by Chacha & The Monsters
All Nightmare Long by Metallica
All We Want To Do Is Eat Your Brains by Jonathan Coulton
All You Zombies by Hooters
Allegro Barbaro by Béla Bartók (Piano)
American Witch by Rob Zombie
Amityville (The House on the Hill) Lovebug Starski
Amityville Horror Theme 1979 by Lalo Schifrin
Amityville Horror Theme 2005 by Steve Jablonsky
Among the Dead by Tim Armstrong
Ancient Queen (The) by Emperor
Ancient Voices of Children by George Crumb
And When I Die by Blood Sweat & Tears
Andrew Farriss by Michael Hutchence
Angie Baby by Helen Reddy
Animal Kingdom by Tin Man
Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
Anything Can Happen On Halloween by Tim Curry
Apocalypse Please by Muse
Are You Ready For Freddy by Fat Boys
As Heaven Is Wide By Garbage
As the World Falls Down by David Bowie
Astro Zombies by The Misfits
Asylum by Disturbed
At The Devil’s Ball by Irving Berlin
At The Graves by King Diamond
At the House of Frankenstein by Big Bee Kornegay
Atmosphères by György Ligeti
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman by The Tubes
Attack of the Ghost Riders by The Raveonettes
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes by Lewis Lee
AuschwitzbyBirkenau by John Williams
Ave Satani [From the Omen] Crouch End Festival Chorus / City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Give these in particular a listen to:

 Ancient Voices of Children is a composition by the American composer George Crumb composed of five movements of which all but two are setting of fragments of longer poems by García Lorca. “Ancient Voices of Children” is famous for its bizarre and eerie vocal effects.

Anything Can Happen On Halloween by Tim Curry who portrayed The Grand Wizard, in HBO’s 1986 original film “The Worst Witch”.

Allison Gross (also known as Alison Cross) is a traditional ballad, catalogued as Child Ballad #35. It tells the story of “the ugliest witch in the north country” who tries to persuade a man to become her lover and then punishes him by a transformation.  The Child Ballads are a collection of 305 ballads from England and Scotland, and their American variants, collected by Francis James Child in the late nineteenth century. The collection was published as “The English and Scottish Popular Ballads between 1882 and 1898” by Houghton Mifflin in 10 volumes 

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes  theme song of the movie describes the tomatoes’ rampages through the world, describing that they’ve killed a man named Herman Farbage while he was taking out the garbage, that the Mayor is on vacation to get out of stopping them, that they’ve scared off the National Guard and that they’ve even eaten the narrator’s sister 

Atmosphères is a piece for full orchestra, composed by György Ligeti in 1961. This is the piece used in Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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