Playlist Challenge, Day 800

“In the End” (Dead 7 theme song)

I didn’t know the best way to list artist and title for this one, considering it is performed by a supergroup that consists of members from Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, 98°, and O-Town.

The movie — a Post-Apocalyptic zombie Western — was super cheesy, but enjoyable. This song, though, is actually really good.

Top 5: Songs About Vampires

Happy Halloween!!!!

Have you ever stopped to think about how many artists have written about vampires over the years? I’m sure there’s a case to be made for other supernatural creatures, but vampires are my favorite, so I’m gonna feature them.

Note: This list is in no particular order and doesn’t even begin to skim the surface of its subject matter.

1. Die Krupps: “The Vampire Strikes Back”

Fun fact – This track was listed as a Rammstein song entitled “Vampire” years ago, and many people still believe it’s them.

2. Type O Negative: “Suspended In Dusk”

3. Atreyu: “The Crimson”

How could I not include Atreyu? They did an entire album centered around vampires!

4. David Draiman: “Forsaken”

This may be my favorite on the list. David Draiman’s voice is so ridiculously sexy, and he fits the whole eerie vampy vibe very well.

5. Blutengel: “Vampire”

Weekly Focus: Songs About Halloween, Day Four

Happy Halloween!!!!!

Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross — “Halloween Spooks,” from the album Elvira Presents: Haunted Hits (1988).

I was first introduced to this song when my best friends and I watched The Houses October Built. The earliest mention of it that I could find was from the Elvira Presents collection in 1988.

Weekly Focus: Songs About Halloween, Day One

Marilyn Manson — “This is Halloween,” from the album/soundtrack Nightmare Revisited (2008).

How could I not start the week off with this classic? I chose Manson’s version, as it’s my favorite, but here are two alternates you might enjoy!

Panic! at the Disco

Broken Peach

Album of the Week: Nightmare Revisited

It’s the week of Halloween! This is the perfect time to bring your attention to 2008’s Nightmare Revisited, a collection of Danny Elfman songs — composed for the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas — reimagined by contemporary artists such as Marilyn Manson, Flyleaf, and Korn.

Weekly Focus: George Harrison, Day One

George Harrison — “Drilling a Home,” from the album Wonderwall Music (1968).