Editorial: Someone needs to make more Halloween music

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Art by Dakota Motley

From buckets of candy to scary movies, Halloween almost has it all. The one thing that Halloween doesn’t seem to have is enough music.

Everyone knows the classic Halloween music such as “Monster Mash,” “Witch Doctor” or even “Thriller.” These songs are exactly what they are called, classics: 1900s songs that people know only because they are played on repeat throughout the Halloween season.

While remixes of Halloween songs like “Spooky Scary Skeletons” have surfaced in recent years, they have also been repeatedly played to the point where they can be recited with ease. Every remix has its own touch to it that makes it different, but at the core it is still the same song, just with a little fluff.

Along with these classics and remixes come the well known scary music that appears in almost every Halloween movie. Movies like “Halloween,”The Shining” and “The Exorcist” all possess this stereotypical scary music, and they are always played right before the scary moments in every movie.

Although basic, the scary music and classic Halloween songs are what truly make Halloween the holiday it is. Halloween would not be the same without the scary music that sends shivers down spines or the upbeat music that makes one want to dance and sing along.

As much as these songs make people want to dance and sing along, it still does not make up for the lack of variety. The few Halloween songs all follow the same plot of some scary creature, with no songs about the other aspects of Halloween.

Halloween has almost everything, from candy to scary movies, but the lack of music choices show. Therefore, for all those musical people out there, go create some new Halloween music with a new twist on it. This simple problem can be solved by standing up, and creating new and different Halloween music.


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