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100 Hits: Halloween [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Ghostbusters [From Ghostbusters] - Ray Parker, Jr.
    2. Monster Mash - Crypt-Kickers/Bobby "Boris" Pickett
    3. Amityville (The House on the Hill) - Lovebug Starski
    4. Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
    5. (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue yster Cult
    6. Frankenstein - The Edgar Winter Group
    7. Evil Woman - Electric Light Orchestra
    8. Feed My Frankenstein - Alice Cooper
    9. Somebody's Watching Me - Beatfreakz
    10. Hunting for Witches - Bloc Party
    11. Halloween - Japan
    12. Nightmares - A Flock of Seagulls
    13. Black Magic Woman - Santana
    14. Spooky - Andy Williams
    15. I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
    16. (Ghost) Riders in the Sky - Johnny Cash
    17. Devil Woman - Marty Robbins
    18. To Beat the Devil - Kris Kristofferson
    19. Clap for the Wolfman - The Guess Who
    20. Ghost Dance - Patti Smith Group
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Nightmare on My Street, A - DJ Jazzy Jeff/The Fresh Prince
    2. Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.
    3. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
    4. Time Warp, The - Damian
    5. Swamp Thing - The Grid
    6. Better the Devil You Know - Steps
    7. Demons - Super Furry Animals
    8. Poison - Alice Cooper
    9. Deal with the Devil - Judas Priest
    10. Hellraiser - Sweet
    11. Lil' Devil - The Cult
    12. Race with the Devil - Gun
    13. Witch Queen of New Orleans, The - Redbone
    14. Grateful When You're Dead - Kula Shaker
    15. Norman Bates - Landscape
    16. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead, The - Crash Test Dummies
    17. Devil Went Down to Georgia, The - The Charlie Daniels Band
    18. Haunted House - Jumpin' Gene Simmons
    19. Devil Song - Beth Orton
    20. Me and the Devil Blues - Robert Johnson
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Halloween - Gareth Williams
    2. Nightmare on Elm Street, A - Mark Ayres
    3. Tubular Bells [From the Exorcist] - Mark Ayres
    4. Shining, The - Mark Ayres
    5. Thing, The - Gareth Williams
    6. Ave Satani [From the Omen] - Crouch End Festival Chorus/City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
    7. Fog, The - Gareth Williams
    8. Poltergeist - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
    9. Psycho - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
    10. Nosferatu Overture: Omens of Nosferatu - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
    11. Storm [Bram Stoker's Dracula], The - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
    12. March of the Children [From Village of the Damned] - Gareth Williams
    13. Sleepy Hollow - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
    14. Addams Family, The - Crouch End Festival Chorus/City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
    15. Munsters, The - Daniel Caine Orchestra
    16. Outer Limits, The - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
    17. Twilight Zone, The - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
    18. X Files, The - Mark Ayres
    19. Twin Peaks - Daniel Caine Orchestra
    20. Tales of the Unexpected - Phil Knights/Landon Music Works
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Witch Doctor - David Seville
    2. Purple People Eater, The - Sheb Wooley
    3. Race with the Devil - Gene Vincent
    4. Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
    5. Old Devil Moon - Chet Baker Quartet
    6. Devil or Angel - The Clovers
    7. Evil (Is Going On) - Howlin' Wolf
    8. Devil Doll - Roy Orbison
    9. Misterioso - Thelonious Monk Quartet
    10. Voodoo, Voodoo - Laverne Baker
    11. Mean and Evil Blues - Dinah Washington
    12. (Enlloro) Voodoo Moon - Carmen Cavallaro
    13. Bewitched - Sarah Vaughan
    14. It's Magic - Tony Martin
    15. Devil Has Thrown Him Down, The - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    16. Death Ray Boogie - Pete Johnson
    17. I'd Rather Be the Devil - Otis Spann
    18. Up Jumped the Devil in a White Nightgown - Louis Jordan
    19. Satan Wears a Satin Gown - Frankie Laine
    20. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead - Glenn Miller
    0. DISC 5:
    1. Thriller
    2. Ghostbusters
    3. Monster Mash
    4. Time Warp, The
    5. I Put a Spell on You
    6. Somebody's Watching Me
    7. Hungry Like the Wolf
    8. Witch Doctor
    9. Bat Out of Hell
    10. Devil Woman
    11. Amityville (The House on the Hill)
    12. Ghost Town
    13. Monster
    14. People Are Strange
    15. Bad Moon Rising
    16. There's a Ghost in My House
    17. Highway to Hell
    18. Devil Inside
    19. Wild Thing
    20. Sympathy for the Devil
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DMG 100038

  • Credits

    Recording information: 1939-1958.
    Following albums designed to soundtrack Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Father's Day, Halloween is the latest holiday to receive the hugely successful 100 Hits series treatment. With five discs' worth of material, it's undoubtedly the most comprehensive scary-themed collection of songs on the market, featuring everything from the hugely familiar (Ray Parker, Jr.'s "Ghostbusters," Damian's "Time Warp") to the deliberately obscure (Landscape's 1981 minor hit "Norman Bates," the Beth Orton album track "Devil Song"). Indeed, it's this randomness that makes the album such an intriguing listen. Unlike other similar compilations, which focus on the mainstream party hits that reenter the lower end of the charts every year, it appears that at least some imagination has gone into finding other Halloween-appropriate songs from sources you wouldn't particularly associate with the annual festival. Of course, some links are tenuous (Steps' "Better the Devil You Know"), but songs like Bloc Party's "Hunting for Witches" and Kula Shaker's "Grateful When You're Dead" are given a new lease on life when put into a different context. Even better than the pop-based first two discs is the instrumental-heavy third, which features some of the most iconic TV/film horror soundtracks such as The Exorcist's unsettling "Tubular Bells," the Gregorian chant-style "Ave Satani" from The Omen, and the comical theme tune from The Addams Family. Alongside a fourth disc of classic '50s/'60s spooky songs from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, and Glenn Miller, there's also a fifth karaoke disc featuring cover versions of the Specials' "Ghost Town," Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell," and perhaps the most famous horror-themed song of all time, Michael Jackson's "Thriller," ensuring that the 100 Hits: Halloween compilation is definitely more treat than trick. ~ Jon O'Brien

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