This week’s Five On Friday playlist was curated by Cody Badgley (Northbound / Speak Low If You Speak Love). Cody contributed five of his favorite Halloween-themed tracks. You can dive into the spooky playlist below.
“Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo
Oingo Boingo played their last show on Halloween in 1995 so I feel it’s best to resurrect them on your stereo every year around this time to celebrate. Their singer, Danny Elfman, went on to score most of your favorite Tim Burton productions. Certified spooky.
“Suzanne” by Creeper
One of my favorite new bands, Creeper are picking up the horror-punk mantle and running with it. Reminds me of all of my favorite parts of bands like Alkaline Trio and AFI, but with a Rocky Horror vibe. Time warp over to your local record shop and pick up their new record, “Eternity, In Your Arms”.
“Pet Semetary” by The Ramones
A Ramones classic written for the 1989 film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Pet Semetary”. This song actually won a Razzie Award for Worst Original Song in ’89, which is ridiculous because this song confirmed slaps. (Stephen King Rules)
“Hybrid Moments” by Misfits
Glenn Danzig and the boys wrote some incredible pop music. A lot of 50’s influence really shines through in songs like this. A must for any Halloween soirée.
“Days of The Phoenix” by AFI
If you’ve never had the privilege of hearing AFI’s “The Art of Drowning”, I would highly recommend you clear out some space in your bedroom, put on some fishnets and eyeliner, and practice your spin kicks. The first band shirt I ever owned was an AFI shirt. I’ve loved this band forever and this song is a great entry point for new AFI fans! May Davey Havok’s spin kick live forever.