Free Halloween Music

Ever see a one-eyed, one-horned (as opposed to the lesser known three-horned variety), flying purple people eater? (I think I saw one in my refrigerator last night.) Freegal has the song “The Purple People Eater” sung by Sheb Wooley about just such a creature who comes down to earth and just wants to play in a Rock ‘N’ Roll band and he gets his wish with a gig on television playing music from the horn in his head. Or maybe you would like the dream-like quality of the lullaby version found on Halloween Lullabies Vol.1

How about some cute kid friendly Halloween songs?

“Monster Mash”-a song that takes place in a lab where a monster rises from his slab and starts doing a dance, the Zombies join in as well as Wolfman, Dracula and his son, even Igor (recently unchained) joins in, from A Big Mix of Hits Vol.1, “Monster Surfing”, “Monster Rap”-by Bobby “Boris” Picket from the album Monster Rap, “The Wobblin’ Gobblin”-a song about a little goblin who is having difficulty flying because his broomstick keeps falling apart, sung by Rosemary Clooney from Halloween Novelty Songs, “Jack O’ Lantern Jump”, “Apple Bobbin’ Boogie”, “Dem Bones (Dry Bones)”, “Witch Doctor (Oo Ee Oo Ah Ah, Ting Tang, Walla Walla Bing Bang)”, The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor” sung by the Big Bopper, “(It’s A) Monster’s Holiday”-a Rockabilly song sung by Buck Owens from Monster Halloween Songs & Sound Effects about someone too afraid of all the monsters to go to sleep when he gets a call from his sick Uncle Bill needing him and he has to walk past a graveyard where he thinks he hears scary sounds and imagines all the creatures chasing him but as he says in the song “Good Buddy you may get me, but you’re gonna have to catch me first” , “Mogul Monster” from Halloween Novelty Songs-an instrumental that has nothing to do with Halloween but it’s a great chance to teach the kids how to do the “Watusi”. You don’t know how? Google it. It’s a fun little dance (and good exercise for us grown-ups), “The Transylvania Twist”- a fun little number which gives you a good chance to teach the kids the dance “The Twist” from 60’s Party Dances, “Scooby Doo” from 60’s Groovy, Freaks, Monsters and Geeks


Or maybe you would you like to have an alternative to Halloween with some kid friendly music: “Hokey Pokey”, “The Hamster Dance”, “The Twist”, “Chicken Dance”, “Limbo Rock”, “The Hat Dance”, “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” by “Little” Jimmy Dickens, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavor (On the Bed Post Overnight)”?, “The Name Game”-have fun trying to play this game (good luck, I can’t do it), “Born to Hand Jive”-teach them the game

Or for a church function alternative: “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock”, “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my Heart”, “He’s Got the Whole World in his Hands” and other similar songs. For the older kids Freegal has plenty of Contemporary Christian artists and songs.

Don’t forget you can just listen to the music, make your own Halloween playlist using your 3 free daily hours of commercial-free streaming music and you can download 5 songs a week. All from free from Freegal, the free and legal music website brought to you by the Beauregard Parish Library.