As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name
“Dead Man’s Party,” Oingo Boingo
“Ghost in the Trees,” Thee Oh Sees
“Ghost Riders in the Sky,” Concrete Blonde
“Ghost Riders in the Sky,” Johnny Cash
“Ghostbusters,” Ray Parker Jr.
“How Come I Can’t See You in My Mirror?” Tonio K.
“Jim Morrison’s Grave,” Steve Taylor
“The Killing Moon,” Echo and The Bunnymen
“The Killing Moon,” Nouvelle Vague
“Moon Over Bourbon Street,” Sting
“People Are Strange,” Echo and The Bunnymen
“Psycho Killer,” Talking Heads
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost,” The Replacements
“Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps),” David Bowie
“Skeleton Song,” Kate Nash
“Spooky Girlfriend,” Elvis Costello
“Superstition,” Stevie Wonder
“Thriller,” Michael Jackson
“Vampiresa Mujer,” Jonathan Richman
“Walking With a Ghost,” Tegan & Sara
“Werewolves of London,” Warren Zevon
“Zombie,” The Cranberries
(“Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this list of songs in no way endorses a belief in the occult.”)
I did not purchase the Ghostbusters soundtrack, but wound up with that song from some “movie music” compilation CD. But I do own the soundtrack for The Lost Boys, as everyone should.
Like most people who are not professional party DJs, I do not own a copy of “The Monster Mash.” If called upon for a Halloween mix-tape, I usually substitute “Goo Goo Muck.” Same general vibe, more fun to dance to.