Vital Playlist Vol 2: Sad Boy Halloween

Posted by Sarah Lozano October 28, 2017 0 Comment 163 views

Welcome to Vital Playlist, Sarah Lozano’s new biweekly column in which she finally gets to put her unless talent for making really good playlists to work.

In the spirit of Halloween I’ve compiled a playlist of sentimental dark dance music. This playlist works for many occasions this Halloween weekend. If you’re getting ready to apply your dark eyeliner and glitter for your costume this playlist can help with your prep and glam. Hitting multiple clubs? This playlist with guide you to a dark and mysterious vibe. If you’re a loser staying at home this weekend, here’s some upbeat yet creepy tunes to keep you entertained before or as you cry yourself to sleep tonight.

Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer”

Starting off with art school dropouts favorite band Talking Heads’ creeptastic tune “Psycho Killer”. Fun fact upon original release in the 70’s the song became associated with the Son of Sam serial killings (if you’re interested in true crime I highly recommended listening Last Podcast on the Lefts’ episodes on Son of Sam). The band has stated that it was just odd timing and Son of Sam had no influence on the son. Serial killer influence or not the song’s dark lyrics paired with a funky sound can send chills down anyone’s spin.

The Cramps – “I Was a Teenage Werewolf”

Blues comes out at night. This dark angst filled song is perfect during Halloween or a full moon or anytime. If you’ve never listened to The Cramps consider me your best friends cool older sister that introduces you to all the cool bands.

Strawberry Switchblade – “Jolene”

Drift into the 80’s with this New Waves twist on a modern Country classic. If you’re in the mood for dancing this cover of Dolly Partons’ hit song “Jolene” will get you there. If you are lacking Halloween costume inspiration, maybe try taking some from this Scottish duo. Big hair, flamboyant outfits, and polka dots you’ll be envy of all the clubs kids, including Michael Alig.

The Cure – “Lovesong”

My mother would disown me if I made a new wave playlist without including a song from The Cure. Why “Lovesong” and not any other song by the legendary band? This song is simply enchanting. Like a real love spell it traps you in and drags you to the dance floor.

The Smiths – “How Soon is Now?”

Closing out our playlist nothing says “Sad Boy” like this one. The Smiths sure know how to make you both happy and sad at the same time. Like Perks of Being a Wallflower this one can be enjoyed on the dance floor or in your headphones this Halloween weekend.

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