I woke up this morning in the Halloween spirit and decided to scrap my original article for today. Besides Monster Mash, Halloween really doesn’t have a song that immediately comes to mind, but I think today’s Song of the Day does the trick!
One of my favorite bands, Barenaked Ladies, who we’ve already mentioned once this week, did a cover of Grim Grinning Ghosts that just screams Halloween. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Grim Grinning Ghosts?!? I’ve never heard of that song before. This guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” Before you stop reading, give the clip a listen and I guarantee that you know the song. Grim Grinning Ghosts is the theme song / background music for The Haunted Mansion, one of Disneyland’s and Disney World’s most popular attractions. The Barenaked Ladies were the perfect band to do a cover for the 2003 Disney movie of the same name.
Happy Halloween, loyal OurVinyl readers! Post in the comments and let us know what kind of cool Halloween festivities you’ve got lined up for tonight, what you’re going as or the best costume that you’ve seen. If those don’t interest you, let us know what your favorite trick or treat candy is.