General Dance Discussion > Music for Halloween

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by waltzgirl, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Phil Owl

    Phil Owl Well-Known Member

    Prologue from the first Harry Potter movie makes an excellent Viennese Waltz
     
  2. Tara Ellsworth

    Tara Ellsworth New Member

    I am hosting a Halloween Dance Party at my studio and am looking for Halloween songs. I have a lot of older songs (Thriller, Monster Mash, Witchcraft, etc) but am looking for any songs from 2000 and on. I would prefer if you could dance to them (Cha Cha, Merengue, Waltz, etc) - social dancing. Any suggestions would be great!
     
  3. dncergrl

    dncergrl Active Member

    You can use songs with a dark theme: Addicted to love, Highway to Hell, Under my thumb, Devil with the Blue Dress, Sympathy for the Devil, Hate Myself for Loving You, and of course Ghostbusters, Thriller and Time Warp, which is quick to learn. You can also search out theme songs from scary movies.
     
  4. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    I'm a huge fan of Diablo Swing Orchestra for darker sounding stuff...like this quickstep

     
  5. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    You might want to go through the DWTS music archives on Wikipedia. Season 13 Week 7 was Halloween week, I think you should check that out. Season 3 Week 8 also had "dark" numbers too.
     
  6. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

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  7. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    There's a couple of threads already on Halloween music. Here's some suggestions.

    Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
    Fascination – Nat King Cole – Waltz
    Moon River – from Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Waltz
    Lasso the Moon – Waltz
    Vito’s Waltz (from The Godfather) – Waltz
    Hedwig’s Theme – from Harry Potter soundtrack – John Williams – V. Waltz
    The Potter Waltz – V. Waltz
    Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra – Foxtrot
    I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Michael Buble or Frank Sinatra – Foxtrot
    Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin – Foxtrot
    That Old Black Magic – Frank Sinatra – Foxtrot
    Moonlight Serenade – Frank Sinatra
    Old Devil Moon – Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra or Rosemary Clooney – Foxtrot
    Hernando’s Hideaway – Tango
    Tango Instrumental No. 13 – sounds a lot like Roxanne from Moulin Rouge – Tango
    Asi Se Baila El Tango (from Take the Lead) – on the Best of Ballroom 13 - Tango
    Santa Maria Del Buen Aire (from Shall We Dance) – on The Best of Ballroom 13 – Tango
    Masochism Tango – Tom Lehrer – Tango
    Felicia – The Constellations – Cha Cha
    Love Potion No. 9 – Cha Cha
    Something Kinda Ooooh – from Latin Intensity CD – Cha Cha
    Perhaps by Sunray Featuring Kym Mazelle – Cha Cha
    Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen – Santana – Cha Cha
    Somebody’s Watching Me – Beatfreakz – Cha Cha or Hustle
    Wicked Game – Chris Isaak – Rumba
    Hollywood Nocturne – Brian Setzer – Rumba
    Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye (featuring Kimbra) – Rumba? or W. Coast?
    Satisfy My Soul – Bolero or International Rumba
    Chains – Tina Arena – International Rumba or Bolero
    Living La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin – Mambo
    Monster Movie Ball – Spike Jones – East Coast Swing
    Monster Mash – Bobby “Borris” Pickett & The Crypt – East Coast Swing
    Losing My Religion – R.E.M. – East Coast Swing
    Werewolves of London – from The Color of Money soundtrack – West Coast Swing
    Superstition – Stevie Wonder – West Coast Swing
    In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett – West Coast Swing
    Chain of Fools – from The Commitments soundtrack – West Coast Swing
    I’m Your Boogie Man – KC and the Sunshine Band – Hustle
    Thriller – Michael Jackson – Hustle
    Night Fever – Bee Gees – Hustle
    Stayin’ Alive – N – Trance (featuring the Bee Gees) or the Bee Gees– Hustle
    Disturbia – Rihanna – Hustle or Cha Cha
     
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  8. nerdp

    nerdp New Member

    These are very good. These are all on Spotify. These are all under my playlist "Halloween Ballroom"

    Oggie Boogie song (This is Halloween)--quickstep
    Witch Doctor (David Seville) --maybe a peabody or quickstep

    Trust in Me (Jungle Book soundtrack) --Great Rhumba, not great for halloween,
    Bell Book and Candle (The Craft Soundtrack, Graeme Revell) Rhumba

    Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (Alex Sings Oscar Swings) fabulous triple step
    The Vampire Club (Voltaire) Swing (of a piece with monster mash, people eater, etc)

    The End (Danny Elfman) waltz
    Waltz of the Dead (in dark solitude) waltz

    Tango De Amor (the Addams Family broadway album)--cha cha, haha, kidding
    When you're Evil (Voltaire) tango
    Addams Family (tango, but tricky to get a version that is more than 2 min)

    Reasons to be Miserable (Hitchhiker's Guide Soundtrack) Cha Cha

    Ding Dong the witch is dead, Witchcraft (Ella Fitzgerald) Very good Foxtrot
    Several Frank Sinatra foxtrots already mentioned (THat old black magic, Witchcraft
    Rod Stewart foxtrots I find particularly scary, just the concept!

    GhostBusters--hustle, maybe cha cha
    Night on Disco Mountain (Saturday night fever soundtrack) hustle
     
  9. DrDoug

    DrDoug Active Member

    Perhaps it has already been mentioned (although thread search didn't think so), but "Peter Cushing Lives in Whitstable" by the Jellybottys would make a good ECS.
     
  10. Phil Owl

    Phil Owl Well-Known Member

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