My favourite Halloween playlist comprises primarily of classical works with some soundtracks thrown in. And I love it. The kids enjoy it, too. Unsurprisingly. After all, everyone loves the Dies Irae, am I right? But sometimes the kids want something with a little more pop. Or at least with English-language lyrics.
Fortunately there are kindie musicians who are up to the task of composing child-appropriate Halloween music in English and written in this century.
Lately we’ve been listening to Happy Haunted Halloween by Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies.
It’s hard to narrow down what makes this album so much fun. It covers a lot of ground. There are ghost stories, monster stories, candy songs, and more. The highlights for me include She Writes Frankenstein, the story of Mary Shelley, and Insane Scientist Victory Blitz, a dance routine.
There’s still time for you to modernize your Halloween playlist. Give this album a listen. You might just discover a new favourite.