80’s Music Wednesday

It's October 1st. Let us commence with the Halloween fun!! I am a huge Halloween person and have dedicated a lot of time over the last six years perfecting a randomized collection of songs from the strongly themed to the "hanging by a thread." One thing is that is perfectly clear, however, is when October 1st happens, the first song of the day I play is the same song that gets turned into my ringtone for the month. Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party. I look at it as the second best Halloween song ever, the first will be saved for the last Wednesday of the month.

If you don't know who Danny Elfman is then you have been living under a rock. This man is one of biggest composers of our time. This is the man responsible for the Batman theme. Younger generations may be scratching your heads, because you can't remember Christian Bale running around to any theme. You would be correct in that thought, but I am talking about the badass music that has become Batman itself from Tim Burton's 1989 movie. It was so badass, it got used as the theme for the opening credits of the 90's animated series. Elfman is a genius. He touches everything that Tim Burton comes up with. I'm just going to set down Nightmare Before Christmas and walk away slowly.

Before that fateful day he was hired by Burton to score Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, he was fronting this band. The song was also featured in the movie Back to School as well as the band itself during an epic party scene. This is one of my favorite 80's songs, period, but nothing gets me in the Halloween spirit quite like this track. Enjoy!