Martha and Me (very wordy)
Today Martha Stewart emailed me (me and 40 zillion others). Her tip was entitled: Halloween Party Playlist.
She said, "The most memorable Halloween parties start with a great soundtrack. Blah, blah, blah." Then she listed some songs to download from iTunes.
WELL, turns out I already have one.
You see, there is a chain of restaurants around here (maybe they're national, I don't know) called The Macaroni Grill. When you use the restaurant's restroom, you discover that they have Italian Language Lessons piped in. You know, the kind that say, "Which way to the bus station?" or "Check please" in Italian and you're supposed to repeat it back. It makes everyone in the restroom smile.
Shortly after I visited the Macaroni Grill's restroom for the first time, we hosted our annual St. Patrick's Day party. I set up a system in the guest bathroom that played Gaelic Lessons (out from the cabinet under the sink). Everyone got a big kick out of it.
That prompted me to ALWAYS try and come up with some sort of surprise recording in the bathroom every time we have a large number of guests over.
For Halloween this year, I am not having the usual Halloween songs or sound effects. This year we are playing "Songs that Have Halloween Titles, But Have Nothing to Do With Halloween"
I have the song titles and performers posted next to the soap.
Here's the list. How many first lines can you sing?
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered, Rosemary Clooney
Blackbird, The Beatles
In the Midnight Hour, Wilson Pickett
Wild Thing, The Troggs
Born to Be Wild, Steppenwolf
Witch Doctor, Sha Na Na
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Liberace
Bloody Mary, Seabees
Dead Man's Curve, Jan and Dean
I Put A Spell On You, Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Black Magic Woman, Santana
Running Scared, Roy Orbison
Dem Bones, The Persuasions
Magic Moments, Perry Como
Shackles and Chairs, Patty Loveless
I Fall to Pieces, Patsy Cline
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Gene Pitney
The Hanging Tree, Marty Robbins
Hurt So Bad, Little Anthony and the Imperials
Stormy Weather, Lena Horne
Ghost Riders in the Sky, Johnny Cash
Piece of My Heart, Janis Joplin
Love Potion No.9, The Searchers
I've Got You Under My Skin, Frankie Valli
That Old Black Magic, Frank Sinatra
Walk on the Wild Side, Elmer Bernstein
Witchy Woman, Eagles
This Magic Moment, The Drifters
Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater
Chains, The Cookies
Spooky, The Classics iV
Itsy Bitsy Spider, Carly Simon
Devil or Angel, Bobby Vee
Shake, Rattle and Roll, Bill Haley and His Comments
Funeral March, Beethoven
The Purple People Eater, Sheb Wooley
Here is a link that might be useful: Martha's page