Can you believe those Now That’s What I Call Music compilations are still being made? The 55th (!) installment was released last month. I don’t see how they remain relevant in a digital age, but I digress.
The same folks behind the Now albums have released a new Halloween-themed compilation titled - you guessed it - Now That’s What I Call Halloween. It’s available on CD and MP3 as of today through Legacy Recordings.
The album features 18 tracks, including Rob Zombie’s “Dragula,” Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party” and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s "A Nightmare On My Street.”
It also features a few film score selections, such as John Carpenter’s unmistakable Halloween theme, Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells“ from The Exorcist and Danny Elfman’s “Beetlejuice“ main title music.
Sure, most horror fans will already have these songs, but it’s a good starting point for people looking to set the mood at a Halloween party. We’re only 50 days away from the big day, so this is a nice way to help kick off the season.