Til Death Do Us Part: How to Keep the Spooky Season Going All Year Long!

Til Death Do Us Part: How to Keep the Spooky Season Going All Year Long! 998 540 adam Michaels

Sometimes, it’s fun to get scared. When your adrenaline is pumping, and your heart is pounding, you get a little thrill that can honestly be quite fun! It’s why we love rollercoasters and scary movies! This kind of energy isn’t totally different than the excitement we feel every time we do a wedding. And it’s why we love doing them. If you’re looking to inject this sort of electricity into your wedding or event, you could always arrange for your date to be around Halloween. But there’s also plenty of ways to continue this sort of frightful excitement, while also staying seasonally appropriate! And it starts with, you guessed it… choosing the right music for the moment! To help you a bit, here are a few spooky choices for your weddings, 365 days a year!

1.) I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

With this song so deeply engrained in mainstream pop culture (especially when it comes to this time of year) it is almost a no-brainer to include it in this list. But often times, we think of the Bette Midler cover–a classic in its own right–when the original song is simply incredible! While this song may not come to mind as a first dance, it certainly is a choice that could enforce the scary season vibes. (And with a playful tone to it, no less!)

2.) Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is the king of dance-inducing tunes! “Superstition” contains plenty of references to Halloween themes, like “13”, “devil”, and more! This song is a usual on the ATE payroll, since it’s a universally loved energy boost, and the perfect example of what we’re describing. Sometimes, scary can be fun, when there’s plenty of horns and instruments playing underneath it!

3.) Thriller – Michael Jackson

This one seems obvious, but it’s definitely one that people don’t always remember! Just as it was featured in 13 Going On 30, Thriller is a great vehicle for not only inspiring that mischievous vibe while also encouraging dancing. So much so that it comes with its pre-prepared choreography! When it comes to dance floor fillers, this one is an irresistible romp, regardless of whether you’ve studied up on the dance moves before your arrival to the event!

4.) Toxic – Britney Spears

Just as the other songs mentioned stand on their own two feet as classics, “Toxic” has rightfully earned the title, as well. With a subtly sinister, confidently proud string section, and lyrics that detail concepts that truly can be called toxic–both in the traditional and modern sense! The intensity of the song, and the almost hex-like ability to encourage dance, will definitely make your event all the more energetic!

5.) (Honorable Mention) Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett

Okay, okay… obviously this one isn’t the most ambiguous of seasonal timings. But that said, nothing can be quite as funny as hearing “Monster Mash” in the middle of April. If you’ve got a naturally humorous streak, and you’re looking for something to get a few laughs, this is definitely one to keep on the books. Sure, you’re gonna get a lot of questions–but your party will be all the spookier for it!