Originally launching in the United Kingdom, the mega popular Now That’s What I Call Music! series came to the States back in 1998, and a whopping 55 of the compilation CDs have been released to date. The idea is to put together the most popular songs at the time, and this year things are getting spooky.
For the first time ever, the hugely successful Now That’s What I Call Music! label is celebrating seasonal frights with Now Halloween!, a spine-tingling collection of 18 bone-chilling Halloween-themed rock and pop music songs. They range from TV and horror movie themes to classic radio hits.
Now Halloween! collects together some of the most must-listen tunes for the Halloween season, including the themes from horror favorites Halloween, The Exorcist, and True Blood. They join hits like Rob Zombie’s ‘Dragula,’ and even ‘A Nightmare on My Street’ from Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff.
The CD will be available starting Friday, September 11th, and you can check out the full track listing below.
1. John Carpenter – Halloween Theme
2. Rob Zombie – Dragula
3. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus – O Fortuna
4. Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist)
5. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
6. INXS – Devil Inside
7. Jace Everett – Bad Things (Theme from True Blood)
8. Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
9. The Specials – Ghost Town
10. Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party
11. Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers – Monster Mash
12. The Citizens of Halloween – This is Halloween
13. Donovan – Season Of The Witch
14. Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You
15. Danny Elfman – Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title
16. RUN-D.M.C. – Ghostbusters
17. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – A Nightmare On My Street
18. Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me