Why is it that human beings derive such pleasure from being scared? As is the case everywhere I’ve lived, my neighbors can’t wait to put up their Halloween decor. It seems before I even realize that the holiday is coming up, there are make-shift ghosts and goblins on people’s lawns. We love being spooked and making other people scared!
I’m sure there are very plausible psychological explanations, but every time I hear that three note theme from the classic ’70s slasher flick, “Halloween,” it gives me the creeps. Part of that stems from seeing glimpses of the film when I was 13, of course, but that’s another story…
Just as we can derive pleasure from fear, so too can we feel satisfaction after a grueling workout. With Halloween just around the corner, I figured why not put together a collection of workout songs for the holiday?
This isn’t meant to be a mix of the scariest songs. Some are novelty songs from the 50’s and 60’s. Nor is it meant to be “up to date.” I’m sure there are plenty of spooky songs from more current acts that I either overlooked or don’t care for.
This is just a collection of songs to get you in the Halloween mood. And you’ll probably need to put in an extra long cardio session if you can’t resist the leftovers in the candy bowl.
Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Halloween Workout Mix
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Michael Jackson – Thriller
Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party
Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Monster Mash
Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London
Jumpin’ Gene Simmons – Haunted House
Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
Sheb Wooley – The Purple People Eater
Alice Cooper – Welcome To My Nightmare
Classics IV – Spooky
Feel free to leave your scary favorites in the comment section.
October 22nd, 2010