Oct 30


October Staff Playlist

Author: calia

It’s the end of the month already, which means its time for another unique Oniracom staff playlist. Since it’s October, and Halloween is just a few days away, we decided to provide you all with a spookier playlist than we’re normally used to. As you listen, you’ll notice Zombies as a track title trend and pockets of other eclectic tastes. October’s playlist features 25 tracks!

Mr. Tad Wagner chose:

1. “She’s Not There” - The Zombies - Album: The Original Studio Recordings

“Always enjoyed the suspenseful sound of this song.”

2. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” - Blue Oyster Cult - Album: The Essential Blue Oyster Cult

“So smooth for a creepy song (and of course, more cowbell).”

Haaris chose some wonderful spooky tunes:

3. “Halloween” - King Diamond - Album: The Best of King Diamond

“Every day is Halloween when talking about King Diamond. This is what Halloween is all about, Metal, Makeup & the Macabre. Sure he is from the 80’s, but King Diamond will never DIE.”

4. “Electric Funeral” - Black Sabbath - Album: Reunion

“Another Halloween pick, plus these guys invented METAL.”

One of our developers John picked out:

5. “And It Spread” - The Avett Brothers - Album: I And Love And You

“One of the best live shows I’ve ever seen by a band of which I knew 0 songs prior.”

6. “Substitute” - Frank Turner - Album: Love Ire & Song

“Great song writer, always has unique, witty, and passionate lyrics.”

Justin chose a few catchy and beautiful tracks:

7. “Can’t Hold Us ft. Ray Dalton” - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Album: The Heist

“Literally not a bad song on the album “The Heist.” Hip-hop can take a real lesson from the value of DIY sampling and friends-first collaborations. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ styles mix perfectly in this anthemic mix of beat-rocking lyrics and dance-ready hooks.”

8. “The Ghost On The Shore” - Lord Huron - Album: Lonesome Dreams

“I like introducing new artists with a bit of a comparison for the listener’s reference. Lord Huron are a pleasant mix between the old-world vocal stylings of Fleet Foxes and the melodic relaxing tones of The Shins, with a bit of rootsy folk sprinkled on top (think A.A. Bondy or Blitzen Trapper). Their first LP “Lonesome Dreams” is a great album worth listening to in full.”

9. “Elephant” - Tame Impala - Album: Lonerism

“Fun funky rock”

Sean likes zombies, but surprisingly didn’t choose any tracks from The Zombies:

10. “Zombie” - The Cranberries - Album: When You’re Gone


11. “Zombie” - The Pretty Reckless - Album: Light Me Up


12. “Re: Your Brains” - Jonathan Coulton - Album: Joco Looks Back


I chose a pair of interesting tracks:

13. “Dreamers” - Savoir Adore - Album: Our Nature

“Such a lovely whimsical duo from Brooklyn. Their album “Our Nature” delivers nothing but sparkly, starry, and romantic tunes.”

14. “My Body’s A Zombie For You” - Dead Man’s Bones - Album: Dead Man’s Bones

“Do I need to say anything more?”

Drew took the werewolf route:

15. “Monster Mash” - Bobby “Boris” Pickett - Album: The Original Monster Mash

“Best holiday song, no debate.”

16. Werewolf Bar Mitzvah - Jeff Richmond and Tracy Morgan - Album: 30 Rock Original TV Soundtrack

17. “Werewolves of London” - Warren Zevon - Album: Werewolves of London

Jacob selected some appropriate Halloween tracks:

18. “Dead Man’s Party” - Oingo Boingo - Album: Dead Man’s Party

“The ultimate Halloween song by the ultimate macabre composer Danny Elfman. Any child of the 80’s is sure to instantly groove out and flashback to the film “Back to School.” Also, this song comes the Boingo album of the same name and its artwork is a homage to the Mexican festival Day of the Dead.”

19. “Frankenstein” - The Edgar Winter Group - Album: They Only Come Out At Night

“Stitched together with several instrumental compositions, Edgar Winter chose the cheeky title “Frankenstein” for this Billboard Chart topper. He elevated this song in the live setting by b wing the first to strap a synthesizer keyboard around his neck, now known as a “keytar,” and run around stage pleasing crowds of all ages.”

20. “Living Dead Girl” - Rob Zombie - Album: Best Of/20th Century

“A classic 20th century Rob Zombie tune sure to rockify any Halloween party.”

Tracy picked some upbeat tunes:

21. “Anything Could Happen” - Ellie Goulding - Album: Halcyon

22. “Only You” - Ellie Goulding - Album: Halcyon

“Love her ethereal, feathery voice (I call it a fairy-pixie voice). Also love how she uses her vocals for the melody in “Only You” and she sings over and around them.”

23. “Sleep” - Allen Stone - Album: Allen Stone

“Such an upbeat, fun, and infectious song. Try staying in a bad mood after listening to this - not possible.”

Developer Matt (back from Columbia!) finished us off with:

24. “Alive (nightmare)” - Kid Cudi - Album:

” ‘Every time the moon shines I become alive.’ Love the Kid Cudi/Ratatat collab. Love his breakdown later in the song too.”

25. “Around My Way” - Lupe Fiasco - Album:

“Cool remake of ‘The Reminisce Over You’ by Pete Rock & CL Smooth.”