Yes, I know this post is early, but there are a few reasons for posting it on September 18th.
- A friend of mine posted to my page on facebook asking “where is the October Music countdown ‘whatever that is'”. Though he misspelled October and Music (who am I to judge right? But I caught it which is a achievement), and though for the last 13 years I have had a post on this blog about the October Music playlist – complete by the way with a list of songs – (obviously he is not a reader of this blog but who blames him right?) so he should know what it is… I decided to post early for him. At least that is one of the reasons.
- I have purchased a few new tunes… One I bought back in January. “The Great Pumpkin Sound Track” which I have listened to in short samples recently. I am looking forward to listening to the whole album. Another one is “I know a Ghost” by David Crowder, though I have listened to other songs on this album, I am looking forward to the 8 I haven’t because they fit the October Music criteria. Finally, as in yesterday, I bought “The Devil is a Liar” from the We Are Messengers “Honest EP”. Looking forward to listening to that one as well.
- I used a “Ghost” from my Charlie Brown outside October display on Sunday as an illustration in a sermon.
- I accidentally played a Thanksgiving song today… but that is a playlist post for another day.
- It’s hot and I’m ready for cooler weather and some rain.
- Went to the DMV yesterday and they were already decorated for fall.
So for these reasons I am posting about October Music Early this year. That said – here we go with the rest of the post…
October Music begins each year on “October Eve” (September 30th) as soon as our eyes open. With the exception of Sundays, it is the only music that we play in our house for the whole month. October music (in case you do not know) is a mix of fun and biblical music to aid in our celebration of this great month and fall season.
Yes, fun music such as – “October” (U2) – “Monster Mash” – Carman’s “No Monster’s Song” – “The Adam’s Family” – “Sitin’ Up with the Dead” (Ray Stevens), “The Great Pumpkin Waltz” and “Ghostbusters” to name a few…
And Biblical tunes that express the battle we are engaged in with darkness and celebrates the victory we have in Christ. Tunes such as Shane and Shane’s “Embracing Accusations” – Keith Green’s “Dear John Letter to the Devil” – Gungor’s “The Fall” – Carman’s “Champion” – John mark McMillan’s “Skeleton Bones” – Toby Mac’s “Somebody’s Watching” and Jars of Clay’s “Good Monsters”.
October Music now has 298 songs and is a delight to listen to… a reminder that yes there are evil things in this world but we have the victory in Christ over anything scary or demonic.
For us it’s a great way to start the holiday season… for right after October music ends Thanksgiving music begins…
That said – here is a brief list of what we call October music, we only play these during the month of October they are banned by law the rest of the year…
October – U2
The Scare Floor
Grim Grinning Ghost (If you’ve ever been to disney world you will recognize this)
Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music – Larry Norman
The Devil went Down to Georgia (Clean version)
The Fall – Gungor
Long Black Train – Tonic Sol-fa
Dear John letter to the Devil – Keith Green
Can’t Break Me – Rhett Walker Band
Embracing Accusations – Shane and Shane
Shadows (fet. Lecrae) – Passion (David Crowder)
Main Theme from Jaws
Sittin’ Up With the Dead – Ray Stevens
Ain’t No Grave – Crowder
Neighborhoods – Big Daddy Weave
Dead Man – Jars of Clay
Great Pumpkin Waltz
Set me free – Casting Crowns
Skeleton Bones – John Mark McMillian
Haunted House – Jumping’ Gene Simmions
Adams Family Theme
Good Monsters – Jars of Clay
Monster – Skillet
The Munsters Theme
No Monsters – Carman
They Don’t Scare Me – Mickey Mouse
God is Bigger – Veggie Tales
On Halloween Night – Joe Scruggs
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr
Oogie Boogie’s Song
Blue Light Red Light – Harry Connick JR
Somebody’s Watching – Toby Mac
A Witch’s Invitation – Carman
Poor Unfortunate Souls
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? – Tonic- Sol-fa
Shake Your Bones – Marco Marinangeli
The Pink Panther Theme
On Our Own – Bobby Brown
Cleaning Up the Town – The Busboys
Satan Bite the Dust – Carman
Linus and Lucy
Spooky – Countdown Singers
Purple People Eater
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
This is Halloween
A Way to See in the Dark – Jason Gray
Dry Bones – Gungor
Beg (Acoustic Version) – Shane and Shane
Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
Supernatural – DC Talk
Hey Devil – Tobymac
No One Believes in Me An More – Keith Green
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Boston Pops
Last Day on Earth – Steven Curtis Chapman
Next 5 Minutes – Steven Curtis Chapman
Ghost Train – US Air Force Heritage of America Band
I’ve Got No Strings (From the Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Teaser)
Jurassic World Soundtrack Trailer Theme
No Fear – Clay Cross
Circus For A Psycho – Skillet
The Entire Monster Mash Bobby Borris Album
End of October – U2
So that isn’t the full list but enough for you to start your own October Music Play List.