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The Monday Bracket:

“The 2022 Spooky Song Supreme!”

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When last we gathered, we asked for your favorite Halloween and Spooky-themed song. Totally unsurprisingly…

The boys and ghouls of the Great tnocs.com Commentariat have responded, with some inspired choices for the “2022 Spooky Song Supreme!”

What a crowd!

There were some tough calls, but we’ve worked into the wee hours of the morning, and whittled down your awesome nominations to 32 songs. The pairings were randomized for maximum fairness, (and likely, frustration.)

But it’s all fair and square. Vote here:

https://www.polltab.com/bracket-poll/rMcyTEQxehL

(Note from mt58: If you have trouble voting, let me know in the comments below. We’ll cook up a work-around if necessary…)

Pick one of each pair, and be sure to defend your faves in the comments below. Voting will be open every day this week until 7:00 AM Monday, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT.) (That’s 3:00 AM EST.)

Behold, the starting bracket. We’ll update daily, all week!

On Our Own – Bobby Brown
Deathwestern – Spiritworld

Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper
I Was a Teenage Werewolf – The Cramps

DOA – Bloodrock
Eye of the Zombie – John Fogerty

Halloween Night – The Freeze
Thriller– Michael Jackson

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner – Warren Zevon
I Can’t Make You Anything (But Lonely) – Pussycat Doghouse

Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Funeral March of the Marionette – Gounod

Candlelight Song – Violent Femmes
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.

Mr. Ghost Goes To Town – 5 Jones Boys
They’re Coming To Take Me Away – Napoleon XIV

The Munsters Theme Song – Jack Marshall
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) -David Bowie

The Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show
Theme From Twin Peaks -Angelo Badalamenti

Devilgate Drive – Suzi Quatro
Rawhead and Bloodybones – Siouxsie and the Banshees

I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Hellraiser – Sweet

Lullaby – The Cure
Dead Man’s Party -Oingo Boingo

X-Files Theme – Mark Snow
Hell – Squirrel Nut Zippers

Dig Up Her Bones – Misfits
Theme from Unsolved Mysteries– West Dylan Thordson

Every Day is Halloween -Ministry
Spooky– Classics IV


Thanks for participating, and have fun!


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Phylum of Alexandria
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October 24, 2022 7:05 am

Justice for Magic!

(sorry, couldn’t resist)

Virgindog
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October 24, 2022 8:19 am

Backstabbers is a 10!

(sorry, force of habit)

mt58
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October 24, 2022 8:43 am
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 🙏 

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October 24, 2022 10:06 am
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(Biz Markie’s highest-charting single is 1989’s “Just a Friend”, which peaked at #9. It’s a 10.)

Can’t…help…myself…

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mt58
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October 24, 2022 10:22 am
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Penny Lane.

6/10.

Harumph.

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October 24, 2022 1:17 pm
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Suzi Quatro versus Siouxsie Sioux is brilliant. Quatro gets no respect. Rivers Cuomo included just about everybody in that “Buddy Holly” video except for Leather Tuscadero.

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October 24, 2022 2:28 pm
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(“Weird Al” Yankovic’s highest-charting single, 2006’s “White & Nerdy,” peaked at #9. It’s a 7.)

And “Nature Trail to Hell” is a Halloween 10!

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Phylum of Alexandria
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October 24, 2022 7:42 am

Prediction:

At the last minute, Diamanda Galas climbs the ropes and jumps into the ring, clobbering the competition and seizing a surprise victory!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJpfhuYby2E

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October 24, 2022 8:05 am

Hey, anything could happen!

– Chuck Berry

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October 25, 2022 4:47 am

“Rawhead and Bloodybones” bows down to “The Litanies of Satan”.

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October 25, 2022 7:54 am
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The former was quite terrifying to hear while on acid. The latter…would never ever try.

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October 24, 2022 1:09 pm

Nick Cave is sad.

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October 24, 2022 2:46 pm

Several no brainers but a couple of nail-biters!
Had a tough time choosing between “Spooky” and “Monster Mash”
Could they advance as a “Spooky Monster Mash(Up)”?

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October 24, 2022 5:58 pm
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That was my most difficult decision, too!

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October 24, 2022 8:55 pm

I know what I’ll be doing on my train commute tomorrow!! One must give proper scientific analysis to the full song bracket…..

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October 24, 2022 10:28 pm

“Candlelight Song” is having a hissy fit. It wanted a chance to take down that no-talent “Ghostbusters”. This is not “I Want a New Drug”.

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