MIXTAPE PLAYLIST: Feeling Ghoul-d, the Threequel

I seem to be on a this-year-not-next-year cycle when it comes to my mixtape posts to somewhat-creepy pop jams in honor of the Halloween season. This could be credited to my oft-wavering personal feelings in regards to this holiday. But given the big day is tomorrow, here are a few more spooky sounds to add to your ever growing Halloween playlist.
 
SHINEE - "NIGHTMARE"
My darling, glossy SHINee bb's through a macabre, vampiric lens. Where is the creepy viral video for this, SM? Where? ("Evil" would also be a sufficient choice.)
 
BROWN EYED GIRLS - "KILL BILL"
Released as the main title song for BEG's fifth album release, Black Box, this past summer. The album on the whole lacks the stickiness of flawfree Sixth Sense before it but remains quite stellar all the same. "Kill Bill" further perpetuates that BEG does the revenge-plot/dark damsel so well ("Abracadabra", "Sixth Sense") and more than deserves quite a few spins.

 
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - "TRUE BLOOD"
We all know JT was reaching for MJ (Michael Jackson) territory with this almost ten-minute long opus off Part 2 of The 20/20 Experience. I am A-OK with that. Added bonus in that Timbaland's contributing "vocal" adds to the creep factor.
 
LITTLE MIX - "MADHOUSE"
One of my faves from DNA simply because it's so left-field. Also, music is MY drug.
 
IMAGINE DRAGONS - "RADIOACTIVE"
"It's Time" broke them but "Radioactive" made everyone pay attention. Distinctly off-center with a vaguely unsettling video, "Radioactive" became viral for a reason.

 
NONONO - "JUNGLE"
"Jungle" vaguely feels like being stuck in a steamy, swampy maze with a bassline that just won't quit. Add in the layered jungle sounds and lyrics about trying to shake off an ex ("No one can hear you screammmmmm!"). When played loud, this one really cooks.
 
GIN WIGMORE - "KILL OF THE NIGHT"
Husky, bluesy vocals. Gruff guitar squeals. Vampiric seduction pop at it's very best.

TVXQ! (TOHOSHINKI) - "SCREAM"
A dark grey filter. Slamming choreo. A J-ROCK feel. Black outfits and Changmin smirks galore. I've got shivers in both the good and the naughtiest of ways (Mel, you can't choose!). Also, Holy Biceps Batman for BOTH in our fave KPOP (turned JPOP) duo.

 
NATALIA KILLS - "DEVILS DON'T FLY"Sad, vaguely sadistic lyrics that evoke utter Stockholm Syndrome. Does it get scarier? Nope.
 
MICHAEL JACKSON - "BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR"
My BFF includes this oft-forgotten MJ sparkler on her Halloween playlists every year, spinning it almost as much as "Thriller" itself. I thought it was an odd choice at first but after really taking a close listen to the lyrics ("Blood is on the Dance Floor/Blood is on the knife/Susie's got your  number/And Susie says it's right"), it falls into a similar category of dark lyrical content ("Smooth Criminal", "Dirty Diana") that Mike is so well known for.


To read my other two posts on this same subject, I shall refer to you to here and here.

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