Monday, October 31, 2016

My Choice For Halloween Music: Elton John's "Funeral For A Friend/Loves Lies Bleeding"

Everybody is playing dark, or humorously dark songs today as they play their favorite Halloween tunes.

It seems most people focus on "Monster Mash," and "Thriller."

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is good, especially the Vincent Price spooky part.  

But the song I always turn to at Halloween is the epic Elton John classic "Funeral For A Friend/Loves Lies Bleeding."

I know Elton John and his songwriter Bernie Taupin weren't thinking Halloween when they came up with this song.

 It was about a bitter breakup. But the spooky synthesizer opening followed by the angry piano and guitar cords in the "Loves Lies Bleeding" second half just fit the mood of the day perfectly.

It's a long, sweeping song, but it's worth the listen today.

So here it is:

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