Recovering from last night’s costume party? You’re definitely not alone. Beyond the clothing and candy, Halloween hits spooked the sales and streaming charts once again, with the usual artists and their classics leading the way. At iTunes, an enduring graveyard smash done by Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers, 1962’s “Monster Mash”, went to #2, just behind that “Thriller” of a hit by Michael Jackson from his 1982 album of the same name. Creeping up the charts behind them were two songs from big movie soundtracks: 1984 hit “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr., the title cut from the film, and 1993’s “This Is Halloween” by The Citizens Of Halloween from The Night Before Christmas, both rising into the top ten at the service. Jackson and Parker’s singles are also ahead at Spotify, with combined streaming totals of 200 and 86.5 million plays to date, respectively, while Jackson’s iconic music video is in at over 610 million views combined on YouTube across two official uploads. Tags are also in the positive for those songs at Shazam, “Thriller” at 1.41 million and “Ghostbusters” at 901,000. The treats keep on coming for these annual favorites, but the tricks for 2019 may be a different story. (Images courtesy RCA and Epic Records)
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