MMMM: Trick Or Treat!

I’ll be the first person to tell you that I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, so when I saw the assignment for today, "All Hallow’s Eve: put your spin on Halloween inspired song picks using the History Channel website to learn about this popular holiday," I was at a total loss for what to do.

I looked at The History Channel website and found a page on trick-or-treating. In one place, they say that the custom of trick-or-treat is slowly dying out in favor of parties. I know Mary and I get very few trick-or-treaters, and being the sort of Halloween Scrooges that we are, we don’t turn on the porch light or answer the door. There aren’t a lot of kids in the neighborhood, so maybe that’s why, but anyway…

Still having no idea what to do, I came up with a way to celebrate: a musical acrostic on trick-or-treat.

  • Temptation Eyes – The Grassroots
  • Rikki Don’t Lose That Number – Steely Dan
  • I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  • California Nights – Lesley Gore
  • Kiss Me Goodbye – Petula Clark
  • Only The Lonely – Roy Orbison
  • Rain – The Beatles
  • Time Is Tight – Booker T. & The MG’s
  • Roxanne – The Police
  • Easy – The Commodores
  • Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Take Five – The Dave Brubeck Quartet

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for October 31, 2022.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by Cathy, Alana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

15 thoughts on “MMMM: Trick Or Treat!

  1. We used to get a fair amount of Halloween traffic (at least five candy bags full, back when they were a full 16 oz) on Halloween this year it was a little more than one bag. I use to be a Halloween scrooge until I had my son and I can still remember the joy he had in trick or treating when he was young, so I started handing out candy after he was born. And now, this year, I have all that candy that didn’t get handed out (Please don’t tell Weight Watchers). Anyway, I enjoyed your playlist. Some old favorites there – the two instrumentals, Temptation Eyes, and several others. Alana ramblinwitham


    1. It’s a shame that trick-or-treating has fallen out of fashion, in a way, although we don’t open the door (safety concerns). Halloween seems to have become more of an adult celebration than a kids’ one.

      Glad you liked the list!


      1. We had 500 kids! The weather was lovely. In Romeo downstate we got at least 300–we had one street In Romeo that gets national coverage and stories, where they animate everything–it’s something to see00 and they get like 5 or 10,000 people. They start coming early Oct. Some come before Halloween just to see it. Our good friend says they wear paths in his lawn. So it’s a big deal most places I live–except off the grid at the camp of course. There were some really cool costumes. My favorite one I’ll post later on or in the a.m. People don’t decorate much here–we are a tourist town and most of the people here all winter are older and boring. Ha.

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  2. We don’t do Halloween at home either but it’s fun for a blog post, anyway. 😀 Clever acrostic with some good songs. Achy Breaky Heart, though! 😝😆


      1. Miley does have a great voice, and she’s been getting more into rock music, which I love. Everything else doesn’t really matter to me. Happy non-celebratory Halloween!


  3. I love Halloween but my hubby hates it. I’m working past 6pm this eve and it’s raining and miserable so I made the painful decision to not have our lights on which saddens me. On a nicer note, I love your bag of musical…treats ending on a high note. ( I’ll let Achy Brakey heart go by as that’s just icky sicky.


  4. We don’t get trick-or-treaters in our apartment complex – whew! The complex management has special Halloween festivities and a spooky movie night. Love your acrostic!


  5. Smart way of filling the prompt, given your aversion to Halloween. I do think trick or treating has – or had – fallen out of favor. The past two years I have noticed an uptick in decorations and kids walking around. We will see how this year goes; we never fail to do it so I can observe.


  6. John,

    I’m not a big Halloween fan, either. Other than the candy, I think it’s fun to pull together music for the season. Our porch light will be off and we have no plans to answer the door unless a stately looking fella knocks on our door, otherwise, we’ll just pretend we aren’t home. 🙂 I like what you did with the theme. You can’t ever go wrong with an acrostic and you used “Trick or Treat”. Perfect! Here’s to a quiet evening. Have a boogietastic week, my friend!


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