The 10 Spookiest Songs For Halloween

What are you doing for Halloween this year?

If you’re planning to host, you’re going to need a solid playlist to keep your guests entertained!

We’ve taken the liberty and started with our ten favourite classic Halloween tracks. From the spooky to the undead, we’ve gathered our picks of what we think makes Halloween such a fantastic time of year.

Any suggestions for our list? Let us know in the comments below!

Michael Jackson – “Thriller”

AC/DC – “Highway To Hell”

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Greta Van Fleet

Five Reasons Why Greta Van Fleet’s Debut Full-Length Album Kicks Ass

Greta Van Fleet is the modern-day band carrying the torch for that classic rock sound. The young, talented musicians, hailing from the 5,000-person town of Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Their raw, analog sound has captured the attention of musicians like Elton John, Nikki Sixx and Robert Plant. Thanks to two EPs released in 2017, Greta Van Fleet caught the ears of rock purists dying to hear a revival of their favourite genre long abandoned by mainstream acts.

Blazing guitars, powerful vocals, and an unabashed stage presence make Greta Van Fleet a force to be reckoned with.

With the release of the band’s full-length debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (October 19), there appear to be no signs of slowing down for the rising stars. Here are five reasons why you need to add Greta Van Fleet to your playlist.


1. Greta Van Fleet turn it up to 11

First single “When The Curtain Falls” is a no-holds-barred rock song, thanks to its anthemic chorus, reverberating guitar and singer Josh Kiszka’s scratchy vocals. If this was your first sample of the album, you won’t be disappointed: “Lover Leaver” is a full-on rock renaissance revival, whereas the guitar solo in “Cold Wind” will rattle your walls. And your neighbour’s walls. It’s time to bake those apology fruitcakes.

Watch the band perform “When The Curtain Falls” on Fallon:

2. The band has a soft side too

The members of Greta Van Fleet may wear their classic rock influences on their sleeves, but this band is far from a one-trick pony. “Anthem” is a highly emotive ballad anchored by acoustic guitar. The stripped-back track allows Josh’s vocals to truly soar. It’s an attention-catching moment of the album that’s impossible to ignore.

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Bob Marley Cannabis

Canada Legalizes Cannabis: 10 Smokin’ Songs To Light Up To

Canada has just become the second nation in the world to legalize cannabis.

Starting today, Canadians can spark one up without having to worry about criminal persecution.

Many musicians have advocated for pot to get the green light from government, and now, Canada takes one of the first steps on the international stage to embrace “the devil’s lettuce.”

If you’re looking for the perfect playlist to smoke marijuana to, we’ve got you covered. Here are ten songs perfect for Weed Wednesday, Canada Cannabis… however you want to call this momentous day.

10. Black Sabbath – “Sweet Leaf”

9. Aerosmith – “Reefer Head Woman”

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Gord Downie JUNOs

20 Gord Downie Songs To Celebrate His Legacy

Today, we remember Gord Downie on the first anniversary of his death.

Through an incredible career including both his work with the band and solo material, Downie has been responsible for some of Canada’s most powerful musical output.

We’ve gathered twenty songs from both avenues to celebrate his legacy.

Take a listen to the Best Of… Tragically Hip below, and find more material from his expansive solo career and more below.

What’s your favourite Downie song? Let us know in the comments below!

20. The Tragically Hip – “Blow at High Dough”

19. Gord Downie And The Country Of Miracles – “The East Wind”

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The Show Must Go On: Freddie Mercury’s Favourite Films

The new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, tells the story of the celebrated Queen singer and songwriter, who died on 24 November 1991. Mercury himself loved films, a passion that started at St Peter’s public school in India, where he loathed the games of cricket but loved the film-club nights where they showed John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier. Indeed, Freddie Mercury’s favourite films offer a revealing insight into the life of one of rock’s most theatrical frontmen.

Later, when he was a superstar, Mercury rarely slept more than four hours a night and used to stay up watching films. If ever he thought he was being too arrogant, he would say, “I’m starting to sound like Gloria Swanson,” the Hollywood star of Sunset Boulevard; one of his favourite male actors was the late Burt Reynolds.

Here is a guide to Freddie Mercury’s favourite films.

Shanghai Express (1932)

Like writer Ernest Hemingway, Freddie Mercury was a huge fan of Marlene Dietrich, and he particularly liked the film Shanghai Express, in which she delivers the memorable line: “It took more than one man to make me Shanghai Lily.” When photographer Mick Rock showed Mercury the iconic George Hurrell photograph of Dietrich, taken during filming, the band copied the pose for the shot that Rock took for the artwork of  Queen II in 1974. (more…)

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