I usually steer clear of posting songs or theme-ing posts to holidays just because I feel that's establishing what could only be called a dangerous precedent,
but this song struck me as something good for Halloween and I'm trying to put my finger on why.
The song: The Four Tops, "Midnight Flower"; 1974
First of all, it's funky. Halloween says party to me, and nothing says party like a funky medium-tempo jam, so there's that.
And secondly, and possibly more importantly, there's an aspect of play-acting to this song. Let's pretend you're not who you are and I'm not who I am, just for a while.
That's what's sexy and fun about Halloween -- you get to wear someone else's perfume for a night. So to speak.
Party on, midnight flowers.