How did we already arrive on the last Monday of October? Anyone? But you know, since it is Monday, that of course means music! This week’s theme: “Scary Band Names or songs relating nightly creatures ie owls, wolves, etc.” Let’s get this scary party started!

Let’s start with a song that’s perfect for the theme with this artist collaborating with an electronic dance music producer and DJ. The songstress said that a songwriter she’s collaborated with for years played her a rough version of the tune while in Japan. When her DJ friend received the rough version, she said that he: 

“…created a really cool tone and a story with it, and the song is very beautiful and personal and the lyrics just have a whole story of its own. Weirdly, the lyrics mirrored something [I] was going through in Japan.”

The song was co-written with 4 songwriters, with the chorus lyrics having a special significance to one of them:

I’ve been running through the jungle / I’ve been running with the wolves / To get to you, to get to you / I’ve been down the darkest alleys / Saw the dark side of the moon

“We all put our personal stories in every single one of our songs and we all relate to them through our own experiences. For ‘[this song],’ I was recently sober and began a new relationship with someone. Those words: ‘I’ve been down the darkest alleys on the dark side of the moon to get to you.’ It’s about getting to my sobriety and this new person; a partner I was desperate for.”

Give a listen to Selena Gomez featuring Marshmello with “Wolves”:

Next up, to go with the “Scary Band Names” part of the theme is a group that fairly recently dropped this new single (this is the remix version). About the song, they said:

“[This song] is about the warning signs all around us in the 21st century that society-at-large is in decay. The arrow lodged in the wall might have missed this time, but it would be naive to assume the next one won’t also.”

About the remix version, he said:

“We have been good friends with Chvrches since touring together in 2019. They took our maudlin little dance track and turned it into a major key club banger.”

Here’s Death Cab For Cutie (CHVRCHΞS Remix) with “An Arrow in the Wall”:

Next up, going back to the creatures part of the theme, this song was this band’s breakthrough hit in the U.S. back in 1982. It’s success originated from MTV, which had only just come on air, showing their video of the band in the Sri Lanka jungle.

It was an early sensation, particularly in the Deep South where the channel was being trialled. It’s been said that in a pre-MTV world where this group could be heard but not seen, it is unlikely that they would have broken through in America. When asked about their memories of the video, the drummer said:

“We’d go to Alabama or Texas and the girls would be screaming and the guys in cowboy hats would be looking at us with clenched fists. I don’t suppose they’d seen so many guys in make-up pouting before. It worked for us though. Video made it possible to create a cult of personality across the globe. You arrive on a tour bus and they’d already seen us on a yacht in a video.”

The video was loosely based on the movie Apocalypse Now, with the rest of the band searching for the lead singer in an exotic locale. It was shot in the Sri Lanka city of Galle, with scenes of the lead running through a market. The night before the shoot, he went to a stylist to get blond highlights in his hair, but she botched the job and his hair turned orange. That’s why he’s wearing a hat in the video.

Without further ado, here’s Duran Duran with “Hungry like the Wolf”:

Last, but certainly not least, the final theme-related song can count for both band name and creature. In the song, the frontman is warning a loved one not to get too close to him as he is “dark inside.” He is more than aware of his imperfections and wants to protect the loved one from himself.

The album title this song is from came together organically and ties into this song. The frontman said:

“We all sat in a room and wrote out what the band and sound of the album means to us. We all deal with our own demons and anxieties but we find that nothing calms the mind more than creating. Many of the songs on the album were written late into the night, and some of the lyrical themes came from dreams I’ve had, even some nightmares. So when the title Night Visions came up, it just seemed to fit perfectly. We hope it inspires others to create and push through their own struggles.”

The song’s music video depicts images of the group performing the song at a hometown show in Las Vegas mixed with scenes of audience members thinking about their own personal demons.

Give a listen to Imagine Dragons with “Demons”:

That’s a wrap for this week – see you on the dance floor!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:   Photobucket

For this new year, the 4M crew is operating a bit differently. If you have a theme idea, submit your request by email. Each person’s suggestion(s) will be credited accordingly – unless someone wants to volunteer for the monthly co-host spot, then we won’t be looking for anyone to fill it in 2023. It’s tough to commit for 4-weeks. The object is to keep things fun!

I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!


Sandee of Comedy-Plus


  1. Well, I must be really behind the times. I’ve never heard any of these songs, but I knew one of the singers! Does that count? hahaha Well, thanks for keeping me up to date girlfriend! Great job. I loved the first song by Selena Gomez right? She really turned out gorgeous. Great song too! Didn’t know any of the others unfortunately, but great songs! Have a safe Halloween my friend and hope the kids do too! We don’t get too many these days. I can remember when I was growing up there were kids everywhere. hahaha Have a safe Holiday!

  2. I remember the Duran Duran song, but the others were new to me. Imagine Dragons are my favourite, but they’re all good. Happy Halloween! 🎃

  3. Your first two song picks are new introductions, so thanks! Duran Duran “Hungry Like A Wolf” is a great classic and Imagine Dragons has really taken flight over the years. “Demons” stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 61 weeks. Have a boogietastic week, darlin’!

  4. I know Duran Duran and that’s it but I enjoyed hearing the songs and reading Bout the back story. I had to laugh about Duran’s hair. The song where she battles her demons seems to resonate since Matthew Perry died. I thonk he had a heart attack. He did that pickle sport and then went into a hottub. With all the drugs he did, his heart must have been affected.

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