Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Rock Star has staked out a unique niche in the music market by releasing kid-oriented instrumental versions of just about every musical genre in existence – pop, classic rock, metal, punk, country, jazz, R&B, movie & TV themes... you name it, they've probably turned it into a soothing lullaby, or they will eventually (they take requests at their official site). Seriously, you haven't lived until you've heard bedtime renditions of Slayer's “Raining Blood” or “Sweet Transvestite” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
With Disney's animated classic A Nightmare Before Christmas back in theaters for Halloween, TTLRS's parent company Roma Music Group has unveiled a collection of lullabies based on Danny Elfman's immortal songs from the film. The entire soundtrack is represented here, and everything from the anthem "This is Halloween," the softly melancholy "Sally's Song" and the upbeat "What's This?" gets the warm and fuzzy treatment.
Here's the full track "This is Halloween," easily the most recognizable tune from the film:
Nightmare completists will no doubt want this one in their collection, whether they have little ones or not; as with all of Roma's TTLRS releases, these songs are not novelty cash-ins, but well-written arrangements that create an even, meditative vibe while retaining the musical hooks of the source material – and you just might find yourself humming or singing along.