I actually forgot about this song this year as I prepared the Halloween music. Needless to say I fixed this glaring omission this morning. The song rocks. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs rock. What else can I say? Lots.
As you may have guessed, the song is sung from the point of view of The Queen of Hearts, a character from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It was released in 2009 and ended up topping the charts in several countries. It hit number one in Belgium and on USA dance charts. It only hit 89 in the UK, so I guess the Brits were sleeping on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who hail from New York City.
The dancing werewolf in the music video resembles Michael Jackson, who died only 4 days before the single was released in The USA. Spooky time! This track has been a Halloween Favorite ever since!