Trick or treat, fellow music lovers.
From ghastly ghouls to slutty bunnies, Halloween is a time for us all to dress up, drink excessive amounts of alcohol and eat copious amounts of sweets and treats.
But a true party is not complete without the perfect playlist. For a Halloween party, you can’t just rely on Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj to provide you with the pop goods.
For these particular parties you’ll need to branch out of your traditional comfort zone and get a little spooky with the tunes.
All of these songs may not be to your taste or liking but you should at least have a few, and to get the ball rolling I have found both the top 15 spookiest and best Halloween songs.
Kicking off the list is the exact song you were all expecting. However the ones that follow should definitely join your playlist for this spooky night.
- Thriller (1982) – Michael Jackson
- Highway To Hell (1979) – AC/DC
- Werewolves Of London (1978) – Warren Zevon
- Ghostbusters theme song – Ray Parker Jr
- This is Halloween – either Marilyn Manson’s version or the original from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, depending on your spook preference.
- Monster Mash (1962) – Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
- Creep (1992) – Radiohead
- Superstition (1972) – Stevie Wonder
- The Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Psycho Killer (1977) – Talking Heads
- The Reaper (1976) – Blue Oyster Cult
- Dracula (2001) – Gorillaz
- Halloween (1981) – The Misfits
- Monster (2010) – Kanye West
- People Are Strange (1987) – Echo and the Bunnymen (a cover of The Doors’ 1969 classic for The Lost Boys soundtrack)
Now I can’t tell you what music to play, I can only suggest to get out your best fright night tunes to play over the silent running video of whatever tickles your spook bones.
Have a spooktacular night! – Isabel Williams
Top photo by Daniel Walker.