Halloween is all about the atmosphere. You have spooky decorations around the house that can easily scare a few people. There is probably plenty of pumpkins on your front porch waiting to be carved. We can’t forget about the costumes you’ve been working on for a month or two now too. The finishing touch to all this is having the perfect Halloween playlist to keep everyone in that festive mood. If you need a little help figuring out what Halloween songs should make the cut on your playlist, take a look at our favorite Halloween songs. If you would rather just open up a playlist and click play, check out our Spotify Halloween playlist here.
"Thriller" - Michael Jackson 1984
When you combine a zombie dance and a transformation to a monster, there's no question "Thriller" is a must-have song for any Halloween playlist. While the song is great for Halloween, the music video is even better. Watch as Michael Jackson transforms into a monster making the perfect scene for Halloween!
"Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker Jr. 2016
Are you afraid of ghosts? If you are, take a listen to this Halloween themed song and maybe it will help you get over your fear of ghosts! With its reference to ghosts and the vivid scenes you can put together when listening to it, there's no doubt this song should make it onto your playlist.
"The Addams Family" - Andrew Gold 1996
When you talk about a family that's creep, spooky, and mysterious, it easily sets the tone for the perfect Halloween song. Andrew Gold did a wonderful job covering almost every aspect of Halloween with this song from witches to haunted houses. Definitely a must-have for your playlist!
"Somebody’s Watching Me" - Rockwell 1984
Halloween can spook a lot of people out and can have people feeling like somebody's watching them. This tune will capture that feeling of "who's out there watching me?" Its simple message makes for a great Halloween playlist song.
"Monster Mash" - Bobby Pickett 1962
Whenever you talk (or sing) about monsters, it will quickly become a Halloween song. When you listen to this song, you can create a vivid picture of that graveyard at night with the different vampires, Wolfman, and other guests having fun doing the monster mash. This is a song that many of you guests will enjoy on Halloween night.
"Little Shop Of Horrors Prologue" - Alan Menken 1986
Written for the musical "Little Shop of Horrors", this is the theme song to a musical that is based on an unusual plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. The background and lyrics to this song make it a great addition to any Halloween playlist.
"This is Halloween" - Marilyn Manson 1993
When we look outside in October we see plenty of pumpkins, spooky decorations, and those trick or treaters on Halloween night. This song from the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas" covers every aspect of Halloween you can think of. Listen for a few lyrics about spiders, snakes, and that full moon on Halloween!
"We're Off To See The Wizard" - Judy Garland 1939
Everyone has seen the popular movie "The Wizard of Oz". The movie and soundtrack both resemble the atmosphere of Halloween. From the original costumes to decorations, this movie covers almost every aspect of Halloween. Bring the popular Wizard of Oz soundtrack to your Halloween party this year!
"Everyday is Halloween" - Ministry 2015
If you like Halloween as much as we do, you will probably find yourself playing this tune well after October 31st. "Well any time, any place, anywhere that I go/All the people seem to stop and stare/They say "why are you dressed like it's Halloween?" These are the perfect lyrics for that Halloween playlist.
"Witchcraft" - Frank Sinatra
Witches and Halloween are the perfect match, and that’s what makes this song a great fit for your Halloween playlist. This is a simple, pure tune that will bring that Halloween feel into your home.