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Tired of the Same Old Spooky Songs? Spice Up Your Holiday Playlist With These Not-So-Average Halloween Bops

Halloween is officially upon us! That means that as ~adults~ most of us will not be trick-or-treating, in favor of intimate (COVID-19 safe) gatherings with friends, whether in person or on Zoom. And to host a Halloween gathering, you need three things: candy, costumes and a playlist stacked with Halloween slaps. 

I’m going to be honest, here – Monster Mash has gotten old. The classic Halloween songs really just aren’t doing it for me this year, and I know for a fact I’m not alone. It’s 2020 now, so it’s time for a switch-up! I’m sure you’ll play the Mash at least once in the evening, but it’s still time to spruce up your Halloween playlists. 

There are plenty of vibey songs that you might not immediately think of for Halloween, but I guarantee with these 20 bops I present to you for consideration and inspiration, you’ll impress all of your friends (and you can even take all the credit – I won’t tell). 

Monster – LIVVIA
bad guy – Billie Eilish
A Little Wicked – Valerie Broussard
Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid) – Fall Out Boy & Missy Elliott
Wicked Ones – Dorothy
Mad Hatter – Melanie Martinez
Wicked Games – The Weeknd
Haunted – Beyoncé
Joke’s On You – Charlotte Lawrence
I’m In Love With a Monster – Fifth Harmony
Disturbia – Rihanna
Ghost – Ella Henderson
Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
Queens Will Play – Black Mountain
Seven Devils – Florence + The Machine
Bad Ritual – Timber Timbre
Violence – Grimes & i_o
Gods & Monsters – Lana Del Rey
Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
Elizabeth Sander is a National Writer for Her Campus and a recent graduate from Tufts University, where she earned a BA in English and French. Elizabeth served as a Her Campus Editorial Intern for the Fall of 2020 and loved every minute. When not writing articles about all things culture and style (or the occasional personal essay), Elizabeth spends time creative writing, reading and working on flying crow pose. Next up on Elizabeth's agenda is Columbia J-School! Find her on insta @elizsander or for meals inspo @confinemnt_kitchn
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