If you’re a college student (or just a young person in general), you’re probably aware of the deep importance surrounding Halloween. Besides the fact that it’s the best time of the year, millennials able to combine two of their favorite things: Being spooky and going out. This year, Her Campus Oswego even has your Halloween party playlist covered! Check out these 10 songs and make sure to add them to your Spotify playlist before someone passes you the aux.
There have been witchcraft rumors circulating Stevie Nicks for decades now, and regardless of whether or not it’s actually true, Nicks appeared on American Horror Story: Coven back in 2013 to perform this classic Fleetwood Mac song. Ever since then, “Seven Wonders” has been a Halloween staple. Plus, it’s a really great song and Fleetwood Mac is flawless.
I mean… obviously.
So maybe this 1976 classic is more well-known for Saturday Night Live’s “more cowbell!” sketch, but it still deserves to be on your Halloween playlist. The lyricism of this song is actually quite deep and scary — written by Blue Oyster Cult guitarist Donald Roeser, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” is about the inevitability of death. So, don’t think too far into it and you should be good. Or if you would actually like to scare yourself, listen to lyrics. Your choice.
Please see the reason for number one.
This song isn’t scary or anything, it’s more of just a classic indie song that pretty much everyone knows. Plus, I guess “Midnight City” sounds kinda spooky if you’re scared of the dark or something.
Besides the fact that this song is a complete masterpiece, it’s also pretty notorious for being played at Halloween parties. And, might I add, Raven Symone’s cover of “Superstition” is played in the Disney Halloween movie, “The Haunted Mansion”. In conclusion, this song is a banger.
The original “Heads Will Roll” is totally Halloween playlist worthy, but this remix amps it up.
“Monster” is a complete hip-hop animal of a song. It was super advanced for its time, plus it introduced Nicki Minaj to the big leagues of rap.
An old school Halsey song that everyone should know — and should totally be on your Halloween party playlist.
10. Stan – Eminem
This song isn’t one of those traditional scary songs, but the lyrics and backstory make it high-key terrifying. Shout-out to Eminem for consistently writing and releasing horrifying songs, I guess.