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10 Songs to Add to Your Halloween Music Playlist

It’s towards the end of October, meaning that the spooky season is coming to an end. But before we say our sad goodbyes to this month, of course, we can’t forget about Halloween. Admittedly, I get really into the Halloween spirit, with this year being no different.

While there are hundreds of ideas to celebrate Halloween, I think a very vital one is to have a Halloween music playlist. Something that certainly might come in handy if you were by chance throwing a Halloween party. So if you need some inspiration for some popping jams this Halloween, then look no further.

1.“Monster Mash” by Bobby “Borris” Pickett

We are starting with the OG Halloween jam, which I can honestly say I’ve been jamming to since elementary school. A bit silly, but if you want nostalgic vibes then this is a good choice.

2. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr.

Another oldie but a goodie here. If you grew up watching Ghostbusters as I did, then this one will bring back some good times. And honestly, it’s just so catchy and iconic that it’s a playlist must.

3. “This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman from the Nightmare Before Christmas

A tad bit creepy and dramatic, but this song always gets me into a spooky mood, which is perfect for the season.

4. “She Wolf” by Shakira

This is for anyone who likes Shakira or anyone who is just fascinated by werewolves.

5. “Spooky Scary Skeletons – Remix” by The Living Tombstone

Does anyone even really know where this came from? Regardless, this remix gets me hyped every October.

6. “Poison” by Bell Biv Devoe

I’m taking it back to the 90’s with this underappreciated song. This is such a jam, so just do yourself a favor and give it a listen.

7. “E.T.” by Katy Perry

This is a pop song about aliens- need I say more?

8. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

It would be a disservice to Halloween not putting this classic zombie MJ song on this list.

9. “Sweet but Psycho” by Ava Max

This song not only has a catchy chorus, but also a good beat with some concerning lyrics as well- perfect for Halloween. Also, the music video depicts the psychotic vibes of this song so well.

10.  “Zombie” by The Cranberries

And the last song on the list is one that is both creepy and full of angst at the same time. So if you want a headbanger- make sure to add it!

Obviously, this is a short music playlist, but feel free to use this as a jumping off point because there are so many songs that work for Halloween playlists if you are not afraid to think outside the box. Happy listening and stay spooky!

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Katie is a recent English Major graduate from the University of Iowa. She is passionate about writing, books, tea, food, traveling, and collecting vinyl.
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