6 Spooky Songs You Need on Your Halloween Playlist

With Halloween on a Tuesday this week, you might not be partying or getting too crazy on this weekday night, but fear not! Spooky songs can make any night into a memorable and fun evening! I have compiled a list of six spine-schilling songs to add to a halloween night playlist! Get into the mood of the season, and celebrate with a chillingly festive night full of amazing tunes.


  • Thriller by Michael Jackson

    • This is the song that defined Halloween in the eighties. The video, which premiered on MTV in 1983, is a classic Halloween icon, with the red leather outfit, the zombie transformation, and the amazing dance moves. The song is high-tempo and exciting, a perfect addition to any dance playlist.

  • Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

    • This song has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since its premiere in 1962. Narrated by a mad scientist whose monster rises from his slab to perform a new dance, this groovy new song and dance becomes "the hit of the land" when the scientist throws a party for other monsters. It is sure to get you grooving on holift night!

  • This is Halloween - Danny Elfman

    • From the classic film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, will bring you back to your childhood, and you will be super grateful for it! With the spooky yet friendly citizens of Halloweentown singing along, this song will transport you to the spooky world of the holiday. Its peppy tune yet chilling lyrics will make you love the holiday!

  • Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    • This fun song was featured in the 1973 rock musical The Rocky Horror Show and in its 1975 film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It may be a few decades old, but it will never fail in bringing you to your feet and making you move! Now a staple at weddings and parties too, the song will terrify you right to the dance floor!

  • Highway to Hell - AC/DC

    • This song may not be specifically written for Halloween time, but it’s hard rock vibe will shake you to your core! It will pump up any playlist, bringing every person to their feet. The killer guitar solos and upbeat music tempo will electrify any event on Halloween night!

  • Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr.

    • Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! This Oscar-nominated song from the 1984  cult classic Ghostbusters is an exciting song that brings back good memories for almost everyone. This theme song is a classic addition to any playlist, sure to make your song list the ultimate collection of Halloween tunes!