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It’s finally October, which means … Spooky Season is officially here! If you haven’t already, time to order/assemble your baddie costume, decorate your house, and stock up on candy from Costco. So, to kickstart the chilling mood, here are 170 thrilling songs to spice up your ghoulish night, ranging from iconic hits like “Ghostbusters,” “Time Warp,” and “Monster Mash” to more contemporary bops such as “Calling All the Monsters,” “Montero,” “Cannibal,” and “Sweet But Psycho.” There’s something for every witch and spirit this fall.

Check out the full Spotify playlist here!

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Essential classics

  • GhostbustersRay Parker Jr.
  • Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
  • Enter SandmanMetallica
  • Time Warp Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • I Put a Spell On You Screamin’ Jay Hawkins or Nina Simone (either version is great)
  • Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran
  • Monster MashBobby “Borris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
  • ThrillerMichael Jackson
  • ScreamMichael Jackson, Janet Jackson
  • Tainted LoveSoft Cell
  • Psycho Killer Talking Heads
  • ZombieThe Cranberries
  • Spooky Scary Skeletons (DMA Illan Remix)Andrew Gold
  • This is HalloweenDanny Elfman, “The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Hell’s Bells AC DC
  • Highway to HellAC DC
  • HalloweenThe Misfits
  • Pet Sematary The Ramones
  • Black SabbathBlack Sabbath
  • SuperstitionStevie Wonder
  • Creep Radiohead
  • I Want CandyBow Wow
  • Every Breath You TakeThe Police
  • A Nightmare on My StreetDJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  • Killer QueenQueen
  • Sympathy for the DevilThe Rolling Stones
  • Hip to be SquareHuey Lewis & The News
  • Turn Off the Light Kim Petras ft. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
  • Dracula’s WeddingOutKast ft. Kelis
  • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)David Bowie
  • Werewolves of LondonWarren Zevon
  • HalloweenSiousie and the Banshees
  • (Don’t Fear) The ReaperBlue Oyster
  • MagicThe Cars
  • Bad Moon Rising Creedance Clearwater Revival
  • Freaks Come Out at NightWhodini
  • Eyes Without a Face Billy Idol
  • Superfreak Rick James
  • The Adams Family ThemeVic Mizzy
  • Runnin with the DevilVan Halen
  • Season of the WitchDonovan
  • Heads Will RollYeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Halloween Theme John Carpenter
  • Jeepers CreepersLouis Armstrong
  • ColdThe Cure
  • The Teddy Bear’s PicnicHenry Hall & His Orchestra
  • Men in BlackWill Smith
  • Witchy WomanThe Eagles
  • Scooby Doo Theme SongDavid Mook and Ben Raleigh
  • HalloweenDead Kennedys
  • Dead Man’s PartyOingo Boingo
  • Evil Woman Electric Light Orchestra
  • DraculaGorillaz
  • ManeaterDaryl Hall & John Oats
  • Private EyesDaryl Hall & John Oats
  • (You’re The) Devil in DisguiseElvis Presley
  • You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)Dead or Alive
  • Black Magic Woman Fleetwood Mac
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Marylin Manson
  • You Don’t Own Me Lesley Gore
  • It’s My PartyLesley Gore
  • Pure Imagination Gene Wilder, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” 
  • The Twilight Zone The Ventures

Modern Staples

  • Howling For You Black Keys
  • Bring Me to LifeEvanescence
  • MonsterLady Gaga
  • DisturbiaRihanna
  • She-Wolf Shakira
  • Bury a FriendBillie Eilish
  • Bad Guy Billie Eilish
  • All the Good Girls Go to HellBillie Eilish
  • MonsterKanye West Ft. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Bon Iver
  • Calling All the MonstersChina Anne McClain
  • Black MagicLittle Mix
  • The MonsterEminem ft. Rihanna
  • I Got 5 On It (Tethered Mix from US) Luniz ft. Michael Marshall Music by Michael Abels
  • AnthemMichael Abels
  • Sweet But PsychoAva Max
  • Black Widow Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
  • Montero Lil Nas X
  • Heathens 21 Pilots
  • WolvesSelena Gomez and Marshmello
  • Haunted Beyoncé
  • Demons Imagine Dragons
  • Stranger ThingsKyle Dixon and Michael Stein
  • HauntedTaylor Swift
  • Dark HorseKaty Perry ft. Juicy J
  • Get Ur Freak OnMissy Elliot
  • Blinding LightsThe Weekend
  • Monsters All Time Low ft. Demi Lovato and Blackbear
  • I’m in Love with a MonsterFifth Harmony
  • Cannibal Kesha
  • Toxic Britney Spears
  • E.T.Katy Perry
  • FunhouseP!nk
  • Animals Marron 5
  • Burning PileMother Mother

Electrifying beats

  • Midnight CityM83
  • SICKO MODE Travis Scott
  • Heat Waves Glass Animals
  • Dollhouse Melanie Martinez
  • Levitating Dua Lipa
  • Take What You Want Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott
  • StarshipsNicki Minaj
  • Bad RomanceLady Gaga
  • Hayloft Mother Mother
  • UCLA RL Grime, 24hrs
  • Tik Tok Kesha
  • Perfect PlacesLorde
  • Habits (Stay High) Tove Lo
  • Demons Hayley Kiyoko
  • Beautiful MistakesMaroon 5 ft. Megan Thee Stallion
  • Bezos I Bo Burnham
  • DONTTRUSTME 3OH!3
  • Potential Breakup SongAly & AJ
  • STAY Justin Bieber, The Kid LAROI
  • Happier Than Ever (Edit)Billie Eilish
  • Plastic Hearts Miley Cyrus
  • Post MaloneSam Feldt, RANI
  • American Idiot Green Day
  • All The Small Things Blink 182
  • ANGELS & DEMONSJxdn
  • Buddy Holly Weezer
  • Ready for ItTaylor Swift
  • Don’t Blame MeTaylor Swift
  • Look What You Made Me DoTaylor Swift
  • Nightmare Hasley
  • ControlHasley
  • GasolineHasley
  • I Write Sins Not TragediesPanic! At the Disco
  • Don’t Threaten Me with a Good TimePanic! At the Disco
  • The Ballad of Mona Lisa Panic! At the Disco
  • This is GospelPanic! At the Disco
  • LA Devotee Panic! At the Disco
  • Mr. Brightside The Killers
  • Somebody Told Me The Killers
  • Transparent Soul WILLOW, Travis Barker
  • Meet Me at Our SpotThe ANXIETY, WILLOW, Tyler Cole
  • Uma ThurmanFall Out Boy
  • Thnks fr th MmrsFall Out Boy
  • My Songs Know What You Did in the DarkFall Out Boy
  • INDUSTRY BABYLil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow
  • THAT’S WHAT I WANTLil Nas X
  • Paper Planes M.I.A.
  • Bad GirlsM.I.A.
  • Woman Doja Cat
  • Need to KnowDoja Cat
  • Ain’t Shit Doja Cat
  • Kiss Me More Doja Cat Ft. SZA
  • Get Into It (Yuh)Doja Cat
  • Beggin’ Måneskin
  • I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE Måneskin
  • good 4 uOlivia Rodrigo
  • Brutal Olivia Rodrigo
  • Jealousy, Jealousy Olivia Rodrigo
  • Bloody ValentineMGK
  • My Ex’s Best FriendMGK with Blackbear
  • Kiss KissMGK
  • PositionsAriana Grande
  • 34+35Ariana Grande
  • Come & GoJuice WRLD, Marshmello
  • Wishing Well Juice WRLD
  • Man of the YearJuice WRLD
  • WastedJuice WRLD ft. Lil Uzi Vert
  • Black & WhiteJuice WRLD
  • Hermit the Frog MARINA
  • Bubblegum BitchMARINA
  • Oh No! MARINA
  • The Eulogy of You and MeLILHUDDY
  • 21st Century VampireLILHUDDY
Anna van Eekeren is a second-year Entertainment and Media Studies pursuing a Film Studies minor and the New Media Certificate. She is passionate about social justice, culture, media, and the environment. She enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, listening to music, swimming, traveling, and taking personality quizzes.
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