The Halloween Playlist

What does every great Halloween party need? Some spooky decor, awesome costumes, tons of candy, some ghoulish drinks, and of course, a great playlist of Halloween-themed songs! And while I can’t help you with the first four – I’ll be busy decking out my parents’ driveway once again and entertaining trick-or-treaters as they get candy from my mom (who only gives out the good stuff!) – I can help you with my Spotify playlist of over 50 songs that are perfect for your Halloween party!

Please Note: By no means is this playlist in a particular order; I usually just set mine to play tracks at random and let the good times roll. I’m sure there is a way to program it in an order that makes sense, but this Halloween playlist is more so designed for atmosphere, rather than dancing.

The Halloween Playlist

Bobby “Borris” Pickett – “Monster Mash”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Starting off with a Halloween classic.

Danny Elfman – “This is Halloween”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
This is from the 1993 classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. I can’t believe that was 25 years ago!

The Ministry – “Every Day is Halloween”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – “A Nightmare On My Street”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Addams Family – “The Addams Family Theme”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Another Halloween classic. Which version of the film is your favorite?

Rockwell – “Somebody’s Watching Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Featuring the vocals of Michael Jackson on the chorus, this song is one of my favorite tracks to mix in when the dance floor is packed.

Ray Parker, Jr. – “Ghostbusters”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Who you gonna call?

Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack – “Time Warp”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Oingo Boingo – “Dead Man’s Party”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Warren Zevon – “Werewolves of London”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
This is the only time of the year that I play “that song that sounds like ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ but isn’t”

Santana – “Black Magic Woman”  | PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Bad Moon Rising”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Eagles – “Witchy Woman”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Also the subject of a hilarious Seinfeld episode.

The Edgar Winter Group – “Frankenstein”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Whodini – “The Freaks Come Out At Night”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Another good Halloween song for dancing.

Deadmau5 – “Ghosts’N’Stuff”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Maybe a stretch. The title works though.

The Ramones – “Pet Semetary”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Steve Miller Band – “Abracadabra”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put a Spell On You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Eerie, creepy vocals. Which makes it absolutely perfect for Halloween.

Rihanna – “Disturbia”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Another good Halloween song for the dance floor.

Van Halen – “Runnin’ With The Devil”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

INXS – “Devil Inside”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

AC/DC – “Highway To Hell”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
If I am programming music for a party, I must mix some AC/DC in. This works, as does “Hells Bells”.

Johnny Cash – “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
This is by far my favorite Stevie Wonder jam – and I like a lot of his music!



Blue Oyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
“I gotta fever… and the only prescription is more cowbell, baby!” Also fun fact: I once drove Buck Dharma to the airport at 6:00 AM.

Lady Gaga – “Monster”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Electric Light Orchestra – “Evil Woman”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Metallica – “Enter Sandman”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Eminem – “The Monster”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
For the right crowds – i.e. the club crowd – this is a great Halloween-themed song for the dance floor.

Tales From The Crypt – “Crypt Jam”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
This was requested in the past. Sure, why not.

Donovan – “Season of the Witch”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Also a popular request I’ve received in the past.

Alice Cooper – “Feed My Frankenstein”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

KC & The Sunshine Band – “I’m Your Boogie Man”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Shakira – “She Wolf”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Golden Earing – “Twilight Zone”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Cranberries – “Zombie”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michael Jackson – “Blood On The Dance Floor”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Oh, not the MJ song you were expecting? It’s coming…

Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Black Keys – “Howlin’ For You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Charlie Daniels Band – “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

TLC – “Creep”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
I’ll admit, this might be a reach.

Will Smith – “Men In Black”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
And maybe this one, too. Again, some of these songs are “loosely themed”.

Prince – “Batdance”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Alright, if I’m going to reach, then I’m going to REACH. Prince may have hated this song – I think it is hilariously awesome.

Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
At first, I thought this was a reach. But it was requested by an eight year old girl at a Halloween party a couple of year’s back. The remix with Kendrick Lamar been on my Halloween playlist ever since..

The Clovers – “Love Potion No. 9”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Fifth Harmony – “I’m In Love With A Monster”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

John Carpenter – “Halloween Theme”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Backstreet Boys – “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Why? Feels like a stretch, right? Go watch the music video on YouTube and you’ll understand why this makes my Halloween playlist, especially if I am playing music videos!

Michael Jackson – “Thriller”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3
Did you really think I was going to leave this one off of the playlist?!? You always save the best for last… Happy Halloween, everybody!

The Halloween Playlist


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