Saturday, October 29, 2016

Spooky Songs for Halloween: My Halloween Playlist

Halloween music has always been a big part of the holiday for me - whether it was blasting spooky compositions out the window during trick-or-treat, dancing to the Monster Mash in tap class, or singing along to the Nightmare Before Christmas. From eerie instrumentals to fun pop songs, Halloween music is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday.

Over the years I have created a Halloween playlist that I listen to almost exclusively during October. Some are obviously Halloween songs, some just have a creepy or spooky vibe to them, some just have a title or lyrics that are vaguely Halloweeny enough for me to include them.

If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments!

This is Halloween  -  The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack
I'm Your Boogieman  -  White Zombie
The Monster Mash  -  Bobby "Boris" Pickett
I Put a Spell On You  -  Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Witchy Woman  -  The Eagles    (Cher's version is definitely worth a watch)
Boris the Spider  -  The Who
Feed My Frankenstein  -  Alice Cooper
Werewolves of London  -  Warren Zevon
Dead Man's Party  -  Oingo Boingo
Welcome to My Nightmare  -  Alice Cooper
Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?  -  North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative
Ghost Town  -  The Specials
Hell  -  Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hocus Pocus  -  Focus
Thriller  -  Michael Jackson
Twilight Zone  -  Golden Earring
Oogie Boogie's Song  -  The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack
This is Halloween  -  Marilyn Manson
Fire On High  -  Electric Light Orchestra
Ghostbusters  -  Ray Parker, Jr.
Night On Bald Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky, composer

A YouTube playlist for all the videos linked can be found here and is embedded above.

Happy listening, and Happy Halloween!

This post is an update of a previous post originally published in 2014.

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