Hauntingly good Halloween music is one of the essential keys to creating a creepy vibe at your ghoulish get-together. We’ve gathered a great list of scary, silly, and fun songs broken down by category to help you enhance the ambiance and get your guests out on the dance floor. Tackle the task of making your party’s Halloween playlist without fear!
Planning Your Phenomenal Halloween Party Songs Playlist
Any great Halloween party has to have a spooktacular soundtrack to keep the mood upbeat. Choose the songs that you’ll include in advance of the event. From there, you can download all of the wicked tunes and add them to your Halloween playlist. Here are a few frightful factors to consider when deciding which songs to include:
Do you have enough time to plan and organize which spellbinding songs you want to have played during your Halloween Bash?
Consider the ages and demographic of your invited guests.
If you have chosen a theme for your Halloween party, think of songs that would fit well and include them on your wicked playlist.
Classic MUST PLAY Halloween Party Songs
There are some spooky songs that simply define this scary holiday. When you hear them during the Halloween season, you simply can’t help but get into a ghoulish groove! These songs are the absolute must-plays for any Halloween playlist:
- “Monster Mash” by Bobby (Boris) Pickett
- “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
Halloween Party Songs about Candy & Sweets
When picking your Halloween music for a sweet and scary party playlist, it’s a good idea to go beyond the classics. Why not a few tunes that are focused on the sweet side of the holiday?
These fun songs about candy are much more of a treat than a trick:
- “I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow
Halloween Party Songs Inspired by Films & TV Shows
Songs from the soundtracks of Halloween films and creepy TV shows are always a great way to get guests in a spooky mood. They can add a little unexpected excitement to an otherwise ordinary Halloween playlist.
Consider adding these popular and eerie tracks to turn up the fear factor:
- “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters)
- “The Adams Family” Theme by Vic Mizzy (The Adams Family)
- “This Is Halloween” by The Citizens of Halloween (The Nightmare before Christmas)
- “The Twilight Zone” by The Ventures (The Twilight Zone)
- “Halloween” Theme by John Carpenter (Halloween Movie Series)
- “Time Warp” by Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, & Richard O’Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
- “Double Trouble” by John Williams (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
- “Ding, Dong, the Witch Is Dead!” by The Munchkins (The Wizard of Oz)
Halloween Party Songs about Skeletons & Bones
The best kinds of Halloween music are the tunes that you can feel deep in your bones. Don’t go with a skinny selection of songs that leave much to be desired.
These sinister songs about skeletons simply must be added to your Halloween playlist:
- “Spooky Scary Skeletons (Trap Remix)” by BassBoosterz
- “Bones” by The Killers
Witchy & Magical & Mysterious Halloween Party Songs
A great way to add a little mystical magic to your Halloween party playlist is by including songs about magic, the occult, spirits, and witches.
Consider playing these spooky songs that are focused on the supernatural:
- “I Put a Spell On You” by Nina Simone
- “Season of the Witch” by Donovan
- “Black Magic Woman” by Fleetwood Mac
- “Burn the Witch” by Queens of the Stone Age
- “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
- “Witchy Woman” by The Eagles
Purr-fect Halloween Party Songs about Black Cats
Add enchantment to your playlist with crafty tracks about black cats. These songs are sure to have your party guests prowling the dance floor all night long:
- “Black Cat” by Janet Jackson
- “Black Cat” by Ziggy Marley
- “Cat Creeps” by Medeski, Martin & Wood
Other Awesome Songs for Halloween Parties
Pump up your playlist with even more awesome Halloween party songs. Here are more to add to the macabre mix to keep your guests on their feet and feeling fang-tastic:
- “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell
- “Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott
- “Heads Will Roll” by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- “Boogie Monster” by Gnarls Barkley
- “Enter Sandman” by Metallica
- “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
- “Haunted” by Beyoncé
- “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran
- “True Blood” by Justin Timberlake
- “Seven Devils” by Florence + the Machine
- “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by The Backstreet Boys
- “Psycho Killer” by The Talking Heads
- “Monsta’ Mack” by Sir Mix-A-Lot
- “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley
- “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)” by David Bowie
- “Disturbia” by Rihanna
- “Sympathy for the Devil” by The Rolling Stones
- “Demons” by Imagine Dragons
- “Monster” by Kanye West, JAY Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj
- “E.T.” by Katy Perry ft. Kanye West
- “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado
- “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell
Sound the Party Horns!With so many great songs to choose from to create a spooky soundtrack, coming up with the ultimate Halloween playlist shouldn’t be too terrifying. Prep a mixed tape of classic creepy tunes and more specific songs about scary stuff to help define your party’s theme. Whatever you dare to pump out of the speakers, just be sure that the songs give off the frightfully fun vibes that will define your epic and eerie event!
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