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Halloween Party Music List

It’s almost time to break out the costumes, candy, and party food, people!  It’s also time to make sure you have the right tunes to set the mood for your Halloween party.  I’ve put together a list of songs that remind me of my favorite holiday – from movie themes to monster titles to straight Halloween songs.  I hope this helps you set the mood.

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

(Ghost) Riders in the Sky – Johnny Cash

Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band or Sugar Ray

Addams Family Groove – Mc Hammer

Bad Moon Rising – Credence Clearwater Revival

Bad Things – Jace Everett

Beetle Juice theme – Danny Elfman

Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac

Burn the Witch – Queens of the Stone Age

Creep – Radiohead

Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo

The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band

Disturbia- Rihanna

Dragula – Rob Zombie

Enter Sandman – Metallica

Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper

Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.

Halloween (Michael Myers ) theme – John Carpenter

Halloween – The Misfits

Halloweenhead – Ryan Adams

Highway to Hell – AC/DC

Hotel California – Eagles

Howlin’ for You – The Black Keys

Hush, Hush, Hush Here Comes the Bogeyman – Henry Hall

I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

I’m Your Boogie Man – KC and the Sunshine Band

Jeepers Creepers – Louis Armstrong

Living Dead Girl – Rob Zombie

Love Potion NO. 9 – The Searchers

Monster – Kanye West (ft. Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj)

Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers

Paint It Black – Rolling Stones

People Are Strange – The Doors

Pet Sematary – Ramones

Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

Red Right Hand – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Runnin’ with the Devil – Van Halen

Season of the Witch – Donovan

She Blinded Me wits Science – Thomas Dolby

Sleepy Hollow theme – Danny Elfman

Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Marilyn Manson or Eurythmics

Tales from the Crypt theme – Danny Elfman

This Is Halloween – Danny Elfman (Nightmare Before Christmas)

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Time Warp – Little Nell (Rocky Horror Picture Show)

Trick or Treat – Otis Redding

Tubular Bells Part 1 – Mike Oldfield (The Exorcist)

Walk Like a Zombie – Horrorpops

Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon

When the Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash

Who Do You Voodoo, Bitch – Sam B (Dead Island soundtrack)

Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra

Witchy Woman – Eagles

Zombie – The Cranberries


Halloween Music: Get in the Mood

October 1!  It’s tomorrow! Halloween month! Yes!

As you can see, I’m very excited that my favorite month is almost here.  So close I can taste it.  There’s a hint of pumpkin spice.  I’m kidding. There’s a lot of pumpkin spice.

Since I’m always in the Halloween spirit, I don’t need a lot of anything to get in the mood for the month.  But I do love music.  And what’s better at setting the mood than music?

Lighting, you say? Don’t be a smartass.


So because all I want in life is to help others find the spirit of Halloween (Hint: It’s been inside you all along), I thought I’d list 13 songs that embody what Halloween is all about.  Here they are in no particular order.

1. Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper

So yeah, this song is basically a metaphor for sex, but it has the name ‘Frankenstein’ in it and begins with Mr. Cooper promising to feed his “monster.”  I enjoy it.

2. Living Dead Girl – Rob Zombie

I should have listed this one first even though I’m not really ranking these.  This song is one of my all-time faves.  It’s kinda my anthem.

3. Season of the Witch – Donovan

This song has a bit of a creepy, mellow vibe to it.  And of course, witches are quite prominent at Halloween (go figure, right?).

4. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Marilyn Manson

Yeah. I love the original by Eurythmics as much as the next person, but Manson’s version adds a little fright to the mix.  Plus, this song was the background for the best scene in the movie Trick or Treat, so it has that going for it.

5. Thriller – Michael Jackson

This has almost become the official theme of Halloween.  I hear it on the radio about a million times every October, so it’s easy to see why this one belongs here.

6. Trick or Treat – Otis Redding

I was fortunate enough to be introduced to this song just last year.  It’s a love song with a lot of soul, and it’s perfect for the holiday.  It’s also a nice change from the creepier songs on the list.

7. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon

Werewolves.  A song about werewolves has to be on the list.  I love this one for its quirkiness.

8. Who Do You Voodoo, Bitch? – Sam B (Dead Island)

If you don’t play video games, you might not be familiar with this one.  It’s the theme of Dead Island, one of my favorite zombie games, and it’s so freakin’ catchy.  Seriously.  Learn it, and you’ll be singing it all the time.  Just don’t do it at church or, like, in front of your boss or mom or anything.

9. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell

Paranoia!  Do you feel eyes on you?  Is someone following you?  Did you hear that noise?  Rockwell’s song is paranoia with musical notes.

10. Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Magic and superstitions make the month.  Wonder’s classic song is perfect for a funky celebration.

11. Bad Moon Rising – Credence Clearwater Revival

Lots of monsters and magic relate to the moon, so it has to make the cut.  It’s also been featured on a ton of scary/supernatural movies and tv shows, including An American Werewolf in London.

12. Disturbia – Rihanna

This song isn’t all obvious about its Halloween-relatedness like the others on the list, but I think it belongs here.  It’s a metaphor for the dangers of fame consuming you (I think), but if you stretch your imagination, it also sounds a little like possession with a hint of the demonic in it.

13. Walk Like a Zombie – HorrorPops

When I first heard this song, I wasn’t too big of a fan.  It’s very peppy.  After repeated listenings though (it kept playing on the Halloween Pandora channel), I grew to kinda love it.  Give it a listen.  It’s spunky and fun and about zombies.

I already have a playlist with these songs and more, and I suggest you do the same.  Start your celebration!  Halloween will be here before you know it.