70 Spooky Songs for Your Halloween Party Playlist

It's Halloween, so we put together a Halloween playlist of some of our favorite scary songs!

Lauren Miolene


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Is there another holiday with as much great pop music devoted to it as Halloween? The obvious contender is Christmas, of course, but personally I'll take "Thriller" over "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" any day of the week. I guess zombies, ghosts and psycho killers just make for better song writing material. Whatever the reason, we just can't get enough Halloween music. That's why we put together a Halloween party playlist of some of our favorite spooky songs.


Here are 70 spooky songs add to your Halloween party playlist:

altPhoto: Mixtape 80's Tribute Band
  1. Thriller - Michael Jackson
  2. Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  3. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
  4. The Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
  5. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
  6. Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
  7. I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  8. You're The Devil in Disguise - Elvis Presley
  9. Scream - Michael Jackson 
  10. Dracula's Wedding - OutKast, Kelis
  11. The Twilight Zone - Jerry Goldsmith
  12. This is Halloween - The Citizens of Halloween
  13. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  14. Scary Monsters And Super Creeps - David Bowie
  15. Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  16. Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
  17. The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
  18. Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte 
  19. The Addams Family Theme - Halloween Kids
  20. Oogie Boogie's Song - Ed Ivory, Ken Page
  21. Harry Potter Prologue - The London Fox Players
  22. Hocus Pocus Soundtrack - Dr Stiig
  23. Stranger Things - Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
  24. People Are Strange - The Doors 
  25. Transylvania Twist - Bobby "Boris" Pickett, The Crypt-Kickers
  26. Jeepers Creepers - Louis Armstrong 
  27. Magic Dance - David Bowie
  28. Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
  29. Disturbia - Rihanna 
  30. True Blood - Justin Timberlake
  31. She Wolf - Shakira
  32. Cannibal - Kesha
  33. Calling All the Monsters - China Anne McClain
  34. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
  35. Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
  36. The Munsters Theme - The Great TV Crew
  37. Time Warp - Little Nell, Patricia Quinn
  38. Spooky, Scary Skeletons - Andrew Gold
  39. Witchy Woman - Eagles
  40. Witch Doctor Radio Mix - Cartoons
  41. I’m In Love With a Monster - Fifth Harmony
  42. Haunted Heart - Christina Aguilera
  43. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
  44. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
  45. Ghostly Music Box - Music Box - Haunted Mansion
  46. Halloween - Mix-O-Lydian 1981 - Misfits
  47. Halloweentown Theme - Retrospectre
  48. Rotten to the Core - Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce
  49. all the good girls go to hell - Billie Eilish
  50. Howl - Florence + The Machine
  51. Season Of The Witch - Lana Del Rey
  52. Heathens - Twenty One Pilots
  53. Black Magic Woman - VCTRYS
  54. Control - Halsey
  55. Grim, Grinning Ghosts - Ghosts
  56. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
  57. Can’t Be Tamed - Miley Cyrus
  58. Happy Halloween - John Zacherle
  59. Ghost Town - The Specials
  60. Howlin’ for You - The Black Keys
  61. Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked - Cage The Elephant
  62. Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
  63. American Horror Story Theme - Cesar Davila Irizarry, Charlie Clouser
  64. Cold Cold Cold - Cage The Elephant
  65. Keep Your Head on Halloween - Descendants Cast
  66. Shake Your Bones - Marco Marinangeli
  67. Teeth - Lady Gaga
  68. Zombie - The Cranberries
  69. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult
  70. Thriller (Steve Aoki Midnight Hour Remix) - Michael Jackson, Steve Aoki

Check out our Halloween party playlist on Spotify for easy access and sharing! 

Tips for booking a Live Band or DJ to play Halloween music:

  • On The Bash, you can search through a list of top-rated, bookable live bands and DJs in your local area. While browsing, be sure to review vendor profiles and check out their photos and videos.
  • When preparing a request for one of our live bands or DJs, keep in mind that the more details you can provide, the more accurate the price quote you'll receive. If you receive a price quote that seems like it needs clarification, don't hesitate to reach out to the vendor directly to find out more.
  • Make sure you have discussed what supplies the vendor will need for their performance. You'll want to know what they can provide, and what you'll need to have on hand at your event.
  • Communicate your expectations and special requests to any prospective bands or DJs, and make sure to ask about their repertoire — especially if you have a particular song that you would like them to perform or play.
  • If you're planning an outdoor event, be sure to discuss where the vendor will be situated for the best acoustics and conditions for them to perform.
  • Discuss what kind of atmosphere and mood you are hoping to set for your event. The more they know, the better they'll meet your expectations.

For more advice on hiring musical entertainment, here are helpful tips on how to book a band — and be sure to check out these 10 questions to ask before signing a vendor contract.

Find more Halloween entertainment and party ideas on The Bash.

Published on 9/17/2021