120 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


It's time to start planning your Halloween monster mash! Why save all the fun and festive music for Christmas when you can oogie and boogie this October to haunted hits by Taylor Swift, Rob Zombie, and Kim Petras? Get your scary costume ready because you're going to want to host an epic party with this spooktacular Halloween music. Don't worry, our Halloween party playlist is also available on Spotify for easily listening all season long.


Here are 120 spooky songs add to your Halloween party playlist:

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  1.  vampire - Olivia Rodrigo
  2.  Goo Goo Muck - The Cramps
  3.  Thriller - Michael Jackson
  4.  Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  5.  Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
  6.  Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift
  7.  bloody mary (lady gaga) - sped up viral
  8.  The Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
  9.  Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
  10.  Haunted (Taylor’s Version) - Taylor Swift
  11.  Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
  12.  I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  13.  You're The Devil in Disguise - Elvis Presley
  14.  TRANSylvania - Kim Petras
  15.  Scream - Michael Jackson 
  16.  Dracula's Wedding - OutKast, Kelis
  17.  no body, no crime - Taylor Swift, HAIM
  18.  The Twilight Zone - Jerry Goldsmith
  19.  This is Halloween - The Citizens of Halloween
  20.  Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  21.  Scary Monsters And Super Creeps - David Bowie
  22.  Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  23.  Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
  24.  The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
  25.  bury a friend - Billie Eilish
  26.  Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte 
  27.  The Addams Family Theme - Halloween Kids
  28.  Oogie Boogie's Song - Ed Ivory, Ken Page
  29.  Harry Potter Prologue - The London Fox Players
  30.  Hocus Pocus Soundtrack - Dr Stiig
  31.  Stranger Things - Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
  32.  People Are Strange - The Doors 
  33.  Transylvania Twist - Bobby "Boris" Pickett, The Crypt-Kickers
  34.  Jeepers Creepers - Louis Armstrong 
  35.  Purgatory - Kim Petras
  36.  Magic Dance - David Bowie
  37.  Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
  38.  Disturbia - Rihanna 
  39.  True Blood - Justin Timberlake
  40.  She Wolf - Shakira
  41.  Cannibal - Kesha
  42.  I Did Something Bad - Taylor Swift
  43.  Calling All the Monsters - China Anne McClain
  44.  Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
  45.  Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
  46.  The Munsters Theme - The Great TV Crew
  47.  Time Warp - Little Nell, Patricia Quinn
  48.  Spooky, Scary Skeletons - Andrew Gold
  49.  Witchy Woman - Eagles
  50.  Witch Doctor Radio Mix - Cartoons
  51.  I’m In Love With a Monster - Fifth Harmony
  52.  Boo! Bitch! - Kim Petras
  53.  Haunted Heart - Christina Aguilera
  54.  I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
  55.  Highway to Hell - AC/DC
  56.  Ghostly Music Box - Music Box - Haunted Mansion
  57.  Halloween - Mix-O-Lydian 1981 - Misfits
  58.  Halloweentown Theme - Retrospectre
  59.  Rotten to the Core - Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce
  60.  all the good girls go to hell - Billie Eilish
  61.  Howl - Florence + The Machine
  62.  Season Of The Witch - Lana Del Rey
  63.  Heathens - Twenty One Pilots
  64.  Black Magic Woman - VCTRYS
  65.  Control - Halsey
  66.  Grim, Grinning Ghosts - Ghosts
  67.  Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
  68.  Can’t Be Tamed - Miley Cyrus
  69.  Happy Halloween - John Zacherle
  70.  Ghost Town - The Specials
  71.  Howlin’ for You - The Black Keys
  72.  Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked - Cage The Elephant
  73.  Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
  74.  Knives - Kim Petras
  75.  American Horror Story Theme - Cesar Davila Irizarry, Charlie Clouser
  76.  Cold Cold Cold - Cage The Elephant
  77.  Keep Your Head on Halloween - Descendants Cast
  78.  Shake Your Bones - Marco Marinangeli
  79.  Teeth - Lady Gaga
  80.  Zombie - The Cranberries
  81.  Close Your Eyes - Kim Petras
  82.  (Don’t Fear) The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult
  83.  Thriller (Steve Aoki Midnight Hour Remix) - Michael Jackson, Steve Aoki
  84.  Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Official Version) - Bauhaus
  85.  The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
  86.  Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) - Concrete Blonde
  87.  Dead Man’s Party - Oingo Boingo
  88.  Werewolf, Baby! - Rob Zombie
  89.  Every Day Is Halloween - Ministry
  90.  There Will Be Blood - Kim Petras
  91.  Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
  92.  Clap for the Wolfman - The Guess Who
  93.  Pet Sematary - Ramones
  94.  The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
  95.  Red Right Hand - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Flood
  96.  The Boogie Monster - Gnarls Barkley
  97.  Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
  98.  <demons> - Kim Petras
  99.  Vampire Heart - HIM
  100.  Ghost - Mystery Skulls
  101.  I Was A Teenage Werewolf - The Cramps
  102.  Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie
  103.  Lil’ Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
  104.  Devil Inside - INXS
  105.  They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh! - Sugjan Stevens
  106.  The Killing Moon - Echo & the Bunnymen
  107.  Halloween - Dead Kennedys
  108.  Burn the Witch - Radiohead
  109.  Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood - Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians
  110.  A Nightmare On My Street - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  111.  Witch Hunt - Rush
  112.  Season of the Witch - Donovan
  113.  Love Potion No. 9 - The Searchers
  114.  Turn Off The Light - Kim Petras, Elvira, Mistress of theDark
  115.  Alice - Lady Gaga
  116.  Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
  117.  Therefore I Am - Billie Eilish
  118.  …Ready For It? - Taylor Swift
  119.  bloody valentine - Machine Gun Kelly
  120.  Bloody Mary - Lady Gaga

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 8/15/2023