Hosting a Halloween party? If you want to be the talk of the town the next day, your party must be Halloween laced through and through. That means not only focusing on food, decorations and costumes, but music too!

What’d you say..? You were just going to settle with a pop culture playlist…? Oh, no no no. You’ve got to set the tone and that means music is a must. Some of the top Halloween-themed music includes:


Michael Jackson, “Thriller”
Of course this would be on the list. What’s a Halloween party without it? If you’re really up for some fun, you’ll coordinate a nice little dance line where everyone does their best Michael Jackson impression.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, “ I Put a Spell On You”
Hawkins found out that he could do more to a song by screaming it to death, thus he added “Screamin” to his real name.

Vincent Price, “The Monster Mash”
This too should have been obvious. You can’t really have a Halloween party without the Mash.

Rihanna, “Disturbia”
Rihanna takes a dark turn with this song. It’s catchy and all about being possessed by evil.

Morrissey, “Ouija Board Ouija Board”
If you’re ready to go into a trans like state, this song is it. The singer tries to commune with the dead.

Rockwell, “Somebody’s Watching Me”
This song puts you in the mind of Thriller when it comes to the hook, but the song is about a young man who is very paranoid.

Mark Knight, “Devil Walking”
After the sun goes down, be careful. Nothing like knowing the devil is walking next to you.

The Ramones, “Pet Sematary”
This track was once a hit horror film.

Other great songs include:

  • Sisters of Mercy, “Lucretia My Reflection”
  • The Gymslips, “Evil Eye”
  • The Vibrators, “Frankenstein Stomp”
  • The Cure, “Lullaby”
  • Your Funeral, “I Wanna Be You”
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Spellbound”

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