Rachel Miller, NewsCastic
Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means — it’s time to dive into creepy and scary!
But what do you play at your next Halloween bash? There are a lot of songs out there that will definitely get you into the spooky, Halloween spirit. Some songs were made specifically for Halloween, while other songs have music videos that resonate well with the holiday.
Here’s a list of 30 songs that should definitely be on your Halloween playlist.
30. Bow Wow Wow: I Want Candy
Halloween is all about dressing up and going trick or treating, right? “I Want Candy” is the number one thing on pretty much every trick or treater’s mind.
29. Halloween Theme Song
As soon as you hear the chilling sounds of the Halloween theme song, your mind immediately thinks of the crazed killer, Michael Myers.
28. Geto Boys: Mind Playing Tricks On Me
During the wee hours of All Hallows Eve, don’t we all feel like our mind is playing a few tricks on us?
27. Chris Brown: Wall To Wall
While Chris Brown’s song, “Wall to Wall” isn’t quite spooky, the music video surely is. “Wall To Wall” pays homage to the great Micheal Jackson’s video, “Thriller”.
26. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince: A Nightmare on My Street
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “A Nightmare on My Street” pays tribute to one of the creepiest characters around, Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street”.
25. Kanye West: Monster
Monsters, Goblins and Ghouls, oh my! Halloween combined with a full moon can bring out the “Monster” in just about anyone.
24. 2Pac: Hail Mary
“Hail Mary” was released shortly after Tupac Shakur’s tragic death. The creepy video shows Tupac’s spirit rising from the dead to seek revenge on the individuals responsible for his death.
23. China Anne McClain: Calling All The Monsters
Call all the monsters to your Halloween shindig with China Anne McClain’s “Calling All the Monsters” hit.
22. Whodini: Freaks Come Out at Night
When the sun goes down and the moon comes out, so does all the creepy and scary freaks.
21. Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
When you need to get rid of all the ghosts invading your home, who you’re going to call?
“Dracula” is all about darkness, lack of sleep and the creepiness of the famous vampire.
19. The Nightmare Before Christmas: This Is Halloween
The Nightmare Before Christmas was a weird and interesting ode to both Halloween and Christmas. “This Is Halloween” is about the enjoyment people feel for the spooky occasion.
18. The Addams Family Theme Song
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Mysterious and spooky.” The Addams Family theme song describes one of the creepiest families around. Who doesn’t love to celebrate a creepy family during Halloween?
17. Andre 3000: Dracula’s Wedding (Feat. Kelis)
“Dracula’s Wedding” perfectly details would it would be like to see Dracula marry the person of his dreams. Wouldn’t you want to be invited to a vampire’s wedding?
16. Gnarls Barkley: The Boogie Monster
Growing up, many of us were afraid of being harmed by the boogie monster. “The Boogie Monster” is a depiction of the creature that terrorized many kids.
15. The Pierces: Secret
Many folks may recognize “Secret” by The Pierces as the theme song to the hit series, “Pretty Little Liars”. The full-length song is actually pretty creepy. Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead, right?
14. Nelly Furtado: Maneater
Man-eaters will definitely be dressed in disguises during Halloween. Better watch your backs!
13. Beyonce: Haunted
Beyonce’s “Haunted” paints a vivid picture of things from the past coming back to haunt you when you’re least expected it.
12. Stevie Wonder: Superstition
Try to avoid anything or anyone that could cause you harm and bad luck. You could end up cursed and not even realize it.
11. Rockwell: Somebody’s Watching Me
During Halloween, there’s always someone, or something lurking in the shadows watching your every move. Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me” is the perfect song to describe that feeling of what could be hiding in the dark.
10. Backstreet Boys: Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
You can’t think about Halloween without having Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody” song and video come to mind.
9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Time Warp
“Let’s do the time warp agaaiinnn!”
“Time Warp” will get everyone ready to dance to this Halloween groove.
8. Rick James: Super Freak
Halloween brings out all of the super freaks, ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and monsters. Many would agree that Halloween is super freaky!
7. Britney Spears: Toxic
Toxic lovers will try their best to put a spell on you. But will you fall victim to wickedness they’re luring out?
6. The Monster Mash
“Monster Mash” gives every creature you’re probably afraid of the opportunity to come out from the darkness to get their party on.
5. Eminem: The Monster ft. Rihanna
Do you have monsters in your head? Eminem’s “The Monster” tries to make sense of things that other people may deem crazy.
4. Hocus Pocus: I Put A Spell On You
The cult film Hocus Pocus helped make the song, “I Put A Spell on You” popular. While lurking the streets on Halloween night, the Sanderson sisters may be out to get you.
3. Rihanna: Disturbia
“Disturbia” repeatedly focuses on something in the shadows waiting to get its hands on you. But is this certain “something” real, or just a figment of your imagination?
2. Bell Biv DeVoe: Poison
Be careful, that guy or girl you’ve been eyeing may be bad for you, better yet, they may even be poisonous.
1. Michael Jackson: Thriller
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is without a doubt the top song that should be on your Halloween playlist. The video itself is a frightful masterpiece and helped paved the way for artists to think outside the box when it comes to creating theatrical music videos.