With Halloween quickly approaching, it only felt right to include a playlist this week full of music with a spooky theme. While not all of these songs are scary, the goal certainly is to elicit a Halloween vibe. This playlist might even help you find one or two songs to add to your playlist at this year’s Halloween party.
- “Emperor’s New Clothes” — Panic! At the Disco
- “Monster Mash” — Bobby Pickett
- “Mangled” — NateWantsToBattle
- “One True Villain (Marty Scurll)” — Hot Tag Media Works
This is an instrumental song — the only one on the list. It is hard to convey a spooky feeling without words, but this song does it really well with its staccato rhythm, a metronome-like “ding” and the maniacal laughter interspersed throughout.
- “Monster” — Kanye West feat. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver
- “Thriller” — Michael Jackson
- “Dead Man’s Party” — Oingo Boingo
- “A Nightmare on My Street” — DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
- “Sweet Transvestite” — Tim Curry
What sort of Halloween playlist would this be without a song from The Rocky Horror Picture Show? It was a tough call between this song or “Time Warp,” but, ultimately, Tim Curry’s voice and general familiarity put this song above all others on the cult classic’s soundtrack.
- “The Monster” — Eminem feat. Rihanna
- “Do The Bruce Campbell” — MC Lars feat. YTCracker, Schaffer the Darklord and Zealous1
- “Disturbia” — Rihanna
- “Ghostbusters” — Ray Parker, Jr.
While some people may prefer the later covers of this song, nothing beats the original. Plus, even if you have never seen the movie, everyone knows how to respond when asked, “Who you gonna call?”
- “Superstition” — Stevie Wonder
- “This is Halloween” — The Citizens of Halloween