Halloween is arguably one of the most fun holidays of the year, and yet, so few seem aware of the incredible plethora of Halloween music. Some stores have even started playing Christmas carols, but rarely do I walk into a store and hear Halloween music. It's my dream to walk into a Kohl's and hear rattling chains and maniacal laugher. Halloween novelty music is out there, waiting to be consumed.
Therefore, I have complied a list of the spookiest, scariest songs for a perfectly balanced Halloween playlist. A variety of styles and monsters have been represented, to show the creative breadth of Halloween music. Whether for a party or just to listen to on the train, these 27 songs will make any day feel like October 31st.
1. Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
2. Nightmare on My Street- DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
It's hard not to smile when listening to this nostalgic, dope song. Featuring spooky storytelling - the hallmark of any good Halloween novelty song, and the 80's freshness you can only get from The Fresh Prince.
The best part is, of course, the commitment to emphasizing "MY" to point out the contrast between "Nightmare on My Street" versus "Nightmare on Elm Street."
This is one of my newest loves, and really something I just want to treat you all to.
see - treat - see what I did there? trick or TREAT.
halloween joke cauldron is bubbling you guys
3. Time Wrap - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
4. Lame Monster Party - Paul and Storm
5. The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
6. This is Halloween - The Nightmare Before Christmas
So firstly, this is a great Halloween song for any playlist - even for a party - because it's the only well-known Halloween song that has "Halloween" right there in title. Secondly, there's going to be at least one person at your party who has all the lyrics to this memorized, and you've got to give them their moment of glory.
yes this person is me
please let me do this
please i don't have a lot else going for me
7. Thriller - Michael Jackson
8. Zombie Jamboree - Rockapella
9. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
10. Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
11. Monsters Wedding - The Aquabats!
12. I Put a Spell on You
13. I Was a Teenage Werewolf - The Cramps
If listening to this song makes you think about Remus Lupin (and how amazing a miniseries just about The Marauders' time at Hogwarts would be), consider adding some old school Wizard Rock to your playlist - maybe start with "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" by The Remus Lupins.
If listening to this song makes you think about Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf, skip to #19 on this list - and add "Hungry Like the Wolf" to your personal party playlist right now.
If listening to this song makes you think about Teen Wolf the T.V. show, consider adding "Monster" by Kanye West (that Nicki Minaj's rap tho), "E.T." by Katy Perry, and/or "Ghost" by Katy Perry to your playlist.
14. Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
15. Witch Doctor - David Seville and The Chipmunks
16. Rest in Peace - "Once More With Feeling" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
17. Spooky Scary Skeletons - Andrew Gold
18. Strange Magic - Electric Light Orchestra
19. GhostBusters Theme Song
20. Grim Grinning Ghosts - Haunted Mansion
21. Weird Science
22. Pumpkin Head - The Misfits
23. Let's Twist Again (Mummy Time is Here) - John Zacharle
24. Dragula - Rob Zombie
25. The Monster Hop - Bert Convy
26. Show Me Your Fangs - Matt Nathanson
27. Werewolf Bar Mitzvah
And with that, our list comes to its end.
There are so many others I didn't include. Monster-Mashish songs are in excess, and I'm surprised because I did not know that so many monsters need to blow off that much steam. I have some suggestions for some other Monster-Mashish songs to help cover some of the more unpopular monsters or try out some new dance styles:
Sasquatch Shower (bridal or baby variations accepted)
With only six spooky days left on the calendar, it's time to get listening (and try everything pumpkin-related in every store). So hurry up, listen, and share - after all, everyone will be dying to know where you got your music.