12 Halloween Songs That Will Put You in a Spooktacular Mood

Get ready for Halloween with these songs.

This story originally appeared online in October 2015.



Don’t be caught dead without these songs for your killer Halloween-themed playlist.


1. “Thriller,” Michael Jackson

Because no Halloween-themed playlist is complete without this classic from the King of Pop. 


2. “(Everyday) is Halloween,” The ministry

Celebrating everyone who has ever felt like an outcast or freak.


3. “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” Blue Oyster Cult

In which the singer tells his significant other to not fear death because their love will last forever. How romantic.


4. “Night of the Living Dead,” The Misfits

Forever relevant because we’re forever obsessed with zombies.


5. “Ziggy Stardust,” David Bowie 

Can we really celebrate Halloween without goblin king David Bowie?


6. “Werewolves of London,” Warren Zevon

Werewolves everywhere!


7. “Ghost Busters,” Ray Parker Jr.

Every good playlist has songs everyone can sing along to. And we all know the answer to who we’re going to call.


8. “Sympathy for the Devil,” Jane’s Addiction cover of The Rolling Stones

A song about, well, the devil. And he’s asking for some sympathy.


9. “Strange Days,” The Doors

This eerie-sounding song is a great Halloween mood-setter.


10. “I Put A Spell On You,” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

This song will draw you in like it has a spell on you.


11. “Time Warp,” The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A nod to a cult classic with wild characters.


12. “Highway to Hell,” AC/DC

This feel-good rock-and-roll song makes the highway to hell sound like that’s the place to be. 



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