A Halloween party isn’t complete without a bunch of spooky songs to get you in the mood. So we went back to the cabin in the woods and spoke the magic words: Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. Out from our ghastly potion came the perfect Halloween playlist.
Whether you’re already a professional DJ or hosting your own party make sure it goes off without a hitch, despite the attempts of many a witch, and fill up the dance floor because there’s safety in numbers.
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Bobby “Boris” Picket – The Monster Mash
It just isn’t a Halloween party without the ultimate spooky song for your Halloween playlist. The Monster Mash never fails to get all manner of ghastly ghouls and goblins on the dance floor.
Recorded in 1962 is has become a Halloween staple that everyone knows the words to. The song has become more than a graveyard smash, it’ll bring your party to life.
Michael Jackson – Thriller
If you want to have a thriller night then let this classic be your first port of call. One of the best loved songs of all time will get the zombies moving again.
Iconic doesn’t come close to describing this pop culture darling. We all know the dance, and we all wanted to wear the red leather! The song even features a cameo by the king of horror himself Vincent Price.
Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters
As soon as the iconic beat begins there won’t be a soul in sight who isn’t boogieing on down to this funky jam.
The academy award nominated song was the theme to the classic 80s spooky comedy of the same name and has transcended pop culture like no other theme song has. Bustin’ just makes us feel good.
Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You
Originally written and recorded by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins the song has been covered the world over by the likes of Annie Lennox and famously Bette Midler for the film Hocus Pocus. However we’ve went with the unforgettable contralto of Nina Simone who made it her own.
A slower groove with Simone’s powerful vocals perfectly sets the tone for an easier, moodier vibe to the party.
John Carpenter – Halloween (Main Theme)
The most eerie film theme of all time is also the most infectious. Oozing ominous tension that you can’t escape, the theme is a perfect fit for your party.
No Halloween playlist is complete with John Carpenter, a true auteur of horror – writing, directing and composing his own films and scores. Halloween was his greatest effort and the repeated keys and ever-approaching synth is instantly recognisable.
Marilyn Manson – This Is Halloween
Originally composed by the prolific Danny Elfman for the classic “Nightmare Before Christmas”. We went with dark rocker Marilyn Manson’s cover which adds more spice to the potent potion.
To end the debate it was a Halloween film more-so than a Christmas one and the soundtrack is chock full of scary dittys we all remember.
Will Smith – Nightmare On My Street
It frankly isn’t a party until Will Smith arrives and luckily for us he has a spooky song that’ll go down a treat.
Will’s recognisable flow recounts a comedic vision of “Nightmare on Elm Street” over the top of an eerie Jazzy Jeff beat. Let the fresh prince bring the horror in a way only he can.
Vic Mizzy – The Addams Family (Main Theme)
Snap your fingers because they’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ookie, the Addams family. Snap, snap.
The first family of Halloween has a song as catchy as they are weird. Everyone knows the words and all the ghosts will be clicking their fingers together.
If these aren’t enough to satisfy your blood-lust then check out the Halloween playlist below curated to get your party rocking this Halloween!
And remember, if you’re throwing a killer party or you want to spin some of your own Halloween hits, get yourself on Mammalo and find everything you need. We promise it’ll be a scream.