[Playlist] Spooky Scary Halloween

Pooja Singamsetty and Jessica Rios

Looking for a playlist to scratch an itch only Halloween can cure?  This playlist is the perfect balance of Halloween and fall vibes with just enough eerie lyrics to spook anyone.

Somebody’s Watching Me- Rockwell

 This song not only encapsulates an eerie Halloween vibe, but its lyrics also depict a scary scenario. 

Puttin’ on the Ritz- Taco

“Puttin’ on the Ritz” remains a wonderful song for fall, especially on Halloween. 

Ghostbusters- Ray Parker Jr.

Nothing short of a classic, you can’t have Halloween without a little ghostbusting!

The House Is Haunted- Mel Torme

This song by Mel Torme is a perfect vintage song about a haunted house with an eerie 80’s vibe, as well as a perfect addition to any Halloween playlist. 

Exploration- Bruno Coulais,

The Coraline soundtrack is the perfect mixture of nostalgia and uncanny notes, perfect to listen to this Halloween. 

Monster Mash- Bobby “Boris” Pickett

A Halloween classic that everyone grew up with, it wouldn’t be Halloween without doing the monster mash!

Psycho Killer- Talking Heads

With its fall vibe and a killer theme, this song is not only the subject of many horror trends on TikTok, but can also be a part of any Halloween playlist. 

Little Dark Age- MGMT

This song peaked during the October of 2019, and what better way to remember Halloween trends than listening to its non-official “official” soundtrack. 

Freak- Sub Urban, REI AMI

This eerie song consists of circus and freak show elements that listeners might find aesthetically pleasing but also frightening. The soft vocals featured in the song lure the listener into an intense moment of spooky vibes.

Scream- Misfits

Misfits has got the right vibe and the right lyrics for anything related to Halloween. 

This is Halloween-The Citizens of Halloween

This iconic song from The Nightmare Before Christmas is both catchy and thrilling for listeners to sing, as well as to enjoy alongside Halloween festivities.

Spooky, Scary, Skeletons- Andrew Gold

This rhythmic tune is the perfect Halloween song to dance to! The spooky alliteration highlighted in the title and chorus is memorable for listeners to also sing along to. Its effective beats are just enough to put anyone in the Halloween mood!

Goosebumps Theme- Restrospectre

Nostalgic and riveting, this song not only brings back fond memories of the Goosebumps series that listeners might’ve watched, but also sets the mood for those who wish to listen to something spooky.

Blue Monday- New Order

While not considered a typical Halloween song, its debut in the series American Horror Story proved just enough to be an adequate song to listen to this Halloween. It’s considered a synth-pop and alternative dance song that will get anyone bobbing their head in Halloween spirit.

Jeepers Creepers- Paul Whiteman’s Swing Wing

“Jeepers creepers, where’d ya get those eyes?”, is just one of the iconic lines of this frightening and disturbing song, but also remains a cult classic due to its catchiness.

Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon

Described as a “Victorian Nightmare”, this rock song encapsulates the vicious imagery of a werewolf’s preying and rampage, mental images that are enough to spook anyone this Halloween.