The Ultimate Halloween Playlist

Katie Hall on 17 October 2017
The Ultimate Halloween Playlist

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is just around the corner and we're all thinking about what costumes to wear. All that's missing is a spooktacular playlist in preparation for the the big night! Let’s get this party started!

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See what we did there?! Here are some of our favourite old-school Halloween classics!

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Thriller - Michael Jackson

We had no choice but to kick off our playlist with this, the ultimate Halloween anthem. Full of creaking doors, ominous footsteps, crashing thunder and howling wolves.

I Put a Spell on You - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Things are getting a little mysterious here. Do you believe in magic?

Ghost Town - The Specials

An eerie 2 Tone / Ska masterpiece. You'd better keep your eye out for Casper...

Somebody’s Watching Me - Rockwell

You know that strange, spine-tingling feeling that you’re being watched? *gulp*

Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

Um, is that Kate Bush or a Banshee you can hear? Spoooooooky!

Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf singing excitedly about bats and hell? Makes our job too easy!

The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

Hello darkness my old friend. Until something goes bump in the night...and then the darkness suddenly doesn’t seem so friendly!


No Halloween playlist would be complete without these fangtastic family favourites. Fact. (We dare you to say that drunk!)

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Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr

Who you gonna call? Probably your mum.

Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

It’s a jump to the left and then a step to the fright!

Monster Mash - Bobby Pickett

It’s time to do like the monsters and dance!

Monster - The Automatic

What’s that coming over the hill?

She-Wolf - Shakira



If you’re not a fan-tom of the old school classics or cringe-y family favourites, what about some seriously scary Halloween rock?

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This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson’s pretty self-explanatory why this song features on our list!

Highway to Hell and Hells Bells - AC/DC

We’re not sure why AC/DC have written so many songs about hell, but it gives us some roar-some songs to add to our playlist, so we’re not complaining!

Running with the Devil - Van Halen

Think we’d rather just head to the uni gym if we're honest…

Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

Now your nightmare comes to life? *shudders*


Our ultimate Halloween playlist wouldn’t be complete without including some of this supernaturally brilliant music that you might actually want to play at pre-drinks...

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Monster - Kanye West (Ft. JAY-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)

So this is an incredible song, and it’s called Monster, so it’s earned its place on our list!

The Monster - Eminem Ft. Rihanna

This one's here for the same reasons. Do you ever think monsters get a bit of an unfair rep?!

Witchcraft - Pendulum

Gotta get out and go far away? Sounds pretty ominous!

Omen - The Prodigy

Hopefully of what an un-boo-lievably brilliant Halloween you’re going to have!

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So there you have it, our ultimate Halloween playlist. Jam-packed full of haunting, ghoulish and hair-raising music - perfect for getting you into the Halloween spirit! What do you think? Do you like our playlist? Are there any other songs that should be included?

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Katie Hall
Katie Hall on 17 October 2017