Halloween Music parties are always fun since the guests are borderline disguised as decorations. You’ve already begun to concoct a few festive drinks and queued up the inventive party games, however, you’ll also need a gargoyle-approved mixtape to really set the mood. We’ve picked 40 amazing songs that you can blast at your Halloween Music costume party this October, spanning from your favorite film original songs to the scariest radio hits.
Be it goblins, witches, or monsters, most of these crowd-pleasers remain on the (spooky) list. A blend of dance-worthy classics from Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, and Van Halen will keep you breaking a leg all night at your monster mash. Use your internet connection (from Local Cable Deals) to build this playlist on YouTube or download them from Apple music — we have both choices for the best Dj’s job anyone has ever had.
Note: a few of these songs have explicit language, so might as well save them for your adults-only party and choose a playlist halloween music for kids that is more child-friendly to celebrate with children.
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Best Halloween Music For Halloween Party
“Monster” by Kanye West, ft. Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Bon Iver
[Explicit Language alert!] The song was released in 2010. Yes, it has been almost a decade since its first release. The best lyrics from this song were from Nicki’s rap. Our All-time favorites:
“Hairdresser from Milan, that’s the monster do
Monster Giuseppe heel that’s the monster shoe
Young money is the roster and the monster crew
And I’m all up all up all up in the bank with the funny face.”
Open your party with this song if you are down for hard-hitting, masterful lyrics and a great beat, probably one of the best in hip-hop.
“Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
The legendary singer, Stevie Wonder, released this song in 1972. Add this one to your playlist for a quick detour to the funky yet effortless sounds of the 1970s. Wait for the part when he sings:
“When you believe in things
that you don’t understand
then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way.”
“Disturbia” by Rihanna
Rihanna’s Halloween music has the power to drag your feet to the dance floor. They just happen to have that. I can bet you’ll never have enough of them. This one is a must-have on the playlist to keep your spirits alive. My favorite bit is:
“It’s a thief in the night
to come and grab you
it can creep up inside you
and consume you
a disease of the mind
it can control you
I feel like a monster.”
“I Put a Spell on You” by Annie Lenox
Annie put her “Spell” on the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins classic tune from the 50s, the song was re-released in 2014. Play it in your party when you feel like putting a jazz spin in the party with Lennox’s sensual take on this one. My favorite lyrics? Well,
“I put a spell on you
Because you’re mine.”
“Killer Queen” by Queen
What more to say about this one? If you are famous for playing Freddie Mercury’s songs on repeat then go ahead, do it once more! And channel your inner Mercury. The best part in Freddie’s hit:
“She’s a Killer Queen
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind.”
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“Heads Will Roll” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The song was released in 2009 by an American indie rock band based in NYC. This synth-pop, dance-punk number by Yeah Yeah Yeahs are made to make you lose control and dance till your heads start to roll! Who wouldn’t like to dance to a Top 40 kind of hit song? Wait for the part when this comes:
“Off with your head
Dance ’til you’re dead
Heads will roll.”
“Thriller” by Michael Jackson
The song, released in 1982 was one of the major hits by the legend MJ himself. Michael Jackson won the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for this one. There can’t be anything like a mob of zombies dancing behind you mimicking MJ’s iconic moves. The best part of this song? Well, the entire song is a good one but the following bit is perfect to close a spooktacular night with!
‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one’s gonna save you from the beast about to strike
You know it’s thriller, thriller night
You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight”
Am I missing a few? Share your playlists in the comments below!