Halloween is almost here, and although it may seem fairly different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, we believe that shouldn’t put a stop to the festivities.
There’s still plenty of spooky-themed activities for you to take part in from the comfort of your own home – from carving pumpkins to watching scary movies – and of course, listening to the music that captures the essence of the holiday.
Here at Fuzzable, we have compiled together some of our favourite scary/Halloween-themed songs for you to enjoy, in one big playlist!
Michael Jackson – “Thriller” (1984)
It wouldn’t be a Halloween playlist without this classic from the King Of Pop himself.
Michael Jackson – “Blood On the Dance Floor” (1997)
Another MJ track, this one is about a woman named Suzie, who plans to kill Michael after seducing him.
The Citizens Of Halloween – “This Is Halloween” (1993)
Taken from the 1993 Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, however this is very much a Halloween song through and through.
Eminem – “3 a.m.” (2009)
This track and its gory music video were inspired by many classic horror movies. In this song, Eminem raps from the perspective of a serial killer.
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “The Monster” (2013)
Another song from the rapper, this one is literally about being “friends with the monster that’s under your bed”.
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.” (2011)
Halloween doesn’t just have to be about monsters and vampires – we think aliens fit the bill too.
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – “Dark Horse” (2014)
This trippy trap and hip hop-influenced pop song was written from the perspective of a witch warning a man not to fall in love with her.
Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters” (1984)
A true Halloween essential.
Britney Spears – “Toxic” (2004)
A thrilling dance track that metaphorically talks of a lover as a dangerous drug.
Nina Simone – “I Put a Spell On You” (1965)
All the way back from the 1960s is a soulful R&B classic.
John Carpenter – “Halloween Theme” (1978)
This theme from the iconic horror movie gives us the chills everytime we listen to it!
Rihanna – “Disturbia” (2008)
This Riri track has such a chilling atmosphere, yet great to dance to all the same.
Bobby Pickett – “Monster Mash” (1962)
Every Halloween party/celebration needs this song on their playlist!
Billie Eilish – “bury a friend” (2019)
We think Billie’s dark-orientated pop music is perfect for the spooky season. In this song, Billie sings from the perspective of a monster under someone’s bed.
Billie Eilish – “bad guy” (2019)
And we couldn’t forget her signature hit either!
Rockwell – “Somebody’s Watching Me” (1984)
An 80s classic!
Ava Max – “Sweet But Psycho” (2018)
A catchy bop which speaks about the perception of women.
Little Mix – “DNA” (2012)
This dark, electropop song fuses techno and has an eerie, atmospheric feel.
Little Mix – “Black Magic” (2015)
In this catchy pop track, the Little Mix girls sing about concocting a secret potion to get the man they want.
The Cranberries – “Zombie” (1994)
Although this song is quite fitting on the playlist, it’s also a protest song, which had been written in response to the death of two young children who had been killed in an IRA bombing in Warrington in 1993.
Backstreet Boys – “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” (1997)
This might not strictly be a Halloween song, but it’s become synonymous with the holiday due in part to its music video, which takes place in a haunted mansion.
Sugababes – “Freak Like Me” (2002)
This electronic track is perfect for those dark October nights.
Selena Gomez and Marshmello – “Wolves” (2017)
We love the chilling, dark EDM production on this song.
Ella Henderson – “Ghost” (2014)
Because every Halloween playlist needs a ghost-themed song!
Ne-Yo – “Beautiful Monster” (2010)
In this catchy uptempo dance song, Ne-Yo sings about being attracted to a dangerous woman.
Deadnau5 – “Ghosts n Stuff” (2008)
This electro house anthem is perfect for the dancefloor at every Halloween event!
Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver – “Monster” (2010)
We cannot get enough of Nicki’s verse in this horrorcore inspired hip hop song, which makes reference to many horror film-influenced concepts.
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (2015)
This trippy electro tracks fuses pop and hip hop and has an ICONIC music video!
Taylor Swift – “Out of the Woods” (2016)
We love the 80s vibes on this indietronica-influenced single.
Pilot – “Magic” (1974)
This playlist wouldn’t be complete with this one.
Shakira – “She Wolf” (2009)
A dance-pop bawp!
Skrillex – “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” (2010)
We needed a little bit of dubstep incorporated into this playlist.
Meatloaf – “Bat Out of Hell” (1979)
This progressive rock song is nine minutes of pure epicness, and was influced by both Peter Pan and the 1960s horror movie “Psycho”.
Take That – “Could It Be Magic” (1992)
We love a disco-influenced bop!
Stevie Wonder – “Superstition” (1972)
This funky track is lyrically about the negative effects of superstitions.
Beyonce – “Sweet Dreams” (2009)
A sweet dream? Or a beautiful nightmare?
Alice Cooper – “Poison” (1989)
A scary bop!
The Prodigy – “Firestarter” (1996)
This track fuses electronic, techno, rave and rock music together.
Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On” (2001)
We hope this song brings out the freak in you!
AC/DC – “Highway To Hell” (1979)
Closing off the playlist is a classic singalong rock anthem.
You can check out the full playlist on Spotify below:
In the meantime, you can check out our list of our favourite Halloween movies, and ideas on how to spend the holiday while at home during the lockdown.
What is your favourite Halloween song? Let us know over on Twitter @Fuzzable!