Halloween is a time of spooks and chills, frights and screams. When you are creating just the right atmosphere, there are plenty of things that you cannot forget. If you already have your decorations and food, the one thing you are going to need to add is music. These ten songs are not only well known, but perfect for the holiday fright fest, as well. They are sure to get everyone dancing and shaking, whether that is from fear or fun, quickly and creating the perfect night for you and all of your guests.
1. “Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
The Monster Mash is one song that most people have heard. Whether you watched cartoons, commercials, or movies with it, or grew up when it was popular or simply love the song, this is one you are going to recognize. It is catchy and is a great, spooky song for people of all ages.
2. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
One of his most famous songs, Thriller really gets to the core of people. They may do the dance or just enjoy it, but it does get people into the Halloween spirit.
3. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr.
A movie no person can forget, the theme song is chilly and fun, making it the perfect choice for Halloween festivities.
4. “Don’t Fear the Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult
This song has the perfect sound and lyrics for any Halloween party, creating a spooky and entertaining atmosphere.
5. “This Is Halloween” – The citizens of Halloween Town (from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas)
The reason this song is apt for Halloween is really self explanatory. It has the spooky and sound you need to create a wonderful Halloween scene.
6. “The Time Warp” – ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Soundtrack
Another movie with some darker twists, this is sure to get fans and Halloween lovers in the right spirit.
7. “Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell
What is Halloween without a little fear? This is a great way to add some that into your party while still having a wonderful tune.
8. “I’m Your Boogieman” – White Zombie
Rob Zombie is known for creating fear and spectacular things. You can see this with his movies just as easily as you can hear it with his music. When one of his songs comes on, it will light up the dance floor and guests, making drinks and spirits go up.
9. “Highway to Hell” – AC/DC”
Most people have heard this song at some point, and it is not hard to see how it can fit into Halloween. When you think of spooky, scary, and Halloween, you probably think of the underworld. This song gives you some of the darker tones that you are going to want while still being a favorite and popular song.
10. Runnin’ With the Devil” – Van Halen
Continuing with some much loved rock, Van Halen has some superb choices, this being one of them. As with the AC/DC song, this gives you the opportunity to use some of the darker tones of rock and the underworld to create a fun party environment. Since Van Halen is also a favorite, you are not going to have to worry about a lot disinterested guests.