Spooky Songs and Terrifying Tunes for Your Halloween Party Playlist

Hosting a spooky soiree or batty bash? Our Halloween party playlist is sure to please your guests...as long as it doesn't scare them away!

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You may have planned your Halloween party with ghoulish recipes, spooky decorations and the perfect Halloween costume, but it’s not complete until you start bumping a spooky soundtrack to set the mood. Read on for our selection of Halloween party playlist essentials guaranteed to get the party going and keep it rockin’. After all, it’s just not a party without music!

Where To Create Your Halloween Party Playlist

We suggest streaming your Halloween party playlist on Amazon Music, which offers unlimited, on-demand access to over 75 million songs, plus thousands of playlists and podcasts. It’s just $7.99 per month with an Amazon Prime membership, or $9.99 per month for non-Prime members. Set up your 30-day free trial now to enjoy ad-free music all evening long. It’s party music made easy!

Chilling Classics

Adult guests will appreciate reminiscing with these time-tested pop hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

“Thriller” by Michael Jackson (1982)

“Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon (1978)

“Voodoo Chile” by Jimi Hendrix (1968)

“Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran (1982)

“Highway to Hell” by AC/DC (1979)

“Superstition” by Stevie Wonder (1972)

“Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)” by David Bowie (1980)

“I Put a Spell on You” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968)

“Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads (1977)

“Sympathy For The Devil” by The Rolling Stones (1968)

Horrifying Hits

You may have heard these songs on the radio, but their creepy beats are perfect setting the mood-and singing along!

“Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea, featuring Rita Ora (2014)

“E.T.” by Katy Perry (2010)

“Shivers” by Ed Sheeran (2021)

“Disturbia” by Rihanna (2007)

“True Blood” by Justin Timberlake (2013)

“Savage Love” by Jason Derulo (2020)

“The Monster” by Eminem, featuring Rihanna (2013)

“Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish (2019)

“Dynamite” by BTS (2020)

“Toxic” by Brittney Spears (2003)

“She Wolf” by Shakira (2009)

Monster Movie Mix

These familiar tunes ripped from film and television soundtracks are perfect for setting the mood, especially if your guests are fans of big-screen screams.

“Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” by David Mook and Ben Raleigh (from Scooby-Doo)

“This is Halloween” by the Citizens of Halloween Town (from The Nightmare Before Christmas)

“Stranger Things Score” by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (from Stranger Things)

“Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. (from Ghostbusters)

“Time Warp” by Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, Richard O’Brien and Charles Gray (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show)

“The Munsters’ Theme” by Jack Marshall (from The Munsters)

“Mean Green Mother From Outer Space” by Levi Stubbs and Little Shop of Horrors Chorus (from Little Shop of Horrors)

Haunting Hymns

You may have never heard of these songs, but they absolutely scream Halloween. After listening, you will be, too!

“(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult (1976)

“Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (1962)

“Dracula” by Gorillaz (2001)

“Witchy Woman” by Eagles (1972)

“Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo (1985)

“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell (1984)

“Hurdy Gurdy Man” by Donovan (1968)

“Zombie Zoo” by Tom Petty (1989)

“Bark at the Moon” by Ozzy Osbourne (1983)

“Devil Woman” by Cliff Richard (1976)

“Feed My Frankenstein” by Alice Cooper (1991)

With these terrifying tunes cued up, you’re bound to have the best Halloween party playlist on the block! Check out our must-serve Halloween treats for even more spook-tacular inspiration. Happy Halloween!

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