Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thriller Night: 40 killer songs for your Halloween playlist

Halloween: a time for regrettable costume decisions, novelty props, worm-shaped treats, and, of course, rockin' Halloween tunes. Halloween music is ephemeral: its brief October life-span means it was made to blast real loud for a few weeks each year and get everyone in the spooky zone. 

So, whether you’re hosting a haunted house party or handing out candy, North Main Music has put together a playlist that is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. We picked out some great kid-friendly classics, plus tunes for the grown ups to enjoy from David Bowie to She & Him, Rihanna, the Gorillaz, and more. 

Whatever your plans this Halloween, add these chilling tunes to your creepy All Hallow's Eve playlist!

1. Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

2. This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson

3. Love Potion No. 9 - The Searchers

4. Howlin' for You - The Black Keys

5. Boogieman - Childish Gambino

7. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon

8. The Monster Hop - Bert Convy

9. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

10. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads

11. My Beloved Monster - Eels

12. A Nightmare on my Street - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

13. Pet Sematary - Ramones

14. Spellbound - Siouxsie and the Banshees

15. The Addams Family TV Theme

16. Bat Dance - Prince

17. Halloween - Dead Kennedys

18. I put a spell on you - She and Him

19. Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

20. Dracula's Wedding - Outkast featuring Kelis

21. I want candy - Bow Wow Wow

22. Burn the Witch - Queens of the Stone Age

23. Disturbia - Rihanna

24. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) - David Bowie

25. Heads will roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

26. Somebody's watching me - Rockwell

27. Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett

28. Hunting for Witches - Bloc Party

29. Thriller - Michael Jackson

30. Invisible - Ok Go

31. I was a teenage werewolf - The Cramps

32. Dracula - Gorillaz

33. The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley

34. Season of the Witch - Donovan

35. Bark at the moon - Ozzy Osbourne

36. Zombie - The Cranberries

37. Ghost Town -The Specials

38. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr. 

39. Black Magic Woman - Santana

40. Halloween -  The Misfits

Got a favorite Halloween song that's not on this play list? Let us know in the comments below!

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