Top 10 Halloween Party Songs

October 29, 2010

Halloween is a fun time for trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, wearing costumes and having a Halloween party. Halloween parties can be a great way to enjoy this time of year to the fullest. And what kind of a party is it without music? Probably you need different kinds of music which creates a horrible and spooky atmosphere for Halloween. Here’s a list of 10 of the best Halloween party songs for a night of fright and fun.

1. “Bad Moon Rising” Creedence Clearwater Revival

It may sound like a happy song, but the lyrics are very gloomy. John Fogerty explained that the lyrics are about the “apocalypse that was going to be visited upon us.”

2. “Psycho Killer” Talking Heads

A classic Halloween song! It is about a serial killer that finds himself very sophisticated but he just loses control once in a while.

3. “Thriller” Michael Jackson

“Thriller” is a perfect choice for a Halloween Party. Not only because is it a fun dance song, but also it has a great Halloween freaky feel to it. Ann Powers described “Thriller” as being a song that was “adequately groovy” with a “funked-out beat” with lyrics that are “seemingly lifted from some little kid’s ’scary storybook’”.

4. “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” The Smashing Pumpkins

At the beginning of the lyrics it says “The world is a vampire”, do you agree with The Smashing Pumpkins?

5. “Dead Man’s Party” Oingo Boingo

I have to listen to this song every Halloween, or I feel like something is missing. It is about attending funeral and being buried.

6. “I Put a Spell On You” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

This iconic song is one of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. “I Put a Spell On You” is an essential for any great Halloween party playlist.

7. “Witchcraft” Frank Sinatra

If you need a song for bewitching kind of love, Sinatra’s version of Witchcraft is a good choice.

8. “Welcome to My Nightmare” Alice Cooper

This disco-flavored song is the title track to Alice Cooper’s album of the same name. The album itself is a concept album about a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven.

9. “Superstition” Stevie Wonder

This song deals with superstitions, and mentions several popular superstitious fables in its lyrics. Wonder was trying to say “Superstition ain’t the way”.

10. “She Wolf” Shakira

Shakira told Access Hollywood “[It’s] like a more animalistic side of you, a more primitive side … an animal person in a way.” This is a song that makes you want to dance along with it.

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