13 Songs For Your Halloween Playlist

Mere mortals, beware! *evil laugh*

October 28, 2016

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You've frantically scoured the internet to put together the perfect costume! You probably had to climb over some Christmas decorations already festooning the stores to find a suitable bag of candy. And now, all you need is the perfect music to get pumped for All Hallows' Eve!

With some graveyard classics and a few newer spirits, we've revised last year's list of spooky fun tracks to get you started! Mere mortals, beware! *evil laugh*

13. Rocky Horror Cast - Time Warp
If you're a RHPS purist, you were probably unimpressed with FOX's revival of the campy, sexified Transylvanian musical. But if you just wanted to enjoy an old classic with a new twist--and some great music--you were likely thrilled to be doing the time warp again!

12. Nick Fradiani - Howl At The Moon
Cheers to life! Cheers to the world! Celebrate Halloween with your friends and 'Howl At The Moon' with Nick's performance from last year's #AllStarChristmas concert! And did you get tickets for this year's show yet?

11. Maroon 5 - 'Animals'
This video is super creepy! Like something straight out of Law & Order: SVU! (Lieutenant Benson better investigate Adam Levine - haha!) These lyrics are pretty perfect for Halloween, though. And he howls like a werewolf. Owwww!

10. Adam Lambert - 'Ghost Town'
Halloween is Adam Lambert's favorite holiday and he never disappoints! Just snoop around on the singer's Instagram and you can check out all of his amazing costumes! (And his Snapchat filters!) This song is dark and eerie, but when that beat drops -- yasss! The living and dead alike will hit the dance floor. BONUS: You can also get witchy with his 2010 song, 'Voodoo.'

9. Lady Gaga - 'Monster'
Her fans are "Little Monsters." And we all know about the elaborate costumes of her eras' past. She's going for a more raw, emotional vibe on new release Joanne, but it still wouldn't be Halloween without Mother Monster!


8. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - 'Nightmare on My Street'
You can never get enough Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! (Hello, Nick at Nite!) It's always fun to break out Will Smith's music from the early days every now and then! And his daughter, Willow, celebrates her birthday on Halloween, so that makes it even more perfect!


7. Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora - 'Black Widow'
First of all, this song is FIRE!!! And it really evokes a "spider" sort of vibe. Just beware... if you Google it, remember to put the artists' names in your search. Otherwise, you'll get some really gross black widow spiders all over your screen. Blech - DNW!


6. Ray Parker, Jr. - 'Ghostbusters'
This past summer brought us Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristin Wiig and Leslie Jones picking up where the boys left off in the Ghostbusters revival - along with a re-imagined soundtrack! The Ray Parker, Jr. original will always remain a classic, though! Who you gonna call?

5. The Pierces - 'Secret' (Theme from Pretty Little Liars)
We can't believe #PLL is ending next year! So many feels! In honor of all the shady ish that's gone down over the years, we have to include its morbid theme song! Have you heard the full version of the song? Kisses, -A

4. Fifth Harmony - 'I'm In Love With a Monster' (from Hotel Transylvania 2)
Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez returned for last year's sequel in the super fun and kid friendly dracula-themed flick. The lovely ladies of 5H provided a song for the soundtrack, complete with this awesome video!

3. Cast of Hocus Pocus - 'I Put a Spell on You'
We can't believe this movie is 23-years-old. TWENTY-THREE! We apologize for making you feel old, but the black flame candle brings this movie back every year -- along with the Sanderson sisters! Amok amok amok!

2. Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Keepers - 'Monster Mash'
Our parents rocked out to this one when they were kids! But it's timeless because it's just so much fun! It was a graveyard smash.

1. Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
This song needs no introduction! It is obligatory Halloween. And duh, M.J.! Now practice the dance and watch out for the thing with 40 eyes, girl!

Happy Halloween!
--Lisa Gold, 96.5 TIC

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