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The Ultimate Halloween Playlist – 110 Spooky Songs

October 26th, 2018

With Halloween creeping around the corner things are starting to get spooky in the Entertainment Nation office. And no, we don’t mean our boss Tom’s new haircut! Whether you’re carving pumpkins, settling down for a night of thrilling horror movies, or are throwing a spooktacular Halloween party on the scariest night of the year, we have the ultimate playlist for you.

Featuring a whopping 110 spooky songs, our ultimate Halloween playlist will leave you and your ghouls dancing all night long. Starring fangtastic hits from much-loved Halloween movies, modern pop artists, eerie rock bands and the king of pop himself, you really are in for a thriller night.

So make up for your lack of Halloween costume and dodgy decorations and be the ghostest with the mostest by throwing on our playlist and getting ur freak on.


Movie & TV Classics


1. Ghostbusters – Ray Parker, Jr.

Kicking the playlist off with a Halloween classic! The ‘Ghostbusters’ theme song was written by Ray Parker Jr and has been recorded multiple times by different artists over the years, including Fall Out Boy and Finnish rock band The Rasmus.

2. Men In Black – Will Smith

‘Men In Black’ may be one of the less-spooky songs on our playlist but it definitely deserves to be on here! Sung by American rapper and actor Will Smith, this song won a Grammy in 1998.

3. This Is Halloween – The Citizens of Halloween Town

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween and Christmas favourite, and you can’t get much spookier than Tim Burton, let’s be honest. ‘This Is Halloween’ is performed by the residents of ‘Halloween Town,’ however there is also an extra-terrifying version sung by Marilyn Manson which was released in 2006 for the special edition release of the film’s soundtrack.

4. The Addams Family Theme Tune – Vic Mizzy

Another Halloween classic, ‘The Addams Family Theme Tune’ features finger-snaps as percussive accompaniment. Written and arranged by Vic Mizzy, the song has multiple appearances across popular culture, including on The Simpsons Halloween episodes.

5. Halloween Movie Theme – John Carpenter

Composed and performed by John Carpenter, the score for the movie ‘Halloween’ will send shivers down anyone’s spine. If you’re more interested in busting out some moves however, we also found a dubstep version by Remix Nation that is equally as freaky.

6. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Theme – Nerf Herder

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a sensation when it hit screens in the the late 90s and was required viewing until it got all complicated and robot super-solider guys started showing up. Still, this theme tune was the signal that the weekend had begun and that plasticine-faced vampires were about to be slain.

7. Way Down In The Hole – Tom Waits

Tom Waits battles to keep is inner devil suppressed in his trademark gravel-voiced style. Serving as the theme tune to The Wire (the official greatest TV show of all time before Breaking Bad came along), ‘Way Down In The Hole’ reminds us that many people live a reality more horrific than even the most macabre tales of spooks and spectres.

8. Jack’s Lament – The All American Rejects

That’s right, another Tim Burton film song. ‘Jack’s Lament’ is sung by Jack Skellington who is tired of celebrating Halloween – something we could never imagine being bored of! The All American Rejects have released an awesome cover of this song, or you could stick with the Danny Elfman version.

9. Time Warp – Richard O’Brien

You can’t have a Halloween playlist without some Rocky Horror Picture Show songs popping up. The ‘Time Warp’ will definitely get you all up and dancing with its iconic dance routine. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure of the moves, the song’s lyrics contain all the dance step instructions!

10. Beetlejuice Theme – Danny Elfman

Another theme tune, ‘Beetlejuice’ is an American comedy-fantasy film directed by, that’s right you guessed it, Tim Burton. With music again by Danny Elfman, the soundtrack was released on cassette tape in 1988 (there are adults who don’t know what a cassette tape is – now that’s scary!).

11. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield

‘Tubular Bells’ is the piece of music used in the film The Exorcist. This ended up being the most important promotion for the record, however Mike Oldfield stated he didn’t want to see the film because he thought it was too scary.

12. American Horror Story Theme – César Dávila-Irizarry/Charlie Clouser

Something a little different for your playlist, the ‘American Horror Story’ opening credits are sometimes scarier than the actual show! Created by César Dávila-Irizarry back in 1998, the songs intention was never for horror, however we couldn’t imagine it any other way.

13. What’s This – Fall Out Boy

Another Nightmare Before Christmas Song, we’ve opted for the Fall Out Boy version of ‘What’s This’ for our playlist.

14. Sweet Transvestite – Tim Curry

Back to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, ‘Sweet Transvestite’ is one of the most famous songs from the musical, featuring Tim Curry in glittering white platform heels and suspenders. That in itself is rather frightening.

15. Remains Of The Day – Danny Elfman

Yes, another Tim Burton movie. The Corpse Bride is a stop-motion animation film about a young couple’s arranged marriage. Everything seemed to be going well until the groom accidentally puts the ring on the hand of a corpse. ‘Remains Of The Day’ is one of the 4 main songs from the movie, again composed by Danny Elfman, featuring a fast and jazzy melody.

16. Stranger Things Theme Tune – Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon

‘Stranger Things’ has become a Netflix must watch, and the score and soundtrack is full of 1980s nostalgia. The theme tune for Stranger Things was composed by Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, paying homage to 80s film composers and artists such as Fabio Frizzi, Girogio Moroder and Tangerine Dream.

17. Double Trouble – John Williams

Everyone knows that Halloween is all about the atmosphere, and what better way to make everyone feel a bit spooky than with the Harry Potter soundtrack. ‘Double Trouble’ is performed by the frog choir in The Prisoner of Azkaban movie, and it even combines lines from the famous Shakespeare play Macbeth.

18. Danse Macabre – Saint Saens

Once a year, on the night of Halloween, death walks forth and calls the dead from their graves and leads them in a gruesome dance. Saint Saens’ morbid masterpiece is well-known to TV detective aficionados as the theme tune to that banisher of superstition Jonathan Creek.


Rock & Heavy Metal


19. Highway To Hell – AC/DC

We’re kicking the rock and heavy metal section off with no other than AC/DC. ‘Highway To Hell’ is the opening track of the 1979 album, Highway To Hell. While the song reflects on the nature of touring and constantly being on the road, it’s a perfect fit for our Halloween playlist.

20. I Put A Spell On You – Marilyn Manson

This version of ‘I Put A Spell On You’ by Marilyn Manson is guaranteed to give anyone a fright. Originally recorded by Jay Hawkins in 1955 and famously covered by Nina Simone, there are countless covers of this song around today.

21. The Devil Went Down To Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band

The first of two musical duels with the Devil on our list, ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’ is country-rock fusion featuring some mean fiddle playing.

22. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – The Beatles

The cheeriest song about a serial killer. This jaunty tune from Abbey Road tells the tale of the mischievous Maxwell who can’t seem to help tapping folks on the head with his silver hammer.

23. For Whom The Bells Tolls – Metallica

‘For Whom The Bells Tolls’ is one of Metallica’s most popular songs and was inspired by the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name about the bloody Spanish Civil War.

24. Going To Hell – The Pretty Reckless

The Pretty Reckless scream all things Halloween. After losing a lot of their equipment and recordings in Hurricane Sandy, the band had to start fresh with their latest album. ‘Going To Hell’ sums up that whole album.

25. Creep – Radiohead

Believe it or not, it took the re-release of this song for it to become popular after not becoming an initial success on its first release in 1992. After being re-released in 1993, ‘Creep’ went down a storm. To add triumphant defiance to your party, you need to play ‘Creep’ by Radiohead.

26. Burn The Witch – Queens Of The Stone Age

‘Burn The Witch’ by Queens Of The Stone Age is featured on the album Lullabies To Paralyze. It has strong blues vibes and many of the lyrics have dark, folkloristic themes which run throughout the album.

27. Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones

‘Sympathy For The Devil’ placed at number 32 on the Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 500 greatest all-time songs, and it’s easy to see why. The lyrics focus on the atrocities of mankind from the point of view of Satan. It even has a John F. Kennedy reference in the lyrics.

28. People Are Strange – The Doors

The sheer mythos that has grown around Jim Morrison and the enduring rumours that his death was faked meant we had to include a song by The Doors on this list. ‘People Are Strange’ with its haunting guitar riff and Morrison’s unearthly vocal just about made the cut ahead of other contenders like ‘The End’ and ‘Riders on the Storm’.

29. Poison – Alice Cooper

The music video for ‘Poison’ by Alice Cooper has 3 different versions. One shows Cooper chained up while a ghostly woman looms over him, the second had to be censored during the day due to having model Rana Kennedy topless, and the third was in the style of the Hellraiser movies. A rock song classic that fits Halloween perfectly, you and your guests will be singing away to this one.

30. Enter Sandman – Metallica

Dealing with the theme of child nightmares, the music video for ‘Enter Sandman’ flicks between scenes of the band performing and scenes of various child nightmares taking place. These include a child drowning, being covered in snakes and falling off a mountain.

31. Howlin For You – The Black Keys

The Black Keys are an American rock band from Ohio. This isn’t one of the spookiest songs on our playlist, but it is perfect for anyone thinking of going as a werewolf for Halloween, and because of that it deserves a spot on our ultimate playlist.

32. Psycho – Muse

This song was sixteen years in the making (apparently.) The song’s main riff has featured in Muses’ live performances for years, and the song’s lyrics revolve around brainwashing. It’s also conveniently named after Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic.

33. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival

This song by Southern rockers CCR has become indelibly linked with (obviously) the werewolf myth and has featured in lupine-themed movies such as ‘An American Werewolf in London’, ‘Teen Wolf’ and (best of all) ‘Howling III: The Marsupials’.


34. Hells Bells – AC/DC

The first track on the album Back In Black, ‘Hells Bells’ features in the Stephen King movie Maximum Overdrive. If it’s good enough for the king of horror writing, then it’s good enough for us!

35. Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper

Another Alice Cooper song, ‘Feed My Frankenstein’ is very fitting for Halloween, even if the lyrics are full of sexual metaphors that aren’t at all about Frankenstein’s monster.

36. Bring Me To Life – Evanescence

You can’t have a Halloween playlist without Evanescence making an appearance. ‘Bring Me To Life’ is a gothic metal and rap rock song with multiple meanings. According to lead singer Amy Lee, the song is about an incident with a clairvoyant in a restaurant, focuses on being open-minded and looks at what is missing from life. It has an awesome music video too.

37. Runnin’ With The Devil – Van Halen

Van Halen have never revealed the meaning of ‘Runnin’ With The Devil’, but the lyrics are often misinterpreted as being satanic. It could be interpreted as being about the band’s life on tour, or about simple lifestyles not being simple. Whatever the meaning of the song may be, it is an epic addition to the playlist.

38. Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden

‘Fear Of The Dark’ is a 7-minute long song about a paranoid man who is scared of someone following him or jumping out on him in the dark. It also featured on the Iron Maiden video game during the Graveyard level.

39. Tribute – Tenacious D

It’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but Tenacious D are loved by many. ‘Tribute’ chronicles the band members’ encounter with a demon (played with relish by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl) who forces them to play “the best song in the world.”

40. Little Monster – Royal Blood

British rock duo Royal Blood released ‘Little Monster’ in 2014 and was their first release under Warner Bros Records.

41. Sonne – Rammstein

‘Sonne’ was written by Rammstein for Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko for his entrance into the ring. The music video however went down a very different path, in which the band are dwarves mining gold for Snow White.

42. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne released ‘Crazy Train’ as his first single from his solo album Blizzard Of Ozz. Focusing on the Cold War and the fear that existed during that period, this song ranked 9th for greatest guitar solo ever.

43. Vlad the Impaler – Kasabian

A song about the real-life inspiration for Count Dracula is a fitting addition to our list; especially as the video features the Great British Bake Off’s Noel Fielding capering in full Vlad the Impaler costume.

44. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

Another song about a crazed murderer, another upbeat tune that leaves you feeling good. Weird how disturbed slaughterers inspire such catchy songs.

45. Lil Devil – The Cult

‘Lil Devil’ features on The Cult’s third album Electric which was released in 1987. This album was a deliberate change in the bands style to more traditional hard rock.

46. Lullaby – The Cure

If you’re scared of spiders, maybe avoid the ‘Lullaby’ music video. Winning the British Video of the Year award at the 1990 Brit awards, the video shows the late Robert Smith being eaten by a spider.

47. Mr Crowley – Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne’s tribute to occultist, magician and novelist Aleister Crowley, a man dubbed “the wickedest man in the world”. We were particularly terrified to find out that Mr Crowley hailed just down the road from us in Leamington Spa.

48. Spirit – Ghost

Ghost are a Swedish rock band who formed in 2006. The members of the band have never publicly revealed their names and instead have stage characters. The group’s five instrumentalists are referred to as the nameless ghouls.

49. The Number Of The Beast – Iron Maiden

Another Iron Maiden classic, ‘The Number Of The Beast’ was the band’s seventh single release. Causing upset among American religious groups, the song opens with a passage from The Book of Revelation. There are rumours that during the recording of the album there were supernatural occurrences in the studio, including strange noises and the lights flickering on and off.

50. Hell Raiser – Sweet

Sweet are a British glam rock band who rose to fame in the 70s. While this tune is about a particularly raucous woman, its title conjures images of Pinhead himself.

51. Them Bones – Alice In Chains

‘Them Bones’ is a song by Alice In Chains about mortality and how people deal with life and death. In an interview with RIP Magazine, Jerry Cantrell stated that the band have a sarcastic sense of humour and find it hard to talk about serious topics. Their music is how they deal with this and how they get their emotions out.

52. The Devil In I – Slipknot

We couldn’t leave Slipknot out of this list. With their striking costumes and chaotic stage presence, Slipknot are the perfect Halloween costume inspiration. ‘The Devil In I’ has an incredibly dark and twisted music video, showing the band in a mental asylum surrounded by fans dancing in straight-jackets. Throughout the video each band member commits suicide in their own gruesome way.

53. Helter Skelter – Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson

‘Helter Skelter’ by Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie is a heavy cover of The Beatles original song from 1968. Charles Manson adopted ‘Helter Skelter’ as his phrase and told his followers that the song was The Beatles code for an apocalyptic race war that would take place. In reality, The Beatles wrote ‘Helter Skelter’ as an attempt to create a loud, dirty song that would compete with The Who’s song I Can See For Miles.

54. Bat Out Of Hell – Meat Loaf

‘Bat Out Of Hell’ became the last song Meat Loaf performed at his concerts. Written by Jim Steinman, the song took inspiration from teenage tragedy songs. According to Meat Loaf it was constructed from a shot at the start of the movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock about the guests at the Bates Motel and their desire to leave.


Pop Hits


55. Monster – Lady Gaga

Moving onto pop hits to help you channel your inner ghoul, ‘Monster’ by Lady Gaga is a song about her fear of relationships and being intimate. It contains zombie-like metaphors he ate my heart) and also makes references to her debut single ‘Just Dance’.

56. She Wolf – Shakira

‘She Wolf’ by Shakira is a song about her uncaring partner and how she is looking for someone else to please her. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine Shakira stated she was in a really bad mood one day and became inspired and went to a corner and wrote the lyrics and melody in just 10 minutes. The image of the ‘She Wolf’ just came to her head.

57. Sucker For Pain – Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons

How many of you are planning to be the Joker or Harley Quinn for Halloween this year? ‘Sucker For Pain’ is a song by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons from the movie Suicide Squad. This movie soundtrack is a must have for your Halloween playlist.

58. Black Magic – Little Mix

This catchy pop hit from Little Mix was released in 2015. The music video has references to Charmed, Sabrina The Teenage Witch and The Craft, as well as the Spice Girls music video for Too Much. With strong witchy vibes and a beat you can dance too, ‘Black Magic’ is a good choice for any Halloween playlist.

59. Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

‘Heads Will Roll’ may not seem like a Halloween song, but when you think about it the lyrics fit rather well. The music video shows the band performing when a werewolf appears on stage, dancing like Michael Jackson.

60. E.T – Katy Perry

‘E.T’ by Katy Perry is an electronic, hip-hop ballad about “falling in love with a foreigner”. The music video shows Katy Perry as an alien drifting through space before landing on Earth which is abandoned and covered in litter. This is the perfect song for anyone going as an extra-terrestrial this Halloween.

61. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet’s Back

There’s nothing overtly chilling about this song by nineties heartthrobs The Backstreet Boys (unless you count those floppy 90s haircuts). So what led us to include this catchy slice of nostalgia in our list? Watch the video and find our for yourself!

62. Circus – Britney Spears

There are several iconic Britney Spears music videos that would make for perfect fancy dress, and ‘Circus’ is one of those. This song inspired the rest of Britney’s album and lead her to create a circus themed tour.

63. Freaky Friday – Lil Dicky

A modern hip-hop comedy hit, ‘Freaky Friday’ parodies the 2003 film Freaky Friday. With cameos from Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled, Kendall Jenner and Jimmy Tatro, the music video had over 400 million views on YouTube as of September 2018.

64. Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliot

A Halloween playlist must have, ‘Get Ur Freak On’ by Missy Elliot is a hip-hop classic with a great music video to go with it.

65. Dracula – Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx are an English electronic music duo who have won multiple awards. ‘Dracula’ features a bloodthirsty beat that’ll make your Halloween house party a scream – especially with lyrics like “wanna bite you up like Dracula.”

66. Halloween – Aqua

You probably know the band Aqua for their song Barbie Girl, but what many people don’t know is they have a Halloween song called, well, ‘Halloween.’ It features on the album Aquarius, which debuted at number one in Denmark and Norway.

67. A Nightmare On My Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

A slightly more comical Halloween song, ‘A Nightmare On My Street’ by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince was released in 1988. They ended up being sued by New Line Cinema who held the copyright for the franchise film A Nightmare On Elm Street, forcing them to destroy the music video produced for the song.

68. Calling All The Monsters – China Anne McClain

We had to throw a Disney channel song in here somewhere, and this one is actually rather catchy. ‘Calling All The Monsters’ by China Anne McClain has a music video to accompany it showing China in a haunted house of dancing monsters inspired by Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. The song ranked number one in Slovakia in 2011.

69. Maneater – Nelly Furtado

A club hit, ‘Maneater’ by Nelly Furtado should be on your Halloween playlist. The singer has described the song as having a life of its own, making you want to move.

70. Black Widow – Iggy Azalea

‘Black Widow’ is a dark love song about feminism, revenge and a failed romantic relationship. Sung by Iggy Azalea and featuring Rita Ora, the song peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The music video definitely pays homage to the Quentin Tarantino movie Kill Bill – another great costume idea.

71. The Monster – Eminem and Rihanna

While the song ‘Monster’ by Eminem and Rihanna may not be about actual monsters and instead about internal demons, it still fits the Halloween theme perfectly.

72. Witch Doctor – Cartoons

‘Witch Doctor’ was originally released and sung by David Seville in 1958 and tells the story of a man who falls in love with a woman who doesn’t love him back. With multiple covers and parodies of the song, we have gone with the Cartoons Eurodance version which was released in 1998.

73. Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz

Gorillaz may have included a song named “Dracula” on their eponymous debut album, it’s ‘Clint Eastwood’ that embodies the Halloween spirit. From the sinister, throaty laughter that opens the track to the haunted Wurlitzer melody, to Del the Funky Homosapien whispering “it’s all in your head”, ‘Clint Eastwood’ might be nightmarish were it not so addictive to listen to.

74. Transylvania – McFly

While this song is called ‘Transylvania,’ it’s actually about Anne Boleyn who was the Queen of England in the 1500s. With a pipe organ introduction and an electric guitar solo, this song definitely has some spooky vibes going on.

75. Monster – Professor Green

This collaboration between Professor Green and Example is the perfect dance hit for your Halloween playlist.

76. Disturbia – Rihanna

This song was recorded by Rihanna for the movie Good Girl Gone Bad. The lyrics revolve around the theme of anxiety and confusion, and the music video is rather freaky. Check it out below.


Halloween Classics & Spooky Favourites


77. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow

Originally written and recorded by the Strangeloves in 1965, ‘I Want Candy’ is often found on Halloween playlists thanks to the annual sugar-fest that is trick or treating. Bow Wow Wow released their version of the song in 1982.

78. I’m Your Boogie Man – KC and the Sunshine Band

‘I’m Your Boogie Man’ could have lyrics that relate to Halloween when played in the right context, but ‘the boogieman’ is actually referring to a DJ in Florida and not a monster.

79. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell

Featuring guest vocals from Michael Jackson (who will appear on this list at some point, don’t you worry), ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’ was released by Rockwell in 1984. The music video focuses on the songs paranoid theme, showing Rockwell in a haunted house with floating heads and graveyards. There is also a reference to the shower scene in Psycho.

80. Love Potion No. 9 – The Clovers

Another song about needing help with love, ‘Love Potion No. 9’ is a song about a man who needs help falling in love. A gypsy gives him a potion which causes him to fall in love with everything he sees.

81. Ghost Town – The Specials

‘Ghost Town’ is a song about urban decay, unemployment, violence and deindustrialisation. It spent three weeks at number 1 in the UK singles chart, at a time where many cities in Britain were experiencing riots.

82. Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett

You can pretty much guarantee that this novelty song is going to be played at some point during every single Halloween party. ‘Monster Mash’ is based on the Mashed Potato dance craze (which apparently was a thing) and was originally called the Monster Twist to instead target the twist dance craze.

83. Hotel California – The Eagles

“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave”. The Eagles’ epic about a man lost in unfamiliar surroundings evokes the uncanny in a way not many songs manage. Also, it’s got one of the greatest guitar solos ever recorded.

84. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult

‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ by Blue Öyster Cult is a song about inevitable death and eternal love. It was the band’s highest chart success and made it onto the Rolling Stones magazine’s list of top 500 songs of all time.

85. Evil Eye – Franz Ferdinand

‘Evil Eye’ is a song about the all-seeing eye and the evil eye, making it a great fit for our Halloween playlist. The music video is in the style of old, low budget horror movies, and attempts to be gory with cheap special effects in the vein of Hammer Horror.

86. Werewolves Of London – Warren Zevon

Yet another werewolf song, ‘Werewolves of London’ was inspired by the 1935 film of the same name. The song was written in 15 minutes and was voted to have the best opening line in a song by Radio 2 listeners.

87. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra

Another song about witches, ‘Witchcraft’ by Frank Sinatra is a swing classic. Recorded three times in the studio and with countless covers, we decided to stick with the original recording from 1957 for our playlist.

88. After Dark – Tito and Tarantula

‘After Dark’ by Tito and Tarantula is a sultry rock ‘n’ roll slow burner featured in Quentin Tarantino’s vampire movie From Dusk Till Dawn.

89. Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac

Released in 1968, ‘Black Magic Woman’ is a popular blues rock hit that was also famously recorded by Santana in 1970. With its focus on the seductive allure of a mysterious woman, either version works well as a companion piece to ‘After Dark’.

90. Life On Mars – David Bowie

Described as a crossover between a Broadway musical and a Salvador Dali painting by Radio 2, ‘Life On Mars’ reached number 3 in the UK singles chart and stayed on the chart for 13 weeks. At the time of its release Bowie described the song as being about a young girl’s sensitive reaction to the media.

91. Addams Groove – MC Hammer

Released as the theme song for the 1991 film The Addams Family, this song was awarded the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song. The music video shows MC Hammer dancing round the Addams family mansion with the majority of the movie’s cast. During the first few weeks of the movie’s release the music video was played before the start of the film in cinemas.

92. Superstition – Stevie Wonder

A song about superstitions is a great fit for your Halloween playlist. Stevie Wonder released ‘Superstition’ in 1972, with lyrics looking at superstitious fables and the negative effect these beliefs can bring to your life.

93. Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran

You can’t have enough (were)wolf themed songs in your Halloween playlist. ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ by Duran Duran was the band’s breakthrough hit in the USA.

94. Twilight Zone – Golden Earring

This 1982 hit by Dutch band Golden Earring pays tribute to the ground-breaking sci-fi and horror TV show The Twilight Zone. The music video was one of the first to attempt a cinematic storyline, which was a hit on the new MTV network.

95. I’m Deranged – David Bowie

Released by Bowie in 1995, this song featured on David Lynch’s 1997 film Lost Highway.

96. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) – David Bowie

Another David Bowie classic, ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ is about a woman’s withdrawal from the world as she descends into madness.

97. Pet Sematary – Ramones

‘Pet Sematary’ by punk rock band Ramones was written in 1989 for the Stephen King movie of the same name. It became one of the band’s biggest hits and a regular on their setlist when they performed live.

98. Zombie – The Cranberries

This iconic grunge song is a protest song about the IRA bombings in Northern Ireland. Upon its release in 1994, it reached number 1 in Australia, Belgium, France, Denmark and Germany.

99. Super Freak – Rick James

A catchy 80s classic, ‘Super Freak’ was sampled on MC Hammers song ‘U Can’t Touch This’.

100. Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band

Written by Steve Miller for the Steve Miller Band, ‘Abracadabra’ is a song inspired by Diana Ross. The music video for this song fittingly features a magician performing tricks and illusions with his female assistant.


Pop Punk


101. Let’s Kill Tonight – Panic At The Disco

Released in 2011, ‘Let’s Kill Tonight’ is a song about having fun and being a bit cocky. The lyrics however are a great fit for Halloween.

102. Mama – My Chemical Romance

The interpretation of this song is often considered to be about a soldier writing to his mother while he is at war, and about how his mother is ashamed of him. The songs heavy grunge sound and circus-like noises makes it feel sinister and dark, meaning it is perfect for this playlist.

103. The Kill – Thirty Seconds To Mars

‘The Kill’ by Thirty Seconds To Mars is about the relationship you have with yourself and about confronting fears. The songs cover art features a venus fly trap, and the music video pays homage to the film The Shining.

104. Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance

‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ was released in 2006 and became an instant success. It was named as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll, and also won MTV’s ‘Greatest Music Video of the Century’ award in 2017.


The King Of Pop


105. Monster – Michael Jackson and 50 Cent

We are ending our epic list of Halloween songs with the king of pop himself, Michael Jackson. ‘Monster’ was released on Michael Jackson’s first posthumous album, Michael, and features 50 Cent.

106. Blood On The Dance Floor – Michael Jackson

Released in 1997, ‘Blood On The Dance Floor’ reached number 1 in the UK, Italy, Spain and New Zealand.

107. The Boogie Man – Jackson 5

Featuring on the seventh album by the Jackson 5, ‘The Boogie Man’ is a fitting addition to a Halloween playlist.

108. Scream – Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson

‘Scream’ is a duet between Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson which was released in 1995. The song is an aggressive retaliation against the media and its coverage of the child sexual abuse accusations made against Michael Jackson in 1993.

109. Beat It – Michael Jackson

A Michael Jackson favourite, ‘Beat It’ won 2 Grammy Awards in 1984 for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. It is often considered to be one of his most popular, successful and recognised hits, with the music video helping to establish him as an international pop star.

110. Thriller – Michael Jackson

We saved the best Halloween song till last. Thriller just screams everything Halloween, and the 14 minute music video and dance routine is still just as iconic today. With creaking doors, howling dogs and dancing zombies, you aren’t going to get anything better than this on Halloween.


This ultimate playlist will provide you with all you need for a devilish Halloween party! With something for everyone to enjoy and dance to, you can focus on getting those decorations up and pumpkins carved, knowing your chilling party playlist is sorted.



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"Cesca was fantastic, we couldn't fault her at all. Her performance made our wedding that little bit more special and lots of people commented on how great she was. We gave her a list of songs we liked from her repertoire and she filled in the gaps perfectly - providing just the right atmosphere for our wedding breakfast. We'd definitely give her 5/5 for everything from communication to her beautiful singing voice and piano playing. Entertainment Nation were great too, payment was easy and communication was really good which just made the whole process so easy. We would definitely recommend!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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#FeaturedArtistFriday - Cobalt Sky

Specialising in pop, rock, soul and indie hits, Cobalt Sky are insanely talented musicians. They will provide first-class entertainment for your event, whether it be a wedding, party or corporate event. 🎉

Don't miss out on booking Cobalt Sky today! 🎤
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Entertainment Nation
Company Number: 8412437 VAT No. 201071380

Phone: 0800 53 000 35

Email: info@entertainment-nation.co.uk

Post: Entertainment Nation Ltd
Whitehouse Loft
Kings Lane
Stratford Upon Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 0RD