2. "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett
Listen to the best Halloween songs
Halloween is all about the atmosphere. Chilly breeze at dusk? Meticulously-planned, pop culture-savvy costumes? Finger sandwiches that, well, look like fingers? The finishing touch on your spooky celebration should be a playlist full of creepy tunes. King of the Sad Boys Club opens the video walking on an abandoned street. This might not be an inherently creepy tune, but since it became the Charmed theme song, it definitely qualifies. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be Dracula's bae, this quirky cello ditty will give you a pretty good idea. This song may be about love, but there's something spooky about that boy, all right.
2. "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" — Ella Fitzgerald
Love songs—and the inevitable breakup songs—aren't hard to find, but the ever-elusive, seasonally-on-the-nose Halloween songs deserve some recognition too. From the incredibly explicit Rob Zombie track fitting to his iconic blood-heavy slasher flicks to the wholesome, PG Beck song about scarecrows, there's quite a large market of Halloween-ready jams. Whether you're cool with some gore or you edge closer toward a family-friendly cat costume when the 31st hits, here are our favorite picks for your Halloween party playlist. Though Simone's rendition is a cover of Jay Hawkins's original, her haunting voice makes this iteration downright bewitching, spellbinding us centuries later. For partiers who "ain't afraid of no ghosts," blast this iconic '80s theme song.
Subscriber Account active since. But it can be difficult to organize music for a Halloween event. Luckily, Spotify has released the top-streamed songs on Halloween — and it's the perfect mix of classic novelties and evergreen rock hits. Listen to "Time Warp" here. Listen to "Zombie" here. Listen to "Dead Man's Party" here. Listen to "Bark at the Moon" here. Listen to "Sympathy For The Devil" here.