Halloween Themed Party Music


Playing spooky soundtracks at your Halloween party is a must. Monster Mash and Thriller will of course be on the playlist but it will soon kill the party atmosphere if they are just played on repeat.   To help you throw a Halloween party to remember, we have put together the ultimate playlist of fright night tunes and grooves to keep the party going until the witching hour!

While the guests arrive, it is a great idea to have some eerie background sounds to create a spooky atmosphere. Once everyone has arrived and has a drink in hand, you can turn on the Halloween playlist and bust out those bone rattling moves!

Halloween Classics

Thriller - Halloween Song

Below is a list of songs commonly associated with Halloween and are always a must have for any spookfest party:


Thriller – Michael Jackson

Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Borris’ Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers

Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.

I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell

The Time Warp – Damian

The Addams Family – Vic Mizzy

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

Highway to Hell – AC/DC


More Terrifying Tunes

Monster Mash - Halloween party playlist

Once you have played the classics, you will need some more inspired songs to keep the Halloween spirit going. Metal lovers will have a readymade playlist for Halloween – here are a few of the more well-known tunes to get you started:


Bat out of Hell – Meatloaf

Feed My Frankenstein Alice Cooper

Welcome To My Nightmare – Alice Cooper

Firestarter – The Prodigy

Poison – Alice Cooper

Race with the Devil – Gun

Black Night – Deep Purple

The Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden


If metal isn’t your thing, here is an alternative list of terror-themed tunes:


Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield (theme from The Exorcist)

Ghost Town The Specials

Hungry like the Wolf Duran Duran

Psycho Killer Talking Heads

People are Strange – The Doors

Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

Hammer Horror – Kate Bush

Howl – Florence & The Machine

The Gloaming – Radiohead

Zombie – The Cranberries

Creep – Radiohead

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

Devil Gate Drive – Suzi Quatro

Hell Raiser – Sweet

The Devil went down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band

Spirit in the Sky – Doctor & the Medics

Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

Blue Moon – Showaddywaddy

Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon

Badmoon Rising – Hayseed Dixie

Devil in Disguise – Elvis Presley

Shakin all Over – Johnny Kidd & the Pirates

Devil Women – Cliff Richard

Spooky – Classics IV

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

She Wolf – Shakira

Poison – Nicole Scherzinger

Beautiful Monster – Ne-Yo

Born to Die – Lana Del Ray


For the Mini Monsters

Mini Monsters Halloween Party Playlist

The little ones might not appreciate some of the hits listed above so below is a list of songs more suitable for a children’s Halloween party:

The Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley

The Munsters Theme

Witch Doctor – David Seville

Scooby-Doo  Theme

Addams Groove MC Hammer

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper

Halloween – Aqua

Men in Black – Will Smith

The Skeleton Dance (Dem bones)

This is Halloween – Nightmare before Christmas


I hope the above has helped you plan your Halloween playlist, if you have any more Halloween songs to add then feel free to share them by commenting below.

Shaaron xx



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