With Halloween just around the corner, there will be costume parties galore. And every great party has to have a great playlist. Here's a Halloween music playlist to use at your parties this year — or just for you to really get into the spooky spirit.
You can also listen to the full playlist on Spotify.
What might be considered the most classic Halloween song, it's nearly impossible to hear the "Monster Mash" and not sing along.
Yet another spooky classic, "Thriller" was practically made for Halloween dancing.
This is the theme song to a beloved movie with the same title.
Fans of Tim Burton will recognize this theme from "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Although the song itself is definitely Halloween-related, the movie is relevant to the entire holiday season!
This surprisingly upbeat song features a spooky twist!
The main theme from "The Phantom of the Opera" has an ominous vibe that sets the tone for the season.
The name alone is slightly scary, yet vague. Those who are fans of the Netflix series know exactly what "Stranger Things" means when it comes to the paranormal.
Halloween is the time for werewolves to come out and play, and Shakira is ready to join them.
The name alone is eerie enough, but the song itself alludes to what you might feel as you creep through a haunted house.
Most of us have grown up with the Sanderson sisters (played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker) and their rendition of this classic hit.
There's almost nothing scarier than feeling like somebody is watching you.
These lines from this classic TV/movie theme just about say it all — "they're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky." And that's what we're looking for in a Halloween song!
Casper takes ghosts to a different level — being friendly works much better than being scary!
Monsters need a little love, too.
As one of the most notable songs of the '90s, "Zombie" has now been a Halloween staple for nearly three decades.
If you're wanting to pay the devil a visit, AC/DC can tell you how to get there.
With both Eminem and Rihanna, it's hard to go wrong. Make it about monsters and you've got the Halloween song of the century!
A song that's been used in many movies and karaoke sessions alike, it's also a great one for Halloween parties to get everyone moving!
A psycho killer is certainly something we don't want to run into on Halloween (or any other day, for that matter).
Can you imagine seeing a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater?
David Bowie will always be relevant on Halloween and there's no arguing it.
Ghosts are already a huge part of Halloween, so why not bring in a little bit of a love ballad with them?
You can't leave out this well-known song by a well-loved group!
Can't we all relate to Radiohead in this song?
Fleetwood Mac has created arguably the greatest playlist for fall as a season, so it's only fitting that there be a great song for Halloween by them, too.
Frank says he's bewitched, but his buttery-smooth voice is truly what's bewitching.
Yet another autumn hit by Fleetwood Mac. "Rhiannon" is truly a mysterious song that might get your mind wandering to spooky places.
Halloween has got to have a little bit of black magic!
Demons and monsters come out on Halloween, so it's only fitting to have a song about them.
We'll find any excuse to include Louis Armstrong in our playlist, and we just lucked out with this one.
If you want to really have a party song that everyone will recognize, "Killer Queen" is just about as known and loved a song that you'll ever find.
This song makes the rounds every year, and its whimsical tone makes it great for any age group.
It's almost impossible to keep everyone from singing along to this contagious '80s hit.
Nothing is more frightening than an actual cannibal. Thankfully, Kesha is using it in a metaphorical sense.
We stan Britney and will use this song on any and every playlist we ever create.
You can't have a real party playlist without Stevie Wonder. He's handed us the perfect song for Halloween. But don't psych yourself out too much after listening to his list of superstitions!
Miley Cyrus's cover of this song by the Cranberries is fresh but doesn't deviate too much from the original. Plus, why wouldn't you want to have this song on your party playlist twice?
A psycho is scary, but one that's also sweet? You never know what you're going to get and that's the spookiest part of all.
As frightening as monsters and goblins are, is there really anything more alarming than a manic ex?
Lady Gaga isn't letting us down on Halloween.
This mysteriously intriguing song is a slow-burner for when you want to tame the mood of your party a little bit.
Let's be real — any song from "The Rocky Horror Show" could go on this playlist. But this is the best one.
Shadows in the night can be deceiving, but Pat Benatar isn't deceiving anyone — we all know this song is a bop.
Perhaps one of the most-watched and well-known horror movies of our day, "Halloween" features a theme that will send chills down the spines of your guests.
This daunting song has been used as the theme for the popular Netflix series "Peaky Blinders." It works in many situations, but especially to instill fear in those you meet.
I think it's safe to say we'll be avoiding Georgia on Halloween if that's where the devil is going to be.
Are you scared of the dark? If so, then don't take this song's advice.
We know this is a metaphorical song, so let's hope it stays a metaphor and doesn't allude to any type of possession at your party.
A single devil is already a lot, so seven is even more to worry about.
Queen Bey is essential for any party and she's given us the Halloween hit we've always needed from her.
Whatever you're haunted by this October, Taylor Swift understands it.
One of the most popular alternative rock songs of the 2000s, "Bring Me to Life" takes on a whole different meaning when used during the Halloween season.
Nightmares are commonly associated with Halloween, so we're glad we get to connect the holiday with this loved "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" hit.
The old style of the song, along with Eartha Kitt's dramatic conclusion is what truly makes this the perfect song for any Halloween dance party.
My Chemical Romance has plenty of songs you could include on a Halloween playlist, but cemetery drive seems like the most appropriately chilling.
Of course, Will Smith is on our playlist. We can't leave him out.
Although only the title of this song is really related to Halloween, we'll make any excuse to involve a young Gwen Stefani in our playlist.
Those who have visited the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland are familiar with this spooky, yet somehow jolly tune!
Yet another song about the devil on Halloween — a definite must!
Lana Del Rey created this song specifically for a movie about scary stories, so there's nothing more perfect for a spooky party!
This song is all about Halloween — dressing up, trick-or-treating, the whole nine yards!
For the Munsters, it's Halloween every day — and they'll bring that vibe with them to any party.
Ozzy Osbourne is practically the human embodiment of all things Halloween.
Iron Maiden's song about an intense nightmare is perfect for All Hallow's Eve and the nightmarish sights you'll see!
"If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will…"
Kerli tells a spine-chilling story in her song that kind of gives us the heebie-jeebies. You'll probably have a few goosebumps from listening to this haunting tune.
We love Frank's velvety voice so much that we found another song to put on our Halloween playlist.
And of course, we can't forget Elvis on our playlist. The King certainly has earned his spot with this song.
Now that you've got your Halloween music playlist ready to go, it's time to start hoppin' and dancin' the night away! With any arrangement of these fun Halloween songs, you're sure to have a spooky good time at your party.