Did You KnowAccording to Billboard, 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson is the most famous and most-downloaded song for Halloween. As of now, it is the best-selling album of all time, with sales over 65 million copies.
If there ever was a day that called for extravagance on the dark side, it's Halloween. When the skeletons creep out from their graves, the ghosts roam freely in the streets, and candy doesn't seem to run out. The costumes are as wild, crazy, and scary as you can imagine. You can't have a great Halloween without that special playlist of songs that all the creepy cats can groove to.
As with every theme party, there are a few songs that you just can't skip if you want to host a bone-chilling, banshee-screaming spookfest. So leave your brooms in the closet and hold on to your skulls, because any party with these songs is bound to let the bodies hit the floor!
Bad Moon Rising
One of CCR's greatest hits, this song is as creepy as it is famous. Although the lyrics are bleak, the music is typical CCR and makes for a great Halloween number.
Bark at the Moon
One of the Ozzman's biggest songs is also the perfect Halloween song. It's about this werewolf who dies and his ghost returns, seeking revenge.
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
Country, the Devil, and the fiddle - three things that make for a classic. You can't miss out on this one.
You can't get more Halloween-y than Rob Zombie driving a replica coffin-car based on Grandpa Munster's 'Koach'.
This track is meant for fun. Watch the crowd smile and laugh when this song plays.
Meant for the headbangers in the house. You can choose either Ozzy's version or even the Motörhead one, they're both great.
This is the Halloween song, meant to be played in the thick of the party. Everyone knows this one and it's easy to groove to it.
This is your failsafe song. If nothing clicks, play this one. Even if someone hasn't heard it yet (quite impossible, but you never know), it's funky enough to loosen people up.
The Addams Family Theme Song
Another useful track to help your guests break the ice and get comfortable. A great nostalgia piece to remember your childhood.
This is Halloween
The original track composed by Danny Elfman is good, but I like Manson's version more.
The amount of times you'll be playing this song is just ridiculous. Ridiculous enough to succeed, that is! If you can't make your guests dance when this song starts playing, then I don't know what will. It will be requested by someone again, and again. And again. It just doesn't get old!
Black magic references apart, this is one of Jimi's best works ever. You can have it playing in the background while people arrive to your party and get with the conversations.
This Halloween classic is bound to get people in the mood to socialize.
If your guests still haven't got the moves like a Jagger zombie, then I've got a lot more you can use to make their bones start crackling.
The above list was more suited for grooving than spooking. But if you want a real chill down your spine, you have to go way back, to the days of classical music. Creepify your house, start playing these compositions for all the little trick-or-treaters, and make your place the one they never forget.
Here are a few final additions, just for the mini-ghouls and milk-tooth terrors.
With these aforementioned songs, I am sure your Halloween party will not be boring! So update your playlist right away and get started on those party preparations.