It’s that magical time of year; where a prank, a costume, and eating pounds of sugar for every meal is completely acceptable. Some people plan for months on what their one-night alter ego is going to be. And what good is a secret identity if no one is around to admire it? It’s time to plan the annual “All Hallow Eve” party. A monster mash complete with food, games, and some killer music.

When we have bands and DJ’s out for Halloween parties, many people don’t know where to start on the music. Most people can list a huge number of Christmas songs; but Halloween songs? It gets a little hard to name more than one or two. When it comes to Halloween music all people know is they want people to dance and they want something that screams Halloween (hehe, get it… screams? … get i.. oh nevermind).

So without further ado, here are some traditional Halloween songs, some great Halloween dance classics, and (just for fun) some REAAALLY creepy songs to liven up your dead party (hoohoo, I’m just full of clever puns):

Silly/Cheesy: Good ol’ Fashioned Halloween music that your family can enjoy-

  1. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Junior
  2. “Monster Mash” – Bobby Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  3. “Love Potion #9” – The Clovers
  4. “Time Warp” – Rocky Horror Picture Show
  5. “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” – The Beatles
  6. “Little Shop of Horrors” – Little Shop of Horrors

Danceable: Songs that will actually make you want to get down!

  1. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
  2. “Disturbia” – Rihanna
  3. “Superstition” – Stevie Wonder
  4. “Dead Man’s Party” – Oingo Boingo
  5. “I Put a Spell on You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  6. “Highway to Hell” – AC/DC
  7. “Monster” – Lady Gaga
  8. “Don’t Feer the Reeper” – Blue Oyster Cult
  9. “Super Freak” – Rick James
  10. “Devil Inside” – INXS

Creepy/Dark: Songs that will actually terrify you –

  1. “Dragula” – Rob Zombie
  2. “Black Sabbath” – Black Sabbath
  3. “This is Halloween” – Nightmare Before Christmas (specifically the Marilyn Manson cover **shivers**)
  4. “Du Hast” – Rammstein
  5. “Breath” – The Prodigy
  6. “Feed My Frankenstein” – Alice Cooper
  7. “O Fortuna” – from Carmina Burana

…and finally, we come to the most terrifying thing you will ever see… Period! (Don’t say I didn’t warn you)

This Article was written by Stephen Tobian, Manager at Utah Live Bands