From timeless tracks to modern classics, here are the best Halloween songs to add to your party playlist this year.
“Thriller” by Michael Jackson
When the music video alone looks could pass for a short horror movie, you know it’s a Halloween classic.
“I Put a Spell on You” by Nina Simone
Though Simone’s rendition is a cover of Jay Hawkins’ 1956 original, her haunting voice makes it all the more bewitching.
“Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.
For parties who “ain’t afraid of no ghosts.”
“Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett
That one children’s party favorite that just can’t seem to die.
“Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
You can’t do Halloween without Rocky Horror, especially if it includes its own dance.
“Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads
Before its bass line was interpolated by Selena Gomez, this was a perfectly-eerie ’70s rock classic.
“Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
Once that funky opening riff comes in, it’s impossible not to dance—even if you’re in costume.
“This Is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas
This one’s for you, Tim Burton fans.
“Haunted” by Beyoncé
Only Queen Bey can scare and slay this much at the same time.
“Zombie” by The Cranberries
Nothing says spook like ’90s alternative rock.
From: Harper’s Bazaar