Here Is Your Ultimate Halloween Party Playlist

Bookmark this page and have it handy for this weekend’s shenanigans. 

Halloween is, above all, the perfect opportunity to listen to dark, semi-corny music. Over the next few days you may find yourself leaning against a bubbling cauldron or an animatronic skeleton and wishing you had access to what some would consider the very best collection of songs to soundtrack your various spooky activities. This is that collection of songs. Let ’em rip and try not to hurt anyone in the process.

1) Marilyn Manson — “I Put a Spell on You” 

2)  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — “Red Right Hand”

3) Siouxsie and the Banshees — “Spellbound”

4) Dead Man’s Bones – “My Body’s a Zombie For You”

5) The Cramps — “I Was a Teenage Werewolf”

6) Ministry — “Every Day is Halloween”

7) Bobby Boris Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers — “Monster Mash”

8) Bauhaus — “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”

9) Gerard McMann — “Cry Little Sister” 

10) Danny Elfman — “This Is Halloween”

11) Tracy Jordan — “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah”

12) Susan Sarandon  — “Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me”

13) The Ramones – “Pet Cemetery”

14) Ray Parker Jr.  — “Ghostbusters Theme Song”

15) Sisters of Mercy — “Neverland”

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