Halloween is all about trick or treating when you are younger but once you reach a certain age- it’s all about partying the night away! Good music is important if you want to host a successful party especially when ghouls and ghosts are lurking outside the house…
1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
Everybody would agree that this song by the legendary singer deserves the number one spot on this list. It was terrifying when it came out because the video made use of a gruesome set and ghastly creatures. Needless to say, it is still as scary.
2. Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon
This song has also been a part of many Horror film soundtracks which is why it should be part of your track-list as well. Mick Fleetwood plays the drums through the song and does so in such a way that the beat will send chills down your spine.
3. Tubular Bells
Tubular Bells will strike a chord among those who are fans of The Exorcist. It plays in the film when the mother is walking home in the beginning. The scene shows Washington in a dark light as well as some trick or treating children. The song makes you mellow enough just to introduce you to Regan. What could be scarier?
4. O Fortuna by Carl Orff
This song is quite popular amongst those who are avid watchers of horror films. The beat and Latin lyrics come together to give the song a very spooky feel but once you translate it, it is quite inane.
5. This Is Halloween by Marilyn Manson
Even though this is a remake, this version is definitely much more suited for a Halloween party. The original is quite amazing as well but this one is darker and spookier- which is not surprising when Marilyn Manson is involved.
6. Welcome to my Nightmare
Welcome to my Nightmare is by Alice Cooper and the entire album is good enough to be played during a Halloween party. One song is creepier than the next and the lyrics describe the elements of a menacing nightmare quite perfectly.
7. The Addams Family Theme
As soon as The Addams Family theme comes on, every body in the room starts humming and snapping their fingers to the beat. It should be played because it is well-known and quirky enough for a Halloween party.
8. Ghostbusters Theme
The Ghostbusters Theme is lighthearted and upbeat at the same time. It should be played when the party is in its initial stages as it is most appropriate then. Guests will love to bob their heads to the music as they help themselves to some drinks and snacks. It is also perfect if you are hosting your child’s Halloween party because every child in town will know the words to this song!
9. Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
This track was released during the 1960s and was so well received that it ended up bagging the number one spot on the UK music charts. Even though it is not all that eerie, it is definitely nostalgic enough to remind you of some old Halloween parties from your teenage years.
10. Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne creates funky music that is perfect if you are in the mood for some serious head banging! In other words, it is perfect for a creepy Halloween party! This track was released in 1983 and is a favorite amongst many even today.