Halloween hits playlist

Elisa D’Egidio, Contributing Writer

With Halloween approaching, it is “horror this,” or “haunted that.” As a total scaredy-cat and anti-horror person myself, I appreciate the other things that come with Halloween: from the creative costumes to the outrageous lawn decorations scattered across my neighborhood.

My favorite thing about this spooky time of year is the music! Here are my top 10 Halloween-themed songs.

“I Put A Spell On You” performed by Sofia Carson, Dove Cameron and Jordin Sparks

For the 25th anniversary of Disney’s “Hocus Pocus,” in 2018, the stars paid tribute to Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy’s 1993 iconic hit.

“Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett

Like Dracula himself, this 1960’s hit is absolutely ageless. Whether you are trick-or-treating or partying with some spooky Halloween party punch, this catchy song is a must-have for all your Halloween festivities.

“Thriller” by Michael Jackson

This pop song is basically written as if you are reading a novel. With lyrics “You hear the door slam, And realize there’s nowhere left to run, You feel the cold hand,” one can close their eyes and be engulfed by this imagined “evil” beast that is out to get you.

“This is Halloween” covered by Panic! At The Disco

Our favorite “Pumpkin King,” Jack Skellington is introduced as the people of Halloween Town sing. Brandon Urie’s vocals are dark and whimsical in his rendition of The Citizens of Halloween’s track.

“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

What is spookier than feeling paranoid that someone is watching you while you are home alone at night? The music video flashes evil omens, a bloody graveyard in the backyard and creepy peeping tom vibes. Eerie and spooky vibes for a creepy, spooky holiday.

“Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.

A classic song written for a classic movie! “Who you gonna call?” Me — to thank me for this playlist.

“There Will Be Blood” by Kim Petras

This German pop star warns her prey to run for their life. Promising blood and murder, this is one of the most popular tracks on her Halloween-themed album, “Turn off the Light,” and is definitely a song you have never heard before.

“Rest In Peace” by Jim Johnston

For my wrestling fans, picture it: the lights go out, the arena completely dark and then the gong hits. This is the entrance music to The Undertaker. The dark instrumentals are bone-chilling and eerie, perfect for the Dead Man to rise in a foggy graveyard.

“Calling All The Monsters” by China Anne McClain

This upbeat, fun song is just as good as it was when it aired back on Disney Channel. With a club-style beat, this song is a bubblegum, kid-friendly take on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Singing along makes anyone want to dance with mummies, zombies and the wolfman himself.

“Halloween” Theme by John Carpenter
The best Halloween song — it is in the name! This is one of the most iconic themes in the movie industry. The quick piano melody gives anyone chills, puts you in the holiday spirit and has you looking over your shoulder, so Michael Myers isn’t following far behind.