Spooky Playlist

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Spooky Playlist

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Ken Fabian, Contributing Writer

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Monster (feat. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver)  – Kanye West 

A monumental moment in hip-hop history, “Monster” holds a special place. Every verse has iconic lyricism that is perfect for getting into spooky season.

 This is Halloween (From The Nightmare Before Christmas) – Danny Elfman

From the iconic Halloween (and kind of Christmas) movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, this song is the perfect addition to any Halloween playlist. 

Bennington (2007) – John Maus

Originally released in a compilation of unreleased work, “Bennington (2007)” has one of those basslines that will never leave your head. While it’s not exactly a Halloween song, it still keeps the spooky spirit.

 bury a friend – Billie Eilish

This may not be a traditional Halloween song, but Billie Eilish’s lyrics and musical undertones make for a spooky hit. 

Turn Off The Light (feat. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) – Kim Petras

From Kim Petras’ Halloween album (yes, Halloween album) of the same title, “Turn Off The Light” is pop perfection. With a feature from Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, it’s an instant Halloween classic.

 Disturbia – Rihanna

From her 2008 record “Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded,” this club banger will make everybody within a hearing range dance.  This melody will be cemented in pop history as one of the catchiest of all time.

 Thriller – Michael Jackson

Speaking of songs that will get you moving, “Thriller” features some of the most memorable choreo of all time. It’ll have you howling “Thrillerrrrr” all night long!

 Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers

Everyone’s favorite line dance, “Monster Mash” captures the fun spirit of Halloween and promotes nothing but lighthearted fun. It’s a graveyard smash!

Bloody Mary – Lady Gaga

This song recently became popular on the app, TikTok, with Halloween-themed videos. Though this song isn’t about the holiday, the background music and lyrics make it seem like any other Halloween hit. 

Victor’s Piano Solo (From The Corpse Bride) – Danny Elfman

This song does not have any lyrics, but chilling piano part creates the perfect Halloween-themed ambiance.