Dance till you drop (dead) on Halloween with this killer party playlist!
You might regret the costume, you might get spooked out of your wits by scary movies (and we all know Asian horror films are the most terrifying), and you can’t even get started on ghost stories. If Halloween’s going to be crummy for you, at least you still have the music to keep your spirits (and maybe other spirits too) up. We’ve put together a killer Halloween party playlist that’s more boogie than boogeyman.
Thriller – Michael Jackson
You should be banished to hell if you don’t include this ditty in your party jams.
Backstreet’s Back – Backstreet Boys
Campy choreography, ghastly costumes, elaborate narratives… they just don’t do music videos like the 00s anymore.
I Love U So Much (It’s Scary) – Boyz 4 Now
With cheesy lyrics, and even cheesier music video of them turning into monsters (a homage to BSB’s Backstreet’s Back), you can’t deny that this fictional boy band from the animated series Bob’s Burgers have made quite the killer tune.
I Put A Spell On You – Screamin Jay Hawkins
The screaming, the theatrics, and the creepy props for the performance – this is a Halloween masterpiece.
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
Of course this one’s going in the list.
Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
This tune kicks off with a sampled line from British actor Maurice Denham, who yells, “It’s in the trees, it’s coming!” – a line comes from a 1957 British horror film, Night of the Demon, about a demon that appears from the woods, hell-bent on spreading some evil. The movie is also a favourite of Kate Bush and she sings the line again in the song.
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
How about them soul-funk vibes? We’re going to be superstitious and add some Stevie Wonder to the mix.
Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
A super dance-y song that alludes to getting your head chopped off. Yup, this going to get a head start on the Halloween party playlist.
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
When the Talking Heads started out, the waif-like, lead member David Byrne was often compared to Norman Bates, the psycho killer from Alfred Hitchcock’s… Psycho. That description came especially easy for critics once Byrne wrote this unhinged funk ballad inspired by knife-wielding Norman. He pulled it off well – just look at his eyes in this performance.
Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend
For incorporating ‘Vampire’ in their band name, we’re giving them a free pass. Besides, incorrectly used punctuation is hell in itself.
Afterlife – Arcade Fire
What happens when you die? We can’t give you an answer but we hope Arcade Fire would soundtrack our afterlife. Warning: the video might make you tear a little.
The Phantom of the Opera
If your type is creepy masked stalkers who have 24-hour access to a grand theatre and can sing really well, this one’s for you.
Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show