Halloween is so close we can practically taste it, and it’s definitely party season for anyone with a ghoulish streak. We already gave you one list of essential songs for your party, but just in case that wasn’t enough for you, here’s 15 more!
Rob Zombie – “Dragula”
This and “Living Dead Girl” (which was on the first list) are a guaranteed good time at any Halloween shindig.
Frank Sinatra – “Witchcraft”
Maybe your Halloween shindig is a little too classy for Rob Zombie? Don’t worry, Ol’ Blue Eyes has you covered.
Blue Oyster Cult – “Godzilla”
Halloween’s a great time for monsters, so celebrate it with an ominous, intensely cool song about one of the biggest monsters of all time!
Rockwell – “Somebody’s Watching Me”
A smooth jam about paranoia and being terrified? Sign me up!
Iron Maiden – “Fear Of The Dark”
Let’s get real here, for the more easily-scared among us, Halloween is probably an unfortunately intense time of the year. Don’t worry though, ’cause the boys in Iron Maiden have a song for you!
Steview Wonder – “Superstition”
A genuine classic that’s always catchy, what better song for the most superstitious day of the year?
These next few songs are absolute essentials if you want your Halloween party to not suck…
Alice Cooper – “Feed My Frankenstein”
The king of shock rock already welcomed us to his nightmare, and now he’s introducing us to the most famous movie monster of all time… I think…
Mannhelm Steamroller – “The X-Files Theme”
Because it’s never not creepy, and never not amazing.
Misfits – “Dig Up Her Bones”
The spookiest of punk bands have plenty of Halloween-appropriate tunes, and this is one of their absolute best.
Oingo Boingo – “Dead Man’s Party”
Let Danny Elfman serenade your holiday with a song that isn’t “This Is Halloween.”
Robert Smith – “Witchcraft”
A song so damn good that both the original AND the cover make this list. If you want a spookier version of Sinatra, goth rock icon Robert Smith does an excellent job.
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put A Spell On You”
It has tons of covers, but nothing beats the smooth, yet mildly creepy, original.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “A Nightmare On My Street”
Yes, Will Smith raps over a remix of the Nightmare on Elm Street theme. Yes, it’s insane. Yes, we love it.
Orson Welles – “War of the Worlds”
Okay, so it’s not a song, but what song ever caused a legitimate panic by being so effectively scary that people thought aliens were actually attacking? This classic radio play still sounds creepy as hell today.
Bobby Pickett – “Monster Mash”
Because no Halloween is complete without it (and because y’all messaged me about it not being on the first list).