Halloween is great for amateurs, but I’m spooky all year long. That’s why I have been faithfully working on this creepy Halloween music playlist. This post is actually a follow-up to my playlist on Halloween party music from a few years ago, which you can read here. I’m always adding to this playlist, however, so I have some new spooky tracks for you guys. Put them on at your next ritual sacrifice or coven convention!
It should be noted that these are not necessarily songs about Halloween/ghouls/death, but more spooky songs that create a creepy mood.
The Zombies – She’s Not There
Where did she go? Is she a ghost? A vampire? A ghoul? You’ll have to listen to the song to find out, I guess. What, you don’t know The Zombies?! Read more about them here.
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put a Spell On You
The original version of this song is good too, but I was just digging this video because I love Hawkins’s performance of this song.
The Shacks – This Strange Effect
Well, apparently, this song is in the latest iPhone commercial, so I’m not playing anything for you guys that you haven’t already heard. But guess what. It was on my December 2016 playlist. I’m not saying that I should be picking the songs for commercials on TV, but I am available.
The Doors – People Are Strange
I recently toured the Ellison in Venice, where apparently Jim Morrison once lived. In fact, Lana Del Rey rents his room once per month, presumably to do witchcraft during the full moon.
Fiona Apple – Criminal
This song and video used to scare the bejeezus out of me when I was a kid! It’s still a great song, and a great karaoke go-to.
Dusty Springfield – Spooky
This is probably my favorite cover of this song. I don’t know who styled Dusty Springfield here though. Like honestly? A peasant dress with a beehive and butterfly necklace? That’s what’s truly spooky here.
Eagles – Witchy Woman
UM HELLO?! How did I miss this one the first time around? Y’all know I love the Eagles. I’ve even stood on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. Anyways, I like to fantasize that this song was written about Stevie Nicks.
Teen Sensations – Monster Beach Party
I’m not sure if this is like a novelty band formed just to play this one song about monsters enjoying a Beach Boys-esque beach party at night, but I don’t care. It’s fun.
Tame Impala – Elephant
This song has nothing to do with Halloween or the supernatural. It just sounds down right demonic, does it not?
Kanye West – New Slaves
I’ve noticed this trend of creepy beats in hip hop. I’m not saying it started with Yeezus, but maybe it did. I’m not a hip hop historian. Plus this track is about one of the scariest themes of all: racism.