Halloween 2022: Here is a playlist of 50 to have songs for spooky fun on the night of terrors

It is packed with 50 songs, ranging from themes of your favourite horror shows and movies to modern pop from Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish, from rock classics by The Rolling Stones and Alice Cooper to iconic horror videos by Michael Jackson and Marilyn Manson.

Kasmin FernandesUpdated: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 04:19 PM IST
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Halloween 2022: Here is a playlist of 50 to have spooky fun on the night of terrors |

You've spent weeks planning the scare-your-socks-off costume, and zombie makeup. The grizzly streamers are in. There's (fake) blood on the dance floor. The menu is loaded with too-good-to-pass appetisers, and you have stocked up on candy for the kids. But what are the guests going to shake a leg to? All this party planning left you no time to create a deliciously spooky playlist for the night of terrors. Look no further than our ultimate playlist of true blue Halloween songs. It is packed with 50 songs, ranging from themes of your favourite horror shows and movies, to modern pop from Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish, from rock classics by The Rolling Stones and Alice Cooper to iconic horror videos by Michael Jackson and Marilyn Manson.

Halloween songs fall largely into two categories, they are either dark and scary, or they are upbeat romps. Some of them merge different moods – campy (think 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings' by The Smashing Pumpkins which features in the latest Hollywood superhero movie 'Black Adam') and the terrifying (weren't you spooked by a blood-soaked The Weeknd in 'Blinding Lights'?). Prince's iconic Batdance is the funniest campy-meets-scary track in this style. Some of these tracks go deep into the philosophy of death, reminding you that death is but another plane (Blue Oyster Cult's 'Don't Fear the Reaper'), and some others celebrate the darkness within (June's 'A Little Messed Up' or Melanie Martinez's 'Mad Hatter'), taking a more accepting approach to mental health.

For your Halloween party, we have curated 50 incredible songs with all these flavours. Turn up the volume, and transmogrify this annual celebration of horrors into a night to remember.

1. 'Thriller' - Michael Jackson

2. 'Stranger Things' – Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein

3. 'This is Halloween' – From Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

4. 'The Addams Family' – Vic Mizzy

5. 'Sympathy For the Devil' – The Rolling Stones

6. 'Bury A Friend' – Billie Eilish

7. 'Devil Inside' – INXS

8. 'Blinding Lights' – The Weeknd

9. 'Dark Horse' – Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

10. 'Monster' – Lady Gaga

11. 'Haunted' - Beyoncé

12. 'Somebody's Watching Me' – Rockwell

13. Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift

14. 'Black Widow' – Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora

15. 'I'm In Love With A Monster' – Fifth Harmony (from 'Hotel Transylvania 2')

16. 'Heathens' – twenty one pilots (from 'Suicide Squad')

17. 'Disturbia' - Rihanna

18. 'Cradles' – Sub Urban

19. The Monster – Eminem ft. Rihanna

20. 'Ghost' – Halsey

21. 'Bad Blood' – Taylor Swift

22. 'Ghostbusters' – Ray Parker Jr.

23. 'Feed My Frankenstein' – Alice Cooper

24. 'Shout At The Devil' – Mötley Crüe

25. 'Spooky' – Dusty Springfield

26. 'Come To Daddy' - Aphex Twin

27. 'Highway To Hell' – AC/DC

28. 'Enter Sandman' – Metallica

29. 'Black Magic Woman' – Santana

30. 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' – Marilyn Manson

31. 'Inferno' – Sub Urban and Bella Poarch

32. 'Teeth' – 5 Seconds of Summer

33. 'Bad Habits' – Ed Sheeran

34. 'Bad Romance' – Lady Gaga

35. 'Mad Hatter' – Melanie Martinez

36. 'Don't Fear The Reaper' – Blue Oyster Cult

37. 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings' – The Smashing Pumpkins

38. 'Blood on the Dance Floor' – Michael Jackson

39. 'Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)' – David Bowie

40. 'Voodoo Child' – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

41. 'Midnight City' – M83

42. 'Demons' – Imagine Dragons

43. 'Boogie Monster' – Gnarls Barkley

44. Gorillaz - Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)

45. 'Ghosttown' – Madonna

46. 'Batdance' – Prince

47. 'A Little Messed Up' – June

48. 'Spiderwebs' – No Doubt

49. 'Living Dead Girl' – Rob Zombie

50. 'Blood, Milk and Sky' – White Zombie

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