40 Halloween Tracks To Soundtrack Your Spooky Soirée

They'll put a spell on you.

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Halloween is all about tapping into your dark side, so if you're a hostess devising scare tactics, it's only fitting that you've got the spooky soundtrack to match.

Before you and your guests channel your inner ghost, ghoul, or witch this year, press play on songs that'll set the mood. Here, we've assembled a medley of Halloween numbers so hair-raising they'll ward off trick-or-treaters, from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Kanye West, Florence + the Machine, and Dusty Springfield. Not to mention, sinister dance numbers so infectious you'll become a slave to the rhythm—Michael Jackson, Missy Elliot, and Stevie Wonder, we're laying the blame on you.

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Top off your spooky mise en scène with our 40-track set, below, and be sure to subscribe to the Marie Claire Spotify profile for all the best playlists.

1. "I Put a Spell on You" - Nina Simone

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2. "Black Magic Woman" - Fleetwood Mac

3. "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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4. "Spooky" - Dusty Springfield

5. "Monster" - Kanye West, JAY Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj

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6. "Thriller" - Michael Jackson

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7. "Season of the Witch" - Donovan

8. "Sympathy for the Devil" - The Rolling Stones

9. "Demons" - Sleigh Bells

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10. "Psycho Killer" - Talking Heads

11. "Superstition" - Stevie Wonder

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12. "Hungry Like the Wolf" - Duran Duran

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13. "Monster Mash" - Bobby "Boris" Pickett

14. "The Ghost Inside" - Broken Bells

15. "Psychotic Girl" - The Black Keys

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16. "True Blood" - Justin Timberlake

17. "Witches' Rave" - Jeff Buckley

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18. "Halloweenhead" - Ryan Adams

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19. "Somebody's Watching Me" - Rockwell

20. "Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon

21. "Get Ur Freak On" - Missy Elliott

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22. "The Boogie Monster" - Gnarls Barkley

23. "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" - David Bowie

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24. "Puttin' on the Ritz" - Taco

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25. "Disturbia" - Rihanna

26. "Teeth" - Lady Gaga

27. "Wolf Like Me" - TV On the Radio

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28. "Lullaby" - The Cure

29. "Evil Woman" - Electric Light Orchestra

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30. "Vampire" - John & Jehn

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31. "Human" - Goldfrapp

32. "Maneater" - Nelly Furtado

33. "Killer Queen" - Queen

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34. "Ghost Town" - The Specials

35. "Love Potion No. 9" - The Searchers

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36. "The Twilight Zone" - The Ventures

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37. "So Haunted" - Cut Copy

38. "Evil Eye" - Franz Ferdinand

39. "Haunted" - Beyoncé

40. "Seven Devils" - Florence + the Machine

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