55 Halloween Songs to Soundtrack Your Spooky Soirée

::Reenacts Mean Girls Halloween party scene::


If you're a dark-tempered hostess devising scare tactics for your next Halloween party, you're going to need a chilling playlist to set the scene. To help you and your guests channel your inner ghost, ghoul, or goblin this year, press play on these hair-raising Halloween tracks—including hits from Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Florence + the Machine, Missy Elliot, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

"Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga

"Pretty When You Cry" - Lana Del Rey

"I Put a Spell on You" - Nina Simone

"Dark Horse" - Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

"Beware" - Big Sean ft. Lil Wayne and Jhene Aiko

"Alice" - Avril Lavigne

"Did It On 'Em" - Nicki Minaj

"Bring Me to Life" - Evanescence

"Dirty Talk" - Wynter Gordon

"Black Magic Woman" - Fleetwood Mac

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

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

"Thriller" - Michael Jackson

"Demons" - Sleigh Bells

"Bionic" - Christina Aguilera

"E.T." - Katy Perry ft. Kanye West

"Psycho Killer" - Talking Heads

"Superstition" - Stevie Wonder

"Hungry Like the Wolf" - Duran Duran

"The Ghost Inside" - Broken Bells

"Psychotic Girl" - The Black Keys

"True Blood" - Justin Timberlake

"Witches' Rave" - Jeff Buckley

"Halloweenhead" - Ryan Adams

"Somebody's Watching Me" - Rockwell

"Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon

"Get Ur Freak On" - Missy Elliott

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

"Puttin' on the Ritz" - Taco

"Disturbia" - Rihanna

"Teeth" - Lady Gaga

"Wolf Like Me" - TV On the Radio

"The Killing Moon" - Echo & The Bunnymen

"Evil Woman" - Electric Light Orchestra

"Vampire" - John & Jehn

"Human" - Goldfrapp

"Maneater" - Nelly Furtado

"Killer Queen" - Queen

"Ghost Town" - The Specials

"Love Potion #9" - The White Stripes

"The Twilight Zone" - The Ventures

"So Haunted" - Cut Copy

"Evil Eye" - Franz Ferdinand

"Haunted" - Beyoncé

"Seven Devils" - Florence + the Machine

"Halloween" - Siouxsie and the Banshees

"Ghost Tonight" - Chairlift

"Cannibal" - Kesha

"Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker Jr.

"Time Warp" - Patricia Quinn, Richard O'Brien, Little Neil

"Burn the Witch" - Queens of the Stone Age

"The Addams Family" - TV Themes

"Double Trouble" - John Williams

"The Exorcist" - Halloween All-Stars

"Black Mirror" - Arcade Fire

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