Spooky Scary Songs for Spooktober


Photo by Erika Jimenez

An enjoyable playlist for the fall season.

Erika Jimenez, Art Director

It is officially October and we all know what that means… Halloween! As a former emo kid and horror movie fanatic, this is a really big deal for me. I go all out for spooky season because I believe it is the best season, other than Christmas. You can catch me at all the haunted trails and Halloween stores. Once the month is over you’ll see me in the clearance section of Walmart buying all the 50% off Halloween themed goodies. I am very passionate about Halloween and in the spirit of Halloween, I thought it would be a great idea to make a spooky themed playlist to get others just as hyped for the scariest season of the year.


“Spooky Scary Skeletons” by Andrew M. Gold

We have all heard this song at some point in our lives, whether it be at a Halloween party or in a Halloween themed meme. This song is the Halloween anthem. It’s catchy, upbeat and overall really fun. 

“This Is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas 

As a kid, I was always captivated by Tim Burton. Nothing got me more simultaneously hyped for Christmas and Halloween than The Nightmare Before Christmas so it’s no surprise that this song made it to the list. This song makes me feel like the pumpkin king, soaking up in all things spooky.

 “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

Again, this song is also a Halloween party classic. Thriller is just a funky song that you just can’t help but dance to and the fact that it has a dance that goes along with it makes it better. The music video is a thriller within itself. 

Along with these three songs, here are a few more for you to jam out to throughout October as well:


“Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett 

“The Boogie Monster” by Gnarls Barkley

“Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr

“The Addams Family Theme Song” by Vic Mizzy

“Witch Doctor” by Ross Bagdasarian Sr.

“Creep” by Radiohead

“I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow

“Zombie” by The Cranberries

“Highway to Hell” by AC/DC

“The Monster” by Eminem

“I Put A Spell On You” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

“Addams Groove” by MC Hammer

“I’m Your Boogie Man” by KC & The Sunshine Band

“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

“Scooby Doo, Where Are You?” by David Mook and Ben Raleigh