10 Must Have Songs For A Halloween Party
Looking for ten must have songs for a Halloween party? There are many out there, but only the best have the right mix of catchy and spooky. And don't forget that indomitable sense of fun that mixes pleasure in the atmosphere and the traditions of one of the year's best holidays! No creepy kick-back would be complete without this list of classic must have songs for a Halloween party.
- "Monster Mash." Singer Bobby "Boris" Pickett made this hit a graveyard smash. Every list of must have songs for a Halloween party must begin with this perennial favorite!
- "The Devil Inside." Michael Hutchence's deep and piercing guttural growl amps up the energy and the fear in the lyric of this INXS hit.
- "Nightmare on My Street." Debuting around the same time as "The Devil Inside," DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince made 1988 a year to remember with this rap song tie-in to the Wes Craven horror franchise.
- "Thriller." The spooky, throbbing dance hall beat makes this Michael Jackson tune from his album of the same name among the best must have songs for a Halloween party.
- "Don't Fear the Reaper." Blue Oyster Cult's 1976 Agents of Fortune album was a platinum selling masterpiece thanks in part to the popularity of this anthem for Halloween (and many horror flicks since).
- "Psycho Killer." The Talking Heads debuted one of the best must have songs for a Halloween party on their album "Talking Heads: 77," and watched as it became the only song from the release to chart. It remains a fun, if not disturbing, journey into the thoughts of a serial slicer and dicer.
- "Dragula." "Hellbilly Deluxe," Rob Zombie's breakout solo album after spending years with the group White Zombie, gained enormous popularity, thanks to Halloween friendly hits such as the hard-riffing "Dragula."
- "Where the Wild Roses Grow." Perhaps the best of the must have songs for a Halloween party that you've never heard of, this tune from singer-songwriter-screenwriter Nick Cave launched the album Murder Ballads onto a path toward cult fame and critical acceptance.
- "Ghostbusters." Ray Park may have ripped off the beat from the Huey Lewis and the News hit, "I Wanna New Drug," but there is no denying the appropriateness of this tune for a list of must have songs for a Halloween party.
- "Werewolves of London." No, that beat you hear in the background is not Kid Rock's "All Summer Long." It belongs to the older, and far superior, "Werewolves of London," which has been a staple on lists all over the world for the must have songs for a Halloween party.