Halloween is upon us, and everyone is getting into the spooky spirit. Costumes are being donned, pumpkins are being carved and for the music fans, Halloween playlists are back in rotation.
Halloween songs aren’t as big a market as Christmas songs but make no mistake; there’s still a huge variety out there, lurking in the shadows, waiting to jump out and scream ‘boo!’. Thriller is a classic, but let’s be honest, by October 31st we’re all thrilled out. Especially if you’ve been to a house party where you had to listen to it on repeat all night.
While not as popular as Christmas tunes, Halloween songs arguably have more variety. There’s been some great songs released over the last decade, and they haven’t all been October releases either. These ten songs all have enough spooky, scary themes to suit whatever your plans on Halloween, and they’re great bops to boot.
With a bit of luck, they might even stay in your ears long enough into November until the temptation to switch to the Christmas classics becomes too strong. Just don’t expect Michael Buble to bring out a Halloween album anytime soon.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.