Haunting Tunes for the Week of Halloween

Paige Kilmer, Author

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For this week’s Tune in Tuesday, we’re going to look at ten Halloween songs that need to be played at your party 

1: I Love the Dead by Alice Cooper 

In this hypnotic lament, Cooper sings about his love for the dead. It’s quite touching, if I say so myself. 

2: This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson or Danny Elfman 

It’s a classic, you hear it at least once every Halloween, but that doesn’t change its greatness. This song has been redone multiple times by different bands. If you enjoy the original song, listen to Danny Elfman’s  version (the original). If you’re looking for a creepy vibe, Marilyn Manson always delivers. And yes, Panic! At The Disco has made a cover of it too. 

3: Season of the Witch by Lana Del Rey 

If you’re feeling witchy, you might want to turn this up. Del Rey’s voice in this song might make you shiver. It will always get you into a Halloween spirit. 

4: Black Magic Woman by Fleetwood Mac 

A song by the rumored witch herself, Stevie Nicks. Let’s face it, all of Fleetwood Mac’s music gives off extreme witch vibes, that’s why we crave it so much. Black Magic Woman is a great song about falling in love with, well, a black magic woman. Spooky and lovely. 

5: I Put a Spell on You by Nina Simone

This song, just like “This is Halloween”, has multiple versions. The original singer is ScreaminJay Hawkin. Every version of the song is great, it’s really just preference. You knew this was going to be on the list, I mean, they sing it in Hocus Pocus, it has to be on the list. 

6: Thriller by Michael Jackson 

I’m not going to say anything about this one. You already know. 

7: Living Dead Girl or Dragula by Rob Zombie 

Songs about a man trying to fill his “insatiable love for the dead.” Mr. Zombie really brings it with his music. Actually, Rob Zombie has some great horror movies for this spooky time of the year and almost all of his songs are just as spooky. 

8: The Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show 

One of the most well known Halloween dance songs. And rightfully so! So just take a jump to the left and do the time warp. 

9: Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. 

Who you gonna call? 

10: The Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers 

The only reason it’s on the list is because legally it has to be. 

Anyways, have a happy Halloween!