Halloween Party Playlists
Here are some playlists I put together for our Halloween party in the order I put them on.  The concept of "genre" is loosely applied, and so you might read "metal" as simply "harder than old people listen to," hence the reason why, say, Nirvana is filed there.  Don't hate.  Make your own playlists.



Classical/Instrumental
ACDC Tribute - Hells Bells (String Quartet)
Bach - Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana (O Fortuna)
Theme from Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Movie Theme - Exorcist - Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Movie Theme - Halloween - John Carpenter
Movie Theme - Halloween - Rob Zombie
Movie Theme - Psycho
Movie Theme - The Omen - Ava Santina
Mussorgsky - Rimsky-Korsakov - A Night on Bald Mountain
Phantom of the Opera - (Sarah Brightman & Steve Harley - remix)
Robert Cobert Orchestra - Theme From Dark Shadows (1966)

Pop
Note: I arranged these chronologically because I found that a comprehensive playlist like this plays less schizophrenically when stylistically similar tracks appear back to back as opposed to jumping from, say, Sinatra to Rick James and then Depeche Mode to Cream.

1956 Screaming Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You
1957 Frank Sinatra - Witchcraft
1958 Big Bopper - Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor
1958 Sheb Wooley - Flying Purple People Eater
1961 Howlin' Wolf - I Ain't Superstitious
1962 Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt Kickers - Monster Mash
1964 TV Theme - Addams Family
1964 TV Theme - Munsters
1965 Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You
1967 Cream - Strange Brew
1968 Beatles - Helter Skelter
1968 Classics IV - Spooky
1968 Jeff Beck - I Ain't Superstitious
1968 Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil (Neptunes Full Length Remix)
1968 Santana - Black Magic Woman
1968 The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire (Stereo Version)
1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sinister Purpose
1969 Crow - Evil Woman Don't Play Your Games With Me
1969 TV Theme - Scooby Dooby Doo
1972 Stevie Wonder - Superstition
1975 Rocky Horror - Science Fiction Double Feature
1975 Rocky Horror - Sweet Transvestite
1975 Rocky Horror - The Time Warp
1976 Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper
1976 Trammps - Disco Inferno
1977 Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
1977 KC & The Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man
1977 Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
1977 Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
1980 B-52's - Devil In My Car
1980 Olivia Newton-John - Magic
1980 Thin Lizzy - Killer On The Loose
1981 Birthday Party - Release the Bats
1981 Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
1981 Rick James - Super Freak
1981 Rush - Witchhunt
1981 Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound
1982 Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
1982 Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
1982 Klaus Nomi - Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead
1982 Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
1982 Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
1982 Toto Coelo - I Eat Cannibals
1983 Golden Earring - Twilight Zone
1983 Michael Sembello - Maniac
1983/1964 Munsters and Butch Patrick - Whatever Happened To Eddie
1984 Cars - Magic
1984 Fred Schneider - Monster (in my pants)
1984 Laura Branigan - Self Control
1984 Michael Jackson - Thriller (Video-clip Version)
1984 Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
1984 Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
1984 Soft Cell - Martin
1984 Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (long version)
1985 Bee Gees - Eaten Alive (Human Candy Mix)
1985 Diana Ross - Eaten Alive
1985 Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
1985 Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
1985 Sting - Moon Over Bourbon Street
1986 Chameleons - Swamp Thing
1986 Tim Curry - Anything Can Happen On Halloween
1987 Gerard McMann - Cry Little Sister (Thou Shall Not Fall)
1988 INXS - Devil Inside
1989 Ozzy and Lita Ford - If I Close my Eyes
1989 Prince - Batdance
1989 TV Theme - Tales From The Crypt
199? Rancid - Scooby Doo Theme (ska cover)
1990 Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting
1990 John Fogerty - Eye of the Zombie
1990 Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly
1990 Oingo Boingo - No One Lives Forever
1991 REM - Furry Happy Monsters
1992 Annie Lennox - Love Song for a Vampire
1993 Bee Gees - Haunted House
1993 Mark Burgess and the Sons of God - Swamp Thing (Live)
1993 Nightmare Before Christmas - This is Halloween
1993 TV Theme - X Files
1994 Elvira - Haunted House
1995 No Doubt - Spiderwebs
1995 Nosferatu - Haunting
1996 Beck - Devil's Haircut
1996 Boo Radleys - Meltin's Worm
1996 Tito and Tarantula - After Dark (from the From Dusk Till Dawn sndtrk)
1997 David Bowie - Dead Man Walking
2000 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Who's That Creepin'
2001 Depeche Mode - The Dead of Night
2002 Sweatmaster - I Am A Demon and I Love Rock n Roll
2004 Britney Spears - Toxic
2004 John Fogerty - Wicked Old Witch
2006 Automatic - Monster
2006 Ropes - Kill Her Off
2007 Debbie Harry - Necessary Evil
2007 DJ Bobo - Vampires Are Alive
2009 Kills - Superstition
2009 Lady Gaga - Monster
2009 Sesame Street - Count - Censored Count's Song
2010 BoB - Ghost in a Machine (The Adventures of Bobby Ray)
2010 Bruno Mars - Grenade
Ozzy Osbourne & Dweezil Zappa - Stayin' Alive


Psychobilly and Surf
Amazing Crowns - Little Demon
Bomboras - A Fistful of Terror
Born Losers - Werewolves on Wheels
Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
Cramps - I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Cramps - What's Behind the Mask (1980)
Cramps - Zombie Dance
Creepshow - Creatures of the Night
Davie Allan and the Phantom Surfers - Extrasensory Deception
Dead Elvi - The Creature Stole My Surfboard
Dead Kennedys - Halloween
Deadbolt - Psychic Voodoo Doll
Demented Are Go - Can't Sleep At Night
Fabienne Delsol - I'm Gonna Haunt You
Ghost Train - The Swanks
Hillbilly Hellcats - Dead Man's Party
Hillbilly Hellcats - Ghost Train
Lee Kristofferson - Night of the Werewolf
Legendary Invisible Men - Spooks Night Out
Little Richard - Casper the Friendly Ghost (from the Casper movie)
Los Straitjackets - Munsters theme
Marketts - Out of Limits
Moontrekkers - Night of the Vampire
Motivations - The Birds
Phantom 5 - Graveyard
Reverend Horton Heat - The Halloween Dance
Revillos - She's Fallen In Love With a Monster Man
Rob Zombie feat. The Ghastly Ones - Halloween (She Get So Mean)
Rocket From the Crypt - I Drink Blood
Satan's Pilgrims - Gravewalk
Shadows - The Frightened City
Southern Culture on the Skids - Werewolf
Stranglers - Waltzinblack
Swingin' Neckbreakers - No Costume, No Candy
Zacherley with Southern Culture on the Skids - Sinister Purpose

Rockabilly
Music has grown so homogenized these days that there's hardly any room for novelty records.  Back in the day there were dozens of these released every year.  I don't really put all of these on a playlist, but here's a comprehensive list of the rockabilly (and related styles of) music that incorporate Halloween themes.

Archie King - He's a Vampire

Artie Shaw - Nightmare (1938)
Bert Convy - The Monster Hop (1958)
Big Bopper - Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor
Bill Buchanan - Beware (1962)
Bill Buchanan - The Night Before Halloween
Billy Ford And The Thunderbirds - The Monster
Billy Lee Riley - Flying Saucer Rock 'n' Roll (Alt)
Billy Taylor and the Teardrops - Wombie Zombie
Bobby Please - The Monster (1959)
Cadillacs - The Boogie Man
Carl Bonafede - Were Wolf
Carl Perkins - Put Your Cat Clothes On
Carlos Casal Jr. - Don't Meet Mr. Frankenstein
Castle Kings - You Can Get Him Frankenstein (1961)
Charles Sheffield - It's Your Voodoo Working
Claudine Clark - Walkin' Through a Cemetery
Coasters - Poison Ivy (1959)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put a Spell on You (1968)
Cris Kevin - Haunted House
David Seville - Witch Doctor (1958)
Daylighters - Mad House Jump
Diamonds - Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein, or Dracula
Dickie Goodman - Horror Movies
DuPonts - Screamin' Ball (at Dracula Hall) (1958)
Eddie Thomas - Frankenstein Rock (1958)
Five Blobs - The Blob
Frantics - Werewolf
Gary Warren - Werewolf
Gene Moss - I Want to Bite Your Hand (Bela Lugosi Tribute) (1964)
Gene Vincent - Race with the Devil
George Jackson and the Unisons - Miss Frankenstein
Guana Batz - Werewolf Blues (1984)
Hollis Champion - Old Red Devil
Hollywood Flames - Frankenstein's Den (1958)
Howlin' Wolf - Evil (1954)
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' For My Baby
Jack And Jim - Midnight Monsters Hop
Jack Hammer and the Pacers - Black Widow Spider Woman
Jack Starr - Halloween Party
Jamie Horton - Robot Man
Jim Burgett - Jeckyll And Hyde
John Zacherley - Dinner With Drac, Pt. 1
John Zacherley - Dinner With Drac, Pt. 2
Johnny Fuller - Haunted House
Johnny Otis Show - Castin' My Spell On You
Kac Ties - Mr. Were Wolf
Keytones - I Was a Teenage Monster
Kip Tyler - She's My Witch
Lee Ross - The Mummy's Bracelet
Lord Luther with the Kingsmen - I was a Teenage Creature
Louis Prima and Keely Smith - That Old Black Magic
Magics - Zombie Walk
Merv Griffin - House of Horrors
Newports - I'm in the Ground for Good
Nu-Trends - Spooksville
Poets - Dead
Rod Willis - The Cat
Round Robin - I'm the Wolfman
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs -Little Red Riding Hood
Scotty Stuart - Nightmare
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Frenzy
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Little Demon
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Little Screamin Demon (fast remix)
Searchers - Love Potion Number 9
Sonny Day - Creature From Outer Space
Space Ghost - It's Not Easy Being Evil (1995)
Swingin' Phillies - Frankenstein's party
Tarantula Ghoul and Her Gravediggers - Graveyard Rock
Terry Teene - Curse of the Hearse
Three Ghouls - Morgus the Magnificent
Thurl Ravenscroft - The Headless Horseman
Tony and the Monstrosities - Igor's Lament
Tyrone A Saurus - Monster Twist
Verdicts - Mummy's Ball (1961)
Zanies - The Mad Scientist

Electronic/Dance
MC Hammer - Addams Groove
Melanie C - I Want Candy (So-Lo Electric Vocal Remix)
Groove Coverage - Poison (Alice Cooper cover)
Pink vs. Ray Parker Jr. - Get The Party Started Vs. Ghostbusters (DMC Mash-Up)
Siobhan Lynch - Stayin' Alive
TV Theme - X Files (Dj Dado)
Depeche Mode - Waiting for the Night (Sonic Integration mix)
Mozart - Requiem Lacrimosa (techno remix)
Bach - Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor (Vanessa Mae techno remix)
Movie Theme - Mike Myers (Terror mix)
Carmina Burana O Fortuna (Techno Remix)
Phantom of the Opera (Baltimora techno dance mix)

New additions (unfiled into my playlist yet):
Antoine Dodson - Bed Intruder Full Song (2010)
Aqua - Halloween
Bach - Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor (Vanessa Mae techno remix)
Brainbug - Nightmare (sinister strings mix)
Comateens - Munsters theme
Cranberries - Zombie (Eurodance remix)
Cranberries - Zombie (hardcore mix)
Dead or Alive - Something in My House
DJ Bobo - Vampires Are Alive (Calboy's Alive Mix)
Fefe Dobson - Ghost
Gary Numan - Down In The Park
Juno Reactor - Swamp Thing
La Roux - In for the Kill
Michael Jackson - Thriller (Dmx Remix)
Movie Theme - Halloween techno remix (dance dance revolution)
Ne-Yo - Beautiful Monster
Outkast - Dracula's Wedding
Pzychobitch - Sweet Kiss
Ratatat - WildCat
Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters (techno remix)
Ray Parker Jr. vs. DJ Marbrax - Ghostbusters 2003 (White Label Mix)
Sonique - I Put a Spell on You
Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Vandalism Remix)
Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise
Two Lone Swordsmen - The Lurch


Metal
Misfits - Monster Mash
ACDC - Hells Bells
Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls
Ramones - Pet Sematary
Marilyn Manson - I Put a Spell on You
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Misfits - Halloween
White Zombie - I'm Your Boogie Man
Ministry - Every Day Is Halloween
Twisted Sister - Burn In Hell
Marilyn Manson - This Is Halloween
Marylin Manson - Sweet Dreams
Alice Cooper - Feed My Frankenstein
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Van Halen - Running With the Devil
Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl (Techno Remix)
Judas Priest - Living After Midnight
Alice Cooper - Poison
Metallica - Of Wolf and Man
Ozzy Osbourne & Rob Zombie - Zombie Stomp
Nine Inch Nails & David Bowie - Scary Monsters
Phantom of the Opera ( Heavy Metal remix)
Rob Zombie - Dragula (techno mix)
Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings

New additions (unfiled into my playlist yet):
Alice Cooper - Go To Hell
Alice Cooper - Keepin' Halloween Alive
Alice Cooper - No More Mr. Nice Guy (1973)
Alice Cooper - Prince Of Darkness
Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare (2010)
Black Sabbath - Iron Man (1970)
Black Sabbath - Psycho Man
Devin Townsend Band - Vampira
Extreme Noise Terror - Carry on Screaming
Fastway - Trick or Treat
Guns 'n' Roses - I Used to Love Her
Helloween - Halloween (1987)
Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark
Judas Priest - NightCrawler
King Diamond - Halloween
Kiss - Creatures of the Night
KMFDM - Blood (Evil Mix)
Metallica - All Nightmare Long
Metallica - Am I Evil
Metallica - Cyanide
Nine Inch Nails - Reptile
Nirvana - Stay Away
Orbital feat. Kirk Hammett - Satan
Rob Zombie - Call of the Zombie + Superbeast
Rob Zombie - Dead Girl Superstar
Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl
Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper - Hands Of Death (Burn Baby Burn)
Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
Skillet- Monster w growl
Slayer - Bloodline
Stabbing Westward - Haunting Me
Stryper - To Hell with the Devil





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