You all know I just LOVE Halloween! I also LOVE Music. So of course I’m going to put the two together in a playlist on my phone right? Right!!! I made a Halloween Playlist of songs that are Halloween related or put me in that kinda mood.
When making my playlist, I went through my entire library of music – about 200+ songs – and it took me a while to find the right Halloween songs for my playlist. I have about 20 songs but I’m going to narrow them down to the 5 best ones. These are my top 10 favorite Halloween songs.
Bad Moon by Hollywood Undead
Now Hollywood Undead have a slue of songs that can be used for any Halloween themed playlist. From Undead in 2008, to Dead Bite in 2012, to Day of the Dead in 2015. My favorite is from their latest album Five released in 2017 Bad Moon. This song makes me think of my werewolf story, Werewolf Next Door
Dracula by Bea Miller:
Bea Miller is new to me. I discovered her about a year ago with the above song Dracula and I love it. Listening to the lyrics brings me back to my younger days when I thought bad boys were hot. I don’t find Dracula particularly appealing either but come on, her song is titled Dracula. I couldn’t help myself ;p
Bring Me to Life by Evanescence:
I know, I know. This song was dedicated to the Daredevil movie so it doesn’t really belong to a Halloween playlist. I disagree though. It’s a Gothic song and Gothic is Halloween. To me, it’s a love song for the holiday.
Thriller by Michael Jackson:
Come on guys. You didn’t really think I would have a Halloween playlist and NOT have Michael Jackson’s Famous Thriller on it do you? I was just a little kid when I first saw this video and heard this song. I had a huge crush on Michael Jackson too so I was very interested in this. The monsters in it were so scary at the time. And I loved it!
I Put A Spell on You by Bette Midler (From Hocus Pocus)
Hocus Pocus is one of my favorite Halloween movies and I just love this song. But I can’t talk about this song without paying homage to the original writer, Jalacy, “Screamin Jay” Hawkins, who wrote this song back in 1956. In fact, his recording made it on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 songs that shaped Rock and Roll. Pretty awesome, I think! It has been redone many times since then but Bette Midler is my favorite.
Calling All The Monsters by China Anne McClain:
This song is Conner’s favorite Halloween song. We used to watch the Disney channel together a lot when he was younger. A former Disney kid, China now plays a reluctant super powered teenager on Black Lightening but this is the song I will always remember with fond memories spending evenings with my baby boy watching her on Disney.
Back From the Dead by Skillet:
Oh I just love Skillet! They are a great rock band but their songs are empowering and inspirational. This song Back from the Dead is great for Halloween with lyrics like, “the zombies come out at night. They’ll never catch me, they’ll never catch me”.
Vampire Heart by HIM:
There was no decent video of this song by HIM but I found the next best thing. This song was put to one of my favorite vampire movies of all time, Underworld. I can watch this movie any time of the year but it’s fitting for Halloween. I just love Selene. She’s such a badass!
Monster by Eminem (Featuring Rihanna):
I have this one not just for Halloween but the lyrics. Monster is something I know something about having PTSD. I used to think I had a monster inside me. We all do though. We all have the good and the bad within us.
My Demons by Starset:
We are ending this post on a Sci-Fi video. I think sci-fi is a part of Halloween just as much as the vampires, witches and zombies of the supernatural world. “Save me if I become, my demons” Those are some of the lyrics. The video is pretty good too. Check it out.
Well, there you have it folks. My October playlist that is centered around all things Halloween. I just love Halloween! Don’t you?
Thanks so much for reading! (and listening)
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