It’s the spookiest time of year – Halloween season! :) Here is a playlist I’ve been listening to to get in the spirit. They’re not your typical Halloween novelty tracks (no “Monster Mash” here, I’m afraid!) but instead are songs that fit in with Halloween themes. It’s an eclectic way of getting your Halloween party started! :D
- Rihanna – Disturbia (Video Version)
Creepy piano notes set the tone for this tale of mental anguish. Or something like that!
- Pet Shop Boys – The Ghost Of Myself
Past loves can certainly haunt you, and this PSB tune sets that sentiment to flawless dark electronica!
- Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You
A superb cover of the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins classic.
- Madonna – Supernatural
One of M’s lesser-known tracks is a spooktacular story about falling in love with a ghost!
- Kate Bush – Hammer Horror
Fun and spooky!
- Sarah Brightman – Ghost in the Machinery
“In the heat of the moment, in the dark of night – you never see his face for he’s the ghost inside!” A great tune from Sarah’s pop diva days.
- Moloko – Indigo [Radio Edit]
It’s not particularly scary, but the mention of Ramses is enough to bring mummies to my mind!
- BWO – Voodoo Magic
There’s some bewitching going down in this song!
- Arabesque – Lucifer’s Lover
A camp account of what happens when you fall in love with the devil!
- Ladytron – Ghost (Single Edit)
Buzzing electronics create a ghostly atmosphere in this song!
- Utada Hikaru – Devil Inside (The Scum Frog Radio Edit)
A storming remix of this song about a “jealous angel deep inside”!
- Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400
The deep-voiced “zombie nation” hook will creep up on you if you don’t watch out!
- Armin Van Buuren – Blue Fear (Trouser Enthusiasts EBE Edit)
An epic instrumental with a cool synth melody!
- Jes – Ghost
“I was a ghost before you came / I was the same but then I changed” – I’d say so, you went from being dead to alive! ;)
- Poe – Haunted
An awesome track with eerie sound effects!
- Pet Shop Boys – Vampires
A sultry beat pushes this neat track along!
- Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue – Where the Wild Roses Grow
A classic Kylie track, wherein she inhabits a character who for some reason (listen to the lyrics!) is called The Wild Rose – but her name was Eliza Day.
- Sinéad O’Connor – I Am Stretched on Your Grave
A freaky poem set to music!
- Enigma – Sadeness Part I (Violent US Remix)
Mad screaming and creepy tinkling bells – what more could you want for Halloween?
- Kate Bush – Waking The Witch
Downright frightening – frighteningly brilliant, that is!
- Siobhan Donaghy – Ghosts
Reversed vocals give this sinister tune a really ghostly feel.
- Sarah Brightman – Sleep Tight
Love that high note at the end of this song about Death!
- BONUS Madonna – Supernatural (Original Arms House Mix)
Just another excuse to boogie down! :)
What are some of your favorite spooky songs? Let me know in the comments! :D