Unconventional Halloween Playlist

By Briana Fields




Halloween isn’t a holiday primarily known for its music, but contrary to popular belief, there are definitely more Halloween songs out there than just “Monster Mash.” This playlist features classic songs like “I Put A Spell On You,” “Thriller” and “Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show as well as including newer artists like Grimes and Halsey who make eerie, almost otherworldly music perfect for Halloween. Here are sixteen of my favorite songs for when you’re ready for the soundtrack to get a little spookier.




  1. “I Put A Spell On You,” Nina Simone
  2. “Howlin’ For You,” The Black Keys
  3. “Monster,” Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver
  4. “Time Warp,” The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  5. “Cannibal,” Kesha
  6. “Tainted Love,” Soft Cell
  7. “Heads Will Roll,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  8. “Somebody’s Watching Me,” Rockwell
  9. “Ghost Town,” Shiny Toy Guns
  10. “Disturbia,” Rihanna
  11. “Night Time, My Time,” Sky Ferreira
  12. “Kill V. Maim,” Grimes
  13. “Ghost,” Halsey
  14. “Devil Side,” Foxes
  15. “Black Magic Woman,” Fleetwood Mac
  16. “Thriller,” Michael Jackson


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Playlist graphic created by Briana Fields

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