31 Nights of Horror VII, Night 26: Your 2018 Halloween Party Playlist

It’s Halloweekend! If you’re throwing a spooky shindig this weekend it’s time to put together your Halloween playlist. Don’t worry, I’m here to help with a list of songs that will be sure to satisfy traditionalists, weirdos, and those damn hipster elitists. Have fun my ghouls and goblins!

Your 2018 Halloween Playlist:

1. “Wicked Ones” – Dorothy

Because you want to set the tone for the evening without being too literal. “This night ain’t for the faint of heart…”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AW4vejDcVe8

2. “Skully Gully” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett

I always recommend this classic as a fantastic alternative to The Monster Mash. It’s on theme and catchy.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f8BW76mVv5o

3. “The Boogie Monster” – Gnarls Barkley

A creepy cool jam perfect for all of that awkward “catching up” conversation while you guzzle down your first couple of drinks

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oFzM7DJ9nFw

4. “Monster Moves” Koo Koo Kanga Roo

If LMFAO ever released a Halloween party anthem, this would be it. Good transition into a dance party or party game.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GxKb_VHCYdc

5. “Time Warp” – Rocky Horror Picture Show

Because if people weren’t dancing yet, now they will be.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-w0WPkB3XJ4

6. “Calling All The Monsters” – China Anne McClain

So what if it’s from Disney. Time for shots!! Bust out your skeleton arm shot glass holder and pass em out. What, everyone doesn’t have one of those?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XpoVbmx1qYU

7. “Tear You Apart” – She Wants Revenge

If anyone watched American Horror Story: Hotel, they’ll be excited.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ixw_bLVUL34

8. “Ghost Town” – The Specials

If your state has legalized weed – or maybe if it hasn’t – this is the song for passing out party favors.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2oXzrnti4

9. “The Creep” – The Lonely Island

Or alternatively, “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” for some comic relief.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tLPZmPaHme0

10. Your Favorite Rob Zombie Song

Don’t overdo the playlist with Rob Zombie, but definitely choose your one or two favorites. But if you choose “Superbeast” then you are required to play “Call of the Zombie” before it.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mG3iUfsLefY

11. “This is Halloween” – Marilyn Manson

One more for the traditionalists.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jU6iP0WLsU8

12. “Halloweenhead” – Ryan Adams

OMG the kinda cute introvert wearing a “this is my costume” T-shirt will actually like a song.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qvw7KZjfLtU

13. “The Crypt Jam” – Tales From the Crypt

Anyone born in the 80s or early 90s will LOVE this homage to the Cryptkeeper.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rv4RDx5TSrs

14. “Halloween” – Aqua

Yes, the band who made “Barbie Girl” made a Halloween song. It’s delightfully tacky.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gRr4TMqawu8

15. “Zombie Jamboree” – Harry Belafonte

❤️❤️❤️❤️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RdRI2Y8fGcI

16. “Nature Trail to Hell” – Weird Al Yankovic

If anyone doesn’t like Weird Al, you don’t want them at your party.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LWME4d1BRCk

17. “Mr. Crowley” – Ozzy Osbourne

The prince of darkness has to make one appearance right?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vDVLMS_Yhe4

18. “She Wolf” – Shakira

One for my ladies.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=booKP974B0k

19. “Scream” – Michael and Janet Jackson

BANGERRRR

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0P4A1K4lXDo

20. “Monster” – Kanye West

Dance all niiiiight!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pmEk0ZMhva4

21. “Are you ready for Freddy?” – Fat Boys

In the same vein as “The Crypt Jam”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XDUl5Ke5jbM

31 Nights of Horror VII, Night 22: Witches Night Out Recap

The requirement? Wear all black. The expectation? Drink up, witches. This is Witches Night Out.

The coven gathered around the ritual table for a smudging prayer. We cast out all negativity from our souls and cleansed our spirits to prepare for the evening. As the sage burned, we let the smoke purify our minds and hearts.

Once we rectified ourselves, we blessed our friendships and inscribed our wishes for our futures on a piece of paper. The wishes were then lit on fire by the friendship candle and placed into a jar to solidify our fates. Now we were ready to party.

After an un-happy hour with ghoulish goodies and demonic drinks, we rode our brooms (aka we took an Uber) to the Veil Brewing Company to sample their boozy elixirs of spontaneous fermentation.  Once our bellies were filled with the white light of some seriously stellar hops, we marched as one to the next destination: The Haunted Hofheimer Building.

We perched on the roof with other gargoyles and ravens, and continued to fill our cups with the magical potion of the alcoholic gods. Our hearts, black as ice (and our bodies just as cold) commanded us to descend to the second floor of the building. There, we participated in an ancient drum circle and danced to the Devil’s song. Seriously, though, the lounge at the Hof was exceptionally cool and I’m so glad we stumbled upon it. Feeling particularly devilish, we also crashed a ten year high school reunion that was happening in the same building. Oh, those witches! You can’t trust us.

The evening ended with more dancing in El Diablo room at Banditos and we refueled with late night quesadillas and nachos. Witches gotta eat.

A night out with your best witches and warlocks is the best way to enhance your Halloween spirit. I encourage all of you to get in touch with your dark side and host your own spooky get together. It’s sure to be a witchin’ good time!

Here’s Your Halloween Party Playlist

Music will make or break your party so do it right this Halloween. I know it’s a ton of pressure, but fear not! I’m here to help.  Here are 65 suggestions that will satisfy your friends, family, and even your musical elitist hipster co-worker.

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You can be totally lazy and just play any Halloween playlist from http://www.fratmusic.com (I won’t be offended because I strongly endorse alcohol fueled techno dance parties.)

DIY Halloween Party Playlist Suggestions:

1. The Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett (Duh.)

2. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon

3. Witchy Woman – The Eagles

4. Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra

5. Black Magic Woman – Santana

6. Frankenstein – Edgar Winter Group

7. Thriller – Michael Jackson

8. Ghostbusters – Ray Parker, Jr.

9. A Nightmare on My Street – Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff

10. Superstition – Stevie Wonder

11. I Put a Spell on You – Hocus Pocus or Screamin Jay Hawkins

12. Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

13. Weird Science – Oingo Boingo

14. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell

15. Dragula – Rob Zombie

16.  This is Halloween – The Nightmare Before Christmas

17. The Boogie Monster – Gnarls Barkley

18. Living Dead Girl – Rob Zombie

19. Red Right Hand – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

20. Ghost Town – The Specials

21. Ghosts ‘n Stuff – Deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire

22. People Are Strange – The Doors

23. Wolf Like Me – TV on the Radio

24. Evil – Interpol

25. They’re Coming to Take Me Away – Napoleon XIV

26. Bad Moon Rising – CCR

27. Monster – Lady GaGa

28. Monster – Kanye West

29. My Chick Bad – Ludacris

30. Season of the Witch – Donovan

31. Spooky – Classics IV

32. Skully Gully – Bobby “Boris” Pickett

33. That Little Old Graverobber – Don Hinson

34. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield

35. Howlin’ For You – Black Keys

36. Madness – Muse

37. Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones

38. Beat the Devil’s Tattoo – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

39. Bad Romance – Lady GaGa

40. Hell’s Bells – AC/DC

41. Hell – Squirrel Nut Zippers

42. Highway to Hell – AC/DC

43. Boris the Spider – The Who

44. Pet Cemetery – Ramones

45. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)  – David Bowie

46.  Everyday is Halloween – Chief Keef

47. Everyday is Halloween – Ministry

48. Halloween in Heaven – Type O Negative

49. Halloween Dance – Reverend Horton Heat

50. Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Nouvelle Vague or Bauhaus

51. Scream – The Misfits

52. Anything by the Misfits??!?!?!?

53. The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band

54. The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen

55. Perhaps Vampires is a Bit Strong, But… – Arctic Monkeys

56.  Halloween Head – Ryan Adams

57. Convinced of the Hex – Flaming Lips

58. Scarecrow – Beck

59. House of the Rising Sun – The Animals

60. Little Red Riding Hood – Sam The Sham and the Pharoahs

61. Graveyard’s Full – The Growlers

62. Standing on Ghosts – Two Door Cinema Club

63. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh! – Sufjan Stevens

64. Little Ghost – The White Stripes

65. Bones – Electric Tickle Machine