Music for Halloween: The Ultimate Party Playlist

Music for Halloween: The Ultimate Party Playlist

Julia Brenner
Oct 24, 2013

Dark, deviant, vampy, trampy, nutty, smutty. Pants optional. 'Tis the season for Halloween parties! Here's a little playlist for all the zombies and sexy Dorothies. For all the Batmans and Robins...and Mileys and Robins. For all the giant foam bananas in pajamas. For the year-late Honey Boo Boos. And for you too, obscure Russian poet who no one knows so you have to explain your costume all night. Get out there and work it, twerk it, shake it 'til you break it.

Check out the track list below for ideas to add to your own mix. You can also access the full Halloween Playlist on Spotify. Just like a recipe, feel free to add and subtract to your taste. You know, toss in some Joy Division, maybe a dash of Thriller, and please add your favorite Halloween party tunes in the comments below.

  1. Sun Ra - Door To the Cosmos
  2. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek a Boo
  3. Daft Punk - Give Life Back to Music
  4. The National - Anyone's Ghost
  5. Blondie - Atomic
  6. Sleigh Bells - Demons (Spotify version is a remix by Diplo)
  7. The Five Blobs - The Blob
  8. ELO - Evil Woman
  9. The Magnetic Fields - Strange Powers
  10. John Holt - Strange Things
  11. The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
  12. Bonobo - Nightlite
  13. Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
  14. ESG - Dance
  15. Blur - Girls and Boys
  16. Harry Belafonte - Zombie Jamboree
  17. Janelle Monae - Dance Apocalyptic
  18. The Sonics - Psycho
  19. Floating Action - Modern Gunslinger
  20. Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers Revisited
  21. Wild Belle - Keep You
  22. Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers
  23. The Velvet Underground - After Hours
  24. M83 - Midnight City
  25. Suicide - Ghost Rider
  26. The Cure - Just Like Heaven
  27. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
  28. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
  29. Carl Perkins - Put Your Cat Clothes On
  30. Tom Waits - Temptation
  31. Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
  32. Crystal Stilts - Bright Night

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