Tuesday, October 18, 2011

25 Songs for Your Halloween Dance Party

Boo!  There are just two weeks left until Halloween.  For those planning Halloween parties and building playlists for your iPod, here are 25 creepy selections to create the perfect backdrop for your celebration.  For added suspense, periodically play sound effects such as a creaking door, howling wind, roaring saw or a scream! 

The tracks are listed in suggested order, from slow and creepy; then escalating to horrific and intense.

1. Toccata & Fugue - J.S. Bach (classical)
2. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield (soundtracks - from The Exorcist)
3. The Principles of Lust - Enigma (electronic/soundtracks - from Boxing Helena)
4. Wolfman is Everywhere - Tino (Dub)
5. Ghost Town - The Specials (ska)
6. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon (party favorite)
7. Monster Mash - Manheim Steamroller (preferred artist) (party favorite) 
8. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr. (80s/soundtracks)
9. The Freaks Come Out at Night - Whodini (80s)
10. Thriller - Michael Jackson (80s)
11. Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus (rock)
12. Change (in the House of Flies) - The Deftones (metal)
13. Enter Sandman - Metallica (metal)
14. Killer - The Disco Fries feat. Clinton Sparks (see attached video below)
15. Dragula - Rob Zombie (metal)
16. Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare All) - Type O Negative (metal)
17. Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult (rock)
18. Monster - Kanye West, Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj (hip hop)
19. Cowbell - DJ Shiftee (dubstep)
20. Rad Anthem - Rad Omen (electronica)
21. Don't Laugh - Josh Wink (techno)
22. Ghosts n' Stuff - DeadMau5 f/Rob Swire (techno)
23. Nightmare - Brainbug (techno)
24. Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400 (techno)
25. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex (dubstep)


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  1. You are so ready for DJing any wedding theme making any Bride and Groom's life easy...
    Congrats on a great post... :)

  2. Thank you Ida for your comment and compliment! Playing appropriate music is always important to the success of a party, and we love getting our hands dirty with the music and coming up with the perfect soundtrack for the day!

  3. Nice! I didn't look at the top 100, but just breezed through your list. A couple to add to your list would be the Theme to the Adam's family, Super Freak by Rick James, She Wolf by Shakira, I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow , Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell and Spider Webs by No Doubt.

  4. Savvy choices Jersey Joe! Thanks for your comment.