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10 Halloween Songs So Good, They’re Scary

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It’s that time of year again when witches, werewolves, and all things supernatural come to life. But let’s not forget one of the most important elements of the Halloween season: the spine-tingling, goosebump-inducing music that gets us in the mood. From classics that have stood the test of time to unexpected tracks that are sure to become your new favorites, here’s a list of ten Halloween songs that are guaranteed to give you chills.

1. “Monster Mash” by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers

The quintessential graveyard smash. Seriously, have you ever met a monster who didn’t want to boogie to this?

2. “I Put a Spell On You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Bewitched and remixed. Because nothing says “enchanted” like Screamin’ Jay’s raw voice.

3. “Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads

Makes you wonder if your friendly neighbor has some secrets. David Byrne’s quirky dance moves suddenly look… suspicious.

4. “Disturbia” by Rihanna

The song’s title speaks for itself. Beware, you might feel watched after dancing to this dark pop beat.

5. “Pet Sematary” by The Ramones

When punk rock meets Stephen King, you know you’re in for a thrill. Tip: maybe don’t bury your goldfish in the backyard after listening.

6. “Season of the Witch” by Donovan

Groovy, psychedelic, and eerily perfect. Makes you question: is every season actually the season of the witch?

7. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

The King of Pop’s magnum opus. Red leather jackets and moonwalking zombies, need we say more?

8. “Boris the Spider” by The Who

Rock legends + creepy crawlies = an instant Halloween hit. Just be sure to check your shoes before putting them on.

9. “Halloween” by The Misfits

Because every day should be Halloween, right? This punk anthem has a raw, frenetic energy that’s hard to resist.

10. “Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush

A ghostly love story that sends shivers down your spine. Get ready to channel your inner Cathy and scream “Heathcliff!” into the moors.

So, there you have it. Ten songs that will have you shaking, shivering, and shimmying all night long. Hit play, let the rhythm take over, and embrace the eerie ambiance of these Halloween songs. After all, it’s the one time of year when being a little bit wicked is absolutely encouraged. Happy haunting!

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