Spooky songs for Halloween


Halloween has grown into a major consumer holiday, with 157 million Americans expected to celebrate this year. (Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Lauren Gates

A Halloween playlist does not have to include an entire list of tired and cliche songs that are synonymous to your favorite holiday. Don’t worry, this playlist does include some of the classics, but it also gives an alternative twist to create the perfect Halloween mix.

Halloween, a favorite holiday especially for college students, lands on a Saturday this year. This means that parties will likely begin Thursday and go well into the late hours of Halloween night.

As college students this holiday has become less about real candy and more about eye candy. While no one is too old to go trick-or-treating, as college students our focus is more on the parties. Whether you are brave enough to host your own bash or going to an others, bring this spooky mix to keep everyone on their toes.

Sydney Quinn, 21-year-old communications major, is going to be multiple different costumes for all of her festivities including Princess Tiger Lily, Kurt Cobain, a bat and a skeleton.

“What I love about the holiday is that you can dress up as whatever you want, and I love getting scared,” said Quinn.

Donald Trumps, Vampires, Cheerleaders and Witches, to name a few, will all enjoy this mix that has classics from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to Stevie Nick’s “Edge of Seventeen” to more modern songs like Timer Timbre’s “Run from Me” and Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat.”

The mix starts slower, setting an eery mood, with creepy noises and tunes placed in-between, and ends with more modern, electronic and alternative songs that will keep you in the Halloween spirit throughout the night.

If you are purely just a lover of this time of the year, you will be drawn to this playlist, listen and share with your friends. Put it on in the car to your trip to the pumpkin patch for your annual Instagram photo with an orange sphere or to set the mood on your way to Universal, Knott’s or Magic Mountains frightful affairs.