If some Covid restrictions are still in place you might find your child’s school has been forced to cancel their usual Halloween festivities and so it might be down to mum and dad to do the spooky party planning.
And while you might have costumes, decorations and food covered – every great shindig needs a party playlist.
Whether it’s old school classics or modern day bops, we have got the top 20 Halloween party songs as rated by Spotify users.
Our friends at Digital Loft discovered out of 30,000 songs, the world’s favourite spooky song is Bobby Pickett’s Monster Mash, which appeared in 104 Spotify playlists.
Number two on the list is no surprise, from the King of Pop himself, the late Michael Jackson ‘s Thriller which has cemented itself as a Halloween favourite for more than 35 years thanks to its record-breaking scary mini movie of the same name.
As well as the oldies, there are some more recent hits in the mix too with Rihanna’s 2007 hit Disturbia coming in at number 9 and the song from cult classic tv show Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein at number 14, not to mention Bury a Friend by Billie Elish.
Here is the list in full.
1. Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett
2. Thriller – Michael Jackson
3. This is Halloween – The Citizens of Halloween
4. Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jnr
5. I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
6. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
7. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
7. Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
9. Disturbia – Rhianna
10. Season of the Witch – Donovan
10. Time Warp – Little Nell
13. Bury a Friend – Billie Eilish
14. Stranger Things – Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
15 – Zombie – The Cranberries
16. The Purple Peaople Eater – Shelb Wooley
17. Calling All The Monsters – China Ann McClain
18. Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Bingo
19. Highway To Hell – AC/DC
20. A nightmare on my Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
20. Spooks – Louis Armstrong.
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