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When October finally arrives, one of the month's most significant celebrations—Halloween night—comes to mind. Even though you may not have planned your evening just yet, if you are one of those people who prefer to have everything prepared and ready for the big day, Harper's Bazaar offers you a selection of songs to add to your playlist to commemorate the occasion. The best Halloween songs, with themes that never go out of style and that everyone in attendance will appreciate, can be found here, from timeless tunes to contemporary favorites.
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'
You can tell it's a Halloween classic when the music video alone appears to be a horror film.
Nina Simone's song 'I Put a Spell on You.
Even though Simone's song is a rendition of Jay Hawkins' 1956 original, her ethereal voice enhances its allure.
Ray Parker Jr.'s 'Ghostbusters'
For attendees who "don't fear ghosts."
Bobby Pickett's 'Monster Mash'
A classic for kids' parties that is always in demand.
Rocky Horror Picture Show's 'Time Warp'
Rocky Horror is a must-have for Halloween, especially if it has its dance.
'Psycho Killer' by the Talking Heads
This was a very enigmatic '70s rock classic before we recognized her from Selena Gomez's new hit.
The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff's 'A Nightmare on My Street
Where Halloween and rap from the 90s collide.
Stevie Wonder's Superstition'
It's tough not to dance once that groovy beginning riff starts playing, even if you are wearing a heavy costume.
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"This is Halloween' as seen in "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
You, a Tim Burton fan, will like this.
Only Queen Bey is capable of simultaneously frightening and slaying.
Kanye West's 'Monster'
What in this song is the most spooky? How talented Nicki Minaj's verse is.
The Cranberries' song 'Zombie.'
90s alternative rock is the epitome of "ghost," after all.
The Rolling Stones' song 'Sympathy for the Devil.'
An ideal complement to your Mick (or Bianca) Jagger getup.
'Creep' by Radiohead
Those celebrate the spookiest night of the year, the weirdos and misfits.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs song 'Heads Will Roll.'
Dance until you pass away.
Slay (literally) (literally).
As you can see, these celebrations feature movies and music. With the best tunes that have given rhythm these days over time, it ushers in the most spooky time of the year. All Saints' Night is still a few days away, but it never hurts to prepare our playlists with the best songs for this time, which is why we undertook the chore of creating a compilation with those inspired themes, especially on October 31.