The Best Halloween Playlist - Top 10 Songs To Play At Your Bar

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A night of mischief, mayhem and good times? Yes, that’s what is generally coming to your bar on Halloween night (or maybe more so the weekend before, since Halloween falls on a school night this year). Whether the crowd at your business will be full of haunt couture or ghastly getups, you’re going to need the best Halloween playlist to keep them entertained… or they may come for your brains!

Since we specialize in putting together custom playlists for businesses, we pulled together the best Halloween playlist for a fun and spooky night out. Maybe the music is straight-up scary (doesn’t the pretty “Tubular Bells” freak everyone out every time?) and some are unsettling (Rihanna nailed it with “Disturbia”), while others are just plain fun (who doesn’t know the “Monster Mash?”). In all cases, we’ve got the best Halloween playlist for all your sexy cops, superheroes and bloody zombies.

To easily play over 80 songs from our best Halloween playlist, download the ‘Roqbot for Business’ music app for bars on iPhone, iPad or Android, and let your customers pick the music!

The Best Halloween Playlist - Top Ten

  1. “Bloodletting” – Concrete Blonde This creepy hit from the ‘90s was based on Ann Rice’s sultry tale of night creatures in New Orleans, Interview with a Vampire.
  2. “I’m Your Boogie Man” – KC & the Sunshine Band One wouldn’t put these corny disco kings onto a list like this, but pay attention: the melody is menacing, and it is the actual boogie man he’s claiming to be.
  3. “Black Magic Woman” – Santana Santana’s ode to a witchy woman with a particular skill set lays down a pretty sexy groove.
  4. “Human Fly” – The Cramps These garage goths came from the school of rockabilly and worshipped at the altar of B-movies from the ‘50s, and sing about them too.
  5. “Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell This weird tale of paranoia was an unlikely pop hit in 1984, but maybe the backing vocals from Michael & Jermaine Jackson gave it that extra something to push it towards the top.
  6. “Dragula” – Rob Zombie Rob Zombie’s musical and film career showcase his love of all things gross and scary, and this sexy metal track is more proof.
  7. “Night of the Living Dead” – Misfits These guys started the whole horror punk thing, performing thrashy little numbers about all the best old school monster movies in 3 minutes or less.
  8. “I Put A Spell On You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins His spooky signature tune would make anyone feel that they were being sucked into a wicked vortex if it were directed at them.
  9. “Dead Man’s Party” – Oingo Boingo You can’t have a Halloween bar party without this joyous ode to the dead! A schizophrenic mix of new wave, rock, ska and a bunch of other things, it’s now pretty timeless.
  10. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson How could this not be on the list? Everyone knows (or at least pretends to know) the zombie dance from the video, and does their best Vincent Price impression towards the end. This track truly proves that the King of Pop is immortal.

Play the best Halloween playlist at your bar with the "Roqbot For Business" music app for bars.

Let the thrills and chills commence, don’t forget the candy, tell us which songs you would add to the list in the comments below!

Masen Ewald

Masen leads marketing at Rockbot, an all-in-one entertainment platform for restaurants and other businesses. He studied digital communication at Northwestern University, helped build the content marketing practice at the world's largest PR firm, and holds expertise is in mobile technology, customer engagement, and brand entertainment.