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What Music Can I Play at My Halloween Party? (Besides the Monster Mash)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I think most people are aware that there aren't as many Halloween songs as Christmas songs. In fact, around here, some radio stations start playing Christmas music in late October (a pity and a crying shame if you ask me).

And while your event is probably not complete without the staple that is the Monster Mash (by Bobby "Boris" Pickett), you'll need to branch out to what I like to call "Halloween-adjacent" music in order to fill out your playlist.

These songs are family friendly and won't send the kids into shock and terror like horror movie theme songs or Rob Zombie tunes. You've probably seen on Pinterest the "jazzy Halloween" playlist. Well, there's nothing jazzy about this (unless you count the Fresh Prince's co-hort before Will went off on his own and became all popular and stuff.)

If you play these at your next Halloween party, don't be surprised if you hear, "It's got a good beat and you can dance to it."

The list is in no particular order or preference and incorporates music of different genres. If I've listed an alternate artist, it's just because I think that version is funky-fresh not because I don't like the original too. (Poke around to see if you prefer a different version of the same song.) 

And, yes, the list has 26 items because I could not decide whether the original Ghostbusters Theme or the Ghostbusters 2 Theme should make the list - so they're both on there. Give them both a listen. I'm sure you haven't heard them in a while, and I assure you, your kids should know the phrase, "I ain't afraid of no ghosts!" one way or the other.

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partyxyzgo@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the playlist

Donna Walkush said...

You're welcome! Hope it comes in handy!

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