By Emma Sánchez

If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably sick of hearing overplayed Halloween songs such as “Thriller” and the “Ghostbusters” theme song. Although I, like many people, will be jamming to the “Nightmare Before Christmas” soundtrack, I decided to expand my view of what’s considered Halloween music this year. Why should Christmas get so many bops when Halloween is just as beloved? 

Here’s a list of the music I’ve been blasting on repeat while I’m counting down the days until Halloween:

  • “Calling all the Monsters” by China Anne McClain (a throwback)
  • “Darkside” by Alan Walker
  • “Monster” by Meg & Dia
  • “Dance of the Knights” by Prokofiev (who knew classical music could be this intense?)
  • “Symphony No. 25 in G Minor” by Mozart
  • “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saëns
  • “Chillin’ Like a Villain” from Descendants 2 (this is for the people with little siblings; if you know you know)
  • “Halloweenie III: Seven Days” by Ashnikko 
  • “MAYDAY” by TheFatRat (perfect for quarantine, and for those creepy sci-fi, alien vibes)
  • “Cradles” by Sub Urban
  • “bury a friend” by Billie Eilish (most Billie Eilish songs are perfect for Halloween)
  • “CLOUT COBAIN” by Denzel Curry
  • “Zombie” by The Cranberries (a classic that I just couldn’t leave out)
  • “There Will Be Blood” by Kim Petras (they don’t call her the Halloween Queen for nothing)
  • “Saturnz Barz” by Gorillaz
  • “Spooky Scary Skeletons” by The Living Tombstone remix (unofficial Halloween anthem)
  • “Grim Grinning Ghosts” by Disney’s Haunted Mansion
  • “Fashion Week” by blackbear, it’s different remix (for when you’re trying on costumes)
  • “The Handler” by Muse
  • “It’s Been So Long” by The Living Tombstone (yes, the Five Nights at Freddy’s song)

The pandemic has made this year crazy enough already, so I hope my short playlist makes this Halloween a little bit better. I plan to watch “Coraline” this year with my family and give out candy while wearing a mask, gloves and a three-foot-long grabber.