Playlist: Creepy Dancey Halloweeny

Halloween is the best because it’s a fall holiday without familial obligations and with costumes. That is, unless your family demands your participation in group costumes every year. (If so, I’m coming over!) To celebrate this sugary and spooky time of year, I put together a little playlist to thrill and delight your ghoulish ears! My goal was to create a mix that wouldn’t induce prolonged eye rolling or cringing. It starts out creepy and ends dancey!

Creepy Dancey Halloweeny


Still Waters – Jim White
Spellwork – Austra
Ghosts – Japan
Monsters – Connor Youngblood
Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) – Concrete Blonde
The Dead Of Night – Depeche Mode
Dead Souls – Nine Inch Nails
Wolf Like Me – TV On The Radio
Red Right Hand – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Dracula’s Wedding – Outkast
The Wolf Under the Moon – The Shoes
Alive (Nightmare) ft. Ratatat – Kid Cudi
Monster – Kanye West
Zombie – The Trucks
Blah Blah Blah – Say Hi To Your Mom

Creepy Dancy Halloweeny from Autostraddle on 8tracks Radio.

What are you favorite Halloween tracks to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

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  1. Red Right Hand is one of my FAVORITE Nick Cave songs. However, I couldn’t dance to it if I tried.

  2. This makes me super happy. I’d also like to nominate Dead Man’s Bone’s “My Body’s a Zombie for You” for that moment when it’s 1:30 in the morning and you’re drunkenly dancing with that hot girl wearing a costume she maybe got the idea for from Autostraddle.

  3. Tasseomancy : Heavy Sleep
    Yoko Ono : Walking On Thin Ice
    Klaus Nomi : Ding Dong The Wicked Witch Is Dead
    Broadcast : Black Cat

  4. I like Creepy Dancey Halloweeny playlists cuz Alice Motes likes Creepy Dancey Halloweeny playlists.

  5. I would like to suggest the addition of Ladykiller by White Sea. Scary melodies + sexy noises = yes.

  6. Listening to this as I’m putting the finishing touches on my rad Halloween costume. I wish it was Halloween all year round (or that it was socially acceptable to dress in costume all year)

  7. No familial obligation? I beg to differ. However, costumes, YESSSS! I absolutely adore this playlist, though. Nice job!

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