They’re heeeeeere! Last week, I asked you to tell me your favorite spooky songs. And primarily because of SUPERHERO COMMENTERS Lex and Snow, as well as a handful of the rest of you, I had literally about 200 songs to create a playlist from!
But! I realized that some of y’all are way spookier than me. I’m actually not that spooky at all! And I figured not all of our readers can be that spooky. Some people just want a nice casual playlist for their Halloween party!
So, I decided to split all of the song suggestions into two playlists. Up first:
Spooky Playlist #1: Casuals:
The idea is that this playlist — over five hours long — is a decent playlist for your next Halloween party! The songs evoke spookiness or are explicitly about Halloween, spooky creatures, or dark topics — but aren’t genuinely scary. There are (hopefully, if I curated correctly) no demonic backwards voices, ear-shattering metal walls of sound, spoken word descriptions of murder, or things like that! There’s pop music, and quite a bit of other stuff, on this playlist.
Now, let’s say that is all too tame. You want the really creepy stuff. You want to have a soundtrack to your genuinely scary haunted house, for example! Then this one’s for you:
Spooky Playlist #2: Really Genuinely Creepy Stuff
Well, Lex and Snow really have you covered, and here are a handful of genuinely scary songs that I couldn’t even generally finish listening to because they creeped me out too much. There’s a Dracula soundtrack song, songs that sound like mental illness, or too-accurately describe mental illness, jump scares, really intense, punishing metal, really intense, punishing industrial, sinister whispers, harsh, grating techno, a weird Russian lullaby, cultish chanting, screams, droning, pulsating noise, and more things I can’t really classify.
This second playlist… I don’t really know what to say. It really unnerves me. Which is the point, I think! Don’t listen to it if you have a less-hardened constitution, like me.
Now, most of these artists are not gay, but Halloween is gay, so these are both big gay playlists!
Regardless of which playlist you choose, or you use both, or use these as starting points and add a bunch of other songs that didn’t make the cut (either because I was trying to keep it to one song per artist if I could or the songs just don’t exist on Spotify, as was the case a few times), or whatever, here you go!
Now, if you wanted to comment with what’s missing, and create another list of a bunch of other songs, in case some of you want to start here and build the greatest spooky song compendium ever, then feel free! But I won’t be making a playlist of them, because… there are seven hours of spooky songs across these playlists, y’all. That’s enough for me, personally, for this Halloween.