It’s that time of year again. Halloween is just around the corner and we're all thinking about what costumes to wear. All that's missing is a spooktacular playlist in preparation for the the big night! Let’s get this party started!

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OLD SCHOOL “GHOUL”

See what we did there?! Here are some of our favourite old-school Halloween classics! 

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Thriller - Michael Jackson

We had no choice but to kick off our playlist with this, the ultimate Halloween anthem. Full of creaking doors, ominous footsteps, crashing thunder and howling wolves.

I Put a Spell on You - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Things are getting a little mysterious here. Do you believe in magic? 

Ghost Town - The Specials

An eerie 2 Tone / Ska masterpiece. You'd better keep your eye out for Casper...

Somebody’s Watching Me - Rockwell

You know that strange, spine-tingling feeling that you’re being watched? *gulp*

Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

Um, is that Kate Bush or a Banshee you can hear? Spoooooooky!

Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf singing excitedly about bats and hell? Makes our job too easy!

The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

Hello darkness my old friend. Until something goes bump in the night...and then the darkness suddenly doesn’t seem so friendly!

the CANDY-“CORNY” FAVOURITES

No Halloween playlist would be complete without these fangtastic family favourites. Fact. (We dare you to say that drunk!)

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Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr

Who you gonna call? Probably your mum.

Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

It’s a jump to the left and then a step to the fright! 

Monster Mash - Bobby Pickett

It’s time to do like the monsters and dance!

Monster - The Automatic

What’s that coming over the hill?

She-Wolf - Shakira 

Awoooooooooooo!

THE “ROCKER” HORROR PICTURE SHOW

If you’re not a fan-tom of the old school classics or cringe-y family favourites, what about some seriously scary Halloween rock?

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This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson

So...it’s pretty self-explanatory why this song features on our list!

Highway to Hell and Hells Bells - AC/DC

We’re not sure why AC/DC have written so many songs about hell, but it gives us some roar-some songs to add to our playlist, so we’re not complaining!

Running with the Devil - Van Halen

Think we’d rather just head to the uni gym if we're honest…

Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

Now your nightmare comes to life? *shudders*

#SQUADGHOULS

Our ultimate Halloween playlist wouldn’t be complete without including some of this supernaturally brilliant music that you might actually want to play at pre-drinks...

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Monster - Kanye West (Ft. JAY-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)

So this is an incredible song, and it’s called Monster, so it’s earned its place on our list!

The Monster - Eminem Ft. Rihanna

This one's here for the same reasons. Do you ever think monsters get a bit of an unfair rep?!

Witchcraft - Pendulum

Gotta get out and go far away? Sounds pretty ominous!

Omen - The Prodigy

Hopefully of what an un-boo-lievably brilliant Halloween you’re going to have!

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So there you have it, our ultimate Halloween playlist. Jam-packed full of haunting, ghoulish and hair-raising music - perfect for getting you into the Halloween spirit! What do you think? Do you like our playlist? Are there any other songs that should be included?

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