We've Got the Halloween Playlist for you, Parents!

October 16, 2016


It’s almost Halloween! If you’re throwing a party or just looking for some good music, I’ve got a playlist all ready for you.


I love “Halloween music” such as the Munsters theme, Beetlejuice theme or anything from Nightmare before Christmas! But this year, I was in search of some cool classic rock, especially songs that are lyrically kid-friendly and have a good groove for dancing. There are some old favorites here, but hopefully also a few fresh ideas for you.


So here’s what I came up with! Hope you enjoy this Halloween flavor as you decorate, put your costumes together, and get all ready for Trick-or-Treating with the little ones!


To listen, click the title of the song...



“Werewolves of London” - Warren  Zevon

What a great sing-along chorus in this classic hit!



“Black Magic Woman” - Santana

Full of interesting, ear-catching percussion. Listen for the tempo speed-up in the jam session towards the end.



“Voodoo Child” - Jimi Hendrix

Iconic song from the master of electric guitar!


“Love Potion  No. 9” - The Clovers

Although this song was also famously recorded by The Searchers, I like the original Clovers version better.  :)



“Frankenstein” - The Edgar Winter Group

A groovy instrumental with some serious playing. Drum solos, horn sections, keyboard parts and rockin’ guitar! The song was literally pieced together from different jam sections, thus the name.



“Superstition” - Stevie Wonder

This classic Stevie tune is awesome for Halloween - full of cool lyrical imagery and funky musical riffs.



“People Are Strange” - The Doors

Not normally included in the usual Halloween lineup, but it definitely evokes an appropriately creepy feeling that fits right in.



“Thriller” - Michael Jackson

It wouldn’t be Halloween without Thriller! Listen for the creepy sound effects throughout the song.



“Monster Mash” - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers        

Way before Thriller, there was the Monster Mash. The group recorded several other monster-themed songs on a full-length LP - also check out Me & My Mummy, Sinister Stomp and The Werewolf Watusi!



“Don’t Fear the Reaper” - Blue Öyster Cult

We are definitely going to need more cowbell.



“Ghost Riders in the Sky” - Johnny Cash

This song was actually written back in 1948 and was recorded by many different musicians, but the Johnny Cash version is probably the most famous.



“Ghostbusters” - Ray Parker Jr.

The video for this song is a lot of fun, and includes cameos from Chevy Chase, Carly Simon, Danny DeVito, and plenty of others!



“The Purple People Eater” - Sheb Wooley

I am not sure if the monster is purple or if he just eats people who are purple! Either way, it speaks in a very silly voice that will have kids smiling.



“I Want Candy”  - Bow Wow Wow

Because we all know what Halloween is REALLY all about!



Learn more about Miss Laura Kalnajs here or at her Facebook page, Laura Guitar-a



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