A Haunted Halloween Playlist, Without the Kid Vibe

Halloween: it’s no longer just for kids. According to a DDB Worldwide study, two in three adults feel that Halloween is a holiday for them, and not just the kids. This relatively new trend has transformed Halloween from a kid-centric holiday, into an $8 billion a year industry (Forbes), and it’s safe to say that figure increases each year.

One of the best ways to add a little Halloween flavor into your brand is by injecting some dark, fun, and spooky “Halloween” songs. The tricky part of appealing to adult’s spooky side, is making sure that you don’t come across as too childish. For instance, many people love the “Monster Mash”, but songs like these can come across as too “kiddy” or cartoony, and may not fit with your brand’s sound.

Thankfully there are a ton of great “Halloween-ish” songs from new and relevant artists that will fit most any branded sound. Many of these songs were not specifically written as an ode to Halloween, but once they’re combined and played together with other songs with a similar vibe, you’ll soon find it hard to listen to them without thinking about Halloween.

Fifth Harmony – I’m In Love With A Monster

More Pop/Mainstream Halloween Songs:
Hasley – Ghost
Max Frost – Paranoia
Carly Rae Jepsen – Black Heart
Melanie Martinez – Mad Hatter
Mika – Oh Girl You’re The Devil
Aurora – Running With the Wolves
Charli XCX – Die Tonight
Lorde – Glory And Gore
Marina & The Diamonds – Living Dead


Shamir – In For The Kill

More Stylish/Fashion Halloween songs:
Arum Rae – Something’s Happening To Me
Phantogram – Howling At the Moon
Hiatus Kaiyote – Swamp Thing
CHVRCHES – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
Neneh Cherry (feat. Roby) – Out Of Black
Gossling – That Feeling
Chromeo – Don’t Turn the Lights On
Thecocknbullkid – Kiss Kiss Kill
Gossling – That Feeling


Du Blonde – My Mind Is On My Mind

More Indie/Alternative/Hipster Halloween songs:
Deerhunter – Snakeskin
Pale Honey – Tease
Summer Twins – Quija
Ezra Furman – Devil’s Haircut (Beck Cover)
Lord Huron – The World Ender
PINS – Curse These Dreams
Ariel Pink – Lipstick
Dum Dum Girls – Evil Blooms
La Luz – Big Big Blood


The Arcs – Outta My Mind

More Bar/Rock Halloween songs:
Muse – Dead Inside
Franz Ferdinand – Evil Eye
Gin Wigmore – Kill Of The Night
Black Keys – Howling For You
Queens Of The Stone Age – Burn The Witch
Michael Jackson – Blood On The Dancefloor
Roky Erickson – Don’t Shake Me Lucifer
Rolling Stones – Terrifying
Elvis Presley – Witchcraft


Restaurant Pop & Rock
New Beat Fund – Halloween Birthdaze

More Restaurant Pop & Rock Halloween songs:
Jamie T – Zombie
Jukebox the Ghost – Ghosts In Empty Houses
Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats
Matt Costa – Witchcraft
Stars – I Died So I Could Haunt You
Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside
The 88 – Haunt You
Cake – Satan Is My Motor
Beck – Devil’s Haircut