As we near Halloween, the best holiday of year, many of us have been engaging in spooky festivities – whether that’s carving pumpkins, eating apple cider donuts, or watching movies like Hocus Pocus on repeat (Thackery Binx, what took thee so long?). But to fully immerse yourself in the creepiness, you need the right soundtrack. That’s why we created The Spookiest Halloween Playlist Ever. Check out these 25 haunted tracks below and prepare for things to get scary. 

The Cranberries - Spooky Songs

The Cranberries – Zombie

Fans of The Cranberries, know that the band can get pretty heavy in their songs. “Zombie” certainly follows suit, serving eerie vibes through a tempo that quickly flips between soft guitar and hard-hitting drums. The song was written in remembrance for two victims killed by the 1993 Warrington bombings that occurred in Warrington, Cheshire, England. The mixed emotions of rage and grief are certainly strong throughout the song, setting a somber mood.





The Neighbourhood - Spooky Songs

The Neighbourhood – Female Robbery

You only need to listen to the first few seconds of “Female Robbery” to get into a spooky spirit. The Neighbourhood starts out the track with an ominous church bell accompanied by ghoulish yells which are featured throughout the song. Combined with lyrics that start with the gloomy epitaph “I think I found hell,” this tune is the right level of haunted for a spooky Halloween celebration.





Lana Del Rey - Spooky Songs

Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence 

Lana Del Rey is well-known for her ethereal voice, but it reaches a new level of ghoulishness in “Ultraviolence.” The song depicts a violent relationship with cult-like qualities that seems destined to reach a brutal end. With a hypnotic tempo and haunting lyrics, this song fits the spooky definition to a tee. 





Bishop Briggs - Spooky Songs

Bishop Briggs – Jekyll & Hyde

If you’re looking for spooky rock song, Bishop BriggsJekyll & Hyde” is the tune for you. Named after the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale, this track contains creepy organ music, ominous whispers, and a frantic tune that grows in noise and urgency as the instrumental progresses, creating a terrifying (but pleasant) atmosphere.





Feist - Spooky Songs

Feist – Graveyard

You can’t get much spookier than with a song that literally is about a graveyard. Yet Feist somehow makes cemeteries seem charming in song “Graveyard” with her folksy vocals and whimsical chanting of “bring them all about to life.” We’re still unsure if this song is a spell to raise the dead or not, but we’ll keep listening until ghosts start to appear.





Kailee Morgue - Spooky Songs

Kailee Morgue – Siren

You may want to avoid standing next to a body of water before listening to “Siren.” The lyrics of this hauntingly beautiful song depicts the deadly qualities of a siren, the half bird, half woman creature featured in Greek mythology who lure sailors to death and destruction by the sound of their voice. We knew Kailee Morgue had a good voice, and after listening to “Siren” we’re not entirely convinced that we wouldn’t follow dive into the water just to listen to her.





Lord Huron - Spooky Songs

Lord Huron – When the Night is Over

Lord Huron’sWhen the Night is Over” tells the story of a man who is out one night trying to find his lost love. To some, this may seem like a simple love song, but to us, it sounds like a vampire looking for his next kill. I mean, he can’t even see his reflection in each window he passes! Even if you don’t believe in our vampire- theory, there is something definitely creepy about someone prowling alone in the night looking for someone before they disappear for good.


Need more spookiness? Check out the full haunted playlist below. 

The Spookiest Playlist Ever Tracklist

  1. The Cranberries – Zombie
  2. The Neighbourhood – Female Robbery
  3. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence 
  4. Bishop Briggs – Jekyll & Hyde
  5. Feist – Graveyard
  6. Kailee Morgue – Siren
  7. Lord Huron – When the Night is Over
  8. Talking Heads – Psycho Killer 
  9. Kate Bush – Waking the Witch
  10. Duran Duran – Hungry Like the Wolf
  11. Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  12. Lady Gaga – Monster
  13. Rihanna – Disturbia
  14. Digital Daggers – Bleed for Me
  15. Nina Simone- I Put A Spell On You
  16. Elliot Smith – Son of Sam
  17. Dominic Fike – Vampire 
  18. Billie Eilish – bad guy
  19. Ashnikko – Halloweenie III: Seven Days 
  20. Kim Petras – Party Till I Die 
  21. Yaeji – IN PLACE 그 자리 그대로
  22. Die Antwoord – I Fink U Freeky 
  23. Yves Tumor – Let The Lioness In You Flow Freely 
  24. Sega Bodega – Raising Hell