Halloween will be here before you know it. You might as well have that party playlist ready, even if your costume is not. From timeless tracks to modern classics, here are the spookiest jams to play at your costume party this year. (If only dressing up for the holiday was this easy.)
“Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Cave’s menacingly deep baritone narrates the story of the “Red Right Hand,” an ominous symbol known mainly as the hand of Satan.
“Beautiful People” by Marilyn Manson
A distorted masterpiece from the king of goth.
"Close Your Eyes" by Kim Petras
The pop up-and-comer chills with a whole eight-track EP of Halloween-inspired songs, and this one is especially catchy (and creepy).
“The Hills” by The Weeknd
A moody narrative track with an obvious reference to an iconic horror movie? Yes please.
"Scary" by Stormzy
The standout Grime rapper goes hard on a haunting beat.
“Burn the Witch” by Radiohead
This track from the rock bands A Moon Shaped Pool album is haunting in more ways than one. In addition to containing chilling sonic devices, its startling music video literally references a horror movie—The Wicker Man (1973).
“Gods & Monsters” by Lana Del Rey
The list is not complete with out our witchy goddess, who performs actual spells in real life.
"Disturbia" by Rihanna
"Creep" by Radiohead
For the weirdos and misfits celebrating the creepiest night of the year.
"Haunted" by Beyoncé
Only Queen Bey can scare and slay this much at the same time.
“bury a friend” by Billie Eilish
To add something a bit more modern to the list, Billie Eilish’s “Bury A Friend” is the experimental pop star’s take on nightmares and night terrors.
From Harper's BAZAAR U.S