Take a trip beyond the normal and down the dark staircase to the downright insane, as we have searched all the graveyards and abandoned roller-discos for the spookiest Halloween songs of all time.

We’ve looked a little beyond the obvious, a little toward the odd and added in a few gut-punches along the way. This is the playlist to scare your friends shitless, or alternatively, to play during a very unsuspecting baby-shower.

Whichever your preference for pressing play, make sure your bony finger reaches down and taps that key. This playlist is scary good.

Full list of songs is below.

Screaming Jay Hawkins – ‘I Put A Spell on You’
Bobby Boris Picket – ‘Monster Mash’
The Doors – ‘The End’
Rockwell – ‘Somebody’s watching me’
Sky Ferreira – ‘Night Time, My Time’
Kate Bush – ‘Waking the Witch’
The Specials – ‘Ghost Town’
The Police – ‘Every Breath You Take’
Radiohead – ‘Creep’
Nick Cave & Neko Case – ‘She’s Not There’
TV on the Radio – ‘Wolf Like Me’
Dusty Springfield – ‘Spooky’
The Cure – ‘A Forest’
The Cramps – ‘Surfin Dead’
The Kinks – ‘Wicked Annabella’
Echo & The Bunnymen – ‘When You’re Strange’
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – ‘Frenzy’
Jonathan Snipes & William Hutson – ‘Death Waltz, Room 237 Soundtrack’
Bauhaus – ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’
Siouxsie And The Banshees – ‘Halloween’
Howlin’ Wolf – ‘Evil’
David Bowie – ‘Scary MOnsters’
Devo – ‘Jocko Homo’
Lana Del Rey – ‘Ultraviolence’
Blue Oyster Cult – ‘Nosferatu’
Marianne Faithfull – ‘Witches Song’
Fleetwood Mac – ‘Sisters of the Moon’

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