Anytime I help plan a party, I always end up doing the playlist. I don’t have the widest or most discerning musical knowledge, but I like to put in the effort to create a vibe everyone will like. Some like to plug in their iPhone at the last minute and press shuffle, but I maintain that a well thought out list can take a gathering to the next level. For example, if I’m making a list for a dance party with attendees from the ages of 25-35, I always include “No Diggity” by Blackstreet or “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan. Everybody freaks out and joins the dance floor. Great bonding ensues. Nostalgia is a powerful weapon.
Now, for this playlist, I skipped on the traditional Halloween songs, except for Thriller. Because Thriller. Now go ahead and add these to your Spotify because I know you haven’t even started on your playlist for your party.
“Walking With A Ghost” Halloween Playlist, 17 songs, 1 hour
Walking With A Ghost // Tegan and Sarah
Howlin’ For You // The Black Keys
I Put A Spell On You // Nina Simone
Spooky // Dusty Springfield
Time of The Season // The Zombies
The Boogie Monster // Gnarls Barkley
Alive (Nightmare) // Kid Cudi, Ratatat
Heartbeats // The Knife
Somebody’s Watching Me // Rockwell
Hungry Like The Wolf // Duran Duran
Black Magic Woman // Santana
Abracadabra // Steve Miller Band
Superstition // Stevie Wonder
Candyman // Christina Aguilera
Monster // Lady Gaga
Heads Will Roll // Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Thriller // Michael Jackson
The “Boo Cakes” pictured are a part of Lady Go Lightly’s Procrastinators Guide to Halloween. Check out her post and her blog for more Halloween inspo. Photos by Alexis Sargent.