Well, it’s that time of year again – the night when short people in weird clothes show up to your house looking for handouts.
And no, I’m not talking about your family’s Christmas dinner.
Whether you’re planning a party playlist or just need background music while watching that Charlie Brown special for the hundredth time, check out these songs — they’re perfect for the Halloween season.
Just don’t come to my house looking for candy. Cuz I will be eating it.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Price, “A Nightmare On My Street”
Freddie Kruger was pretty terrifying as a kid — Jazz and Will Smith’s ode to the movie monster is NOT. “He wears the same hat and sweater every single day/And even if it’s hot outside he wears it anyway!” Freddie just sounds like one of the deacons at my church.
Rockwell, “Somebody’s Watching Me”
Ah yes, the most paranoid song ever written. I can’t tell if that’s sweat glistening on his forehead or just too much Activator.
Immortal Technique, “Dance With the Devil”
Yeah I know the subject matter of this song is a bit too heavy for the crowd dressed as Slutty Pirate, Slutty Superhero and Slutty Ebola Nurse. But y’all know me — this is a hip-hop classic and is required listening.
Rebbie Jackson, “Centipede”
The song isn’t spooky per-se but the hilariously low-budget haunted house video is a CLASSIC.
Geto Boys, “Mind Playing Tricks on Me”
If you ever wanted to journey into the mind of a maniac, this a great place to start.
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, “I Put A Spell On You”
You might not know Screamin’ Jay’s name but I guarantee you know this song. He was a pioneer in what would become the “shock rock” genre of music.
Kanye West, “Monster”
Ye n’ Friends actually have an excuse to act all weird and crazy for once.
Michael Jackson, “Thriller”
Because it’s “Thriller.” Of course I showed it love here.
What’s on your Halloween playlists? Holla in the comments.