I LOVE Halloween music. I get a little bit obsessive about it – half the playlists I’ve created or saved on my Spotify account are Halloween ones. I love digging up new albums and playlists to listen to each year in hopes of finding a gem or two for my personal ultimate Halloween playlist.
That ultimate Halloween playlist currently boasts 215 songs and clocks in at just three minutes under 12 hours.
I’m not kidding. I. LOVE. HALLOWEEN. MUSIC.
I started listening to that monster playlist a few weeks ago to pick out tunes for my 2016 Halloweenie Roast (my annual Halloween party). Instead, I’ve been finding little clusters of tunes to pull out into smaller playlists.
One of those playlists includes all the 1960s garage, surf and kitsch rock songs. Despite my millennial status, I grew up listening to the oldies radio station, and my summers usually beg for these sunshiney pop tunes I adore.
This summer, however, I’ve been into a darker vibe – lots of goth and new wave playlists full of the likes of The Smiths, Depeche Mode and Siouxsie and the Banshees. So I decided, why not combine the two for a killer little Halloween playlist?
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I’ve been wanting to play around with 8tracks for awhile now, so I decided this little mix was the perfect opportunity. However, their streaming is limited to the U.S. and Canada.
Never fear if you’re elsewhere in the world. You can also find the playlist over on Spotify. (It’s under the username for my music blog, The Good Groupie.) It includes a few extra favorites that I couldn’t find on 8tracks!
And just in case you can’t access those, here’s the track listing:
Do you make Halloween playlists?
I’d love to hear about your process, what kind of songs you look for or what is your favorite Halloween song.
Happen to be a Halloween music nut like me? Be sure to check out these posts:
- How to create the perfect Halloween playlist
- 5 offbeat songs for your Halloween playlist
- 5 classics for your Halloween playlist
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