Wearing the perfect costume, making special Halloween treats, and carving pumpkins are only a few of the ways many of us like to enjoy the Halloween holiday. Playing spooky music is another easy way to get in the spirit of the holiday. Whether you want to set the mood for a party, get-together, or even just for yourself, playing Halloween music is a great way to set the tone for fun and a little fright.
Here are some of the best Halloween music selections we’ve heard lately.
1. Halloween Music Collection by Midnight Syndicate
Midnight Syndicate is a critically-acclaimed musical duo that creates gothic tunes with an eclectic blend of orchestra horror music and scary sound effects. This album is filled with dark, ambient soundtracks punctuated with creepy sound effects like creaking doors, howling winds, and sinister heartbeats.
2. Halloween Hits
These 10 tracks are a more lighthearted take on Halloween. The CD features well-known hits such as “Monster Mash,” the themes from Ghostbusters, Twilight Zone, the Addams Family, and others- all sung by the original artists that made the tunes famous.
3. The Best of Halloween
This 2-CD set is filled with 50 famous and not-so-famous Halloween songs by various artists. It includes “Monster Mash,” “I Put a Spell on You,” “Werewolf,” and many more. The music appeals to multiple generations, so it’s perfect for a Halloween party with different age guests.
4. The Ultimate Scary Sounds and Music for Your Halloween Bash
The 11 tracks on this album are a delightful mix of spooky music and eerie sound effects. It’s the perfect soundtrack to play on your front porch to scare the daylights out of trick-or-treaters. Available on CD or as an mp3 download.
5. Be Afraid of the Dark: The Essential Halloween Music Collection
This varied group of Halloween tunes was compiled by Readers’ Digest Music. It features hits by the original artists such as the main themes from the movies Halloween, The Exorcist, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Phantom of the Opera, and more. It’s fun to listen to at Halloween or any time of year.
6. 100 Hits: Halloween
This mega Halloween collection includes four CD’s plus a DVD for your karaoke machine. It includes many classics and newer hits as well as lesser-known tracks. The variety of music will appeal to different age groups, and with so many songs to play, your Halloween party will be rocking for hours.
As the saying goes, “The devil is in the details.” The right Halloween music is one of those important details that will set the right scene and help make your party or get-together the most fun and talked-about Halloween bash on the block!