40 Alternative Eerie Anthems For Your Halloween Playlist

Mammoth digital music service Spotify has sifted through 21,000 playlists to find out which Halloween songs are most popular with their users. They’ve come up with a list of 19 tracks ranging from the predictable – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ is the most-selected – to the obscure – Jace Everett’s ‘Bad Things’ bringing up the rear. There’s the odd curveball then, but on the whole it’s a cavalcade of the obvious, with Ray Parker Jr’s ‘Ghostbusters’ theme rubbing shoulders with Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’.

Here’s the full list:

Michael Jackson, ‘Thriller’
Ray Parker Jr, ‘Ghostbusters’
Bobby “Boris” Pickett, ‘Monster Mash’
Richard O’Brien, ‘The Time Warp’
Blue Oyster Cult, ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’
The Cranberries, ‘Zombie’
Warren Zevon, ‘Werewolves Of London’
The Specials, ‘Ghost Town’
Ken Page, ‘Oogie Boogie’s Song’
The Rolling Stones, ‘Sympathy For The Devil’
Creedence Clearwater Revival, ‘Bad Moon Rising’
Talking Heads, ‘Psycho Killer’
Rob Zombie, ‘Dragula’
Rob Zombie, ‘Living Dead Girl’
Skrillex, ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’
Lady Gaga, ‘Monster’
Alice Cooper, ‘Feed My Frankenstein’
Marilyn Manson, ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’
Jace Everett, ‘Bad Things’

But we don’t want to give you that. We’ve had a go at compiling our own ghoulish playlist of 40 eerie anthems (with, naturally, the odd tenuous link). Check it out below, and let us know what you reckon should be added.

By Matthew Horton & Rianne Mitchell