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Best Halloween songs ranked
For much of my life, Halloween playlists have been disappointing. That means that there are two valid options: I could sit on my bed, wallowing in the costume I was planning on wearing, or I could try to make the most of it. For me, that means eating candy, watching movies and listening to my Halloween music. Halloween music is a very specific brand of sound. Did you know that Gnarls Barkley wrote a Halloween song? By adding organ, horns and a haunting vocal lick, it creates a sound that reminds me of a dark Halloween night. Paired with minor guitar riffs, this fever dream song holds up in an October context. With creepy background vocals, a killer baseline and cheeky guitar riffs, this song is great to dance, sing or scream to. Daily Arts Writer Kari Anderson can be reached at kariand umich. Your donations keep our journalism free and independent.
13 Halloween songs (that aren’t ‘Thriller’ or ‘Monster Mash’)
A mixture of old favourites and a selection of rock bangers, as you'd expect Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is at number one, and according to the streaming giant the song has topped the list globally for the past three years. Something else Spotify has revealed, while most would consider the U. Canada actually takes the top spot, followed by Ireland, long considered the birthplace of the Halloween tradition, with the UK coming in fourth.
Horror movies always get their due in the buildup to Halloween, and costumes and candy take center stage when the holiday arrives. But beyond those well-known hits, there are still plenty of other songs perfectly suited to serve as the soundtrack to your Halloween. We picked those songs and more of our favorites for the L. Times Halloween playlist, which you can listen to below. And feel free to call for your own favorites to be added in the comments. Russian court orders opposition politician Navalny jailed for 30 days.