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Five songs to add more fright and delight to your Halloween night

Nicole Ong

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Boo! Since it’s Halloween, you’re going to need some songs to make your spooky season and trick-or-treating night even more spook-tacular.  You’re probably already familiar with classics like “Monster Mash” and “Thriller” that are usually played during the Halloween season, so I’m here to give you five more songs to spice up your Halloween.

Ghost Duet —  Louie Zong 

I first fell in love with “Ghost Duet” because of its adorable music video! Two ghosts sing into one microphone on a stage, while the moon shines through the window. When I watched it, my heart instantly melted; with soft guitar and two of the cutest ghosts singing, how much better could it get? I’m not one for horror movies or creepy decorations, so since “Ghost Duet” isn’t so much of a traditional “spooky” Halloween song, it was an automatic favorite for me. Although it’s only fifty seconds long, listening to its soft, calming tune makes me feel happy and keeps me in a Halloween spirit.

 

Ghost Choir  — Louie Zong

If you love “Ghost Duet,” check out Zong’s newly-released “Ghost Choir.” The music video features the same cute ghosts from “Ghost Duet,” but instead of just two ghosts, you get seven! The video is set in a graveyard, and the animation is just too adorable. The tune is still calming, but slightly more eerie than “Ghost Duet.” Let your Halloween fright melt away as you listen to the sound of seven lovable ghosts serenading you.

 

Spooky Scary Skeletons – Remix — Dr Stiig

During Halloween season, Andrew Gold’s “Spooky Scary Skeletons” from 1996 can be found everywhere on Tumblr. But if you’re looking to party, the original version just doesn’t cut it (sorry, Andrew Gold). Dr Stiig’s remix is a modern twist on a Halloween classic, where electro-pop vibes are intertwined with eerie lyrics; it’s perfect for a spooky night (or any night, for that matter). The song doesn’t stray too far from the original, but its new and improved tune never fails to wake me up and have me ready to dance!

 

Baby, You’re a Haunted House — Gerard Way

I’ve got a soft spot for Gerard Way, a singer who was the lead vocalist of the rock band My Chemical Romance. Although my seventh-grade emo phase is over, chances are you can still find me jamming to emo classics like “Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance or some of my personal favorites like “(Coffee’s For Closers)” by Fall Out Boy. “Baby, You’re a Haunted House” reminds me of songs from that era of my life, which is what initially drew me into loving this song.

According to Way, the song is about “all​ our inner ghosts and demons and what it feels like being in love and having to deal with your own internal horror show.” “Baby, You’re a Haunted House” incorporates the typical haunting emotions you’d expect from a Halloween song while straying away from the Halloween ideal of cheesy songs about skeletons and zombies. I love the meaning behind the song, and honestly, it’s going to stay one of my Halloween favorites.

 

Thriller/Heads Will Roll — Glee Cast

“Glee” has always been one of my favorite TV shows, so how could I not include this song on a list of my Halloween favorites? A thrilling (ha, get it? Thriller? Thrilling?) mash-up between two classic Halloween songs, “Thriller” and “Heads Will Roll” revamps both tunes. Each song’s eerie vibes are still there, but this fresh take is sure to send chills down your spine. Smooth vocals and perfect harmony between every aspect of the song, from actress Naya Rivera singing the phrase “heads will roll” repeatedly in the background to actor Kevin McHale’s upbeat voice, make this song even more special. All of that being said, this song will definitely make you want to “dance until you’re dead”.

Catch the performance from the show here:

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