Christmas has its carols, but Halloween? Well, it’s a little tougher to find songs dedicated strictly to the holiday.
Sure, “Monster Mash” is a classic, but it’s also insanely overplayed. We’ve come up with ten spooky-ish songs that are classic yet not total novelty tracks. Try ’em out at your Halloween soiree this weekend.READ MORE: Tampa Pharmacy Starts Vaccinating People At Their Homes
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1. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
Because the King of Pop started the zombie craze.
2. “I Put A Spell on You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Because a lot of people have covered this song, but none quite like Screamin’ Jay.
3. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker, Jr.
Because he lets you know who to call if things get out of hand.
4. “Psycho Killer” – Talking Heads
Because not only does David Byrne’s oversized suit look like a costume, but psycho killers are 100 percent terrifying.
5. “Season of the Witch” – DonovanREAD MORE: Local Businesses Debate Whether Or Not To Require Masks Again
Because Donovan simultaneously captures the feeling of the swinging ’60s and Halloween.
6. “Werewolves of London” – Warren Zevon
Because no Halloween party is complete without a little howling.
7. “I Want Candy” – Bow Wow Wow
Because there’s no joy quite like trick-or-treating as a kid.
8. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult
Because ever since the Scream franchise, the reaper has become one of the most common costumes.
9. “Witchy Woman” – Eagles
Because every Halloween party has at least a few witches in attendance.
10. “Superstition” – Stevie Wonder
Because it’s a holiday that practically endorses superstition and strange times.MORE NEWS: Local Organization Spreads Awareness About Dangers Of Red Tide
– Jillian Mapes & Shannon Carlin, CBS Local