I remember as a kid, specifically during car rides to and from school, when KONO ― the best and only oldies radio station in San Antonio ― would play some great Halloween-inspired songs around this time of year. And these were songs KONO played year-round anyway, but for me these particular songs were especially appreciated as Halloween drew near. Songs like Spooky by Classics IV, Li'l Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, I Put a Spell on You by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and ― the quintessential Halloween track (pre-Thriller era, obvs) ― Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers. These songs for me eventually became synonymous with October and are musts for any Halloween-themed playlists.
In the spirit of digging up old songs from the grave, I've put together a playlist of some of the songs I think are essential for a Halloween playlist. These songs are sure to keep you groovin' and ghoulin' 'til Halloween. Enjoy!
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