A horrific halloween playlist to spark devilish deeds


Thriller by Michael Jackson, 1982. Photo by Carson Hager | The Appalachian

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Music brings out your inner moonlit, ghoulish self and sets spotlight onto the evening of tricks and treats for even the oldest ones to have fun. Here is a playlist of the best Halloween songs.

1. “Cry Like A Ghost” by Passion Pit
This Passion Pit song brings a techno sound that will grab the attention of the crowd. Starting off with a lower screeching noise, Passion Pit brings in the hearts of the listeners and keeps their attention with ranges of voice movement throughout the song.

2. “Monster” by Kanye West, Jay- Z
Building up the fear for the night is not a problem with Kanye West’s song “Monster,” featuring Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross for a collaboration that will ignite your mood. The song starts with an introduction of the night and moves to Rick Ross rapping about his ego. This song brings light to each of their characters that make you feel electrified by the beats.

3. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
From the one and only king of pop, this MJ song brought the public a classic that stays locked in your head for the rest of the night. “Thriller” is a pop song that brings the family together in a zombie-like dance line and sparks excitement with all ages.

“It’s always struck me as being a unique song. There’s something peculiar about it, particularly the narration, but it’s a classic. Everybody knows what it is when it comes on,” sophomore CJ Hinshaw said.

4. “The Boogie Monster” by Gnarls Barkley
This song draws you in with a spooky laugh and keeps you listening with a calming, dark tone and long words dragged out to describe the atmosphere of his room. The singer has a sound that reflects a deep, jazzy soul and compliments the back noise. The feel for the song brings the listener through the threshold.

“Really jazzy and fun,” sophomore Madalene Smith said. “Made me want to put on a fabulous, flowy ghost costume and dance like a sassy hippy.”

5. “Sympathy For The Devil” by The Rolling Stones
This song brings in a natural beat that allows the lead singer to introduce himself as the devil. The song keeps going with a buzzing beat and drawn out words that are easy to understand. Play this song to finish off the night.

“Definitely an upbeat song,” sophomore Maddi Pleasant said. “Feels very classic but when you listen to the lyrics, it’s a lot more eerie than the beat lets on. I would put it on my party playlist.”

Story: Carson Hager, Photographer