Halloween is just around the corner, which means dozens of costume parties are currently being planned and curated. Halloween themed food and drinks are being prepared, spooky decorations are being bought, and the music must be organized and on par. If you have yet to create a Halloween night playlist, no need to fear. Here is a list of Halloween music videos (themed) to play at your costume party!
“TAKE ME” – ALY & AJ
Aly & AJ made a return earlier this year with their new single, “Take Me.” Their clear growth since their Disney days is tremendous, both in their music and in their aesthetic. The “Take Me” music video shows the duo as vampire murderers, locking in on their prey and causing a bloody massacre. This 80s-feel, slow bop is a great start to your costume party.
“DISTRUBRIA” – RIHANNA
Enter into Rihanna’s mad house with this smashing number one hit. Off of her Good Girl Gone Bad album, “Disturbia” is a must if you are going to have Halloween related music. This is a great way to get people dancing and feel nostalgic. With crazy visuals and insane dance moves, this music video knows how to make the Halloween spirit come alive.
“LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO” – TAYLOR SWIFT
The old Taylor may be dead, but that doesn’t mean your Halloween night has to be. Zombified Swift mashed with the song’s creepy instrumental is the reason why Swift’s latest single has made it on this list. Like it or not, “Look What You Made Me Do,” is fun and fitting for your Halloween night.
“FADED HEART” – BØRNS
Slowing things down a bit, Børns’ “Faded Heart” is a great lesser-known addition. The music video portrays the singer being haunted by these festive skeletons, who eventually bury him alive. Super Halloween-y.
“I WRITE SINS NOT TRADGEDIES” – PANIC! AT THE DISCO
After the clown craze incident that happened in 2016, and the major influence from both adaptations of the “It” movies, clowns have immersed themselves within the Halloween culture. The most notable clown music video has to be “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.” Panic! At The Disco’s 2005 hit song will cause your party guests to get hype as they rock out to this throwback.
“E.T.” – KATY PERRY
Aliens have also become another popular Halloween costume choice. Katy Perry’s “E.T.” is an amazing example of a pop music video that brings forth an intergalactic sound. With a pounding bass and Perry’s heavenly voice, this pop masterpiece is sure to get everyone dancing.
“I’M IN LOVE WITH A MONSTER” – FIFTH HARMONY
The Hotel Transylvania promo song brings more of a jazzy-pop vibe to the table. Even though the music video shows the girl group dancing around with different monsters, their voices are truly angelic. This bop will make you and your friends want to swing your hips around.
“TAKE IT OFF” – KESHA
One of the most popular Halloween costume themes is animals. Glitter goddess, Kesha, brings animal shape-shifters in the second version of her “Take it Off,” music video. Being one of the party anthems within 2010, it is a great song to get your Halloween guests to jam out.
“MANEATER” – NELLY FURTADO
Welcome to the vampire cult with this 2006 bop. In this sexy throwback video, the songstress joins the festivities of the devious dancers until the sun rises. This makes for the perfect video for those late night Halloween parties.
“MONSTER” – KANYE FT. RICK ROSS, JAY-Z, NICKI MINAJ
One of the biggest rap collaborations, hands down, is Kanye West’s “Monster.” The video shows off each of these legendary rappers as a different monster archetype. This collaboration is too historic to leave out. Plus, how can you not rock out to Nicki Minaj’s verse.
“WALL TO WALL” – CHRIS BROWN
Being one of Chris Brown’s biggest songs, “Wall to Wall” is next on the list. Spider-women hybrids find their way to climb the walls in order to get to Chris Brown in this music video. “Wall to Wall” should be a part of your Halloween playlist as it is the perfect song for your guests to bump and grind. I will never forget this to be one of the greatest Halloween music videos.
“EVERYBODY” – BACKSTREET BOYS
An oldie, but a goodie. The Backstreet Boys’ Halloween music video is perfect for your Halloween party. As each member of the group is found taking on different horror figureheads, a giant dance party emerges within the haunted house. This video should bring some Halloween decoration inspiration.
“HEADS WILL ROLL” – YEAH YEAH YEAHS
The iconic “Off with your head, dance ‘till your dead,” is the archetype of Halloween pop music. It’s horror-like lyrics are perfectly mashed up with electronic dance music. This combination works perfectly with the dancing beast in the video that eventually goes on to slay the singer.
“THRILLER” – MICHAEL JACKSON
Who could forget this legendary Halloween anthem? “Thriller” is the epitome for Halloween pop music. The iconic video of Michael Jackson transforming into a monster is a must have for every Halloween party. “Thriller” is the Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” of Halloween. So, learn the “Thriller” dance and boogie with your friends to this Halloween iconic song. This is one of the most classic Halloween music videos.
“BORN THIS WAY” – LADY GAGA
To finish the night off, mother monster had to make the list. Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” tops off the Halloween night by spreading positivity and love. The music video consists of alien-like visuals and a skeleton version of the singer, thus possessing the Halloween vibe. Plus, everyone knows the lyrics to this pop masterpiece.
Which are your favorite Halloween music videos on the list? Have a happy and safe Halloween!
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