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Halloween Playlist

I have literally hundreds of tunes in my Halloween playlist, but I've narrowed this selection down to 26 of my favorites. (I tried to cut it to 13, but I just couldn't, so 13 x 2 it is!) I made it a rule to include no artist twice.

This list has some classics, some modern popular songs, and some pieces you might not have heard of.

I’ve provided links to recordings, but I couldn't always find an official version.

Carl Bettis, Halloween Season 2023

  Song Artist Link
1 The Raven The Alan Parsons Project
2 Edgar Allan Lou Reed
3 The Masque of the Red Death André Caplet
4 Pas De Deux Michael Abels (from the movie Us)
5 all the good girls go to hell Billie Eilish

(The track opens with sound effects, music begins about 45 seconds in.)
6 Come Little Children Erutan
7 Get Out of My House Kate Bush
8 Murder in the Red Barn Tom Waits
9 Death Don’t Have No Mercy Blind Gary Davis
10 Slay Lotic
11 Monster L7
12 Cannibal Kesha
13 Wolf Like Me Lera Lynn, Shovels & Rope
14 Isobel Björk
15 Gingerbread Coffin Rasputina
16 Totentanz Franz Liszt
17 Wandering Star Portishead
18 Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Johann Sebastian Bach
19 Welcome to My Nightmare Alice Cooper
20 Where the Devil Don’t Go Elle King
21 Seven Devils Florence + The Machine
22 The Truth Is In the Dirt Karen Elson
23 Way Down Hadestown Anaïs Mitchell, Justin Vernon, Ani DiFranco, Ben Knox Miller
24 Danse Macabre Camille Saint-Saëns
25 Psycho Killer Talking Heads
26 The Show Is Over Nora Keyes