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Special Edition Wildcat Playlist: Halloween Hits


It’s the end of October, which means it’s time for Halloween parties, dressing up and spookiness. Here’s a playlist of the top 10 Halloween-based and spookiest tracks in pop culture:

10. “It’s Our House Now” by Disney villains

In 2002’s direct-to-video movie “Mickey’s House of Villains,” the Disney villains take over the House of Mouse and kick Mickey and his friends out. They overthrow the building with one of the catchiest songs ever, which shows all the villains from Disney animated flicks rise up against the other Disney characters, along with a variety of Halloween cartoons.

9. “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

This is the perfect warm-up song for any scare. With creepy lyrics and a spooky backtrack, it leaves you with a perfect twinge of unease to enjoy on Halloween.

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8. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.

This is the theme song from the 1984 film “Ghostbusters.” It has a great rock ‘n’ roll vibe and makes you feel like you are part of the ghost-hunting action, and what’s scarier than hunting ghosts?

7. “Demons” by Imagine Dragons

This song has a catchy beat with a Halloween-like concept. It tells the story of the darkness inside someone but still carries Imagine Dragons’ fun, pop style, perfect for a Halloween get-together.

6. “Highway To Hell” by AC/DC

Here we get back to the rock genre with this catchy, scary track. This track explains how people can enter the darkness leading them down the “Highway to Hell.” Rock band AC/DC does a great job singing this spooky song.

5. “The Monster” by Eminem ft. Rihanna

Let’s dive into the hip-hop genre. In this song, Slim Shady hears voices in his head and is unable to sleep because of his nightmares. Rihanna joins the song on the hook, making it catchy and a great song for a scare.

4. “Nightmare On My Street” by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff

This track tells a story about a scary experience with horror movie references. It has great beat and great lyrics that make for a great scare.

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3. “Disturbia” by Rihanna

Who knew Rhianna could be such a scary person? This song is about experiencing scary events and the feeling of losing one’s mind.

2. “This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman

A theme song to Tim Burton’s popular movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” this song has everything. It describes Halloween Town and scary monsters, ghosts, witches and more. It describes many Halloween monsters and Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town. The song has a great theme for Halloween.

1. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

The number one spot goes to “Thriller” by the King of Pop himself. This track is a Halloween staple in pop culture. It’s got a great funky beat, a good story and one of the most popular dances of all time.

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