Your 2015 Halloween Party Playlist

There are a lot of special aspects about Halloween that make it my all-time favorite holiday. For instance, there’s the glutton ingestion of candy, the shameless wearing of costumes, and the thrill of the scaring others and being scared. But, even more than that, there’s the partying. And, boy, do I love me a party. But, no party is complete without music. Which is why you need an updated, 2015 Halloween playlist for your own shindig. Making music, not terror, the unsung hero of Halloween. Who would have thought?

If you’re tired of the same old, cliche songs of Halloweens past, then look no further than here. I have compiled an updated Halloween playlist, with new spooky tunes coupled with some of the beloved creepy classics. After all, everything is about balance, and, at any party, you want songs that people know and will sing along to, passionately. Speaking of balance, these songs are a healthy mix of upbeat, eerie, and subdued, to take you through the full gamut of Halloween emotions. Listen guys, I am nothing if not thorough. So, make your life easier as a host and put this playlist on at your party. Keep your worries to things like filling up empty cups.

Here are 13 songs for your 2015 Halloween Party Playlist:

1. Alessia Cara, "Outlaws"

The first line is, "Run, run like the devil's behind us." So, yeah, it's checking all of the Halloween song requirement boxes.

2. Sia, "Alive"

Despite sounding like a song penned about the monster of Frankenstein, it isn't. Like all of Sia's tunes, it's gutting and emotionally honest, but there are a lot of nice spooky imagery used. Best of both worlds.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas, "This Is Halloween"

Goes without saying. This should be on every Halloween playlist, always.

4. Taylor Swift, "Out Of The Woods"

Don't worry guys, the monsters turned out to be just trees.

5. Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith, "Omen"

Best, most understated title for a Halloween playlist song goes to...

6. Drake, "Back To Back"

To listen to a, as Barstool Sports puts it, "murder" in real time.

7. Rihanna, "Disturbia"

OK, this one is an oldie but such a goodie. Besides, Rih Rih never goes out of style.

8. Lana Del Rey, "Ultraviolence"

Is "creepily wonderful" a thing? Cause, it seems like it here.

9. Bobby "Boris" Pickett, "Monster Mash"

Listen to the monsters; it's a graveyard smash.

10. The Weeknd, "The Hills"

You had me at, "The hills have eyes," Mr. Weeknd.

11. Halsey, "Ghost"

Festive and fantastic.

12. Lady Gaga, "Bloody Mary"

This came out in 2011, but, with American Horror Story: Hotel and all, I think that everything Lady Gaga is new again, no?

13. Bette Midler, "I Put A Spell On You"

I mean, clearly.

You're welcome for this. Happy trick-or-treating, or drinking, or scaring your friends senseless, or whatever.