Every Halloween we at the Keys Weekly strive to expand your cultural palate by providing our Top 10 seasonal songs for your playlist. So whether you’re cruising the Zombie Bike Ride in Key West, hitting all of your favorite spots behind the airport in Marathon or getting lost on the spooky streets of Plantation Key Colony, these Halloween jams will impress all of your neighbors and candy bandits alike. So here are our 2022…

Top 10 Halloween Songs 

10. “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder (1972). Favorite lyrics: “13-month-old baby…Broke the looking glass…Seven years of bad luck…Good things in your past.” 

9. “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” by Geto Boys (1991): Favorite lyrics: “At night I can’t sleep I toss and turn. Candlesticks in the dark, visions of bodies being burned.” (NOT for a kid’s playlist)

8. “Dragula” by Rob Zombie (1998). Favorite lyrics: “Dead I am the sky, watchin’ the angels cry. While they slowly turn, conquering the worm.” 

7. “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC (1979). Favorite lyrics: “Don’t need no reason, Don’t need rhyme, Ain’t nothin’ that I’d rather do Goin’ down, party time.” 

6. “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails (1994). Favorite lyrics: “You can have my isolation. You can have the hate that it brings. You can have my absence of faith. You can have everything.” (NOT for a kid’s playlist)

5. “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones (1968). Favorite lyrics: “And I was ’round when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt and pain. Made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate.” 

4. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker (1984). Favorite lyrics: “Mmm, if you’ve had a dose of a freaky ghost, baby you better call, Ghostbusters!”

3. “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon (1978). Favorite lyrics: “He’s the hairy handed gent who ran amok in Kent. … Lately he’s been overheard in Mayfair…” 

2. “Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett (1962). Favorite lyrics: “The ghouls all came from their humble abodes … to get a jolt of my electrodes.” 

1. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson (1982). Favorite lyrics: “And grizzly ghouls from every tomb … Are closing in to seal your doom.”