Halloween Hits on Pandora

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Halloween is around the corner and the most important thing besides choosing a costume, is deciding what music to play at your party.  Luckily for you, Pandora has got you covered with spooky soundtracks for all activities.  From classics for pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating to a mix of gothic pop, electronic and all things that go bump in the night for your grave rave, haunted house parties and other ghoulish festivities.

Check out the full list of Pandora Halloween stations and some fun facts below.
  • Halloween Party (13 M listeners) – Halloween Party plays the ultimate mix of Halloween classics, Halloween themed songs and classic Halloween and scary soundtracks from a range of genres including pop, R&B, alternative, rock and oldies. It’s the perfect soundtrack to your very own monster mash!
    • Top songs:
  1. Sheb Wooley, The Purple People Eater
  2. Ken Page, Oogie Boogie’s Song
  3. Michael Jackson, Thriller
  4. John Carpenter, Halloween Theme
  5. John Zacherle, Let’s Twist Again (Mummy Time Is Here)
  • Family Halloween (3.5 M listeners) – Family Halloween is a station of Halloween themed music for the whole family. Play this station for a kid-safe selection of songs to add fun to any children’s party or trick-or-treat event.
    • Top songs:
  1. The Searchers, Love Potion No. 9
  2. Sheb Wooley, The Purple People Eater
  3. Los Straitjackets, “The Munsters” Theme
  4. Lou Chaney, Monster Holiday
  5. Jimmy Dee, The Monster Hop
  • Spooky Symphonies (1.7 M listeners)  –  Spooky Symphonies is a station that showcases classical music with eerie melodies, suspenseful rhythms and uncanny instrumentation. Listen to this station around Halloween, for a murder mystery party or when you are just feeling spooky!
    • Top songs:
  1. Helmut Walcha, Toccata And Fuge D-Moll Bwv565, Toccata
  2. Glasgow BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, In The Hall Of The Mountain King
  3. Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra, The Shining
  4. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, A Night On Bald Mountain
  5. Coraline (Film Score), The Supper
  • Halloween Metal (682 K listeners) – Halloween Metal dishes out the headbangingest holiday jams around because after all, Halloween and heavy metal go together like a hockey mask and a machete! Listen now for terrifying tracks of bloody brutality from old school classics to today’s modern metal.
    • Top songs:
  1. AC/DC, Hells Bells
  2. Blue Oyster Cult, Don’t Fear The Reaper
  3. Metallica, Creeping Death
  4. White Zombie, Grindhouse (A Go-Go)
  5. Slayer, Raining Blood
  • Hipster Halloween (640 K listeners) – Hipster Halloween delivers the most frightening tunes from some of your favorite indie rock and alt pop combos along with ghostly grooves in the mix. Wax that moustache, don your steam punk barkeep costume and blast these tunes while trick-or-treating astride your penny-farthing!
    • Top songs:
  1. Queens Of The Stone Age, Burn The Witch
  2. Florence + The Machine, Girl With One Eye
  3. Tegan And Sara, Walking With A Ghost
  4. Neil Young, Vampire Blues
  5. The Growlers, Graveyards Full
  • Ghostly Grooves (568 K listeners) – Ghostly Grooves delivers all your favorite gothic pop and gloom rock jams. This is the perfect playlist for anyone who smoked clove cigarettes and wore too much eyeliner in high school.
    • Top songs:
  1. Concrete Blonde, Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
  2. The Cure, Fascination Street
  3. Smashing Pumpkins, Eye
  4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Red Right Hand
  5. Siouxsie And The Banshees, Red Light
  • Witch House (153 K listeners) –  Witch House is the perfect soundtrack to your full moon, grave rave. Light some candles, drape everything in black cloth, turn it up and let the ritual begin!
    • Top songs:
  1. HEALTH, In Violet (Salem Rmx)
  2. 209 Sins vs Sinoia Caves, Beyond The Black Rainbow
  3. Holy Other, Know Where
  4. Creep, Days
  5. WIKAN, Bosozoku Highway

Choose a playlist and pick your poison. Happy Halloween, kids.


FestPop Staff Writer, Ashley Siech

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