Of course there are a few classics that are ritually played on Halloween (Michael Jackson’s Thriller or the Ghostbusters theme for instance) but here are a few that you might not have thought of…
Ghost – Ella Henderson: This rousing pop tune is certainly a firm favourite on Love London Love Culture’s playlist and while it might not ultimately give you the spooky vibe that you might want, it is still very haunting nonetheless!
Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra: Sinatra’s instantly recognisable voice, smoothly charms you as much as the lyrics and entirely appropriate for Halloween as being bewitched in love could be seen by some people as scary as any ghosts and ghouls (in a different way of course!)
Black Magic – Little Mix: catchy, infectious this popular Little Mix song is about bewitching the one you love…using black magic to hypnotise – what’s not to like?
Hedwig’s Theme – John Williams: what is more magical than Harry Potter? Really enter the magical and other world filled with witches, wizards and all manner of creatures with this classic and instantly recognisable theme from the films.
The Wizard and I – Stephen Schwartz: from the hit musical Wicked, which tells of the unknown story of the Wicked Witch, this song is probably one of the most familiar songs from the musical, sung by Elphaba as she dreams of meeting the legendary Wizard of Oz.
The Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart: this iconic song is suitably gothic and sinister for Halloween, with its references to the Phantom haunting Christine in her sleep – it sends shivers down the spine whether you listen to it live or on a recording.
That Ole Devil Called Love – Billie Holiday: who can resist the sultry and soulful ones of Billie Holiday’s voice on this song. Beautifully seductive and well worth a listen if you have never heard it.
So enjoy your Halloween by listening to some of these classic tunes!