Songs for Falloween
While Christmas gets all the holiday music shine, there’s a great set of songs that makes me feel the chill of pumpkin season…and it’s not just a repeat of The Monster Mash. Here’s my pumpkin playlist and the songs I’ll be passing out trick-or-treat candy to and Thanksgiving road-tripping with.
September • Earth Wind & Fire
"Do you remember the 21st night of September? | Love was changing the minds of pretenders | While chasing the clouds away"
Omen • Disclosure/Sam Smith
"My mind would rule my heart | I didn't pay attention to the light in the dark | It left me torn apart | But now I see your tears are an omen"
Sweater Weather • The Neighbourhood
"Use the sleeves of my sweater | Let's have an adventure | Head in the clouds but my gravity's centered | Touch my neck and I'll touch yours | You in those little high waisted shorts, oh"
Un Poco Loco • Coco
"You make me un poco loco | Un poquititito loco | The way you keep me guessing | I'm nodding and i'm yessing | I'll count it as a blessing | That I'm only un poco loco"
Two Ghosts • Harry Styles
"We're not who we used to be | We're not who we used to be | We're just two ghosts standing in the place of you and me | Trying to remember how it feels to have a heartbeat"
Superstition • Stevie Wonder
"When you believe in things | That you don't understand | Then you suffer | Superstition ain't the way"
Howl • Florence + The Machine
"If you could only see the beast you've made of me I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free Screaming in the dark, I howl when we're apart Drag my teeth across your chest to taste your beating heart"
Little Ghost • The White Stripes
"Little ghost, little ghost | One I’m scared of the most | Can you scare me up a little bit of love?"
Monster • Lady Gaga
"Look at him, look at me | That boy is bad, and honestly | He's a wolf in disguise | But I can't stop staring in those evil eyes"
Red • Taylor Swift
"Losing him was blue like I'd never known | Missing him was dark grey all alone | Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met | But loving him was red | Loving him was red"
Autumn Leaves • Ed Sheeran
"Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you? | Float down | Like autumn leaves | Hush now | Close your eyes before the sleep | And you're miles away | And yesterday you were here with me"
Disturbia • Rihanna
"It's a thief in the night | To come and grab you | It can creep up inside you | And consume you | A disease of the mind | It can control you | It's too close for comfort"
Zombie • The Cranberries
"With their tanks and their bombs | And their bombs and their guns | In your head in your head they are crying | In your head | In your head | Zombie, zombie, zombie, ei, ei"
Sweet Creature • Harry Styles
"Sweet creature, sweet creature | Wherever I go, you bring me home | Sweet creature, sweet creature | When I run out of road, you bring me home"
Yellow • Coldplay
"Look at the stars | Look how they shine for you | And everything you do | Yeah, they were all yellow"
Out of the Woods • Taylor Swift
"Looking at it now | It all seems so simple | We were lying on your couch | I remember | You took a Polaroid of us | Then discovered | The rest of the world was black and white | But we were in screaming color | And I remember thinking | Are we out of the woods yet? | Are we out of the woods yet? | Are we out of the woods yet? | Are we out of the woods?"
Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie • Jay & The Techniques
“Apple peaches pumpkin pie | Soon your love will be all mine | Then I'm gonna take you home | Marry you so you won't roam | Marry you so you won't roam”
Witchcraft • Frank Sinatra
"Those fingers in my hair | That sly come-hither stare | That strips my conscience bare | It's witchcraft"
A few more bonus songs I’ve added to the playlist recently include:
Wake Me Up When September Ends • Greenday | Halloweentown Theme • Retrospectre | Poison and Wine • The Civil Wars | Hello • Adele | Thriller • Michael Jackson | Casper the Friendly Ghost • Little Richard | Thunder • Imagine Dragons | Remember Me • Coco | Ghostbusters • Ray Parker Jr. | Wolves • Selena Gomez/Marshmello