Happy Halloween! If you’re building a playlist for a party, or just want to get into the spirit, here are some songs that YouTube says earn more views globally every year on this day.
Nothing is spookier and more iconic than Bobby Pickett’s “Monster Mash”. So is Ray Parker Jr’s “Ghostbusters” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. Rockwell gets a boost from “Somebody’s Watching Me”.
Thanks in part to the movie Beetlejuice, Harry Belafonte’s “Day O (Banana Boat Song)” peaks on the holiday as well as “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin Jay Hawkins.
Make sure to put on Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London,” “Love Potion No. 9” from The Searchers, and toss in the cartoon version of “Witch Doctor” for good measure.