Halloweenmusicweekly wrap up

A Haunting Halloween Playlist + Weekly Wrap-Up

by Maxwell Tielman

Halloween is less than a week a way, so we thought it the perfect occasion to share October’s Playlist—just in time for weekend excursions to the pumpkin patch and Halloween-themed dinner parties! Rather than going with all of the tried-and-true Halloween favorites (Thriller, Ghost Busters, Monster Mash) we thought it would be nice to share some slightly lesser-known, low-key tunes with an eerie, haunting vibe. From Karen Elson’s beautiful bluegrass-inflected “The Ghost Who Walks” to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “I Put A Spell On You” (we had to include one classic, right?), these dark ditties will be sure to put you in the Halloween spirit. Have a wonderful (spoooooky) weekend, everybody! —Max

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

A Haunting Halloween Playlist Tracklist

1. The Ghost Who Walks, Karen Elson

2. Ain’t No Grave, Johnny Cash

3. Lovely Head, Goldfrapp

4. Full Moon, The Black Ghosts

5. Dark Was The Night, Blind Willie Johnson

6. Little Ghost, The White Stripes

7. Devil Got My Woman, Skip James

8. Moanin’ At Midnight, Howlin’ Wolf

9. Jack In The Box, Elysian Fields

10. I Put A Spell On You, Creedence Clearwater Revival

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