Michael Myers with a beardHalloween is pretty much the greatest holiday of all time. When you’re young you get to dress up and run around with a bunch of friends and hijack everyone’s free candy. When you get older you also get to dress up, but instead of candy you get to have some “adult candy” and get all crazy. There’s nothing like watching a giant penguin do some grinding on Gumby, or watching Isaac try to walk down a flight of stairs in heels while dressed up as Goldie Locks, and pretty sure there was someone dressed up as Danzig at the party I went to last year (awesome!). The randomness and the pure comedy that comes from getting a bunch of random intoxicated characters together is priceless. However, one of the most important aspects to a Halloween party is a killer Halloween playlist. So in order to help out with all your candy-filled drunken shenanigans tonight, the staff at B.G.M. has created The Best Halloween Playlist of All Time (okay maybe not the best of all time, but it is pretty legit) for your listening pleasure. Oh, also since everyone always puts playlists on shuffle anyway, these songs will be listed by each B.G.M. staff members picks.

The Best Halloween Playlist of All Time:

Javier’s Picks

Prince “Partyman” / Michael Jackson “Thriller” (naturally) / Lordi “Would You Love a Monsterman?” / Snake River Conspiracy “Breed” /Monster Mash (of course) /Roots Manuva “A Haunting”

Melissa’s Picks

Timber Timbre “Demon Host,” “Run From Me” / Dead Man’s Bones “My Body’s a Zombie For You” (Kevin Silva pick as well), “Flowers Grow Out of My Grave” / UNKLE “Rabbit in Your Headlights”

Kevin Silva’s Picks

The Specials “Ghost Town” (Issac also requested this one) / Oingo Boingo “Dead Man’s Party”

Milner’s Picks

Nurse With A Wound “Six Buttons of Sex Appeal” / Brian Eno and David Bryne “The Jezebel Spirit” / Timber Timbre “Hot Dreams” / Sisters of Mercy “Lucretia My Reflection” / The Cure “Burn” / Bauhaus “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” (Vana also requested this one)

David’s Picks

Funeral For a Friend “Roses For The Dead” / Royal Blood “Little Monster” / Lonely The Brave  “Black Saucers” / Counting Crows “Ghost Train”

Kelsey’s Pick

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. “A Haunting”

Josh’s Picks

Blue Oyster Cult “Don’t Fear The Reaper” / AFI “Fall Children”/ Misfits “Halloween” (Vi also wanted this song) / Radical Face “Haunted” / Alkaline Trio “Calling All Skeletons” / Strung Out “Bring Out Your Dead”/ Harley Poe “I Am The Living Dead” / Tiger Army “Ghostfire”

Phil’s Pick

Mariah Carey feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Fantasy (Remix)” – Editors note: Every playlist needs a Mariah Carey song on it!!

Chad’s Picks

Misfits “Die My Darling” / The Deadlines “Go-Go to the Grave” / Nerve Agents “The Poisoning,” “Jekyl and Hyde,” “The Vice of Mrs. Glossy” – Editors note: Chad wanted Blaster Man and Calibretto on the playlist but Rdio didin’t have them. Sorry Chad!

JP Gorman’s Picks

King Tuff “Black Moon Spell” / Wolfmother “Witchcraft” / Queens of the Stone Age “Song for the Dead” (Vana also picked this one too) /Rolling Stones “Sympathy for the Devil” / Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” (Vi also wanted this too) / TV on the Radio “Wolf Like Me” / Warren Zevon “Werewolves of London” / Dr. Dog “Vampire” / White Stripes “Little Ghost” / Wolf Parade “Fine Young Cannibals” / King Khan and the Shrines “Land of the Freak”

Vi’s Picks

Yeah Yeah Yeah “Heads Will Roll” / Tegan and Sara “Walking With a Ghost”

Danielle’s Pick 

Sufjan Stevens  “John Wayne Gacy Jr.”

Isaac a.k.a. Goldie Locks’ Picks

Type O Negative “Black No. 1” / Dead Mans Bones “Pa Pa Power” / Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Red Right Hand”/ Rockwell “Somebody’s Watching Me”/ White Zombie “Children of the Grave” (Black Sabbath cover)/ Slaughter “Up All Night”/ Q Lazzurus “Goodbye Horses”/ Nicky Twist “Cry Little Sister” / Murder By Death “My Hill,” “Three Men Hanging”

Dan’s Picks

Kanye West “Monster” / Classics IV “Spooky”

Amanda’s Picks

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “I Put a Spell On You” (JP also requested this song) / Marilyn Manson “Sweet Dreams” / The Cranberries “Zombie” / David Bowie “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” / Santana “Black Magic Woman” / Jimi Hendrix “Voodoo Child”

My Picks

Portishead “Cowboys” / White Zombie “Super Charger Heaven” / Massive Attack “Black Milk,” “Flat of the Blade” / DJ Shadow ” Mutual Slump” / Danzig ” She Rides” / Blackalicious “Cliff Hanger” / Dr. Octagon ” Girl Let Me Touch You” / Rob Zombie “Living Dead Girl”

Nate’s Picks

Lacuna Coil “Zombies” / Ministry  “Everyday is Halloween”

Vana Black’s Picks

Black Mountain “Evil Ways” / Crystal Castles “Magic Spells” / The Cure “Fascination Street” / Dead Man’s Bones “Dead Man’s Bones” / Eagles of Death Metal “Chase the Devil” / Ghost B.C.  “Satan Prayer” / Gnarls Barkley “The Boogie Monster” / Iggy Pop “Nice to be Dead” / Joy Division “Dead Souls” / The Magnetic Fields “Zombie Boy” / Nancy Sinatra “Bang Bang”/ Queens of the Stone Age “Burn the Witch” / Roky Erickson and the Aliens “Night of the Vampire”/ Siouxsie and the Banshees “Helter Skelter,” “Halloween” / Tom Waits “Redrum” / Doyle Bramhall II  “Oh Death” / Kimya Dawson and Antsy Pants “Vampire”  / Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Graveyard”  – Editors note: Vana wanted Acid Bath on the playlist but Rdio didin’t have them. Sorry Vana!

                                                                                                                                

This is a pretty diverse playlist and it pretty much rules! Thanks to our staff for getting their picks together. Hope this makes your weekend of Halloween partying that much better. Enjoy!!

P.S. If there are any songs that you think need to be included on here feel free to leave them in the comments section. Thanks!