Halloween Music for Ballroom & Social Dancers

I imagine there’ll be a lot of ghoulish dancing this weekend, by singles and couples dressed up to be something they ain’t. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what type of dance goes to the music. So, I decided to label some classic Halloween music with the dances that you could use with them.

Although it would be extremely difficult to put together a 1.5 – 2 hour dancelist of creepy All Hallows Eve songs, any of the following will serve as fillers to your regular dance music. That way you can preserve the holiday spirit as you resurrect some old tunes.

You can be very flexible when it comes to choosing which dance to do.

Hopefully, you love Swing dancing, ’cause you’ll have lots of chances to do it with this Halloween music.

In no particular order:

  • Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon   East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing
  • Superstition by Stevie Wonder   West Coast Swing
  • Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran   Cha Cha
  • Disturbia by Rihanna   Hustle, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing
  • Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell   East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing
  • Psycho Killer by Talking Heads   Bachata, Swing, Polka
  • Witch Doctor by David Seville   Merengue
  • Ghostbusters by Ray Parker, Jr.   Hustle, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Cha Cha
  • Jump in the Line by Harry Belafonte   Samba
  • Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett   Swing
  • Purple People-Eater by Sheb Wooley   Swing
  • The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band   Country Two-Step
  • This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson   Tango (American or Argentine)
  • Zombie by The Cranberries   Nightclub Two-Step
  • Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo   Swing
  • Spooky Scary Skeletons by Disney 1929 (Copyright Disney & Andrew Gold)   Foxtrot
  • Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult   Swing, Foxtrot, or Swing-Trot (Swing and Foxtrot combo)
  • I’m Your Bogeyman by KC and the Sunshine Band   Hustle
  • Pet Sematary by The Ramones   Swing

There are plenty of Halloween music mixes on YouTube. However, I liked this one, “Halloween Radio – 1 Hour of Halloween Party Music.”

Also, if you’re looking for some dance party ideas, you might like this Dance Safari post, “Theme Parties by the Decade for Ballroom Dancers.”

You need Halloween music for a spooky dance affair.
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