I imagine there will soon be a lot of ghoulish dancing by singles and couples dressed up to be something they ain’t. Because sometimes it’s hard to figure out what type of dance goes to the music, I’ve matched up some classic Halloween music with the dances that you could do to them.
Although it would be hard to put together a full 1.5 – 2 hour playlist of spooky songs, any of the following Halloween music will serve as fillers to your regular dance music. Therefore, you can enjoy the holiday spirit as you boogie to classic tunes.
When it comes to picking a dance, you have a few choices.
Hopefully, you love Swing dancing because it goes great with Halloween music.
in the meantime, In no particular order, some spooky songs
- 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 (combine Swing and Foxtrot)
- I’m Your Bogeyman by KC and the Sunshine Band Hustle
- Pet Sematary by The Ramones Swing
Additionally, there are plenty of spooky songs and playlists on YouTube. 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.”