Halloween Music for Ballroom & Social Dancers

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.”

You need Halloween music for a spooky dance affair.
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