Music for Halloween

I am hosting a Halloween Dance Party at my studio and am looking for Halloween songs. I have a lot of older songs (Thriller, Monster Mash, Witchcraft, etc) but am looking for any songs from 2000 and on. I would prefer if you could dance to them (Cha Cha, Merengue, Waltz, etc) - social dancing. Any suggestions would be great!
You can use songs with a dark theme: Addicted to love, Highway to Hell, Under my thumb, Devil with the Blue Dress, Sympathy for the Devil, Hate Myself for Loving You, and of course Ghostbusters, Thriller and Time Warp, which is quick to learn. You can also search out theme songs from scary movies.


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You might want to go through the DWTS music archives on Wikipedia. Season 13 Week 7 was Halloween week, I think you should check that out. Season 3 Week 8 also had "dark" numbers too.


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There's a couple of threads already on Halloween music. Here's some suggestions.

Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
Fascination – Nat King Cole – Waltz
Moon River – from Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Waltz
Lasso the Moon – Waltz
Vito’s Waltz (from The Godfather) – Waltz
Hedwig’s Theme – from Harry Potter soundtrack – John Williams – V. Waltz
The Potter Waltz – V. Waltz
Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra – Foxtrot
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Michael Buble or Frank Sinatra – Foxtrot
Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin – Foxtrot
That Old Black Magic – Frank Sinatra – Foxtrot
Moonlight Serenade – Frank Sinatra
Old Devil Moon – Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra or Rosemary Clooney – Foxtrot
Hernando’s Hideaway – Tango
Tango Instrumental No. 13 – sounds a lot like Roxanne from Moulin Rouge – Tango
Asi Se Baila El Tango (from Take the Lead) – on the Best of Ballroom 13 - Tango
Santa Maria Del Buen Aire (from Shall We Dance) – on The Best of Ballroom 13 – Tango
Masochism Tango – Tom Lehrer – Tango
Felicia – The Constellations – Cha Cha
Love Potion No. 9 – Cha Cha
Something Kinda Ooooh – from Latin Intensity CD – Cha Cha
Perhaps by Sunray Featuring Kym Mazelle – Cha Cha
Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen – Santana – Cha Cha
Somebody’s Watching Me – Beatfreakz – Cha Cha or Hustle
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak – Rumba
Hollywood Nocturne – Brian Setzer – Rumba
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye (featuring Kimbra) – Rumba? or W. Coast?
Satisfy My Soul – Bolero or International Rumba
Chains – Tina Arena – International Rumba or Bolero
Living La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin – Mambo
Monster Movie Ball – Spike Jones – East Coast Swing
Monster Mash – Bobby “Borris” Pickett & The Crypt – East Coast Swing
Losing My Religion – R.E.M. – East Coast Swing
Werewolves of London – from The Color of Money soundtrack – West Coast Swing
Superstition – Stevie Wonder – West Coast Swing
In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett – West Coast Swing
Chain of Fools – from The Commitments soundtrack – West Coast Swing
I’m Your Boogie Man – KC and the Sunshine Band – Hustle
Thriller – Michael Jackson – Hustle
Night Fever – Bee Gees – Hustle
Stayin’ Alive – N – Trance (featuring the Bee Gees) or the Bee Gees– Hustle
Disturbia – Rihanna – Hustle or Cha Cha


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These are very good. These are all on Spotify. These are all under my playlist "Halloween Ballroom"

Oggie Boogie song (This is Halloween)--quickstep
Witch Doctor (David Seville) --maybe a peabody or quickstep

Trust in Me (Jungle Book soundtrack) --Great Rhumba, not great for halloween,
Bell Book and Candle (The Craft Soundtrack, Graeme Revell) Rhumba

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (Alex Sings Oscar Swings) fabulous triple step
The Vampire Club (Voltaire) Swing (of a piece with monster mash, people eater, etc)

The End (Danny Elfman) waltz
Waltz of the Dead (in dark solitude) waltz

Tango De Amor (the Addams Family broadway album)--cha cha, haha, kidding
When you're Evil (Voltaire) tango
Addams Family (tango, but tricky to get a version that is more than 2 min)

Reasons to be Miserable (Hitchhiker's Guide Soundtrack) Cha Cha

Ding Dong the witch is dead, Witchcraft (Ella Fitzgerald) Very good Foxtrot
Several Frank Sinatra foxtrots already mentioned (THat old black magic, Witchcraft
Rod Stewart foxtrots I find particularly scary, just the concept!

GhostBusters--hustle, maybe cha cha
Night on Disco Mountain (Saturday night fever soundtrack) hustle


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Perhaps it has already been mentioned (although thread search didn't think so), but "Peter Cushing Lives in Whitstable" by the Jellybottys would make a good ECS.

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