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Beyond decking out your home to look like a decrepit haunted house, filling up your bathtub with ice and bottles of pumpkin ale and picking out the ultimate (and vaguely inappropriate) costume, a staple of every successfully spooky Halloween party is the music.

According to Spotify, these are the most popular Halloween-themed playlists. From hallowed fright-night classics to perennial pop anthems (and a few creepy curve balls), here are the songs you should play at your next Halloween party.

1. Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
2. Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters" (from the soundtrack to "Ghostbusters")
3. Bobby "Boris" Pickett - "Monster Mash" 
4. Richard O'Brien - "Time Warp" (from the soundtrack to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show")
5. LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem"
6. LMFAO - "Sexy and I Know It"
7. Blue Oyster Cult - "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
8. Rihanna - "We Found Love"
9. Maroon 5 - "Moves Like Jagger"
10. The Cranberries - "Zombie"
11. Warren Zevon - "Werewolves of London" 
12. The Specials - "Ghost Town"
13. Ken Page - "Oogie Boogie's Song"
14. The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"
15. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Bad Moon Rising"
16. Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"
17. Rob Zombie - "Dragula"
18. Rob Zombie - "Living Dead Girl"
19. Rihanna - "Only Girl (In the World)"
20. Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"
21. Skrillex - "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"
22. Lady Gaga - "Monster"
23. Alice Cooper - "Feed My Frankenstein"
24. Marilyn Manson - "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
25. Jace Everett - "Bad Things" (from the soundtrack to "True Blood") 

What songs will you be playing at your Halloween party?

Alex Smith is an editor/producer for TODAY.com whose favorite creepy Halloween song is "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Coil

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