Music Musings: Rhapsody’s Bloops & Shrieks Playlist for Halloween

On the Fourth of July, we round up the troops for a dose of patriotic tunes. Come Christmas, it's all about carols and choruses that parlay into the new year. For birthdays, we all sing that one, universal tune. Music marks special occasions just as much as the occasion itself. It's only right that we get ready for Halloween in the same musical manner.

Just in time for your Halloween festivities, Rhapsody has curated the ultimate spooky-scary set that brings back classic hits like Michael Jackson's “Thriller,” and that haunting “Tales From The Crypt” theme as interpreted by The AMC Orchestra. All-in-all, the site's pulled together over 35 songs that will get you into a (temporarily) sinister mood for that one night of the year when it's ok to be bad. The compilation runs the gamut of musical style and preferences: there's Stevie Wonder's “Superstition,” the title track from David Bowie's “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps),” and the original “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Best of all, it's free. Simply register for a Rhapsody free trial and download the two-hour playlist for the perfect backdrop to your next frightening fête.