Halloween is the time to let someone know you’d swim through a horde of walkers and take down Rick Grimes for them. Before you do that – and end up a flesh eater – take a look at our 21 love songs that have Hallows Eve written all over them. Share them with someone special.
Halloween Love Songs
1. Spooky – The Classic IV
“Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.” She’s fun, flirtatious, finicky and decisive. She’s making him nuts and he can’t get enough. So he proposes … on Halloween.
2. Zombie Dance – The Cramps
Inspired by George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” the Cramps’ brilliant 1980 clip will inspire a mindless jig with your loved one.
3. Thriller – Michael Jackson
The King of Pop took the fun of being scared to great effect. More so, he includes how guys enjoy watching the ladies scream and squirm, grabbing our arms and hiding their faces in our chests.
4. Black Magic Woman – Santana
Legendary guitarist Santana can’t deal with the idea the holder of his heart could care less. He’s begging her and it’s doing no good. We have to wonder what Carlos did next.
5. I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
The screaming part is apropos. Hawkins spends most of the song almost screeching. It really works, with the singer trying to convince himself he’s got them under his thumb.
6. Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
It’s all about the magic with Steve Miller’s 80s hit. He’s burning, can’t cool down, and wants to reach out and grab her. We wonder if the girl even knows his name.
7. Disturbia – Rihanna
Songstress Rihanna has fallen so hard she can’t stop acting strangely. She’s alone and isolated, and the simplest task or thought seems senseless. She waits for the object of her affection to rescue her.
8. Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me – Susan Sarandon The Rocky Horror Picture Show is filled with great songs, but this one stands out for pure raunchiness. As lusty as all get-out, Oscar-winning actress Sarandon wants someone to take her body and turn into a sex toy. Oh, the humanity.
9. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
Who’d’a thunk Mr. Ring-a-Ding could end up on a list of spooky love songs? But here’s ol’ Blue Eyes and a full orchestra cutting loose on what it’s like to have his stamina broken down by a woman that knows exactly what to do.
10. Love Song For a Vampire – Annie Lennox
As the theme to Francis Ford Coppola’s Gothic “Dracula,” singer-songwriter Annie Lennox composed a dark tale about longing and acceptance. It’s been covered many times, but Lennox’s version remains a haunting ode.
11. Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein or Dracula – The Diamonds
This song is a frothy and pop-oriented little ditty. It tells us the story of a young girl who can’t get her juices running unless a horror movie plays in the background.
12. Nobody Likes You When You’re Dead – Zombina And The Skeletones
Halloween deserves a ‘he done me wrong’ song. While the subject’s about being dumped, the lyrics are light and playful. And clever. “If I still had eyes, I would surely cry” is one of many great lyrics.
13. They’re Coming to Take me Away – Napoleon XIV
Love is a warped sickness. This record proves it. The story of a man driven utterly insane by rejection is hilariously and deliciously chilling. What really twists is the lead is talking about his dog.
14. Hello – Lionel Richie
It’s essentially a song about a teacher stalking his blind student. He adores her, but according to the song, they haven’t even met. Ladies, imagine a stranger starting the first meet with ‘I love you.’
15. Kim – Eminem
Violent and profane, this rap song is powered by Eminem’s troubling lyrics. It is a performance dripping in love that’s frustrating, suffocating, disturbing and dangerous. It’s a sick, great love story.
16. You’re 16 (You’re Beautiful & You’re Mine) – Ringo Starr
Is that a former Beatle putting the moves on a minor? Why, yes, yes it is. It’s a fun song on its surface. It’s fortunate when we hear it, we never look below that surface.
17. Bad Things – Jace Everett
The theme from the HBO hit “True Blood,” a show about all types of vampire love, is quite ethereal with its blatant overtones of lust and no concern for consequences.
18. Sally’s Song – Catherine O’Hara and Chris Boardman
From Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” this is yet another song by composer Danny Elfman that lingers long after it’s finished. It’s a touching ode to longing and fearing someone you care for will never reciprocate.
19. Monster – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga reminds us how sparks can fly at any moment. The artist claims there are a lot of personal influences in the lyrics, but “Monster” is ultimately about a hot kiss in public.
20. Black No. 1 (Little Miss-Scare-All) – Type O Negative
“Loving you is like loving the dead.” Goth has never gotten greater representation in pop music. He’s in love with a dark chick and that’s great. As if the lyrics weren’t enough, they throw in a sample of the Addams Family theme.
21. Henry Lee – Nick Cave and P.J. Harvey
When it comes to love and Nick Cave, someone’s getting hurt. In this one, there’s only one way to deal with unrequited love: take ’em out. It’s a simply shot video that tells a dark and tender story.
You’ve got the tunes. Save the sweet stuff for Valentine’s Day. This Halloween, bring the weird, the disturbed and the love with a haunting, loving playlist.