DeJamz – 10/24 – Spooky Season


As October creeps to an end and the sun begins to set earlier, there is only one thing on many people’s minds: Halloween. Whether you’re already in the spirit or merely fighting to make it through the week, it’s clear that the excuse to dress up and eat an ungodly amount of bite-sized candy is the light at the end of the tunnel.

Until then, I invite you to forget your fears of failing exams and essays and embrace the horror of the season with these spine-chillingly good tunes.

You’re Dead – Norma Tanega

Fans of FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” will quickly recognize this song as one of the most iconic theme songs of the 21st century, or at least that’s what my mom and I think. I’ve been obsessed with this song since the first time I heard it, and I feel it perfectly encapsulates the ominous vibes the end of October always seems to bring. Also, I’m convinced Norma Tanega was one of the coolest people to exist.

Zombie – The Cranberries

I believe The Cranberries have a song for every mood on the planet, making “Zombie” a no-brainer for this playlist. Dolores O’Riordan’s ability to blend ferocity with sweetness made her a staple throughout my childhood, so shoutout to my parents for having excellent music taste. I’m not sure if another band will ever be able to replicate the sound of The Cranberries and honestly, I’m alright with that because their music should never be forgotten.

The Devil went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band

For the longest time, I was sure I had imagined this song as some sort of inside joke and that it didn’t actually exist. Fortunately, this masterpiece found its way back to me, and I now know the lyrics by heart. This track’s narrative component will never not be iconic, officially making me a firm believer that the Devil actually went down to Georgia.

The Season of the Witch – Lana Del Rey

As a longtime Del Rey fan, I couldn’t make a playlist without this spooky banger. I love the wistful yet haunting quality of her voice on this track. It makes me feel like I am 12 and watching “American Horror Story: Coven” for the first time. Speaking of occult practices, didn’t Del Rey claim to use witchcraft against Trump? Anyways, believe women.

Walking with a Ghost – Tegan and Sara

While this song may sound simple, from the repetitive lyrics to recurrent chords, “Walking with a Ghost” perfectly encapsulates moving on through the supernatural. Maybe I am drawn to anything ghosted-related, but this song has been one of my favorites for a while. Now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure I found this song through an Instagram edit and honestly, I would expect nothing less of myself.