Many people know Halloween as the yearly festival where small children impersonate sociopaths in order to scam candy from their neighbors (jk…ok, not jk), but did you know that Halloween also has a rich musical history as well? That’s right, music is as big a part of the holiday as candy, paganism or psychopathy!
Now that we’ve established how important music is to Halloween, lets get into the different types of Halloween music…
Whether you’re licensing music for your Halloween-themed videos, or just trying to get into the holiday spirit, it’s crucial that you understand the differences between the three main types of Halloween tracks.
Halloween Track Type I: Kooky and Spoooooky
This variety of Halloween music is fun and quirky- it’s full of playful energy with just a hint of scary. This is the kind of track you might play while you and your kids are decorating the house before the trick or treaters arrive, or while putting together their costumes for the big night.
Or check out our favorite vintage Kooky and Spoooooky track, The Monster Mash.
Halloween Track Type II: Magical Wizarding World
This type of track grabs you by the hand, and takes you right into the dark underground tunnels and faraway castle laboratories where you might find Halloween characters like ancient ghosts, terrible monsters, or even Wayne Brady! These Halloween tracks are just a bit more serious and imposing than your Kooky and Spooky tracks. They’re full of magic and wonder, with just a hint of menace.
Or check out a perfect example of a Magical Wizarding World-type track from the greatest movie of all time, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!
Halloween Track Type III: The Terror is Real!
With this final selection of tracks, we are not playing around anymore: these tracks are 100% pure horror! “Oh my god! We’re trapped and there’s no way out!”…is what you might say if you were a character in a truly scary horror film, or if you were forced to watch an entire season of Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta. Either way, this type of Halloween track is sure to make you scream.
Check out some ultra-creepy Halloween tracks on Tunefruit like this one or even this one. But if you really want to see something scary, then check this one out….who thought these haircuts were a good idea?
So this Halloween, if you’d like to indulge in some ghoulish holiday tunes, be our guest! But remember, if you feel your heart racing, you’re not actually being chased by a knife-wielding maniac in a hockey mask and an awful cotton-poly blend. You’re just listening to some frighteningly realistic Halloween tracks. Enjoy!