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From 'Monster Mash' to 'Disturbia': TransLink’s Halloween playlist is a certified bop

No Halloween playlist is complete without the classics but TransLink included some under-the-radar Halloween tie-ins as well
Halloween music
A follow-up to TransLink’s I Love Transit Playlist, the transit company’s Halloween song selection includes the classics as well as some under-the-radar Halloween tie-ins.

If you find yourself struggling to choose a song to listen to during your commute and you want to get more into the Halloween spirit, TransLink has just the answer.

A follow-up to the "I Love Transit Playlist" TransLink created earlier this month, comes "TransLink’s Halloween Jams." As there aren't a lot of transit/Halloween musical crossovers, TransLink focused on the spooky season standards but did add a few under-the-radar Halloween tie-ins like Hall and Oates’ "Maneater" and Ozzy Osbourne’s "Crazy Train."

Right away the 40-tune playlist starts pounding out classics like "Monster Mash," "Thriller," "Ghostbusters," The Addams Family theme and "This is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Then comes a comparatively more recent classic, Andrew Gold’s 1996 hit "Spooky, Scary Skeletons." 

From there the playlist delves into rock hits like AC/DC’s "Hells Bells," Jimi Hendrix’s "Voodoo Child" and of course Blue Öyster Cult’s "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." 

In all, the playlist features Halloween-y hits in a wide range of genres including soul ("I Put a Spell on You)", pop ("Disturbia"), hip-hop ("Freaks Come Out at Night") and folk ("Season of the Witch").