It’s October, the month that horror fans and monster lovers live for. Halloween may only be one day, but for ghosts and ghouls of all sorts, we celebrate for 31 days strong. Whether its hard rock and heavy metal, or pop music from throughout the decades, we’ve put together a playlist of some seriously spooky songs and videos that will keep you scared all month long. Plus, be sure to tune in to Scream Radio, taking over The Verge on Halloween, running from 3 pm ET October 31st to 3 am ET November 1st.
We’re also running down all of our special Halloween programming:
Hallo-Weekend Countdown with Spooky SpYder Harrison
Saturday 10/29 12 p.m. ET
Spyder Harrison’s hairy hits and tales from the Countdown Crypt!
Halloween Monster Mash-Up
Monday 10/31 at 6 a.m. ET
With Ryan, Nicole and Stan in scary character voices providing kitschy fun stories and singing along to the Monster Mash song.
Alt Nation’s Emo Halloween-O Weekend!
Friday, 10/28 at 9 p.m. ET through Sunday, 10/31 at 11 p.m. ET
This Halloween weekend Alt Nation resurrects some of our favorite emo tracks of the last 16 years! Listen each hour as we provide emotional alternative rock sounds for your Halloween Weekend! Hear sets of gripping heart felt throwback tracks from AFI, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World, The Used, Dashboard Confessional and more.
E Street Radio Halloween Playlist
Songs about ghosts, devils, and darkness!
The Mighty Manfred Program
Monday, 10/31 at 12 p.m. ET
This Halloween finds The Mighty Manfred missing! According to Igor and his master, Vlad, The Mighty Manfred is mightily indisposed, and they conduct the Midday Matinee from their laboratory in Transylvania. Igor’s ready to play the hits, but he’s libel to receive the blows for his abby-normal Halloween music tastes. And did we mention the Monster? It’s an afternoon filled with goblins and go-go ghouls gearing up for a night of spooky mischief and fun!
Midnight with Count Zaremba
Tuesday, 11/1 at 12 a.m. ET
It’s Peter Zaremba’s, resident Psychedelic Count here in Little Steven’s Underground Garage, favorite time of the year again -Hallowe’en. Don’t let the returning spirits of the night scare you, because The Count is inviting all you ghouls and gals to join him in Count Zaremba’s Crypt for 3 hours of thrills, chills, tales of the unexpected and yes music. He’ll be digging deep into Little Steven’s vaults to play you the best of Hallowe’en-appropriate rock and roll, as well as some of his own creepy personal favorites. So don your spooky finery and tune-in, Monday October 31st, 9PM Pacific Time -that’s the witching hour back on the East Coast, and let The Psychedelic Count provide the chilling soundtrack for your All Hollow’s Eve festivities. He’ll be waiting for you in his cool crypt -deep inside Little Steven’s Underground Garage!
Earle Bailey’s Halloween Head Trips
Friday, 10/28 through Monday, 10/31
Take a spooky trip through deep classic album rock as Deep Tracks presents a 4-hour head trip full of the scary and macabre.
The Best of Hulaween 2016
Monday, 10/31 at 8 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m. & 10 p.m. ET
Coming off of a weekend of live performances from the 4th annual Hulaween festival in Suwannee, FL, Jam On plays back the weekend’s best jams and live sets including music from artists such as Umphrey’s McGee, String Cheese Incident, Greensky Bluegrass and more.
The Village Folk Show with Great Folk Halloween Radio Play
Sunday, 10/30 at 9 am & 11 pm ET
Join us for an original Great Folk Halloween Radio Play – Listen along as Joe and Lucy take a shortcut through a graveyard under a full moon. The playlist to their adventure is…um, killer. The script was written by channel programmer Mary Sue Twohy with voice acting from Joan Bishop as Lucy, Kory Bartholomew as Joe and Paul Sacilowski as Tom.
1st Wave’s Cauldron of Classic Alternative Music
Monday, 10/31 at 3 a.m., 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., & 11 p.m. ET
An hour of Halloween-themed 1st Wave music. Also have a Halloween-themed Dark Wave show with Matt going deeper, weirder and more goth.
All Indie Covers Costume Party
Hear what happens when indie artists dress their sounds up in someone else’s songs. Nothing but covers all Halloween day.
SiriusXM Turbo Halloween Takeover on Octane
If SiriusXM were a cul-de-sac, this would be the scariest house on the street. Hear a full day & night of Hard Rock from the 90’s nad 2000’s. Octane returns on 11/1.
Boneyard’s Terrifying Riffs
Saturday, 10/29 through Monday, 10/31
Celebrating Halloween with the Top 20 “terrifying riffs” from some of your favorite Hard and Heavy Classic Rockers.
Hair Nation’s Hair-O-Ween!
Friday, 10/28 through Monday, 10/31
Featuring Shock Rockers Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss and more! Plus: The best Hair Metal from Horror movies all weekend through Halloween night!
The Devil’s Halloween Dozen
Monday 10/31 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. & 9 p.m. ET
It’s a special edition of the Liquid Metal countdown show throughout the weekend featuring the 12 sickest metal songs directly inspired by horror films and hosted by Jose Mangin.
DJ Whoo Kid’s Whoolaween Special
Saturday, 10/31 at 12 p.m. ET
Cypress Hill 25th Anniversary Halloween Special
Monday, 10/31 at 7 p.m. ET
Tinashe’s Happy Halloween Boo
Friday, 10/28 at 6 p.m. ET
It’s a Heat Halloween and we are about to get 2 On! Tinashe is coming back to where it all started and bringing Sirius XM an exclusive Halloween performance. Check her out as she performs her biggest hits, including her debut we broke on The Heat, in front of a live studio audience.
The Halloween Happy Hour with Heather B.!
Monday, 10/31 at 6 p.m. ET
Heather B. covers her choices of scary Hip Hop and R&B songs on Halloween Eve from Jay-Z, Whodini, Beyonce’ & more plus she’ll unveil a recipe for her secret witches brew live on-air.
Soul Town Classic Soul Countdown
Saturday, 10/29 at 12 p.m. ET
Soulful and scary songs include: I Put A Spell On You Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, 7 Rooms of Gloom The Four Tops, I Want To Do something Freaky To You, Leon Haywood, Gypsy Woman by The Impressions and Superstition by Stevie Wonder.
The Halloween Cookout
Monday, 10/31 at 2 p.m. ET
Featuring Flosstradamus, GTA, Boyz Noise, Seven Lions, Jauz, 4B and more.
12-Hour Halloween Mix Marathon
Monday, 10/31 at 12 p.m. ET
Featuring Mixes from the legendary Studio 54 Radio mix masters: Jellybean Benitez, Robbie Leslie and Tony Smith.
Hillbilly Jim’s Haunted Hayride with the Kentucky Headhunters
Saturday, 10/29 at 10 a.m. ET. Rebroadcasts Sunday, 10/30 at 2 p.m. ET and Monday, 10/31 at 8 p.m. ET.
A four-hour Halloween special from the Electric Barnyard in Mudlick, KY featuring hell raising hillbilly hits and a visit from longtime friends the Kentucky Headhunters to premiere tracks from their new album On Safari.
Blues Of The Great Beyond
Throughout Halloween Day, we feature legendary Blues artists who have passed on to the spirit world including Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Elmore James. Hear these featured songs 3 x per hour with produced setups.
AllHallowTide with Symphony Hall
Scream along with Symphony Hall as we play new recordings with classical music’s most famous witches, ghouls, goblins and ghosts. We’ll also observe the traditional celebration of “All Hallow Tide. In that tradition, the days around October 31 are times when the fabric between this life and the life beyond is torn enough to enable the spirits of the dead to walk among us. In that spirit, we welcome back the shades of the important musicians we’ve lost in the last 12 months.
Halloween edition: El Flow con DJ Nelson
Friday, 10/28 at 7 p.m. ET
Prepare for the upcoming Halloween festivities with an extra hour of “El Flow con Dj Nelson”! The godfather of Reggaeton, mixes up 2 hours of bass pumping beats from the O.G’s to the leaders of the new urban scene! A good way to Flow into the Halloween weekend!
Ruben Blades Talks Dead Interview
Monday, 10/31 at 1 p.m. ET. Rebroadcasts Monday, 10/31 at 8 p.m. ET and Tuesday, 11/1 at 10 a.m. ET.
Whether you fear the walking dead or just want the inside scoop on one of today’s biggest series. This Halloween, Ruben Blades scares up some details about his role on the hit series, Fear Of The Walking Dead, what it was like to sing with Usher, will he run for President in Panama and so much more!
Halloween edition: La Gozadera
Monday, 10/31 at 3 p.m. ET
Get an extra hour of “La Gozadera” this Halloween! Mixologist, DJ Kito invites host, Johnnie El Picoso as they play some party themed Tropical mixes that will get your hearts racing in preparation of the Halloween Weekend.