Every Song You Need On Your 2017 Halloween Playlist

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This story was originally published on October 25, 2016, but it's Halloween, witches, so we're sharing it again. The "vintage Taylor" costume joke is also weirdly even more relevant this year — go us.

Halloween traditions may come and go, but a hauntingly epic playlist lasts forever.

Whether you’re going as your favorite Game of Thrones character, vintage Taylor Swift, or a lock of Ryan Lochte’s green hair, it’s time to start preparing for the spookiest holiday. And that means curating an annual Halloween playlist.

Good news — we’ve gone ahead and done it for you. We created two essential playlists: The Haunting Classics and The Sinister Newbies. One offers the classic, creepy-crawly sounds of Halloween's past. Another features modern jams with a darker twist. Listen to one. Listen to both. But do the "Monster Mash" at least once.

These songs are also best enjoyed while snacking on some year-old candy corn.

The Haunting Classics (featuring Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and more)

The Sinister Newbies (featuring Rihanna, Kanye West, and more)

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