Haunted Road Trip Playlist for Spooky Car Vibes

Updated July 7, 2021
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For paranormal enthusiasts, there's nothing more exciting than loading up the car with your best paranormal equipment and hitting the highway for a haunted road trip. And whether you plan to go to one place or 20, you'll need some tunes to get you in the mood. So set the mood for your haunted road trip with these great tunes!

Songs You'll Be Dying to Listen To

Ready, set, go! It's paranormal road trip time. Once the car is loaded up, it's time to queue up the perfect playlist, and a great place to start is selecting songs you'd be dying to hear.

  • Knocking on Heaven's Door by Guns n Roses or Eric Clapton
  • Dance of Death by Iron Maiden
  • Who Wants to Live Forever by Queen
  • Only the Good Die Young by Billy Joel
  • It's a Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths
  • Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
  • Close My Eyes Forever by Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford
  • Diamond Smilesby Boomtown Rats
  • Adam's Song by Blink 182
  • We're All Gonna Die by Everlast
  • The Black Angel's Death Song by Velvet Underground
  • Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo
  • Bury a Friend by Billie Eilish
  • Giving Up the Gun by Vampire Weekend
  • If I Ever Leave This World Alive by Flogging Molly
  • Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
  • I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight by Cutting Crew
  • I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cuite
  • If I Die Young by Ke$ha
  • Till Death Do We Party by Blood on the Dance Floor
  • Blaze of Glory by Bon Jovi

Ghost and Monster Songs

It's shocking how often ghosts and monsters appear in song lyrics. But they are great for setting the mood on your haunted road trip.

  • We Are the Monsters by Matchbook Romance
  • Ghosts by Chris Cornell
  • Ghostby Katy Perry
  • Give Up the Ghost by Radiohead
  • Ghost by Pearl Jam
  • Cry Like a Ghost by Passion Pit
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad by Bruce Springsteen or Rage Against the Machine
  • Monster by Lady Gaga
  • Ghosts Are Everywhere by Presidents of the United States of America (PUSA)
  • American Ghost Dance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Ghosttown by Madonna
  • Ghost on the Dance Floor by Blink 182
  • Ghosts That We Knew by Mumford and Sons
  • There's a Ghost in My House by The Fall
  • Ghost Song by Jim Morrison
  • Ghosts n Stuffby Deadmau5
  • Grim, Grinning Ghosts by the Barenaked Ladies
  • The Monster by Eminem and Rhianna
  • The Ghosts of Beverly Drive by Death Cab for Cutie

Haunted (and Haunting) Songs

Haunted houses, haunting lyrics, and more; these songs are perfect when you're heading out for paranormal adventure.

  • Haunted House by John Fogerty
  • Doom Song by The Plasmatics
  • Ghost Towns Along the Highway by John Mellencamp
  • Spirits in the Material World by The Police
  • The Torture Never Stops by Frank Zappa
  • Haunted by Beyoncé
  • Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie
  • Haunted When the Minutes Drag by Love and Rockets
  • Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Twilight Zone by Golden Earring
  • Breathe Me by Sia

Songs With a Creepy Story or Feel

Of course, you can also fill your playlist with songs that tell a creepy story or just feel super spooky. They make great listening on any playlist for a haunted road trip.

  • Creep by Radiohead
  • Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell
  • Hotel California by the Eagles
  • Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
  • Highway to Hell by ACDC
  • Bloody Mary by Lady Gaga
  • Twist of Cain by Danzig
  • Sound of Silence by Disturbed
  • Psycho Killer by the Talking Heads
  • Dance in the Graveyards by Delta Rae
  • Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran
  • True Blood by Justin Timberlake
  • O Fortuna from the Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
  • Spooky by Classics IV (or the Zombies or Dusty Springfield)
  • Sadeness by Enigma
  • Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson
  • Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden
  • In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins
  • Mad World by Gary Jules
  • Every Breath You Take by The Police
  • Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
  • Dream On by Aerosmith
  • Going to California by Led Zepelin
  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by JS Bach
  • My Immortal by Evanescense
  • Little Shop of Horrors from the musical
  • Psycho by Post Malone
  • Teardrop by Massive Attack

Movie Classics

You can't forget classic songs from Hollywood hits for the perfect addition to your playlist.

  • Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics (House on Haunted Hill)
  • Theme from Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters)
  • Tubular Bells from The Exorcist
  • Banana Boat (Day-O) by Harry Belafonte Jr. (Beetlejuice)
  • Pet Semetery by The Ramones (Pet Semetery)
  • Dream Warriors by Dokken (Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors)

Spooky Road Trips

Next time you set out on a road trip to visit haunted locations across the country, load up a playlist that will suit the mood and mission. It will make your trip even spookier.

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