15 Halloween Workout Songs to Burn Off Candy Calories

By , SparkPeople Blogger
A few years ago, the night I taught Spinning happened to land on Halloween—not once, but two years in a row. I figured that anyone willing to show up on Halloween night to work out is pretty dedicated (or childless?), but either way, I wanted to make the workout festive and fun. I created a healthy Halloween workout mix for the class, dimmed the lights, and handed out my homemade granola bar treats when the ride was over.

It may be silly to some, but creating your own Halloween-themed workout playlist could motivate you to work out on Halloween (a must if you're going to be dipping into the candy jar that day), and it's one of few ways to have fun that doesn't involve eating candy!

So here is my healthy Halloween playlist: 15 spooky songs to help you to burn off those candy calories—and have fun doing it.

These 15 songs vary in length, but add up almost exactly to 60 minutes! You can play them in this order for warm-up song, a workout that varies in speed and intensity (fast songs followed by slower songs), and a slower song at the end to cool down. Now, some of these may be a bit of a stretch as "Halloween" songs, but "Monster Mash" doesn't make me want to work out, so please bear with me! Links provided will allow you to preview and/or purchase mp3s from Amazon.com.

(Time) Artist – Song Title

(4:26) Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride

(3:37) Charlie Daniels Band – Devil Went Down to Georgia

(5:05) The Cranberries – Zombie

(5:57) Michael Jackson – Thriller

(3:58) Rihanna – Disturbia

(3:59) Rockwell – Somebody's Watching Me

(4:36) Rob Zombie – Dragula

(4:03) Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters Theme

(3:57) Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax (I couldn't find the mp3, but the Powerman 5000 version is a little "creepier" for Halloween!)

(3:26) Rick James – Super Freak

(3:28) Linkin Park – Crawling

(3:19) Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me Not to Come

(3:00) The Offspring – The Kids Aren't Alright

(2:19) Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising

(5:12) Carlos Santana – Black Magic Woman

Have a happy and healthy Halloween!

Do you plan to work out on Halloween? Will you exercise to any of these songs just for the fun of it?

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Comments

SUSANBEAMON 11/8/2017
Interesting list. I've actually heard of most of them. Report
AMBER461 11/6/2017
Great list, thanks for sharing. Report
SHOAPIE 10/31/2017
Great Report
SPARKPEOPLE1951 10/31/2017
Great list - thanks for sharing Report
HOLLYM48 10/31/2017
Great list! :-):-) Report
JANTHEBLONDE 10/31/2017
Love this list! Report
PLCHAPPELL 10/31/2017
Quite a list Report
I also suggest "The Animal" by Disturbed Report
ALILDUCKLING
Reading this late in July! Halloween is really not my thing. A couple of the songs might appeal for workouts, but usually I use DVDs or on line workouts that have music with them.. If that's not enough, my husband is a musician and sometimes at night I can use his music and turn down volume on my workout. Report
STAR_GIRL3
I've got three excellent cds that I use for music for my "haunted yard" for trick-or-treaters. Everyone loves dancing to them! One is just sounds ("Fright Night Delight"), but the song ones have the following playlists:

"Halloween Party" cd
Evil Ways
That Old Black Magic
Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead
People are Strange
Witchy Woman
I Put a Spell on You
Spooky
Black Magic Woman
Witchcraft
Monster Mash
Bad Moon Rising
Welcome to My Nightmare
Spooky Sounds

"Reader's Digest Music: Fright Night: Classic Halloween Music"
The Phantom of the Opera -- Skitch Henderson and the NY Pops
Carmina Burana: O Fortuna (featured in "Excalibur") -- Ilmar Lapinsch & Lettonian Philharmonic Orchestra
Tubular Bells (main theme from "The Exorcist") -- The Lavendar Hill Orchestra
Funeral March of a Marionette ("Alfred Hitchcock Presents" theme) -- Eric Hammerstein & London Promenade Orchestra
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (excerpt) -- Mario Kosik & Slovak Philharmic Orchestra
Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565 (from Toccata and Fugue in D Minor) -- Virgil Fox
The Sorceror's Apprentice (excerpt) -- Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts Symphonique de Paris & Rene Leibowitz
Funeral March Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 35 (excerpt) -- Abbey Simon
Danse Macabre (excerpt) -- Charles Gerhardt & London Symphony Orchestra
A Night On Bald Mountain (featured in "Fantasia) -- New Symphony Orchestra of London & Sir Adrian Boult
In the Hall of the Mountain King (from "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1") -- James Walker & Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Pictures at an Exhibition (Catacombs) -- Leonard Slatkin & National Philharmonic Orchestra
Dream of a Witches' Sabbath (from "Symphonie Fantastique") -- Massimo Freccia & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Report
Purple People Eater, Does your chewing gum lose it's flavor...I could think of more for another workout ;-) Report
The links need to be check on these songs on Amazon; they do not work. Report
cool down "Witchy Woman" Eagles... Report
ADELMAN1
In the Hall of the Mountain King, Addams Family, Report
Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party Report
WETPTARMIGAN
Bow wow wow--"I Want Candy"! Report
MICHELLEMAE1970
MONSTER!! By SKILLET!!
The best one!! Report
How could we forget "The Monster Mash"? There's "Haunted House" which came out in the '60s. "Time Warp" from Rocky Horror Picture Show. In the classical realm, there's "Night on Bald Mountain", "Danse Macabre", "the Witches Sabbath" movement from "Symphonie Fantastique". Report
Some of these, I'm gonna show my age lol.

Sam The Sham - Haunted House
Cliff Richards - Devil Woman
Vanessa Mae - Devil's Trill (wonderful, fast violin piece)
(Some of these are going to be too heavy for some people, obviously.)
Lamb of God - Walk With Me In Hell
Ministry - Every Day Is Halloween
Type O Negative - Black #1
Ray Stevens - Sittin' Up With The Dead
Skinny Puppy - Choralone (creepy song)

I could go on forever, but I think that's good enough. Report
I have Concrete Blonde's "Bloodletting" as a cool down song and "Drink a Little Poison" by Grayson Capps (local guy) Both get me in the groove. Report
Runnin' from ghouls keeps you from gobblin' Report
"Brimstone Rock", 16 Horsepower
"Tourniquet", Marilyn Manson.
Well, anything Marilyn, really. Put "Portrait of an American Family" on repeat.
"Reign in Blood", Slayer
"Call of Cthuhlu", Metallica
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Definitely will work out on Halloween! Need to clean out my iPHone to add more workout songs. Report
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death
Ramones- Pet Sematary
Rocky Horror - Time Warp
Toadies Ghoulie Get-together Report
I agree about "Werewolves of London"....great song! Another good one by Warren Zevon would be "Excitable Boy"! Report
"Werewolf of London" by Warren Zevon is a great suggestions - good for the warm up.
"Monster Mash" is totallly fun song that puts me in a happy mood for when I need to focus myself to hit the gym. Same for "One Eyed-One Horned-Flying Purple People Eater".
"People Are Strange" by The Doors would be good for warm up or cool down part. Report
A few that regularly make it my workout lists:

-Feed My Frankenstein (from the Wayne's World Soundtrack - don't ask :-)
-The Howling by Within Temptation
-Living Dead Girl (Subliminal Seduction Remix) by Rob Zombie (this one is on every workout playlist I have)
-Lost in the Shadows (Lost Boys Soundtrack)

A couple of my cooldown songs or my slower walk playlists:
-Bell, Book and Candle by Eddi Reader
-Ghost by the Indigo Girls Report
I've just got to say that maybe I am just old fashion but The Monster Mash motivates me a LOT MORE than that "screaming" (not singing) in the song Dragula by Rob Zombie. Report
SILVER_HYREN
A few of these songs are on my list too! I'd add Nightwish's cover of The Phantom of the Opera. Report
JASONTROMM
I think I'll put these songs in a playlist to blast at the zombies when I'm running the Greenville Zombie (Out)Run. Report
Don't forget "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Danse Macabre", also "The Mephisto Waltz". Report
To those saying Monster Mash, Coach Nicole stated in the article she didn't list it because it didn't motivate her to work out, so she left it out on purpose. Report
DELLMEL
Rick James- super freak Report
Nobody has mentioned the subway song by the cure yet--- to this day, I can't listen to that song all the way through-- it nearly gave me a heart attack the first time I heard it! Report
Warren Zevon's 'Werewolves of London'! Report
Let me suggest a couple you might hav missed: The Monster Mash by Boris Picket & The Crypt Kicker 5.

Another Charlie Daniels Band Song: The Legand of the Wooly Swamp

BOO!!!! Report
Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus Report
Werewolves of London is one of my all time favorite Halloween songs and it's got a pretty good beat. Report
cute idea.........I do love the one from Three Dog Night......I was such a fan of them when I was a teenager. And yes I will be working out on Halloween. as I will be running on my treadmill and taking my weight lifting class........ Report
Halloween by Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Freaks Come out at Night by Whodini
Get your Freak On by Missy Elliot
Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

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My favorite The Who- Boris the Spider

creepy crawly, creepy crawly.... Report
SKYFROG
Another fun one - Jimmy Buffett - Halloween in Tijuana
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I agree with some of the others here..you left out 2 of the best songs..Monster Mash and This old House ! How sad !!! :( Report
Great! Will have to put these on at the wekend and have a little dance round my room to them! Report
HA! I'm not familiar with some of the newer ones, but I'll definitely use several of these ideas. Thanks to other posters for more great ones. I'm not waiting til Halloween either. It's cold & foggy here; I can use these to get in the "spirit of the season". Report
STARRYGRRL
what a wonderful, varied list! it has put a huge smile on my face, and prompted me to go work out! Report
Like I have seen others comment- Where is Monster Mash? That is thee classic Halloween song! Report
What about...
I'm Your Boogie Man - KC and the Sunshine Band (or White Zombie, if that's your thing)
Dark Lady - Cher
Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
Love Potion #9 - The Clovers
Superstition - Stevie Wonder (I can't sit still when this is playing!)
Evil Ways - Santana
Haunting Me - Stabbing Westward
Necro - Caroline's Spine
Little Demon - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
And of course... THE TIME WARP. :3

Other good Halloween songs which don't strike me as workout songs but are still enjoyable...
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
This Is Halloween - Panic!At The Disco
Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
Skeletons In My Closet - The 7th Guest (PC game... also makes great karaoke!)
I Put A Spell On You - CCR
Running With The Devil - Van Halen
Who's That Creepin'? - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Voodoo - Godsmack
Season Of The Witch - Donovan
People Are Strange - The Doors
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
I also put the Queen of the Damned soundtrack into heavy rotation during Halloween. :) Good, hard, vampire sound... and not one speck of glitter involved. *evil laugh* Report
I somehow got more chilled after saw the list coz some that I know are quite creepy, hehe. One tip for me - don't listen to these songs when I workout alone LOL Report
STACYHU
**Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs -Little Red Riding Hood**
Just a suggestion-- to add to your list
:o) Report
 
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