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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I find working out to music throws me off form, so I don't. Report
Love the idea. Love the remarks from others. Report
NANANANA 11/1/2020
I didn't eat candy and didn't work out. Report
DEE107 10/31/2020
thanks Report
JAMER123 10/31/2020
Thank you for sharing! Report
SHOAPIE 10/31/2020
Great songs Report
CD10676776 10/31/2020
Music on the list will get you moving, thanks! Report
Great line up! Report
Spotify is great, just added this to a new playlist! Report
FRANKIE2019 10/31/2020
Can you please update? Report
thank you
Great mix of tunes. Report
Great songs Report
Love this list, it's time for me to switch it up. Report
Great music to make you move Report
Nice list of energetic Halloween songs!

Great list. Thank you. Report
I'm surprised you didn't make a YouTube playlist! That would make more sense than sending everyone over to Amazon to buy these songs one by one. What if they wanted to hear the music first? Or if they couldn't afford to buy any new songs? Myself, I only buy songs from iTunes. But I like to hear then first on YouTube. Report
I'd be dancing, except I won't pay to hear the songs. Report
I like the list. Happy Halloween Report
Each song I clicked on said "Not available" Report
Happy Halloween! Report
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Awesome Report
Happy Halloween! Report
Great list Report
Good tunes Report
Interesting list. I've actually heard of most of them. Report
Great list, thanks for sharing. Report
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Great list - thanks for sharing Report
Great list! :-):-) Report
Love this list! Report
Quite a list Report
I also suggest "The Animal" by Disturbed Report
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
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
Black Magic Woman
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
In the Hall of the Mountain King, Addams Family, Report
Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party Report
Bow wow wow--"I Want Candy"! Report
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