Halloween is creeping around the corner, and what better way to set the mood for your spooky soirée than with some hauntingly delightful piano tunes? Whether you're a seasoned pianist or just starting your musical journey, these iconic songs are not only great to learn but will also add a spine-tingling atmosphere to your Halloween celebrations!
"Bad Guy" and "Bury a Friend" - Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish's eerie and seductive melodies in "Bad Guy" and "Bury a Friend" offer a fresh twist on the Halloween theme. The minimalist piano arrangements in both songs create a suspenseful atmosphere that's perfect for a night of thrills and chills. "Bad Guy" combines a haunting bassline with quirky piano stabs, while "Bury a Friend" delves into the depths of your musical soul.
Rock driven songs are perfect for Halloween because of their ability to create a spooky and intense atmosphere. The powerful chords, haunting melodies, and often dark lyrics in rock music evoke a sense of foreboding and excitement that complements the eerie ambiance of the holiday. The genre's rebellious and edgy nature also adds a thrilling element to Halloween festivities, making it a fitting soundtrack for haunted houses, costume parties, and all things macabre. Here are a few you can add to your repertoire.
"Highway to Hell" - AC/DC
Starting off with a bang, or should I say a scream, "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC is a classic rock anthem that will send shivers down your spine. While it's not your typical Halloween song, its dark and energetic vibe can set the stage for a night of devilish fun. The powerful chords that underpin the song will have you headbanging and rocking out in no time. So, crank up the volume and get ready to make your piano keys sing a hellish tune!
"Bad Moon Rising" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
With a title like "Bad Moon Rising," this song by Creedence Clearwater Revival is a no-brainer for your Halloween piano playlist. The upbeat tempo and catchy melody can get everyone in the party mood, even as they contemplate the ominous lyrics. The driving rhythm makes this the perfect song to rock and roll your way into Halloween night.
"Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon
"Werewolves of London'' by Warren Zevon is a timeless piano-driven rock classic. With its catchy chorus and humorous lyrics about werewolves in London, it’s a lighthearted yet spine-tingling addition to your piano repertoire. Unleash your inner werewolf and let your fingers dance on the keys while everyone howls along as you play.
Classical music has a rich history, and there are several classical compositions that are fitting for Halloween-themed events or simply evoke a spooky or eerie atmosphere. Notably from theatre and film scores.
"Bella's Lullaby" (Twilight) - Carter Burwell
Fans of the Twilight series will recognize this enchanting melody instantly. "Bella's Lullaby" captures the essence of Edward Cullen's love for Bella Swan, and its melancholic yet soothing notes create a unique ambiance. While it might not be spooky in the traditional sense, it adds a touch of vampiric romance to your repertoire.
"Phantom of the Opera" - Andrew Lloyd Webber
For a more traditional and theatrical touch, consider mastering Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera." This hauntingly beautiful song transports you to the dark, mysterious world of the Paris Opera House. The intricate piano compositions and the dramatic storyline make it a perfect choice for a Halloween performance. You'll have your audience spellbound as you evoke the tragic tale of the Phantom and his unrequited love.
Adding a few of these spine-tingling songs into your Halloween piano repertoire is a fun way to elevate the eerie atmosphere and keep the party going. With all these songs available to play on the LUMI app, you'll have these tunes under your fingers in no time at all, so get ready to give your Halloween night the perfect soundtrack. Happy haunting and piano playing!