We already know all the best spooky and entertaining Halloween songs that gets radio play every time October comes around. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and the very popular “Monster Mash” that is played at every kids Halloween party. But we Latinos also have some very spooky Spanish songs dedicated to the day of fright. Some might scare you and some will just make you dance.
Here are our top 5 Spanish Songs for Halloween:
5. El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico’s “Brujeria” (Witchcraft) is of a lady so beautiful that she must be a witch. This salsa song is played all year-round but it makes the most sense to sing ‘bruja, bruja… Tu me hiciste brujería’ on Halloween.
4. The Argentinian band, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, have spooked fans with just the title, “Calaveras Y Diablitos” (Skulls and Demons). But the lyrics are more about a conscious perspective on life: (Las tumbas es para los muertos. Las flores es para sentirse bíen. Las vida es para goza las” (The tombs is for the dead. The flowers are to feel good. Life is to enjoy).
3. Mexico celebrates El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), which is a more spooky and spiritual version of Halloween. So when the band Fobia sings “El Diablo” you know it’s going to have spooky lyrics.
2. Every kid should be singing “Los Monstrous” by Music with Sara. This cute little song is fun for the kids to jump up and down like the little monsters or superheroes they want to be.
1. Calle 13’s “Tango del Pecado” (Tango of Sin) challenges the religious perspective that reggaeton and Spanish rap is of the Devil. The choruses “sube la musicá satanica” (raise the volume of the satanic music) are some scary lyrics to sing at night no matter what month it is.