Spotify shares the top listened to Halloween-themed content in 2020


Spotify is looking forward to the Halloween festivities with some information on its Halloween-themed podcasts. According to the streaming platform, it saw an increase of more than 105 percent in Halloween-themed podcast listening compared to last year.

Additionally, within the past 90 days, the streaming service saw more than 285,000 user-generated playlists, with the most in the U.S., followed by the U.K., Canada, Sweden and Germany.

In Canada, Halloween favourite songs such as “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr., “This is Halloween” by Citizens of Halloween, Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me“, and Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” are among the most-streamed songs in Canada in October so far.

Top trending Halloween podcasts include Conspiracy Theories, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers, Secret Societies and Paper Ghosts.

Here are some of the stats shared by Spotify. For more Halloween content, check out the platform’s “Halloween Hub.”

Top 10 Added Songs to Halloween-Themed Playlists in Canada:

  1. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
  2. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr.
  3. “Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett 
  4. “This Is Halloween” – The Citizens of Halloween 
  5. “Somebody’s Watching Me” – Single Version – Rockwell
  6. “Time Warp” – Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, Richard O’Brien
  7. “Halloween Theme” – John Carpenter
  8. “I Put a Spell On You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  9. “Werewolves of London – 2007 Remaster” – Warren Zevon 
  10. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” – Blue Öyster Cult

Top 20 Added Songs to Halloween-Themed Playlists, Globally:

  1. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
  2. “Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett 
  3. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr.
  4. “Somebody’s Watching Me” – Single Version – Rockwell
  5. “This Is Halloween” –The Citizens of Halloween 
  6. “I Put a Spell On You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins –
  7. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” – Blue Öyster Cult
  8. “Highway to Hell”– AC/D
  9. “Psycho Killer” – 2005 Remastered – Talking Heads
  10. “Stranger Things” – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
  11. “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” – Elvis Presley
  12. “Halloween Theme” – Main Title – John Carpenter
  13. “Black Magic Woman” – Single Version – Santana
  14. “Spooky, Scary Skeletons” – Andrew Gold
  15. “Superstition” – Single Version – Stevie Wonder       
  16. “Season of the Witch” – Donovan 
  17. “Werewolves of London” – 2007 Remaster – Warren Zevon 
  18. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” – Michael Jackson
  19. “A Nightmare on My Street” – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 
  20. “Time Wrap” – Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, Richard O’Brien

Top 10 Streamed True Crime/Spooky Podcasts Globally:

  1. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
  2. Last Podcast On The Left
  3. Serial Killers
  4. Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
  5. Conspiracy Theories
  6. Supernatural with Ashley Flowers
  7. Casefile True Crime
  8. Something Scary
  9. And That’s Why We Drink
  10. Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories