Halloween parties are either very lame or super fun. There’s just no in-between. But one thing that can sway your shindig in the right direction is a playlist with the best Halloween songs. If you have good music—i.e., “Monster Mash” is nowhere in sight—then there’s a pretty high chance the night’s going to be lit. If you’re scratching your head now thinking, Well, what Halloween songs for parties are on theme but not cheesy? then look no further than the playlist, below. We handpicked 25 popular songs—all by women—that are catchy and fun as hell but also have a dark, spooky factor perfect for your Halloween playlist. Get ready to mash, monsters, because these are the best Halloween songs.