Halloween Music For The Season

10 Autumn/Halloween Songs That Aren't Found On Everyday Playlists

Sometimes we all need a little bit of variety in our music.


I don't know about you, but I personally love Autumn and Halloween. I also love listening to songs that remind me of this particular season. Although overplayed songs are great (they're popular for a reason), I do eventually get tired of them. So, here are some lesser known songs that personally remind me of October!

1. "Broken Horse" - Freelance Whales

"October's got those orange eyes, but somehow I still lost sight..."
Freelance Whales is an American indie band from Queens, New York. Not everyone knows who they are, but those who do know tend to love them. Technically speaking, this song was not written about Autumn, but it definitely gives off that vibe in the lyrics and melody.

2. "Dance With The Dead" - Get Scared

"And if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take...and if there's none, oh well."

Despite their name, Get Scared is NOT a horror band, although this is definitely a horror song. It's definitely on the edgy side, but it's hard to avoid edginess within this genre.

3. "Any Kind Of Dead Person" - Ghost Quartet

"If you could be a dead guy, what kind of dead guy would you be?"

Ghost Quartet is a musical/song cycle featuring Dave Malloy, Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, and Gelsey Bell. To quote the cast themselves, the show is about "...love, death, and whiskey. A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk."

Sounds confusing, right? ...Right. Still, the whole album, especially this song, sets the mood for Halloween. Just don't go in expecting it to make sense because it doesn't.

4. "The Greatest Show Unearthed" - Creature Feature

"Ladies and gentleman; boys and ghouls...step right up!"

Creature Feature is a Halloween-style horror band that doesn't get near enough attention. They're actually coming out with a new album this year, and I can't wait to spend my October 31st jamming out to not only their old songs but their new ones as well! Given that they're a horror band, almost all of their songs could easily fit on this list, but I'll keep it to this one, which is one of my own personal favorites.

5. "Turn The Lights Off" - Tally Hall

"And everybody wants to get evil tonight, but all good devils masquerade under the light."

This makes for a perfect Halloween party song. Everyone likes to be scared sometimes, yes? The band Tally Hall certainly seems to think so, and so do I!

6. "Devil's Train" - The Lab Rats

"Listen for the whistle through the wind and raindrop. Who's gonna ride the devil's train tonight?"

This isn't a song about typical Halloween horrors, but it still has a scary Autumnal vibe. At the very least, it should definitely leave the listener with chills!

7. "I'm A Member Of The Midnight Crew" - Eddie Morton

"Rise with the moon, go to bed with the sun. Early to bed, and you'll miss all the fun."

This song is almost a century old, but it doesn't feel that way to me. My grandparents used to play Eddie Morton's songs for me, and this one has always struck me as a Halloween-type song. It will probably sound weird to modern day listeners, but it was very much a hit at one point in time!

8. "Ring Around The Rosie" - Dead Space

"I can't fall down..."

You may be laughing at this song now, but that will easily change once you listen to it. Nothing beats eerie versions of children's nursery rhymes, am I right? This song was actually made for the video game Dead Space 2, but unfortunately, it never made the final cut of the game. Still, that doesn't mean that we can't enjoy a minor-key "Ring Around The Rosie"!

Look up the actual meaning behind the original song, and this bone-chilling version will make A LOT of sense. But, warning: it may very well ruin your childhood!

9. "Pale September" - Fiona Apple

"The autumn days swung soft around me, like cotton on my skin."

This melancholy tune consists of beautiful instrumentals as well as beautiful lyrics. Fiona Apple composes her own songs, and this one is no exception! Autumn, as lovely as it is, can be a symbol for loss, and this song expresses just that.

10. "Masquerade" - The Phantom Of The Opera Cast

"Masquerade! Hide your face so the world will never find you!"

This would be a very...interesting party to attend, that's for sure. While I've personally never attended any sort of event like this, I do know that I love listening to this song!

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.


Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

Travis Scott album cover

  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

    Migos II

    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake


    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj


    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

    A$AP Ferg


    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"

    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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