Don Chase

The 8 Songs That Belong on Every Halloween Playlist

Halloween 2023 is here and I hope you are ready. Now, let's do some homework. Do you have your costume picked out yet? Have you bought all of your candy that you plan to hand out to trick or treaters? Now be honest. Have you sampled any of that Halloween candy for your own enjoyment? I will plead the fifth if I may. Have you thought about the safest neighborhoods for trick or treating? When it comes to costumes, are they reflective and easily visible to drivers? Speaking of Halloween candy, I was reading an article that listed this year's most popular Halloween candies. Favorites include Starburst, Rice Krispy Treats, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twizzler's, Sour Patch Kids, Kit Kat bars, M&M's and Candy Corn. This was a surprise for me. Can you guess which candy is most popular here in the Tar Heel State of North Carolina? According to, M&M's are our favorite. Check out your state's favorite candy here. When it comes to Halloween costumes, the runaway favorite by a huge margin this year is Barbie. No surprise, right? For a list of this year's most popular costumes, click here. So, we have our candy and our costume. All we need is one more thing. Music! One of my favorite memories as a newlywed was living East of Fayetteville in the Gray's Creek community. On that All Hallows' Eve, October 31st 1993, my wife Debbie and I set up a couple of speakers in the front yard along with a CD player and entertained trick or treaters for a few hours. We hid the speakers behind our landscaping so they were not visible from the road. Below, you will find the very playlist that we used that fun evening. Here's hoping you have a fantastic and safe Halloween 2023.

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