10 Halloween-Themed Music Videos, From Backstreet Boys' 'Everybody' to Rihanna's 'Disturbia'
With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to get your costume, playlists and parties all finalized. Billboard has you covered if you're looking for the top Halloween songs, and now we even have Halloween-themed music videos for your next spooky event.
Check out 10 Halloween-themed music videos that will get you ready for the delightfully frightful holiday below:
1. Rihanna, "Disturbia"
RiRi definitely gives us insight into the mind of a madwoman. With elements of delusion, psychosis and even Rihanna trapped in a cage, this video makes you feel like you walked through a deceptive haunted house that left you feeling much more than "disturbed."
2. Backstreet Boys, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
If you're looking for someone to help you plan your next Halloween party, just ask the Backstreet Boys. They turn an old house into the ultimate Halloween party with a wide variety of ghouls and creatures. Of course, it wouldn't be a true Backstreet Boys video if they didn't incorporate their stellar dance moves.
3. Little Mix, "Black Magic"
The British girl group uses the power of magic to get through a tough day at school. After coming across a magic spell book in a library they use their new powers to turn some wrongs into rights around every corner, even leaving a few love spells of their own on people.
4. Chris Brown, "Wall to Wall"
Even though he sings about girls from wall to wall, in the music video, it's sexy vampires from wall to wall. Chris Brown is transformed into a vampire by a mystery woman and eventually led into her blood-sucking lair. Being an R&B singer, Breezy transforms the lair into a dance hall filled with his signature slick style.
5. Billy Idol, "Dancing With Myself"
In a post-apocalyptic city, Billy Idol takes over an abandoned rooftop to perform for a band of zombies. As the video starts, the zombies immediately follow the voice of Idol -- not to eat him, but to dance with him. Even after attempting to kill them, the zombies still manage to dance with Idol no matter what.
In the Frankenstein-esque video featuring plastic, doll-like people, David Guetta gives a new meaning to "turning someone on." Guetta creates the "Anaconda" singer out of a machine, Weird Science-style, before she overthrows his power and rides off into the distance.
7. Beastie Boys, "Intergalactic"
Just as the song title says, "Intergalactic" involves sci-fi elements that bring chaos to planet Earth. They take a spin on Godzilla and involve a robot/spaceship and a giant squid fighting in a Japanese city. After successfully defeating the giant squid, the Beastie Boys flee to the ship and take off back into space.
8. Queens of the Stone Age, "Burn the Witch"
Taking a spin on The Crucible, Queens of the Stone Age incorporate the Salem Witch Trials into their music video. Appropriately titled "Burn the Witch," the video shows a small town accusing a woman of witchcraft -- except in this video, she actually is a witch. She uses an army of skeletons to take down the town and even burn someone else at the stake.
9. Foo Fighters, "Everlong"
With a play on Inception and Halloween parties, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl saves the day in this music video. Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins (dressed as a woman) are depicted as a couple having intense dreams, where Grohl eventually saves Hawkins in both their dreams. One dream is at a Halloween party and the next is at an old lake house. Either way, the highlight of the video is seeing Grohl dressed up as Sid Vicious.
10. 30 Seconds to Mars, "The Kill (Bury Me)"
Incorporating the infamous thriller The Shining into their music video for the Billboard Hot 100-charting song, the rock band makes you feel like you've stepped into the haunted hotel all over again. They see things that aren't really there and even freak out when they encounter themselves in the halls. Looks like it might be the only checking out they ever do.