(SPOT.ph) Halloween's right around the corner, and while you're getting your carefully planned costume ready, don't forget to curate a banging party playlist too. Sure, it's good fun to hit the street parties this time of year, but nothing beats good old indoor festivities with the whole gang. For this list, we recommend danceable ditties by Niall Horan, J-Hope featuring Becky G, Hailee Steinfeld, Robin Thicke, and French Montana with Post Malone, Cardi B, and Rvssian. For some local flavor, groove to recent releases by Iñigo Pascual with Akasha, Fern. with Kiana Valenciano, No Rome, SB19, and Dionela. Happy partying!
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Here are your must-play songs for your upcoming Halloween party:
"Nice to Meet Ya"
Artist: Niall Horan
Niall Horan sizzles in his latest single. "Nice to Meet Ya" opens with an LSS-inducing piano riff and some satisfying croons by Horan. It's an alluring pop-rock number that could be your top pick should you feel extra flirty on Halloween night. The song was co-written with his "Slow Hands" collaborators Julian Bunetta, Tobias Jesso, Jr., and Ruth-Anne Cunningham, so expect this one to be just as addictive.
Fun fact: "Nice to Meet Ya" is the lead single from Horan's highly anticipated second studio album.
Artists: Iñigo Pascual and Akasha
Iñigo Pascual partnered with Singaporean talent Akasha for the sultry and groovy "Adios." The two artists combine their flair for hip-hop and R&B to create a tune that smoothly blends Pascual's sleek vocals and Akasha's edgy rapping.
Fun fact: The song is about saying goodbye to and confidently walking away from toxic relationships.
"Chicken Noodle Soup"
Artists: J-Hope feat. Becky G
We dare you not to keep singing and dancing to this crazy anthem during your party. BTS' J-Hope, with the help of pop singer-songwriter Becky G, brings you his version of "Chicken Noodle Soup." Originally by American DJ Webstar and rapper Young B, this update features English, Spanish, and Korean lyrics.
Fun fact: The song reportedly pays homage to dance and represents J-Hope's passion for dancing.
Artists: Fern. and Kiana Valenciano
Young talents Fern. and Kiana Valenciano team up for "SWEET," a smooth mid-tempo number that tackles connection and intimacy when two people find themselves growing closer to each other. The track is a bit more relaxed, so you can opt to play this one to warm up your party.
Fun fact: Fern. has an upcoming second EP, titled Loveless.
Artist: Hailee Steinfeld
Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld ponders immortality in her latest single. In "Afterlife," she wonders if the one she loves would come looking for her after she's gone. The track is rather dark and moody, but it has a familiar pop sound that is almost hypnotic, thanks to Steinfeld's solid vocals.
Fun fact: The track will be featured on the upcoming Apple TV+ original show, Dickinson—also starring Steinfeld—, which will explore the life of famous poet Emily Dickinson.
Artist: No Rome
No Rome is out with the upbeat and pop-inspired "Talk Nice." Expectedly, the music is great, but the contemplative lyrics also deserve your attention. Here, the rising star talks about money and how it isn't everything. You might want to consider having a viewing party of the highly conceptualized music video, too.
Fun fact: The music video was directed by Adam Powell, who was also behind some of The 1975's videos.
"When You Love Somebody"
Artist: Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke’s "When You Love Somebody" is a sweet and heavenly R&B composition perfect for some easy listening during a chill Halloween get-together. In this track, the artist expresses his willingness to take things to the next level because, well, that's what you do when you love somebody, right?
Fun fact: Thicke is expected to release his eighth studio album soon.
Everyone's talking about the P-Pop group, SB19. Just recently, they wowed the Internet with their catchy single (and impeccable dance moves), "Go Up." You can't deny the K-Pop influence here, but there's also a good amount of Pinoy flavor and positive spirit in the incredibly dance-y song. Play this when your party needs a pick-me-up.
Fun fact: The members of SB19—Sejun, Stell, Josh, Ken, and Justin—all trained in South Korea before debuting their group in 2018.
"Writing on the Wall"
Artists: French Montana feat. Post Malone, Cardi B, and Rvssian
Get hooked on the dancehall-inspired beats of "Writing on the Wall," a winning collab between rappers French Montana, Cardi B, Post Malone, and Jamaican record producer Rvssian. It's a sure hit at any party, with a very memorable chorus and an impressive verse care of Cardi B.
Fun fact: “Writing on the Wall” is part of Montana’s forthcoming third album, MONTANA, expected to drop in November.
"Tears" is one promising debut for newcomer Dionela. The young singer-songwriter showcases his cool and snappy vocals in this inspiring and thoughtful track. Add this to inject a refreshing element into your playlist.
Fun fact: Dionela describes his music as "electro-coustic, a combination of both electronic and acoustic."