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101 Halloween Party Songs

Updated on September 1, 2012

Halloween parties can be the most enjoyable get-togethers that you can have. Costumes, odd looking food, creepy decorations, and good Halloween themed music make up a fun party. What is good Halloween music though? Is it themes from various scary movies or is it music from well-known bands that happen to fall into the Halloween genre? It just so happens that both categories can be put on a CD or play list and you will have an excellent Halloween party. The following songs are the top 101 song’s that you should have playing at your Halloween party.

I compiled this list from songs that are on our playlists at home and from suggestions from friends. A lot of these songs are ones that we play during our Halloween party each year. So when it’s time for Halloween (or anytime really) and you want to have some fun, throw a party and enjoy some great music.

Movie/Show Themes

This is Halloween- Danny Elfman

Jacks Lament- Danny Elfman

Oogie Boogie Song- Ken Page with Ed Ivory

Sally’s Song- Cathrine O'Hara

Ghostbusters Theme- Ray Parker Junior

The Shining Theme- Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind

Exorcist Theme- Tubular Bells

Friday the 13th theme- Harry Manfredini

Adams Family theme- Vic Mizzy

Beetlejuice theme- Danny Elfman

Halloween Movie theme- John Carpenter

The X-Files Theme- Mark Snow

Tocatta and Fuge- Bach

Alfred Hitchcock Theme- Alfred Hitchcock

Tales from the Crypt theme- Danny Elfman

Twilight Zone- Golden Earing

Bad Things (True Blood theme) - Jace Everett

Nightmare on Elm Street- Charles Bernstein

Jaws Theme- John Williams

Poltergeist Theme- Jerry Goldsmith

Hellraiser Theme- Christopher Young

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes- John De Bello

Elvira- The Oakridge Boys

Pet Sematary- The Ramones

The Ballad of Sweeney Todd- Paul Gemignani

The Munster’s Theme– Jack Marshall


Season of the Witch- Blues Brothers Band

O Death- Ralph Stanley

Crossroad Blues- Robert Johnson

Hellhound on My Trail- Robert Johnson

Ghost Riders in the Sky- Johnny Cash

The Devils Den- Clarence Brewer

Devil Got My Woman - Skip James

So What If It’s Halloween - Bob Malone

The Nosferatu Blues- Almost Nobody Posse featuring Dick Maynard

Whistling Past the Graveyard - Screaming Jay Hawkins


Burn- The Cure

Walk like an Egyptian – The Bangles

King Tut – Steve Martin

Lake of Fire – Nirvana

Tribute – Tenacious D

Ghostrider – Rollins Band

Iron Man – Black Sabbath

Crystal Ball- Styx

My Immortal – Evanescence

Clap For the Wolfman- The Guess Who

He’s Back- Alice Cooper

Living Dead Girl- Rob Zombie

Feed My Frankenstein- Alice Cooper

It’s the End of the World as We Know It – R.E.M

I’m Your Boogie Man- White Zombie

Night Prowler- AC/DC

I Want Candy- Bow Wow Wow

Wicked Old Witch- John Fogerty

Abracadabra- Steve Miller Band

Bark at the Moon- Ozzy Osbourne

Enter Sandman- Metallica

Everyday is Halloween- Ministry

Devil Inside- Inxx

Running with the Devil- Van Halen

Welcome to my Nightmare- Alice Cooper

Psycho Killer- The Talking Heads

Happy Phantom- Tori Amos

Don’t Fear the Reaper- Blue Oyster Cult

Cry Little Sister- Sisters of Mercy

Sympathy for the Devil- The Rolling Stones

Time Warp- Rocky Horror Picture Show

Somebody’s watching me- Rockwell featuring Michael Jackson

Weird Science- Oingo Boingo

Evil Ways- Carlos Santana

Uninvited- Alanis Morrisette

Highway to Hell- AC/DC

Hells Bells- AC/DC

Bad Moon Rising- Credence Clearwater Revival

I Put a Spell on You-Screamin Jay Hawkins

Nightmare on My Street- Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff

Voodoo Child- Jimmy Hendrix

Black Magic Woman- Carlos Santana

Devil Woman- Cliff Richard

Thriller- Michael Jackson

Witchy Woman- The Eagles

Make You Move

They’re coming to Take Me Away Ha-haaa! – Napoleon XIV

Jump in the Line – Harry Belafonte

The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band

Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra

Headless Horseman- Bing Crosby

Bo meets The Monster- Bo Diddley

Dinner with Drac - John Zacherle

Day-O- Harry Belafonte

Jeepers Creepers- Ethel Waters

Little Drop of Poison- Tom Waits

Love Potion No. 9- The Searchers

Superstition- Stevie Wonder

Zombie- The Cranberries

Werewolves of London- Warren Zevon

The Witch Queen of New Orleans- Redbone

Spooky- James (Jimmy) Cobb

The Freaks Come Out at Night- Houdini

Witchdoctor- Ross Bagdasarian, Sr

Monster Mash- Bobby Boris Pickett


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      NicholasA 5 years ago from Midwest

      Those are great additions Kitty thank you :-) Halloween is so much fun!

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      Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

      Awesome! I needed some new ones for my Halloween party playlist. Don't forget the Queen of the Damned soundtrack - "Slept So Long", etc. I also include Concrete Blonde's "Bloodletting - the Vampire Song", "Vampires will never hurt you" by my chemical romance, and marilyn manson songs. :)

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      NicholasA 5 years ago from Midwest

      Hi J. A lot of them we already have in a Halloween playlist. Some of the Blues stuff will have to get added for sure such as Devils Den. I'm glad you like the list. Have fun this Halloween.

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      NicholasA 5 years ago from Midwest

      Thank You Spy, I had fun listening to all of the music while making this list.

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      NicholasA 5 years ago from Midwest

      We will have to add the missing songs to our playlist for our Halloween party for sure.

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      JThomp42 5 years ago

      Wow.... Where did you find this many songs? Amazing!!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      i love your list!

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      Christin Sander 5 years ago from Midwest

      Wow Nick - awesome hub. We are missing quite a few of these. I'm going to have to do some mp3 shopping :) Can't wait for Halloween. Voted, shared :)