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Best Halloween Music Playlist

Updated on June 24, 2011
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Best Halloween Music Playlist Ever!

If you're looking for the daddy of all Halloween songs list, the best Halloween music playlist, you've come to the right place. Here you will find a huge variety of the best Halloween songs for a Halloween music list that will rock any Halloween party, regardless of age or type of Halloween event.

This list of the best Halloween songs ever will not disappoint, I promise. I love Halloween, and I've got pretty much every Halloween themed song covered here with my personal Halloween music playlist. It turns out I didn't have time to add my whole Halloween party song list, so I'll add more to it bit by bit. But it's still a huge varied lot of the best Halloween songs! Feel free to add your own Halloween music suggestions down below in the comments.

Here are the best Halloween songs, in no particular order. They include everything from classic Halloween party songs, to oldies, to modern classic Halloween music, to some songs for Halloween that you may not have heard of, but should really check out before your Halloween party:

Download A Nightmare on My Street Right Here!

Download Freaks Come Out at Night

Silly and Funny Halloween Songs for Kids and Adults

Silly Halloween songs (for kids as well as adults- Not all are suitable for kids!)

Nightmare on My Street- DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (spoof of Nightmare on Elm St.- may be a bit too spooky for the youngest)
Purple People Eater - Halloween classic song
Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett (This is probably my favorite Halloween song!)
Love Potion #9 - The Searchers
Monster (in my pants) - Fred Schneider of the B-52s (NOT for kids)
Nature Trail to Hell - Weird Al (Funny, but probably not for kids)
Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
Little Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs
My Son the Vampire - Alan Sherman (Not for younger kids)
Marie Laveau - Bobby Bare
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman - The Tubes (funny, but not suitable for kids)
Boris the Spider - The Who

Download Welcome to My Nightmare by Alice Cooper

Download Bark at the Moon for Halloween

Halloween Party Music- Download Ghostbusters

Classic Halloween Songs List

Classic Halloween Music Playlist: These songs will appeal to a wide range of people and truly personify Halloween

Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Thriller - Michael Jackson (No Halloween party music playlist would be complete without this song for Halloween!)
Freaks Come Out at Night - Whodini
Devil in Disguise - Elvis Presley
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
Voodoo - Godsmack
People Are Strange - The Doors
Devil Woman - Marty Robbins
I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
Grim Grinning Ghosts - Bare Naked Ladies
Haunted House of Rock - Whodini

Download Spooky Angie Baby Song for Halloween

Download Halloween Movie Theme

Best Classic Rock Halloween Songs Playlist

Classic Rock Halloween Songs List- Halloween songs by classic rock performers

Black Magic Woman - Santana
Welcome to my Nightmare - Alice Cooper
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
Strange Brew - Cream
Witchy Woman - The Eagles
Sympathy for the Devil - Guns 'n Roses
Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen
Tombstone Shadow - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pet Sematary - The Ramones
Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf
Prince of Darkness - Alice Cooper
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult Mix
Hell's Bells - AC/DC
Spooky - Atlanta Rhythm Section
I Put a Spell on You - Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Legend of Wooley Swamp - Charlie Daniels Band

Hard Rock Halloween Songs List

Hard Rock Halloween Music Playlist: Darker than the classic rock Halloween songs

Zombie Stomp - Ozzy Osbourne
Witch Hunt - Rush
The Vampire Song - Bloodletting - by Concrete Blonde
Dragula - Rob Zombie
Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
Let the Bodies Hit the Floor - Drowning Pool
Dead & Bloated - Stone Temple Pilot

Best Theme Songs for Halloween Parties

Don't forget those scary movie and television theme songs which just give us involuntary chills by association:

Halloween Movie Theme Song
Dark Shadows Theme Song
The X-Files Theme Song
Phantom of the Opera
Tubular Bells (The Exorcist theme song)
Addams Family Theme Song (Yeah, this doesn't fit perfectly into the scary theme songs category- it's a silly Halloween song suitable for the kids)
The Munsters (Halloween theme song suitable for kid Halloween parties)
Jaws Movie Theme Song
Twin Peaks Television Theme Song and Soundtrack
Interview With the Vampire Born to Darkness
Soundtrack from The Lost Boys
Theme from Psycho
Fantasia Toccata and Fugue (Surprisingly spooky)
Bram Stoker Dracula Soundtrack - Love Remembered by Anton Coppola
Soundtrack from The Craft
Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Ballroom Blitz also from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (silly, yes)
Well, pretty much the entire soundtrack from The Rocky Horry Picture Show
This Is Halloween - The Nightmare Before Christmas (Again, this is a Halloween theme song that is suitable for kids, except maybe the youngest)
Ghostbusters- Yet another fun suitable Halloween party song for kids
Weird Science- Oingo Boingo (Silly song, too)
Dusk Till Dawn Soundtrack
Soundtrack from The Crow

Unusual Songs for Halloween

Lesser Known Songs for Halloween:

Creatures of the Night - KISS
Raise the Dead - Bathory
Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
Day of the Dead - Misfits
Halloween - Dropkick Murphys
The Tell - Tale Heart - The Alan Parsons Project
Dark Lady - Cher
Nightmare - Artie Shaw (Creepy instrumental from 1938)
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
Ghouls Night Out - The Misfits
Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus
Please Mr. Gravedigger - David Bowie (Really weird song for Halloween)
Voodoo Voodoo - LaVern Baker
Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo

Best Halloween Music Playlist Proof

I believe that with such a varied hodgepodge of Halloween songs, anyone can come up with the perfect Halloween music playlist to suit their particular Halloween party song list needs, whether it's a Halloween music list for tween Twilight loving fans, Halloween songs for kids, a Goth Halloween songs playlist, an adult Halloween party, or whatever. Happy Halloween!

Download Scary Jaws Theme Song

Best Halloween Music Playlist Comments and Suggestions - Did I miss any great Halloween songs?

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      Emily Lantry 

      4 years ago from Tennessee

      Love Angie Baby-Helen Ready. Great, great list! Halloween is the best!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Awesome idea for a hub. I didn't know there were so many Halloween songs! I'm curious about The Tell-Tale Heart by Alan Parsons Project. :-)

      Thriller is my fave!

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      5 years ago from USA

      Who doesn't love good Halloween songs? Great playlist!

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      6 years ago

      A very good Halloween Michael Jackson Thriller Remix:


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      6 years ago

      This is sure to be the #1 Halloween song of all time! Check it out on YouTube:

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      Don Schwieger jr 

      6 years ago

      Night of the Living dead like you never since or hear it!

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      Marson Ramos 

      6 years ago

      I suggest a anice Halloween Theme

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      Tom Ferguson 

      7 years ago

      Appreciate the film score/song listings. They are really a big part of it. I'll throw in "Big Joe and Phantom 309" (done by lots of singers, including Tom Waits) and also the coolest one I've heard in a while was yesterday... called "My Reprieve" by dogbrain's band, which I found a video for at This one goes under "most unusual".

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      Kim in L.A. 

      7 years ago

      The HORROR POPS! Walk like a Zombie.

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      7 years ago

      May I suggest a recent Halloween song by Roy Handy and the Moonshot.

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      7 years ago

      I would suggest 'The Highwayman' by Loreena McKennitt and 'Carol Anne's Theme' from the Poltergeist soundtrack.

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      E. G. Carl 

      7 years ago

      There are two tunes I know that should be on any such list as this:

      Zombie Jamboree by Rockapella and Marie Laveau by Bobby Bare

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      7 years ago

      Try this one on for size:

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      Matthew Daniels 

      7 years ago

      Here's one...

      Happy Happy Halloween:

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      Todd D. Schmidt 

      7 years ago from Las Vegas

      It looks very nice. Thanks for the hub.

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      S G Hupp 

      7 years ago from United States

      This is great. I'm working on a Halloween playlist for my college aged daughters right now and there were some good ones on here that I had missed.

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      7 years ago

      Wow nice. I wanted to buy that.

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      8 years ago from State College, Pa

      ahh i wish i saw this yesterday! my roommates and I were having trouble putting together a Halloween playlist

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      8 years ago

      Great list and hub/article! Cool!

      Thank you!

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      8 years ago

      Very cool, I am always on the lookout for music for halloween parties and stuff. I discovered this too late for halloween though. Good hub!

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      8 years ago

      Very cool, I am always on the lookout for music for halloween parties and stuff. I discovered this too late for halloween though. Good hub!

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      8 years ago

      Warewolf - Five Man Electrical Band

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      Angela Harris 

      8 years ago from Around the USA

      Halloween is obviously one of my favorite holidays, too. Glad to find some kindred souls. Thanks for the comments, everyone. And Steph, so cool to have a kid on Halloween! I hope he enjoys his birthday this year. How great is turning 13 on Halloween?

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Love this list - my son's birthday is Halloween... he's going to be a teenager! He will enjoy this too - Happy Halloween!

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      Ask Bill 

      8 years ago

      Nice list of songs! I like the Ozzy video but nothing beats MJ's classic "Thriller"!

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      Eric Saville 

      8 years ago from London, England

      Oh my gosh this is just getting me soooo pumped for Halloween!!!! I mean come on, it is pretty much the greatest holiday ever. In terms of my Halloween playlist, I think you covered all the goodies. Ghostbusters is my personal favorite, maybe because I was obsessed with the theme song since I was a little kid.

      Anyways, thanks for getting me into the ghoul spirit, its right around the corner :)

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      8 years ago

      Great list. We're huge into Halloween parties, so this will come in handy. Thanks so much!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      What a fun hub - thanks!

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      That is great.


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