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Getting into the Spirit: The Ultimate Halloween Playlist

Updated on October 20, 2018
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I love all things Halloween! The candy, the costumes, but especially, the music!


"This is Halloween, this is Halloween"

"Pumpkins scream in the dead of night"

--The Citizens of Halloweentown

[This is Halloween (The Nightmare Before Christmas)]


By the tingling of my thumbs something wickedly fun is coming! It’s Halloween. Whether you are having a party or just handing out candy to eager Trick or Treaters, you need a Halloween playlist to get you into the spirit of All Hallows Eve. Here are some of my favorite Halloween-themed songs:

  • “It's Almost Halloween” – Panic! At The Disco
  • “Time Warp” – Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • “Come Little Children” – Hocus Pocus (James Horner & Brock Walsh)
  • “This is Halloween” – Nightmare Before Christmas (Danny Elfman)
  • “Monster Mash” -- Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  • “When You're Evil” – Voltaire
  • “Graveyard Cha Cha” – The Three D's
  • “Werewolves of London” – Warren Zevon
  • "Grim Grinning Ghosts" – The Haunted Mansion (Buddy Baker & X Atencio
  • “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr.
  • “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
  • “The Purple People Eater” – Sheb Wooley
  • “I Put a Spell on You” – Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  • “The Headless Horseman” – Kay Starr & Billy Butterfield Quintet
  • “Love Potion # 9” – The Searchers
  • “Batdance” – Prince
  • “Abracadabra” – Steve Miller Band
  • “Monster’s Holiday” – Buck Owens
  • “Witch Doctor” – David Seville
  • “Transylvania Twist” – Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers
  • “Theme song” – The Addams Family (Vic Mizzy)
  • “They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” – Napoleon XIV

This list is sure to get all the ghouls and gals ready to shake their skeletons this Halloween. For more suggestions, check out YouTube and search Halloween songs. I also recommend Halloween radio on Pandora. It’s my favorites of season. I play this station all October long!

Here is a screenshot of a "Halloween songs" search on YouTube.
Here is a screenshot of a "Halloween songs" search on YouTube. | Source
Here is a screenshot of a "Halloween" stations on Pandora. My favorites are party and children's radio.
Here is a screenshot of a "Halloween" stations on Pandora. My favorites are party and children's radio. | Source

© 2018 Sarah Hurst


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