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Top 10 Halloween Songs Of All Time

Updated on August 29, 2013

Top 10 Halloween Songs (plus an added bonus after the countdown)

Halloween is that time of the year when there is a chill in the air and there is hope in all young kids' hearts that they will see October 31st bring them bags and bags of delicious candy. Whether you are planning a party, or planning a haunted house, nothing sets the mood like the right Halloween music. We've created a list of our Top 10 picks for your enjoyment. If you disagree, I disagree with you, so there.

Be sure to stay tuned until the end, because at the end of the list you'll find some recommendations for full Halloween soundtracks, as well as super creepy sound effect compilations to turn YOUR house into a HAUNTED house. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the best SONG list that you're likely to find ANYWHERE!

As always, if you don't agree with my Top 10, let your voice be heard in the voting plexo at the bottom of the page! :)

#10 Song - Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell ft. Michael Jackson

I've done my share of hooks for folks that took all of the credit, so it pains me to have to place this at #10. Maybe it is punishment for Rockwell, maybe it is vindication for Michael by letting him bookend my Top 10 Halloween Songs countdown (SPOILER ALERT). Maybe it's just because it is a bad-ass song that belongs on this awesome Top 10. Maybe, it's because it is only 69 cents... Or, maybe, just maybe, somebody's watching me, and they're making me do it.

#9 Song - The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley

#9. #9. #9. Nein, nein, nein, NEIN! At #9 on the Top 10 Halloween Songs list is "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley. Never seen a purple person, but I'm not saying that I wouldn't give one a taste! That's EXOTIC!

#8 Song - Theme From Friday The 13th - Orlando Pops Orchestra & Andrew Lane

Do you remember watching this moving and not being able to sleep? One, two, Freddy's coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, better get your crucifix. Seven, eight, better stay up, oh wait. Yeah, at #8 on the Top 10 Halloween Songs list is the Theme From Friday The 13th. Sleep with one eye open.

9, 10, I'm confused again... Yep, so this was actually Jason Voorhees... I did a LOT of recording in Voorhees, NJ, so that makes me a pro, right? Let's just pretend that the Freddy reference makes sense and we'll call it a day, deal? After all, I AM a PRO! ;)

P.S. I think I KNOW Andrew Lane... Weird.

#7 Song - Time Warp (Extended Version) - Patricia Quinn, Richard O'Brien, Little Nell

I'm not one for shadow-casting, personally, but I can't act like Time Warp doesn't belong at #7 on the Top 10 Halloween Songs list. I included the "Extended Version", for your pleasure.

#6 Song - Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist) - London Bells

Now, this movie creeped me out... BIG TIME... This song ALSO creeped me out. Now, it kinda makes me wanna watch Doogie Howser, M.D. for some reason, not sure why. In any case, Tubular Bells comes in at #6 on the Top 10 Halloween Song list.

#5 Song - This Is Halloween - "Pumpkin Jack" aka Danny Elfman

We're gonna dial it back a bit for #5 on the Top 10 Halloween Songs list, you'll remember this from "The Nightmare Before Christmas", I'm sure! After all, this IS Halloween!

#4 Song - Halloween Theme - John Carpenter

It's time for a bone-chilling entry. John Carpenter is the KING of horror and the CAPTAIN of my childhood nightmares. For this, John Carpenter, we salute you with a placement at #4 on the Top 10 Halloween Songs list.

#3 Song - Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.

At #3 on the Top 10 Halloween Songs list is "Ghostbusters", by one of my faves, Ray Parker Jr... Who you gonna call?

#2 Song - Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett

Coming in at #2 on the Top 10 Halloween Songs list is "Monster Mash", by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. It's a fun little ditty... Come on, you know you love it.

#1 Song - Thriller - Michael Jackson

You can't argue with #1 on the Top 10 Halloween Songs list. Michael Jackson is the undisputed King of Pop. In "Thriller," even Vincent Price lends his talents. If you think anything else belongs here, you can "Beat It."

Thriller - Official Music Video

Halloween Soundtracks

If you're looking for a plug and play option, Amazon has some great Halloween Soundtrack options right here!

Didn't find what you want? SEARCH it! I'm SURE we have it!

Don't like my picks? Let your voice be heard!

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Over all, what are your thoughts about this Top 10?

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      Top10Tommy 4 years ago

      @halloweenprops: Thanks a ton! I put lots of time into it! :)

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      halloweenprops 4 years ago

      Nice Top 10 compilation!

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      Top10Tommy 5 years ago

      @hobsdv1975: Thank you, you too! If you haven't gotten a Halloween costume yet, I've got some great lenses on those as well! For pets, babies, etc.... :)

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      Top10Tommy 5 years ago

      @RinchenChodron: Thank you so much, that makes me feel great!

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      hobsdv1975 5 years ago

      Nice lens - Have a great Halloween

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      I didn't realize that there were so many great Halloween songs. Wonderful lens.

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      Top10Tommy 5 years ago

      @sharmaro84: You see that I changed it, right? :) That's the beauty of feedback! ;)

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      sharmaro84 5 years ago

      Ooh! It can make sense though because there was "Freddy Vs. Jason"

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      sharmaro84 5 years ago

      All great songs on this list! My only gripe is in your description on the Friday the 13th music, Freddy is Nightmare on Elm Street :)

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      Top10Tommy 5 years ago

      @Dianna206: Thanks, Dianne! You can't "Beat It!" when it comes to Halloween songs! In fact, I think that I may add the video! :)

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      Dianna206 5 years ago

      Well of COURSE "Thriller" had to be #1! I would expect nothing less! But I enjoyed listening to each and every one of these. Cute lens!

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      Top10Tommy 5 years ago

      @beth-chupp: Thanks for your input Beth! I appreciate that!

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      beth-chupp 5 years ago

      Love the list, only thing i would do differnt is switch monster mash with the song from halloween. Other than that....i would use this playlist at my party!

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      Top10Tommy 5 years ago

      @Bonfire Designs: Thanks so much, I really enjoyed putting this together!


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      Bonfire Designs 5 years ago

      Thriller! Fun music picks for Halloween, nice lens