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List Rules Songs that are traditionally played around Halloween that feature Halloween characters or spooky accompaniment

Best Halloween songs, as voted on by people like you. This list contains some of the best Halloween party music songs - both modern and classic. While Halloween theme music can be found on compilation albums (I've included a few), some of the best Halloween tunes are one-off singles. From "Monster Mash" to the "Time Warp," check out this list for some great Halloween songs. Be sure to vote for your favorites and if you don't see your fave on the list, add it!

Halloween is a great time to crank up the music and have a spooky good time. Whether you're getting ready to go trick-or-treating, carving Halloween pumpkins or prepping for an epic Halloween party, the right music can certainly provide a creepy, fun ambiance for everyone. Some of the music on this list is well-suited for kids and adults, while some might be a bit over-the-top for youngsters. (Halloween songs for adults can be graphic.) I've also added true classics from my own childhood, including Walt Disney's Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House album (a staple at any Halloween gathering). 

What are the best Halloween songs? Take a look at this best Halloween music compilation and vote on your favorite scary songs. 

For more Halloween tips, tricks and fun, check out these Ranker lists of the best Halloween party games, celebrity Halloween costume ideas and Halloween recipes!
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The Original Monster Mash Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers

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Thriller Michael Jackson

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Ghostbusters

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I Put a Spell on You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
I Put a Spell on You Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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Time Warp The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell)

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Werewolves of London Warren Zevon

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Halloween

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This is Halloween Marilyn Manson

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Witchy Woman

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People Are Strange Stina Nordenstam

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Little Red Riding Hood Lost Dogs - Wolfman Jack   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgJcwF2PX_0

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Black Sabbath Black Sabbath

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Love Potion # 9 / Stay Awhile

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Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield - Doesn't this tune send chills down your spine, because of use in the Exorcist

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Season of the Witch Donovan

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House of the Rising Sun

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Psycho Killer The Talking Heads

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Dragula

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Dead Man's Party Oingo Boingo

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I'm Your Boogieman White Zombie

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Toccata and Fugue in D minor Johann Sebastian Bach

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Enter Sandman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Enter Sandman Metallica

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Living Dead Girl

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Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House Walt Disney Records

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Frankenstein Edgar Winter

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Runnin' With the Devil Van Halen

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Bela Lugosi's Dead

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The Wizard Black Sabbath

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Don't Fear the Reaper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Don't Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult

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Lay Down and Die, Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Lay Down and Die, Goodbye Alice Cooper

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Sympathy for the Devil is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones

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Pet Cemetary

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(Everyday Is) Halloween Ministry

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Nightmare on My Street DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

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Smells Like Freedom - Hawkeye ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Smells Like Freedom - Hawkeye and Schmidt Jeff MacDonald

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Night of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Night of the Vampire The Moontrekkers

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The Witch's Promise is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
The Witch's Promise Jethro Tull

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Black Juju is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Black Juju Alice Cooper

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I Love the Dead is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
I Love the Dead Alice Cooper

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Little Red Riding Hood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Little Red Riding Hood Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs

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The Shadow Knows is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
The Shadow Knows Link Wray

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Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Werewolf The Frantics

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Satanic Mass is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Satanic Mass Coven

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Scary Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Scary Monsters David Bowie