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The Best Halloween Songs

List Criteria: 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!

The Best Halloween Songs Albums
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    Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers

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    Michael Jackson

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    Ghostbusters

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    Halloween

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    I Put a Spell on You Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, ...

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    Werewolves of London Warren Zevon

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    This is Halloween Marilyn Manson

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    Don't Fear the Reaper

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    Witchy Woman

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    Napoleon XIV

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    People Are Strange

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    Lost Dogs Wolfman Jack  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgJcwF2PX_0

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    Alice Cooper

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    Dragula

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    Love Potion # 9 / Stay Awhile

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    Oingo Boingo

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

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    Black Sabbath

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    Season of the Witch Donovan

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    I'm Your Boogieman White Zombie

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    Living Dead Girl

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    Bela Lugosi's Dead

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    Psycho Killer The Talking Heads

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    Frankenstein Edgar Winter

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    Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House Walt Disney Records

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    House of the Rising Sun

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    Nightmare on My Street DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

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    (Everyday Is) Halloween Ministry

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    A Nightmare On My Street - DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

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    Pet Cemetary

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    Runnin' With the Devil Van Halen

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    A bit of finger / Sleeping Village / Warning Black Sabbath

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    Halloween - The Misfits

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    Kidnap The Sandy Claws Korn

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    Cemetery Gates

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    Wasp/behind the Wall of Sleep/bassically/n.i.b Black Sabbath

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    The Plastic Ono Band, Yoko Ono

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    The Wizard Black Sabbath

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    Witchcraft Frank Sinatra

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    The Ghost of Tom Joad

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    Drip Drip Comus

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    Song to Comus Comus

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    Behind the Crooked Cross

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    Emperors Theme

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    Slayer

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