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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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Thriller Michael Jackson

31 Reasons You Miss Halloween in the '90s 30 Terrifying GIFs That Will Keep You Up All Night

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The Original Monster Mash Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers

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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
WillGrant added 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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Halloween

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Werewolves of London Warren Zevon

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This is Halloween Marilyn Manson

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! Napoleon XIV

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smellsrank added Witchy Woman

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MichaelBartholomew added Welcome to My Nightmare Alice Cooper

71 Vintage Halloween Costumes That Will Give You Nightmares The 36 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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

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People Are Strange Stina Nordenstam

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tony81168 added Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield - Doesn't this tune send chills down your spine, because of use in the Exorcist

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kingbee63 added Black Sabbath Black Sabbath

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Season of the Witch Donovan

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Love Potion # 9 / Stay Awhile

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RonKinch added Toccata and Fugue in D minor Johann Sebastian Bach

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Dragula

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I'm Your Boogieman White Zombie

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House of the Rising Sun

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Dead Man's Party Oingo Boingo

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Psycho Killer The Talking Heads

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Don't Fear the Reaper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Don't Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult

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Living Dead Girl

The Best Halloween Movies for Kids The Best Things About Fall

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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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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Halloween Dream Syndicate

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Sympathy for the Devil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones

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Nightmare on My Street DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

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RonKinch added Pet Cemetary

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The Omen (Theme Song) is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added The Omen (Theme Song) Jerry Goldsmith

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kingbee63 added (Everyday Is) Halloween Ministry

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Bela Lugosi's Dead

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Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Werewolf The Frantics

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Enter Sandman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Enter Sandman Metallica

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Runnin' With the Devil Van Halen

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What's This - Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
bostonstrong15 added What's This - Fall Out Boy

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People Are Strange is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added People Are Strange The Doors

Hilariously Adorable Old People Halloween Costumes The Best Coconut Milk Brands

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Music Of The Night is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
LindaSmith added Music Of The Night Mario Frangoulis

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mwahahahaha added Danse Macabre Camille Saint-Saƫns

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Black Juju is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Black Juju Alice Cooper

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I Love the Dead is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added I Love the Dead Alice Cooper

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

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Spellbound Siouxsie and the Banshees

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Bark at the Moon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Esavi added Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne