The Best Halloween Songs Albums

The Best Halloween Songs

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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!
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    The Original Monster Mash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers

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    Thriller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Michael Jackson

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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Ghostbusters

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    Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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    Time Warp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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

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    Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
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    Werewolves of London is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Werewolves of London Warren Zevon

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    Somebody's Watching Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Halloween

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    Witchy Woman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    added by smellsrank
    Witchy Woman

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    This is Halloween is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    This is Halloween Marilyn Manson

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    The Purple People Eater is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
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    Don't Fear the Reaper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
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    They're Coming to Take Me Away... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Napoleon XIV

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    People Are Strange is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    People Are Strange Stina Nordenstam

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    Little Red Riding Hood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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

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    Welcome to My Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Alice Cooper

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    Love Potion # 9 / Stay Awhile is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Love Potion # 9 / Stay Awhile

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    Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Black Sabbath

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    Tubular Bells is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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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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    House of the Rising Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    House of the Rising Sun

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    Season of the Witch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Season of the Witch Donovan

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    Dragula is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Dragula

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    Psycho Killer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Psycho Killer The Talking Heads

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    Dead Man's Party is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Oingo Boingo

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    I'm Your Boogieman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    I'm Your Boogieman White Zombie

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    Living Dead Girl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Living Dead Girl

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    Toccata and Fugue in D minor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

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    Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House Walt Disney Records

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    Runnin' With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Runnin' With the Devil Van Halen

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    Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Frankenstein Edgar Winter

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    Bela Lugosi's Dead is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Bela Lugosi's Dead

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    The Wizard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    The Wizard Black Sabbath

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    Pet Cemetary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Pet Cemetary

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    (Everyday Is) Halloween is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    (Everyday Is) Halloween Ministry

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    Nightmare on My Street is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Nightmare on My Street DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

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    Take U Down (The Vampire Song) is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Take U Down (The Vampire Song) Miss Laura and Circular Rubbing Motion

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    Don't Fear the Reaper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Don't Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult

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    Black Juju is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Black Juju Alice Cooper

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    Lay Down and Die, Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Lay Down and Die, Goodbye Alice Cooper

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    People Are Strange is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    People Are Strange The Doors

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    The Colony of Slipper Men is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    The Colony of Slipper Men Genesis

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    I Love the Dead is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    I Love the Dead Alice Cooper

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    Enter Sandman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Enter Sandman Metallica

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    Night of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Night of the Vampire The Moontrekkers

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

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    Little Red Riding Hood Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs

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    Friend of the Devil is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Friend of the Devil The Grateful Dead

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    Smells Like Freedom - Hawkeye ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Smells Like Freedom - Hawkeye and Schmidt Jeff MacDonald

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

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    Halloween Dream Syndicate

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    The Witch's Promise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    added by Kassie Lanzarotta
    The Witch's Promise Jethro Tull

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