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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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Halloween

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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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    I Put a Spell on You is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    I Put a Spell on You Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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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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    Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
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    Somebody's Watching Me is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
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    This is Halloween is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    This is Halloween Marilyn Manson

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    Don't Fear the Reaper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
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    The Purple People Eater is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
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    Witchy Woman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Witchy Woman

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    People Are Strange is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    People Are Strange Stina Nordenstam

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    They're Coming to Take Me Away... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Napoleon XIV

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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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    Dragula is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Dragula

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    Welcome to My Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Love Potion # 9 / Stay Awhile

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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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    Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Black Sabbath

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    Dead Man's Party is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Oingo Boingo

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    I'm Your Boogieman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    I'm Your Boogieman White Zombie

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    Living Dead Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Living Dead Girl

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    Season of the Witch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Season of the Witch Donovan

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    Psycho Killer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Psycho Killer The Talking Heads

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    Bela Lugosi's Dead is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Bela Lugosi's Dead

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    Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Frankenstein Edgar Winter

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    House of the Rising Sun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    House of the Rising Sun

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    Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of ... is listed (or ranked) 30 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) 31 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Runnin' With the Devil Van Halen

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    Nightmare on My Street is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Nightmare on My Street DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

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

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    (Everyday Is) Halloween Ministry

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    A Nightmare On My Street - DJ ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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

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    Ozzy Osbourne

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    Pet Cemetary is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Pet Cemetary

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    A bit of finger / Sleeping Vil... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    A bit of finger / Sleeping Village / Warning Black Sabbath

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    The Wizard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    The Wizard Black Sabbath

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    Toccata and Fugue in D minor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

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    Cemetery Gates is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Cemetery Gates

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    Witchcraft is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Witchcraft Frank Sinatra

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    Kidnap The Sandy Claws is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Kidnap The Sandy Claws Korn

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    Halloween - The Misfits is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

    Halloween - The Misfits

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    Danse Macabre is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Camille Saint-Saëns

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    Wasp/behind the Wall of Sleep/... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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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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    Coolest Little Monster is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Coolest Little Monster Electric Frankenstein

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    Creature From the Black Leathe... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Creature From the Black Leather Lagoon The Cramps

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

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    Slayer

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    Drip Drip is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Halloween Songs

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    Drip Drip Comus

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