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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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Witchy Woman

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This is Halloween Marilyn Manson

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Black Sabbath Black Sabbath

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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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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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House of the Rising Sun

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Season of the Witch Donovan

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Dragula

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Psycho Killer The Talking Heads

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Dead Man's Party Oingo Boingo

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I'm Your Boogieman White Zombie

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Living Dead Girl

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Toccata and Fugue in D minor Johann Sebastian Bach

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Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House Walt Disney Records

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Runnin' With the Devil Van Halen

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Frankenstein Edgar Winter

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Bela Lugosi's Dead

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Enter Sandman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Enter Sandman Metallica

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The Wizard Black Sabbath

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

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Scary Monsters is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Scary Monsters David Bowie

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The Colony of Slipper Men is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
The Colony of Slipper Men Genesis

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Don't Fear the Reaper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Don't Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult

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Satanic Mass is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Satanic Mass Coven

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Lay Down and Die, Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Lay Down and Die, Goodbye Alice Cooper

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Smells Like Freedom - Hawkeye ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Smells Like Freedom - Hawkeye and Schmidt Jeff MacDonald

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Little Red Riding Hood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Little Red Riding Hood Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs

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Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Werewolf The Frantics

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Sympathy for the Devil is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones

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Friend of the Devil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Friend of the Devil The Grateful Dead

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Satan Sold Me a Taco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Satan Sold Me a Taco Beck Hansen

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The Shadow Knows is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
The Shadow Knows Link Wray