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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

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

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Ghostbusters

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154 51
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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This is Halloween Marilyn Manson

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Halloween

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Werewolves of London Warren Zevon

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Time Warp The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell)

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Don't Fear the Reaper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Don't Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult

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MichaelBartholomew added Welcome to My Nightmare Alice Cooper

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Dragula

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smellsrank added Witchy Woman

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

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Season of the Witch Donovan

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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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People Are Strange Stina Nordenstam

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Living Dead Girl

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kingbee63 added Black Sabbath Black Sabbath

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Dead Man's Party Oingo Boingo

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Enter Sandman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Enter Sandman Metallica

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House of the Rising Sun

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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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I'm Your Boogieman White Zombie

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Psycho Killer The Talking Heads

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RonKinch added Toccata and Fugue in D minor Johann Sebastian Bach

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Love Potion # 9 / Stay Awhile

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Bark at the Moon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Esavi added Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne

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Frankenstein Edgar Winter

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People Are Strange is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added People Are Strange The Doors

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Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House Walt Disney Records

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Sympathy for the Devil is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones

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Runnin' With the Devil Van Halen

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RonKinch added Pet Cemetary

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Nightmare on My Street DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

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Bela Lugosi's Dead

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kingbee63 added (Everyday Is) Halloween Ministry

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Halloween Dream Syndicate

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The Omen (Theme Song) is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added The Omen (Theme Song) Jerry Goldsmith

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Scary Monsters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Scary Monsters David Bowie

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Halloween - The Misfits

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bad moon rising is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Halloween Songs
Huemeister added bad moon rising

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Spellbound Siouxsie and the Banshees

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Kidnap The Sandy Claws Korn

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

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The Number of the Beast Iron Maiden

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RonKinch added The Wizard Black Sabbath