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Albums The Best Halloween Songs  

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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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Michael Jackson

2
422 86
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Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers

3
330 83
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Ghostbusters

4
202 60
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WillGrant added Screamin' Jay Hawkins

5
189 76
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224 98
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This is Halloween Marilyn Manson

7
209 96
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Werewolves of London Warren Zevon

8
199 93
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Halloween

9
227 113
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell)

10
172 86
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171 88
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12
155 78
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13
123 67
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MichaelBartholomew added Alice Cooper

14
109 69
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Dragula

15
106 67
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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Napoleon XIV

16
106 71
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smellsrank added Witchy Woman

17
101 68
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tony81168 added Mike Oldfield

18
82 53
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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Psycho Killer
The Talking Heads

19
83 54
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kingbee63 added Black Sabbath

20
94 66
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Living Dead Girl

21
97 69
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Oingo Boingo

22
100 72
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People Are Strange Stina Nordenstam

23
91 64
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Season of the Witch Donovan

24
87 64
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Love Potion # 9 / Stay Awhile

25
92 69
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House of the Rising Sun