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Top 10 Best Halloween Songs

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Jun 11, 2024• Proven solutions

If you are planning on throwing a Halloween party this year then you will certainly have a lot on your mind. After all, you need to think about what food you're going to have and who is coming, as well as what spooky games you are going to play as well. One thing that a lot of people underestimate is the music, and it can be hard to find what you want to play when you only have a few hours until your party. That is why we have created this list for you, so you can find the right music for your party without any hassle or fuss! Why don't you take a look below to find out more?

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1. Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon

This song is ideal if you want to set the spooky atmosphere and it is a brilliant take on the original song. It is dark comedy at its finest and some of the lyrics are well and truly hilarious. This video is one that you need to watch if you want to understand the song and it just goes to show that sometimes it is the simple things that are the best. You'll be sure to get some of your guests on the dance floor with this one and it is ideal if you want to get a karaoke going as well!

2. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield

This song is ideal if you want to set the mood as soon as your guests walk through the door. It was released in 1973 and it is most famously known for being on the hit film The Exorcist. This piece used to be known for its famous composer and its beautiful piano melodies but now it is associated with death, projectile vomit and demon possession. How lovely! What else could you ask for on Halloween?

3. Halloween by The Misfits

It's somewhat funny how horror can put a smile on your face and in 1981, the Misfits did exactly that. At the time they were scary and they did send chills down your spine but when you look back at them now, they really are just a cool group of guys. The lyrics to this one are hilarious and it just goes to show that sometimes you can actually make Halloween spooky and funny at the very same time. Why don't you give this one a watch for yourself, it is bound to make any party spring from the grave.

4. Thriller by Michael Jackson

So at the start of this video, Michael turns to his girlfriend and he tells her that he isn't like the other guys. That's the point when you know that this video is going to be a good one, because let's face it, we all know that something is going to happen. This video is genius to say the least and it is one that should most certainly one that should be on your playlist this Halloween. Why not give the video a watch and see why it is so fitting for this year's Halloween. You really won't regret it.

5. This Is Halloween by Danny Elfman

This song was created by the famous composer Danny Elfman and it is safe to say that it is perfect for Halloween. If you have ever seen the film Nightmare before Christmas before then you will recognise it instantly and it really is a great song as well. This is one that you need to be playing at your Halloween party this year but if you want something a little more sinister then you may want to go for the Marilyn Manson version which includes sinister guitar and other spooky instruments that will really set the mood.

6. Don't Fear the Reaper by the Blue Oyster Cult

So this song is done by the rock group The Blue Oyster Cult and it made its debut in 1976. It isn't spooky until you think about it. After all, it is about a guy who is trying to get his friend to join him in death. That's why he is telling her not to fear the reaper in the song but either way, watch the video and see for yourself. It is ideal if you want some more familiar songs at your party and we're sure that you'll love it.

7. Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr

When October comes around, you know that there is one song that you need to play, and that song is Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. The lyrical genius who wrote this song made it simple to say the least, but that is one of the many things that make this song just that bit more appealing. After all, who are YOU gonna call?

8. Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

It has been quite a few decades since this song was released but it is still just as appealing as it once was. It made the top 100 in 1962 and there have been plenty of covers since but either way, this is the original and it is one that you should certainly have on your playlist this Halloween. The Misfits have done a cover of this as well so if you want to spice things up a bit, have a listen to that one.

9. I Walked with a Zombie by Wednesday 13

This song is great and the lyrics are haunting to say the least. It is by the horror rock band Wednesday 13 and it is ideal if you want something for the adult party at the end of the night. Why don't you give it a listen for yourself today to see if it is the right song to bring your Halloween party to life? You won't regret it and it is ideal when used with a combination of the above.

10. Season of the Witch by Donovan

Donovan has never actually got round to explain what he means when he says "Season of the Witch" but in this song, it is safe to say that it is creepy to say the least. It is from his 1966 album which is entitled the Sunshine Superman and it really is one that you need to hear for yourself. Why don't you give it a watch to see if it is suitable for your Halloween party this year and take things to the next level?

So there you have it, the top 10 Halloween songs for 2015. Some of these may surprise you but either way they are top songs that you seriously need to consider if you want to make your Halloween one to remember. Of course, there are plenty of other great Halloween songs out there that haven't quite made the list but that doesn't mean that they aren't still great for your bash! Consider making a mixtape or create the ultimate playlist for your party so all you need to think about is having fun on this spooky event. You'll be sure to have a great time and these songs will really help to make it special for you.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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