Top 10 Halloween Songs of All Time

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Top 10 Halloween Songs of All Time

Today is Halloween and we’re here to get you in the mood to devour candy and party all night with Making Music’s Top 10 Halloween songs of all time. There are classics you can’t beat and some newbies you may never heard of, but all of them will get you in the mood for the scary night ahead. So check out our list and see if you agree with our picks or you think there is something strange about it all.


10. “This Is Halloween” — Danny Elfman

Few can deny one of Tim Burton’s best movie has one of the catchiest tunes that will instantly put you in the Halloween spirit. Adult or child, this song still resonates with all.


9. “Don’t Fear The Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult

It may not sound creepy, especially picturing Will Farrell rocking that cowbell, but listen a little closer to the lyrics and tell us you don’t get chills in your spine.


8. “Living Dead Girl” – Rob Zombie

This song from 1999 will certainly make you creeped out listening to the lyrics and watching the strange video.


7. “Sweet Dreams” – Marilyn Manson Version

Sure the Eurythmics version is pretty catchy, but Marilyn Manson’s version is just downright horrifying! Strange how the same song can have a totally different feel to it.


6. “Witchy Woman” – Eagles

They are undeniably known for their most famous song “Hotel California”  but the Eagles have dozens of other great hits. Like this creepy song that describes a woman we may all have met at one point in our lives.


5. “Dead Man’s Party” – Oingo Boingo

Well we all know the 80’s were pretty weird, but you can’t deny how catchy the songs were. There’s no Halloween party if it isn’t a dead man’s party.


4.” Bad Moon Rising” – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Once again, the song’s tune and vibe doesn’t sound so bad, but the lyrics tell a different story. “Hope you are quite prepared to die / Looks like we’re in for nasty weather / One eye is taken for an eye.”


3. “Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers

How could we not add this to our list. It’s a classic and of course it was going to be in our top 3!


2.  “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker, Jr.

Another classic that anyone will sing along too. It may not be a scary song, but it certainly is catchy and will get you thinking about ghosts!


1. Thriller – Micheal Jackson

Was anyone surprised by this? What else could be number 1 other than Thriller. One of the greatest Halloween themed songs, videos, and dances.

Don’t like our list? Tell us what your list would be in the comments below.

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“Frankenstein” by Edgar Winter Group and “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon should be on the list.

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