Halloween Themed Songs: The Ultimate Playlist


halloweenWith summer drawing to a close, the kids heading back to school, and the long Labor Day weekend in sight, many of us look forward to the final getaway weekend of the summer. For some, it’s heading out to the beach for a day surfing, or maybe to the lake for boating, possibly to the river for fishing, still others to the mountain forests for camping. Maybe your weekend is closer to home for a BBQ in the backyard with family and friends or even to the stadium to enjoy a tailgate party before the game. Whatever your pleasure, it seems probable that the next likely day or event you may think Graveyard-Rain_1about, other than maybe something so insignificant as a family member’s birthday or anniversary (ha ha), is Halloween. In recent years, it looks like there is more fanfare about the grand event with many people really get caught up in the spirit. It has become a tradition for many to turn their house and/or yard into Hell’s Resort, the “lively” Haunted Cemetery  or a replica of the fabled Transylvania from folklore or movie fame. So here you will find a mass compilation of songs and music that fit the occasion for your mp3 sound system or playlist to get things moving. Some of the songs here are obvious while others are not. Majority of the songs haunted-housefeatured here represent the subject matter of various haunting themes (ghosts, goblins, witches, skeletons, werewolves, zombies, demons, Dracula, the Devil himself, hell, haunted houses, graveyards, full moons, evil creatures, etc). A number of these come from various movies and television shows. Others are simply the eerie and spooky sound effects or instrumentals. There are even those that were never really meant to be associated with Halloween yet have similar trademarks that reflect with the night’s theme. There are a few revered cult favorite music icons out there whom you can associate most of their music with “fright night” (ie… Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, The Misfits, King Diamond). Variety abounds … there are the novelty songs, easy going kid’s favorites, mild-mannered oldies, classical masterpieces that go back as much as 300 years, instrumental halloween-jackolantern-batspieces, movie soundtracks, classic rock, modern rock, alternative, classic country, blues, punk, new wave, thrash metal, etc.) And to keep those Death Metal, Speed Metal or Thrash Metal fans satisfied, a number of their stuff is included here as well – since looking for hardcore sounds associate the night with the “3 M’s” – mayhem, murder and madness. There truly is something here for every taste in music and as well as every type of party atmosphere.

Happy Hauntings!

* NOTE THAT THIS LIST HAS BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED & SEVERAL MORE SONGS HAVE BEEN ADDED FOR EVEN MORE HALLOWEEN THRILLS FOR HALLOWEEN 2011

Songs For Halloween

    1. Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
    2. Addam’s Family Theme – TV Theme Song
    3. Addam’s Groove – MC Hammer
    4. Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked – Cage The Elephant
    5. All American Nightmare – Hinder
    6. All Hallow’s Eve – Manheim Steamroller
    7. All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose – Kiss
    8. All Nightmare Long – Metallica
    9. All You Zombies – Hooters
    10. American Witch – Rob Zombie
    11. And When I Die – Blood Sweat & Tears
    12. Astro Zombies – The Misfits
    13. At The Devil’s Ball – Irving Berlin (circa 1913)
    14. At The Graves – King Diamond
    15. Attack of The Fifty Foot Woman – The Tubes
    16. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    17. Bark At The Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
    18. Batdance – Prince
    19. Bat Out of Hell – Meat Loaf
    20. Bats In The Belfry – Dispatch
    21. Battle of Evermore – Led Zeppelin
    22. Be Quick Or Be Dead – Iron Maiden
    23. Beautiful Monster – Ne-Yo
    24. Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
    25. Bewitched Theme – TV Theme Song
    26. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered – Frank Sinatra (from the film Pal Joey)
    27. Bigfoot – Bro Smith
    28. Bitches Brew – Aerosmith
    29. Black #1 (Little Miss Scare-All) – Type-O Negative
    30. Black Cat – Janet Jackson
    31. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    32. Black Magic Woman – Santana
    33. Blair Witch Theme – Movie soundtrack
    34. The Blob – Five Blobs
    35. Bloodletting (The Vampire’s Song) – Concrete Blonde
    36. Bodies – Drowning Pool
    37. The Boogie Man Is Outside – John Carpenter (from the Halloween movie series)
    38. The Boogie Monster – Gnarls Barkley
    39. Boris The Spider – The Who
    40. Burn The Witch – Queens of The Stone Age
    41. Castin’ My Spell – Johnny Otis
    42. Cemetary Gates – Pantera
    43. Children of The Grave – Black Sabbath
    44. Clap For The Wolfman – Guess Who
    45. Cold Ethyl – Alice Cooper
    46. Crazy In The Night – Kim Carnes
    47. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
    48. The Creature – Buchanan & Goodman (novelty classic)
    49. Creature Features Theme (aka: Gotham City Municipal Swing Band) (note that this is the opening theme song from the 1970’s cult classic late night TV series “Creature Features”)  – Neil Hefti
    50. Creature From The Black Lagoon – Dave Edmunds
    51. Creeping Death – Metallica
    52. Cryptorchild – Marilyn Manson
    53. D.O.A. – Bloodrock
    54. Dark As A Dungeon – Johnny Cash
    55. Dark Lady – Cher
    56. Dark Shadows Theme – From The TV Series
    57. Darkness – Aerosmith
    58. Daughter of Darkness – Tom Jones
    59. Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
    60. Dead Memories – Slipknot
    61. Dead Or Alive – Oingo Boingo
    62. Dead Skin Mask – Slayer
    63. Demons – Guster
    64. Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley
    65. Devil Inside – INXS
    66. Devil Town – Bright Eyes
    67. Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
    68. Devil With A Blue Dress On – Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
    69. Devil Woman – Cliff Richard
    70. The Devil’s Ball – World Inferno Friendship Society
    71. Devil’s Child – Judas Priest
    72. Devil’s Den – Clarence Brewer
    73. Devil’s Haircut – Beck
    74. Die Die My Darling – The Misfits
    75. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead – The Fifth Estate (from The Wizard of Oz)
    76. Dinner With Drac – John Zacherle
    77. Do They Know It’s Hallowe’en – North American Hallowe’en Prevention Initiative” (NAHPI)
    78. Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
    79. Dracula – Gorillaz
    80. Dracula (Main Title & Storm Sequence) – Movie Theme
    81. Dragula – Rob Zombie
    82. Du Hast – Rammstein
    83. Every Day Is Halloween – Ministry
    84. Evil Ways – Santana
    85. Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra
    86. Eye of The Witch – King Diamond
    87. Eye of The Zombie – John Fogerty
    88. Eyes Without A Face – Billy Idol
    89. The Family Ghost – King Diamond
    90. Fear of The Dark – Iron Maiden
    91. Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper
    92. Fire – Crazy World of Arthur Brown
    93. The Flying Dutchman – Manheim Steamroller (a classical piece by Wagner)
    94. For Whom The Bell Tolls – Metallica
    95. Frankenstein – Edgar Winter Group
    96. Frankenstein of ’59 – Buchanan & Goodman (50’s novelty classic)
    97. Frankenstein Returns – Buchanan & Goodman (50’s novelty classic)
    98. Frankenstein’s Den – Hollywood Flames
    99. Freaks Come Out At Night – Whodini
    100. Friday The 13th – Movie Theme
    101. Friend of the Devil – Grateful Dead
    102. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding – Elton John
    103. Funeral March of A Marionette – Alfred Hitchcock Theme (a classical piece by Gounod)
    104. Funeral March of The Marionettes – Manheim Steamroller (a classical piece by Gounod)
    105. Funeral Pyre – The Jam
    106. Fur Elise – Beethoven (used in the annual TV special – Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown)
    107. Ghost – Howie Day
    108. The Ghost In You – Psychedelic Furs
    109. The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
    110. The Ghost of Tom Joad – Rage Against The Machine
    111. The Ghost of You – My Chemical Romance
    112. Ghost Riders In The Sky – Johnny Cash
    113. Ghost Riders In The Sky – Outlaws
    114. Ghost Riders In The Sky – Ramrods
    115. Ghost Town – Specials
    116. Ghost Train – Elvis Costello
    117. The Ghosts Around You – Longwave
    118. Ghostbusters (theme song from the movie Ghostbusters) – Ray Parker Jr.
    119. Ghoul’s Night Out – The Misfits
    120. Go To Hell – Alice Cooper
    121. Graveyard Blues – Clarence Brewer
    122. Groovy Ghost Show – Casper
    123. H – A – Double L – O – W – Double E – N Spells Halloween – Wade Denning & Kay Lande (classic kid’s song from 1969)
    124. Hall of The Mountain King – Manheim Steamroller (a classic piece by Grieg)
    125. Halloween – A.F.I.
    126. Halloween – Dave Matthews Band
    127. Halloween – Dead Kennedys
    128. Halloween – The Misfits
    129. Halloween – King Diamond
    130. Halloween – Dream Syndicate
    131. Halloween – Helloween
    132. Halloween – Siouxsie & The Banshees
    133. Halloween Americana – Everclear
    134. Halloween Blues – Clarence Brewer
    135. Halloween Dance – Reverend Horton HeatRob Zombie-Halloween
    136. Halloween Girl – Seraphim Shock
    137. Halloween Head – Ryan Adams
    138. Halloween On The Barbary Coast – Flaming Lips
    139. Halloween Parade – Lou Reed
    140. Halloween Theme – John Carpenter’s Classic Movie Theme
    141. Haunted – Taylor Swift
    142. Haunted House – BB King
    143. Haunted House – Jumpin’ Gene Simmons
    144. Haunted Mansion On The Hill – San Sebastian Strings
    145. He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask) – Alice Cooper (Theme from Friday The 13th – Part 6 – Jason Lives)
    146. Hell (D-A-M-N-A-T-I-O-N) – Squirrel Nut Zippers
    147. Hellraiser – Motorhead
    148. Hells Bells – AC/DC
    149. Highway To Hell – AC/DC
    150. Hotel California – Eagles
    151. House of A 1000 Corpses – Rob Zombie
    152. Hunting For Witches – Bloc Party
    153. I Bleed – The Pixies
    154. (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew
    155. I Love The Dead – Alice Cooper
    156. I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
    157. I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    158. I Put A Spell On You – Marilyn Manson
    159. I See Monsters – Ryan Adams
    160. I Want My Baby Back – Jimmy Cross (Dr. Demento novelty classic)
    161. I Was A Teenage Werewolf – The Cramps
    162. I Will Be There When You Die – My Morning Jacket
    163. I’m Your Boogie Man – KC & The Sunshine Band
    164. I’m Your Boogieman – White Zombie
    165. In The Shadows – The Stranglers
    166. Iron Man – Black Sabbath
    167. It’s Halloween – The Shaggs
    168. Jack-O-Lantern Blues – Big Jeff
    169. Jaws Theme (From The Movie) – John Williams
    170. Keepin’ Halloween Alive – Alice Cooper (see display promo at bottom of post)
    171. The Killing Jar – Siouxie & The Banshees
    172. The Killing Moon – Echo & The Bunnymen
    173. Legend of Wooley Swamp – Charlie Daniels Band
    174. Lil’ Devil – The Cult
    175. Lil’ Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs
    176. Little Ghost – The White Stripes
    177. Living Dead Girl – Rob Zombie
    178. The Lords of Salem – Rob Zombie
    179. Love Potion Number Nine – The Clovers
    180. Love Potion Number Nine – The Searchers
    181. Lucifer – Alan Parsons Project
    182. Luciferama (live) – Alan Parsons Project
    183. Lullaby – The Cure
    184. Magic Man – Heart
    185. The Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash (one of his very last songs released before his death – very haunting song about death – you gotta check out the lyrics for this also)
    186. Maneater – Hall & Oates
    187. Marie Laveau – Bobby Bare
    188. The Martian Boogie – Brownsville Station
    189. Martian Hop – Ran-Dells
    190. Monster – Skillet
    191. Monster Boogie – Laurie Berkner
    192. Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
    193. Monster Mash – The Misfits
    194. Monsters – Ari Hest
    195. Monster’s Holiday – Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
    196. Monster’s Holiday – Buck Owens
    197. Moonshadow – Cat Stevens
    198. The Mummy – Bob McFadden & Dor
    199. The Munster’s Theme – TV Theme Song
    200. My Little Demon – Fleetwood Mac
    201. Natural Ghost – Ryan Adams
    202. Nature Trail To Hell – Weird Al Yankovic (novelty)
    203. Night On Bald Mountain – Manheim Steamroller (a classical piece by Mussorgsky)
    204. Nightmare On Elm Street Theme – Movie Theme
    205. Nightmare On My Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Will Smith)
    206. No One Lives Forever – Oingo Boingo
    207. Number of The Beast – Iron Maiden
    208. O Fortuna (Carmina Burana) – Carl Orff (All Time classical horror theme)
    209. Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
    210. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
    211. People Are Strange – The Doors
    212. Pet Sematary (from the Stephen King movie) – The Ramones
    213. Phantom of The Opera Theme – Andrew Lloyd Webber (classic from the Broadway Musical)
    214. Poison – Alice Cooper
    215. Poltergeist (Carol Anne’s Theme) – Movie Theme
    216. Psycho Theme – Alfred Hitchcock’s Classic Movie Theme
    217. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
    218. Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
    219. Purple People Eater – Dickie Goodman
    220. The Raven – Alan Parson’s Project
    221. Red Right Hand – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    222. Rock & Roll Graveyard – Manheim Steamroller
    223. Rockin’ Bones – The Cramps
    224. Run Like Hell – Pink Floyd
    225. Runin’ With The Devil – Van Halen
    226. Running Scared – Roy Orbison
    227. Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
    228. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie
    229. Searching For The Ghost – Heartless Bastards
    230. Season of The Witch – Donovan
    231. She’s My Vampire Girl – Groovie Ghoulies
    232. She’s Not There – Zombies
    233. The Shining – (Theme from the movie)
    234. Shout At The Devil – Motley Crue
    235. The Skull Beneath The Skin – Megadeth
    236. Skulls – The Misfits
    237. Sleeping With Ghosts – Placebo
    238. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
    239. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Manheim Steamroller (a classical piece by Dukas)
    240. Spiders – System of A Down (from the Soundtrack of the movie – Scream 3)
    241. Spiders & Snakes – Jim Stafford
    242. Spiders (Kidsmoke) – Wilco
    243. Spooky – Classics IV
    244. Stormy – Classics IV
    245. Stormy – Santana
    246. Strange Brew – Cream
    247. Strange Magic – Electric Light Orchestra
    248. Superbeast – Rob Zombie
    249. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
    250. Superstition – Stevie Ray Vaughn
    251. Surfin’ Dead – The Cramps
    252. Swamp Witch – Jim Stafford
    253. Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones
    254. Tainted Love – Marilyn Manson
    255. Tales From The Crypt – Original Theme from The Movie
    256. Teenage Frankenstein – Alice Cooper
    257. That Old Black Magic – Sammy Davis Jr.Michael-Jackson-Thriller-cast
    258. This Is Thirteen – Anvil
    259. This Is Halloween – Marilyn Manson
    260. This Is Halloween (from the movie Nightmare Before Christmas) – Danny Elfman
    261. This Is Halloween – Panic At The Disco
    262. The Time Warp – Theme from Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack
    263. Thriller – Michael Jackson
    264. Toccata & Fugue In D Minor – JS Bach (all time classical piece almost 300 years old!)
    265. Toccata In Demole – Manheim Steamroller (a classical piece by Bach)
    266. Touch of Evil – Judas Priest
    267. Transylvania Boogie – Frank Zappa
    268. Transylvania Mania Blues – (from the Mel Brooks Classic – Young Frankenstein)
    269. The Tranyslvania Twist – Baron Daemon & The Vampires
    270. Trick Or Treat – Fastway
    271. Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist) – Mike Oldfield
    272. Twilight Zone – TV Theme
    273. Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone – Manhattan Transfer
    274. Undertaker – M. Ward
    275. Unsolved Mysteries Theme – TV Series Theme
    276. Vampires – Pet Shop Boys
    277. Vampires Will Never Hurt You – My Chemical Romance
    278. Voodoo – Godsmack
    279. Voodoo Child – Jimi Hendrix
    280. Voodoo Child – Steve Winwood
    281. Wake The Dead – The Used
    282. Waltz In Black – The Stranglers
    283. Welcome To My Nightmare – Alice Cooper
    284. Werewolf – Five Man Electrical Band
    285. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
    286. When Worlds Collide – Powerman 5000
    287. Where Evil Grows – Poppy Family
    288. Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard – Tom Waits
    289. The Witch – The Cult
    290. Witch Doctor – David Seville & The Chipmunks
    291. Witch Hunt – Rush
    292. Witch In The Ditch – Erasure
    293. Witch Queen of New Orleans – Redbone
    294. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
    295. Witchcraft – Elvis Presley
    296. Witches – Cowboy Junkies
    297. Witch’s Promise – Jethro Tull
    298. Witchy Woman – Eagles
    299. X-Files Theme (from the TV Show) – Mark Snow
    300. Zombie – The Cranberries
    301. Zombie Jamboree – Harry Belafonte
    302. Zombie Jamboree – Rockapella
    303. Zombie Stomp – Ozzy Osbourne

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5 Responses

  1. Amazing! Just made a mammoth Spotify list for my Halloween party based on this. Thanks!

  2. No love song for a vampire by Annie Lennox or Bad things by Jase Everett?

  3. I’ve been Googling for hours, and this is the best Halloween song list I’ve found by far! I can’t add a lot that aren’t already on it, but try…

    All Hallows Eve—Type O Negative
    All Souls Night—Loreena McKennitt
    The Headless Horseman—Bing Crosby
    Moon Over Bourbon Street—Sting (inspired by Ann Rice’s Interview With a Vampire)

  4. This is an excellent list. I’m going through now and finding some gems I never knew existed. What I need to do after that is comprise a new playlist from of all danceable Halloween tunes.

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