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25 Best Halloween Songs of All Time

Since the 16th century, Halloween has long been the night of all kinds of wonderful debauchery, partying, and trickery. For over 2,000 years people from around the world have honored the completion of the Saimhain (or harvest season) on October 31 in a number of ways. From parades and festivals, to bonfires and feasts, people have gathered to adorn themselves in costumes, welcome the official arrival of Fall, and recognize those who have passed and otherworldly spirits. Over time, the Halloween tradition has grown to become one of the most recognized international holidays that is is today. Since celebrating the holiday with Jack O’ Lanterns, apple bobbing, pranks, haunted houses, candy, and costumes just isn’t the same without some spooky tunes, we’ve collected the 25 Best Halloween Songs Of All Time. Perhaps this list will help you build the ultimate Halloween party playlist so that the witches, goblins, ghosts, guests, and trick-or-treaters in your life have a chance to dance off some of their sugar buzz. Or get your toes tapping too. Enjoy the music and please have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

1. Thriller By Michael Jackson


2. This Is Halloween By Tim Burton


3. Halloween by The Misfits


4. Monster Mash By Bobby “Boris” Pickett

5. Monster By Kanye West


6. Little Red Riding Hood By Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs


7. Ghostbusters By Ray Parker


8. Superstition By Stevie Wonder


9. The Twilight Zone By Rod Sterling


10. Jump In The Line By Harry Belfonte


11. Living Dead Girl By Rob Zombie


12. We Only Come Out At Night By The Smashing Pumpkins


13. Witch Doctor By Dave Seville


14. Halloween Wurks By D.J. Nate


15. Purple People Eater By Sheb Wooley


16. Abracadabra By The Steve Miller Band


17. Hunting For Witches By Bloc Party


18. Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead By Glen Miller


19. Werewolves Of London By Warren Zevon


20. A Nightmare On My Street By D.J. Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince


21. The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead By The Crash Test Dummies


22. Season of the Witch By Donovan


23. Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard By Tom Waits


24. Witchcraft By Frank Sinatra


25. This Is Halloween By Marilyn Manson


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