The 20 best Halloween songs of all time

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It's that time of year again, and before you don your costume and hit the town for a night you'll never forget, be sure to throw on this playlist of the best Halloween songs of all time.

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"Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett

"Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett

We had to get this out of the way. Give in to its dumb, dumb charm.

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19
Madvillain

"Accordion" by Madvillain

The rap equivalent of your crazy uncle making you stick your hand into a bowl of "brains," when you both know it's actually just spaghetti and peeled grapes.

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18
Waka Flocka Flame. July 15. Paradise Theater, $45--$90.

"Bustin' at 'Em" by Waka Flocka Flame

This isn't a Halloween song per se, but the message of the song is very clearly that Waka Flocka will turn you into a ghost. Plus, during the second half of the video, he dresses up at Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men.

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17
"Halloween Wurks" by DJ Nate

"Halloween Wurks" by DJ Nate

You know what's a cool idea? Turning the Halloween theme song into a Chicago Juke track. DJ Nate, you truly are a track genious, even if you spell genius like that.

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16
Harlem

"Friendly Ghost" by Harlem

The peppiest song about being in love with a dead person since Weezer's "I'm in Love with a Ghost (Happily)" (Note: This is not an actual Weezer song.)

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15

"I Will Possess Your Heart" by Death Cab for Cutie

Yeah, the song's kind of sweet, as long as you're cool with a stalker being madly in love with you.

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14
Zomby

"Witch Hunt" by Zomby

With the pittering hi-hats and gunshots permeating Zomby's eerie soundscape, it's more like the witch is hunting you.

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"Happy House" by Siouxsie and the Banshees

They say the house is happy, but seems more haunted to us. Just throwing this out there, but in our book, Siouxsie > Robert Smith.

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12
Ghostface Killah

"Clipse of Doom" by Ghostface Killah

This beat sounds like you're dragging a body over a Led Zeppelin sample, and Ghost is really mad that somebody around him is drinking Budweiser. If you think about it, every day is Halloween when you're Ghostface Killah.

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11
Tech N9ne

"Big Bad Wolf" by Tech N9ne

Ever hoped someone would rap a song from the perspective of the the Big Bad Wolf? How about a song that did so while sampling Soft Cell? Tecca Nina's got you covered.


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Mark
Mark

Seriously? Terrible article, bad selection of tedious links. Yawn I don't think I could suggest any better, because really such things don't exist. Ghost busters and thriller, that is your list, the rest just don't. I don't really blame the person who wrote collated this list, but I blame their editor who said "go find me..." and then saw fit to put it on the website.

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geeeee

This is the wackest compilation of tracks ever put together. Do you seriously have Monster Mash and Waka Flocka's Bustin at Em on the same list and not to mention two songs apart. WTF are you smoking dude! Bro this list should get a negative 5star rating.

exequiel
exequiel

kanye west before type o negative!? wtf! sh*t!

Ayana Colville
Ayana Colville

Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Disturbia by Rihanna should have been on this list. Those songs are really great for Halloween.

DebrisDesigns
DebrisDesigns

I Put A Spell On You by Bubbles Erotica! It's an AWESOME coverrr!!!

Shawn
Shawn

This is a very lame list of Halloween songs!

onebert
onebert

You could probably include so much from Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, but specifically the sound of "Mr. Crowley" and thematically "Bark at the Moon" and "Hellraiser." Alice Cooper's "Poison" and ""Feed My Frankenstein" fits those categories as well. The sound of "Moving In Stereo" by the Cars. "Zombies Everywhere" by Karate High School. "Lil' Red Riding Hood" by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs...

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Brendan
Brendan

Where is Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper"? Also if you want to to add some 50's and 60's schmaltz to this list, you should've added "Wooly Bully" or at least "Lil' Red Ridin' Hood" both by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs or Flying Purple Eater by Sheb Wooley? And nothing by Alice Cooper? And why oh why is "Mr. Overrated" number one your list? I do agree about Screamin' Jay and Bauhaus but they should be higher! Also where is CCR's bad Moon Rising?

Sam Ponder
Sam Ponder

Why did you bother to make this list when your choices suck so bad?

Billy
Billy

No 'Dead mans party' ?? WTF?? List is okay at best

Jack
Jack

Many of the songs on this list are not good. Techno junk, rap music full of swear words. A few are classics but many should not be on this list.

Roma
Roma

I cant believe Thriller is the number 1 best Halloween song of all time!

Sydney
Sydney

Well done Team TONY .... Bang on trend and bang on tune ! Sadly DJ Nate and Tech N9ne wrong blood type for Spotify .... Any suggestions to replace ..... And thank you Sopphie Harris for bringing this to the attention of her London Massive !

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