halloween songs

With fall pretty much in full swing, you’re finally allowed to begin saying it’s the holiday season. While a lot of people assume the holiday season focuses mostly on Thanksgiving onward through New Year’s, Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in its own right and deserves its own time to shine. In order to give Halloween the clout it deserves, that means time needs to be dedicated to Halloween parties, which means, of course, Halloween songs.

Halloween songs can range from spooky, to eerie, to instrumental, to metal. There’s no hard lines defining what can be classified as the perfect Halloween soundtrack. Whether you prefer cheesy, gimmicky themed songs, or new, innovative, eerie songs, there’s no denying there’s a couple classic Halloween songs every spooky playlist should include.

10 classic Halloween songs for your playlist

“Thriller” – Michael Jackson

“Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell

“Highway To Hell” – AC/DC

“Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr.

“Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers

“This Is Halloween” – Danny Elfman

“Creep” – Radiohead

“Zombie” – The Cranberries

“The Murder” – Bernard Herrmann

“Halloween” – King Diamond

Are all of these songs on your playlist? Did we miss one? Let us know on Twitter before it’s already time for the less frightening holidays.