In addition to spooky sound effects, there are dozens of songs students can add to the playlists for their Halloween parties. These songs might come from Halloween-themed movies and television shows or even popular hits that reference Halloween themes. Additionally, these songs might be timeless classics that students listened to as children. This article describes and lists twenty popular Halloween-themed songs that students can add to their music mixes.
Theme Songs from Halloween-Themed Movies and Television Shows
Since there are hundreds of Halloween-themed movies, students can add the theme songs from popular Halloween movies to their party playlists. Students can also incorporate other classic movie songs into their mixes. And, for nostalgia, they can also add songs from the Halloween movies that were popular during their childhoods. Additionally, students can incorporate the theme songs from Halloween-themed television shows. Below are popular Halloween-themed movie and television songs.
- “This is Halloween,” by The Citizens of Halloween
- “Time Warp,” by Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, and Richard O’Brien
- “Twilight Zone,” by Neil Norman
- “Ghostbusters,” by Ray Parker, Jr.
- “Halloween Theme,” by John Carpenter
Popular Songs That Reference Halloween Themes or Symbols
To avoid creating a music playlist that’s filled entirely with Halloween songs, students can incorporate popular hits from today that reference Halloween themes or symbols. These songs might be about scary situations, werewolves, or even scarecrows. Also, students can incorporate popular “oldies,” which are songs that were released several years, or decades, ago. Below are popular songs that reference Halloween themes or symbols.
- “She Wolf,” by Shakira
- “Thriller,” by Michael Jackson
- “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” by The Charlie Daniels Band
- “Bad Moon Rising,” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- “Werewolves of London,” by Warren Zevon
- “Scarecrow,” by Beck
- “Disturbia,” by Rihanna
- “Frankenstein,” by The Edgar Winter Group
- “Boris the Spider,” by The Who
- “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” by Blue Oyster Cult
- “Sympathy for the Devil,” by The Rolling Stones
- “I’m Your Boogie Man,” by KC and the Sunshine Band
Classic Halloween Songs from Children’s Halloween Parties
From a song about the “Blob” to a song about “Purple People Eaters,” there are several classic Halloween songs that students can add to their party playlists. Students can add songs they listened to when they were children attending Halloween parties. They can also ask their parents or older relatives about classic Halloween songs. Also, students can add songs that reflect their costumes. Below are classic Halloween songs.
- “The Blob,” by Five Blobs
- “Monster Mash,” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
- “Purple People Eater,” by Sheb Wooley
From country to pop, there are several different types of Halloween songs that students can add to their playlists. These songs can be the theme songs from popular Halloween-themed movies and television shows, and they can also be classic oldies or current hits. Songs with Halloween references can also add to the playlist.