Here are some of the best pop songs for Halloween. Top 40 songs about ghosts, witches, monsters and scarey people. You’ll need music to go along with your Halloween Party. Create a mix tape, um… I mean Mix CD for your party guests to enjoy. Add some dry ice (fog), black lights, carved jack-o-lanterns, and lots of candy. Don’t forget to serve a brew of bloody mary’s, black cat tea, and green goo juice. Crank up the tunes and boogie, man. (bad pun intended)
1 Strange Brew by Cream. Eric Clapton penned this trippy hit in 1967.
2 Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group. The coolest instrumental of all time….
3 Pet Sematary by The Ramones, written for the Stephen King movie; very cool song. I don’t wanna be buried… in a Pet Sematary…
4 He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask) by Alice Cooper, written for Friday the 13th Part 6, and a great song for any occasion.
5 Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
6 Witch’s Promise by Jethro Tull
7 The Ghost in You by The Psychedelic Furs, one of the best 80s songs.
8 Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Picket, always a Halloween music favorite.
9 Over at the Frankenstein Place from the Rocky Horror Picture Show (Richard O’Brien) The most surreal track from the great sci-fi horror musical featuring Riff Raff and Frank; The Time Warp is also very appropriate for a party.
10 The Raven by Alan Parson’s Project, a tribute to Edgar Allen Poe
11 Evil Woman by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)
12 Devil Woman by Cliff Richard
13 Dark Lady by Cher
14 Black Magic Woman by Santana
15 Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon
16 Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac. This song is about an old Welsh witch.
She is like a cat in the dark and then
She is the darkness
She rules her life like a fine skylark and when
The sky is starless
17 Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran (Werewolf maybe?)
18 I Put a Spell on You by Screamin Jay Hawkins
19 Old Ghosts by Jethro Tull (Beastie and Sweet Dream by Tull would also work here)
20 Teenage Frankenstein by Alice Cooper
21 Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield. This was the theme music to the Exorcist.
22 The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein by Blue Oyster Cult
23 Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne
24 Spirits in the Night as performed by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, this version has the right spooky sound for Halloween.
25 Witchy Woman by the Eagles
26 I’m your Boogeymen by KC & the Sunshine Band (You laugh, but know you love it)
27 Super Freak by Rick James
28 Dream Warriors by Dokken, theme from Nightmare on Elm Street III
29 Abracadabra by the Steve Miller Band
30 Magic Man by Heart
31 Bad Moon Rising by Credence Clearwater Revival
32 Hell’s Bells by AC/DC
33 People are Strange by the Doors
34 Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley
35 Crystal Ball by Styx
36 Cat People by David Bowie
37 Bloodletting (the Vampire Song) by Concrete Blonde
38 The Mask by Roger Glover, the bassist for Deep Purple
39 Love Bites by Def Leppard
40 Spiders and Snakes by Jim Stafford
In addition to pop and rock songs, check out the soundtrack to Creepshow, especially the track called “The Crate.” It’s an excellent Halloween party music arrangement. For a list of the best Halloween horror movies, visit the Horror Film Trailers website. Now go plan your mix tape and: Trick or Treat !
See Also: Best Halloween TV Show Episodes
Top 10 Horror Movie Soundtracks of All Time