Halloween Songs

The other day I got into a discussion with a friend about Halloween songs. There aren’t really that many songs that were written just for Halloween, but there are quite a few that could fall into a category of songs appropriate for playing on Halloween. (I’ll play a few during my air shift on Halloween from 2-7 pm on 98.7 WFGR)

I think the only song I can think of that was written just about Halloween was the song “Halloween” by Heywood Banks. Do you remember this?

Other songs that fall into the “Halloween” category…in no particular order:

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

John Carpenter’s Theme from the movie “Halloween”

The Charlie Daniels Band’s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”

Ray Parker, Jr.’s “Ghostbusters”

Bobby Pickett’s “Monster Mash”

Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London”

Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil”

Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”

AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”

or AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells”

Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper”

Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky”

Santana’s “Black Magic Woman”

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising”

The Rolling Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil”

The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s “Time Warp”

Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me”

The Five Blobs’ “The Blob”


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  1. Annette Hineline
    October 31, 2016 - 4:37 pm

    Wow didn’t think of some of these songs and thanks for sharing.

  2. Tom
    October 31, 2016 - 6:26 pm

    Warren Zevon – “Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner”

  3. Doug
    October 31, 2018 - 4:11 pm

    Scott, I recently reviewed my playliat for all of my halloween parties and I have 7 hours and 54 minutes worth of halloween-themed content. Here are a few of mine not on your list:
    Spooky – Classics IV
    I’m Your Boogie Man – K.C. and the Sunshine band or Rob Zombie
    Dragula and Living Dead Girl from Rob Zombie
    This is Halloween – Nightmare before Christmas
    Nightmare on my Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
    Someone in My House – Dead or Alive
    Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
    Devil with the Blue Dress – Hollies
    The Monster – Eminem/ Rihanna
    …and about 6 more hours worth.

    • Scott Winters
      November 1, 2018 - 10:40 am

      Wow Doug! What an awesome list. I had forgotten about a lot of those!


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