Top 10 Halloween Songs (Halloween Horror Writing Prompt #30 answer)

Halloween Horror Writing Prompt #30 is called Favourite Halloween song, instead of picking just one song however I thought I would do a top 10 Halloween songs because there are quite a few really good ones that I like.

10. People are Strange – Echo and the Bunnymen

Used in the 80’s cult classic vampire film The Lost Boys, this song has a whole creepy cool vibe to it and is very very catchy.

9. Pet Sematary – The Ramones

Some more 80’s rock and just another catchy song, this one was written and recorded for the Pet Sematary film based on the novel by Stephen King.

8. The Addams Family theme

OK so this might be cheating a little because it’s not really a song but it is pretty iconic.

7. This is Halloween – The Nightmare Before Christmas

I love The Nightmare Before Christmas and its opening number This is Halloween sets the tone for the film by showing off all the monsters that make up Halloween Town and how they scare people.

6. I Put a Spell on you

There are so many different versions of this song, recorded by different artists over the years but I’m going for the version from the 1993 film Hocus Pocus (it’s the first time I heard the song), and sas the film highlighted it is the perfect song for a witch or witches trying to put a spell on someone.

5. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

This is one of my all time favourite songs and is just a classic and should not be limited to just Halloween. Just listen to that opening.

4. Ghostbusters – Ray Parker jr

What else can I say but who you gonna call? It has to be on the list. What kinda Halloween doesn’t play this?

3. Thriller – Michael Jackson

This is another one of those songs that needs no explanation. It’s a classic and no Halloween party is complete without it.

2. Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show

Yes another fun, catchy song that makes you want to get up and dance and sing, the perfect thing for a party.

1. The Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett

When I think Halloween this is the song that instantly comes to mind. It’s fun, it’s silly, and it’s catchy. Halloween should be a Monster Mash.


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