We all know that during the Christmas season, you never seem to run out of music to put you in the spirit. It’s on television, in your car, at work, in every. single. retail store. And all the places in between. But what about Halloween? The season where the spookiest visitors are mingling amongst us! What songs help get you in the spirit?

Whether you’re hanging out at the house waiting for the trick-or-treaters to knock on the door, planning your Halloween party, or just need something to bring out your inner darkness while you assemble your costume, we’ve compiled a catalog of our favorite jams to add to your playlist!

From the classic Michael Jackson’s Thriller, to a Halloween-themed Backstreet Boys parody, there is a wide range of options regardless of your musical taste. But we do have to warn you, there are some songs and music videos that you may find offensive, so please take caution!

View the YouTube playlist here. 

1874 - Camille Saints-Saens – Danse Macabre

1962 - Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Monster Mash

1962 - Chad Mitchell Trio - Lizzie Bordon Song!

1964 - The Munsters TV Show Theme

1965 - Milton the Monster Theme Song

1973 - Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, and Richard O’Brien - Time Warp

1981 - The Misfits – Halloween

1982 - Michael Jackson – Thriller

1984 - Ministry – Everyday is Halloween

1984 - Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters Theme Song

1985 - Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party

1986 - Alice Cooper – He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)

1987 - Dokken - Dream Warriors

1987 - Helloween – Halloween

 

1988 - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – A Nightmare On My Street

1991 - Alice Cooper – Feed My Frankenstein

1991 - MC Hammer – Addams Groove

1993 - Bette Midler – I Put A Spell On You

1993 - Halloween Town Citizens – This Is Halloween

1993 - The Nightmare Before Christmas – This Is Halloween

1998 - Rob Zombie – Dragula

2004 - The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Theme Song 

2006 - Marilyn Manson – This Is Halloween

2017- Slashstreet Boys - Horror Edition

2017 - Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – John Carpenter’s Halloween Theme