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67 Top Pop, Rock, and Country Songs for Your Halloween Party

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Celebrate Halloween With a Spooky Song List

An eerie hush falls over this Halloween night after trick-or-treaters have made their rounds. Sugar-high children have assessed their haul, and parents have sampled several of the best pieces of candy (for safety and quality control reasons, of course).

As neighborhood porch lights dim, jack-o-lanterns still flicker. There is a distant howl. While the rest of the world folds wearily into November, your Halloween party at the end of the street is still going strong well into the wee hours.

If you're planning to celebrate Halloween, here are both perennial favorites and lesser known songs, sings-a-longs and haunting tales. Include tunes about monsters, ghosts, magic, witches, werewolves, and more! Have an eerie good time!

Do the Monster Mash: It Was a Graveyard Splash

1. "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Borris" Pickett and the Crypt Kickers

So you're a mad scientist who is hard at work in your laboratory late one night (work with me here, people). The monster you're trying to create suddenly rises from his stupor. Awake, he starts to dance his electrodes off.

Quick. What do you do?

You join him! And so do Dracula, zombies, the Wolfman, Igor and a bunch of other creepy friends. This song was originally released in 1962. No list is complete without it.

Back in 1984, We Thought Rockwell Was Just Being Paranoid


2. "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell

Released decades before revelations that the National Security Agency has been watching us all, Rockwell (1984) sings about about a man who feels like he is "just a little touched." He feels unsafe because the neighbors and the mailman are spying on him—and maybe even the IRS.

Call me crazy, but maybe this guy wasn't as paranoid as he believed himself to be.

Frankenstein, you sorry soul, someone cut your head in the shape of a bowl.

Frankenstein, you sorry soul, someone cut your head in the shape of a bowl.

3. "I Would Die For You" by Matt Walters

Though it shares the same name with a Prince and the Revolution song that was released in 1984, that's where the similarity ends for the song of the same name by Australian indie musician Matt Walters.

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Walters' version originally found YouTube fame when it was uploaded by a fan and viewed by millions. It is a haunting tale about a man who knew his love with a woman was cursed the first time he set eyes upon her. There was a foreboding of the tragic fate that would befall them when she promised that she would die for him.