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31 Spookiest Songs For Halloween: Look + Listen

White Christmas music may very well be a bigger industry, today’s the day we’re hunger for horror!

Including songs explicitly written specifically to scare us on October 31 as well as tunes connected to the ghosts, ghouls and goblins who run rampant, below is a list of 31 most popular songs played during Halloween, including Bobby “Boris” Pickett‘s Billboard Hot 100 #1 “Monster Mash” and Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller” (that peaked at #4 when first released.)

As with years past, YouTube provides a peek at ‘witch’ songs get a Halloween ‘boo’st.

Ray Parker Jr., “Ghostbusters

Michael Jackson, “Thriller”

Bobby “Boris” Pickett, “Monster Mash”

Harry Belafonte, “Jump In the Line (Shake, Señora)”

Cartoons, “Witch Doctor”

Rockwell, “Somebody’s Watching Me”

Rob Zombie, “Dragula”

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast, “The Time Warp”

Backstreet Boys, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”

KC and the Sunshine Band, “I’m Your Boogie Man”

Ministry, “(Every Day Is) Halloween”

Warren Zevon, “Werewolves of London”

The Searchers, “Love Potion No. 9”

DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, “A Nightmare on My Street”

Blue Oyster Cult, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” 

Stevie Wonder, “Superstition”

Rihanna, “Disturbia”

Harry Belafonte, “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)”

Fifth Harmony, “I’m In Love With a Monster”

Type O Negative, “Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)”

Oingo Boingo, “Dead Man’s Party”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Heads Will Roll”

Will Smith, “Men In Black”

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, “I Put a Spell on You”

Bauhaus, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”

Lana Del Rey, “Season of the Witch”

Bow Wow Wow, “I Want Candy”

Alice Cooper, “Feed My Frankenstein”

Misfits, “Halloween”

White Zombie, “More Human Than Human”

MC Hammer, “Addams Groove”

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Author: Al Denté

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