There is one time of year when people can dress up and pretend to be someone or something else. Halloween has become one of the best holidays to celebrate and have fun. When it comes to your celebration, though, you want to make sure you have the best soundtrack for the party. Here is a list of the Best Halloween Party Songs of All Time.
List of Top 10 Best Halloween Party Songs of All Time until in 2017
10. Monster Mash — Bobby “Boris” Pickett
When it comes to Halloween songs, Monster Mash has to be the one that stands out more than any others. The song was released in 1962 and has since hailed the radio stations each and every year.
The Misfits tried to redo the song back in 1999 but couldn’t quite keep the same swing tones as Bobby Pickett created in the 1960’s version.
When you find the music video on YouTube, you will notice that the song has been played over 2 million times. No doubt it is one funky song with Bobby Pickett on the mic and his facial features to go along with the song are what really make this video and song one of the best Halloween songs of all time.
9. Thriller — Michael Jackson
November 30, 1982, Michael Jackson was on top of his game and introduced the world to “Thriller”. “Thriller” which has been hailed as one of the best music videos of all time swept across the world and became the world’s bestselling album with nearly 65 million copies sold. Thriller has since graced the radio airways each and every Halloween. While the song is geared more around the haunting movies that many people watch during this time of year, the song still holds a special place on the list of the Best Halloween Songs of All Time. With the song also winning eight Grammy awards, Thriller will always be Michael Jackson’s greatest accomplishment.
8. I put a spell on you — Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Jay Hawkins brought us “I Put a Spell on You” in 1956. The song went on to be re-recorded by several of artists including Bette Midler in the teen classic “Hocus Pocus.” Other bands that have made this song theirs include Annie Lennox in 2014 and Jeff Beck in 2010. But no one could redo the song quite like Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1968 that had spun the song and truly made it magical with over 3 million views on YouTube alone.
7. Ghostbusters — Ray Parker Jr.
In 1984 Hollywood brought us Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray in the cult classic “Ghostbusters.” The movie was made popular by its mascot Slimmer and Ray Parker Jr. creating the theme song that everyone knows by heart.
“Ghostbusters” song has been re-recorded by Fall Out Boy in 2016 but doesn’t come close to the original by Ray Parker Jr. Even though the song was recording in 1983, it wasn’t released until 1984 when the movie would be gracing the silver screen.
6. This is Halloween — Danny Elfman
“This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman was released in 1993 during Tim Burton’s cult classic “Nightmare Before Christmas.” The song was written and created by Danny Elfman and re-recorded by Marilyn Manson in 2006. Although the song was featured during the movie, it rose up the charts thanks to Marilyn Manson distinct haunting vocals and musical style making it one of the Best Halloween party Songs of All Time.
5. Bad Things – Jace Everett
“Bad Things” by Jace Everett was made famous by HBO’s original series “True Blood.” The song was released in 2009 when the hit show aired and since has become a cult classic due to its ties with vampires and all things Bon Temps. Since the release of “Bad Things,” the song peaked at Number 2 in Norway propelling Jace Everett into stardom. While the song is a country at its origins, it makes for a great addition to any Halloween party playlist. This is one amongst the Top 10 Best Halloween Party Songs of All Time until 2017.
4. Don’t Fear the Reaper — Blue Oyster Cult
In 1976 the band known as Blue Oyster Cult introduced the world to their cult classic “Don’t Fear the Reaper” in which the song revolves around the unknown psychedelic rhythms. The song was the biggest hit for Blue Oyster Cult coming in at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. It wasn’t until 2004 where Rolling Stone Magazine claimed the song as 405 out of 500 for top songs of all time.
Today the song blasts over the radio airways during Halloween as the lyric invoke a sense of fear and dread which is perfect for the season.
3. Devil Went Down to Georgia — The Charlie Daniels Band
Granted the song “Devil Went Down to Georgia” is a classic country song by The Charlie Daniels Band, it is also a classic for any Halloween party. The song was released in 1979 and became the band’s biggest hit reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The story behind the song is why this classic song made the best Halloween party Songs of All Time. After all, who wants to challenge the devil and lose? Especially on a haunted night like Halloween.
2. Dead Man’s Party — Oingo Boingo
Oingo Boingo released “Dead Man’s Party” in 1986. The song has a wicked back story that hails from a short story by E.F. Benson which was published in the Pall Mall Magazine back in 1906. The story is that of a hearse driver quoting “room for one more” not only in the story but in the song as well.
The song has made several appearances over the years including being featured on “Malcolm in the Middle” episode “Halloween” and season 5 of “Bones.” The song is a great classic that should definitely make the playlist for any Halloween bash.
1. Addams Groove — MC Hammer
One of the best Halloween party songs of all time is “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer. The song was featured on the motion picture “Adams Family” back in 1991. Granted not everyone thinks the song was a success. In fact, the song won a Golden Raspberry Award for the Worst Original Song even though the movie was a complete success.
So, these above are the Top 10 Best Halloween Party Songs of All Time until 2017.