There are some movies and music that are a staple in the average Halloween experience. My family watches "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" while we carve pumpkins. There are usually multiple showings of "Hocus Pocus" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas" in October for us.
The soundtracks to some Halloween films are practically iconic. Almost everyone will recognize the "Ghostbusters" title song, "This is Halloween" from "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and the chilling theme to the "Halloween" slasher films.
- Thriller -- Michael Jackson
- Ghostbusters (From Ghostbusters)- Ray Parker Jr.
- Monster Mash -- Bobby Pickett
- Spooky Scary Skeletons -- Andrew Gold
- Witch Doctor -- Cartoons
- Banana Boat (Day-O) -- Harry Belafonte
- This is Halloween -- Marilyn Manson
- Werewolves in London -- Warren Zevon
- Dragula -- Rob Zombie
- I Put a Spell On You -- Screamin' Jay Hawkins (also marvelously covered by Bette Midler in "Hocus Pocus")
- Abracadabra -- Steve Miller Band
- Love Potion No. 9 -- The Searchers
- Disturbia -- Rhianna
- I'm Your Boogie Man -- KC and the Sunshine Band
- Somebody's Watching Me -- Rockwell
- Feed My Frankenstein -- Alice Cooper
- Heads Will Roll -- The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (if you're a Glee fan, the cast did a great mashup of Heads Will Roll and Thriller in season two)
- Freaks Come Out at Night -- Whodini
- Halloween Theme -- John Carpenter
- Every Day is Halloween -- Ministry
You can find playlists of these Halloween favorites and others on YouTube or your favorite music streaming service.
Did YouTube miss one? What's your favorite Halloween song?
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