Top 10 Best Halloween Songs
Throwing a Halloween party this weekend? We've got ten great songs to add to your playlist
Ah yes, it's that time of the year again; kids are out tricking or treating (not really) while us adults "reluctantly" dress up like our childhood heroes and drink away at someone's party. Of course, it wouldn't be a Halloween party without music and what better way to get your playlist started than by checking out our top 10 Halloween songs. I'll admit, it was a bit eerie how quickly this top 10 was created when I asked the rest of the UpVenue staff for some input; why are some of these songs on their iPods anyway?
Rob Zombie - Dragula
Get your rock on. Dragula is the Rob Zombie's most popular song as a solo artist and it has appeared in tons of movies, videogames and drag races.
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
Yeah I know, it's really weird posting a song from a band known as the Squirrel Nut Zippers after a Rob Zombie entry, but don't hate -- this song is a great treat for the occasion.
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper
Christopher Walken brought this song back in the spotlight with his cowbell skit and the internet has since overplayed the hell out of it. Still, it's a classic. Check out the live version for a change.
Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff - Nightmare on my Street
Remember when Will Smith was a rapper? Yeah its been a long time but we don't forget. Enjoy his play on words of the popular 1980s Freddy Krugger series.
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
This song is great with its dual purpose -- It works great for a Halloween list and if we ever decide to make a top 10 stalking songs one, this will be up there as well.
Bobby Boris' Pickett & the Cryptkickers - Monster Mash
This song pretty much defines all black and white horror movies. Play this near the end of the night when people are getting wasted and everyone will dance along.
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Time Warp
Any song from the Rocky Horror Picture Show would be perfect for Halloween. I've chosen Time Warp for listing purposes but you can't go wrong with anything off the soundtrack.
Marilyn Manson - This is Halloween (cover)
Danny Elfman may have created the original tune for the Nightmare Before Christmas movie, but I've decided to post this remake from Marilyn Manson instead since it's a tad more creepy.
Ray Parker - Ghostbusters
When there's something strange.. in your neighborhood.. who you gonna call?
Michael Jackson - Thriller
An epic music video from an extraordinary artist. Thriller was almost like a mini movie and is the perfect Halloween song. Enjoy the 14 minute masterpiece (link will open in a new window):