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Ten Great Halloween Songs

Halloween is almost here and we've got the perfect songs to get you in the mood

By Tom Crawford

Halloween is just around the corner and whether you’re planning a big Halloween bash or a quiet evening of Atkins-unfriendly binging, you’ll need some great music to put you in the mood. Here are the top ten songs on our Halloween playlist this year:

Thriller. Michael Jackson.
Remember when Michael Jackson used to be scary on his own terms. So do we. And that is why no Halloween playlist would be complete without the biggest hit of his career.

Werewolves of London. Warren Zevon.
Werewolves like Chow-Mein? Who knew? With hair like that, Warren Zevon was born to sing this song.

Bela Lugosi’s Dead. Bauhaus.
The star of early horror is alive and well in this creepy tune from Bauhaus.

Theme from ‘Beetlejuice’. Danny Elfman.
Danny Elfman is the master of composing spooky tunes and this one is certainly no exception.

I Put A Spell on You. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
Screamin’ Jay put a spell on us and that’s why his classic hit is on our playlist.

Nightmare on My Street. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.
Before Will Smith welcomed us to Miami, he invited us to join him on Elm Street to meet his new friend Fred.

Tubular Bells. Mike Oldfield.
Here’s a song that’s certain to make your guests’ heads spin. Just be sure to Scotch-guard your couch before serving up that pea soup.

Theme from ‘Halloween’. Empire State Human.
The night HE came home – and got funky. This remix of the classic Halloween theme is sure to get your stabbin’ arm all worked up.

Lullaby from ‘Rosemary’s Baby’. Les Deux Love Orchestra.
No matter how many times you hear this one it’s sure to send a chill down your spine. Tannis root anyone?

This is Halloween. Danny Elfman.
Number one on this year’s list is the Halloween favorite from Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas.” If this song doesn’t put you in the Halloween mood, then it aint gonna happen.