Set the mood for some spooky fun with Halloween songs for kids. These are perfect Halloween party songs, with a free playlist ready to use!
Nothing ushers in Halloween fun like Halloween songs to set the mood! But sometimes with kids, Halloween songs get too creepy and scary too quickly. That’s why we always compile a playlist of music for our own monster mash. And we’re not ones to gatekeep, we want you to have the list of the best Halloween Songs for kids too!
50 Halloween Songs for Kids
Grab the full list of of the 50 best Halloween songs for kids, and follow the Spotify playlist we’ve curated for you for tons of easy Halloween fun!
1. Monster Mash
“Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett is arguably the most beloved Halloween song of all time! It sets the perfect tone for any Halloween party. This catchy tune is a novelty song released back in 1962, and it’s been a staple on every Halloween playlist since!
It is beloved by kids of all ages! But also a must-play for every disc jockey looking to bring spooky fun to the dance floor.
2. Ghostbusters (Theme Song)
Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters” is a classic song that older kids especially may recognize from the iconic horror-comedy movie. This theme song is a great way to combine the love of spooky Halloween activities with some cinematic nostalgia, ensuring a good time on the dance floor. It just takes on “Who you gonna call?” to get kids jumping and dancing and yelling “Ghostbusters!”
“Thriller” by Michael Jackson is one of the most popular Halloween songs of all time! It’s known for its spooky music video and catchy beat. Make sure to watch the official music video (you can find it on Youtube!) to learn the dance. The song offers a great opportunity for kids to dress up in their best Halloween costumes and imitate the famous dance, making it a hit at any Halloween night event.
4. The Time Warp
“The Time Warp” from ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ is a Halloween classic that brings the quirky vibe of the cult classic to any Halloween party. It’s a great song for older kids familiar with the film. But also fun for anyone looking to do the iconic dance steps, adding a touch of spooky narration to the festivities.
5. Purple People Eater
“Sheb Wooley’s” “Purple People Eater” is a fun song that combines a catchy tune with silly, Halloween-themed lyrics. It’s a novelty song from 1958 that’s simple enough for even the littlest trick-or-treaters to sing along to. Which makes it a fun Halloween song for a lively party.
6. Witch Doctor
The “Witch Doctor” by David Seville is a fun and simple song that will have every little kid singing along to its catchy chorus. This classic tune from 1958 is an excellent addition to any collection of Halloween treats and spooky songs for a night of party games and dancing.
7. This is Halloween
“This is Halloween” from Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is one of the best Disney villain songs of all time! It is perfect for setting the Halloween mood. Its spooky-fun style and Halloween-themed lyrics make it a favorite among kids who enjoy the more eerie side of their favorite holidays.
8. Harry Potter Theme
The “Harry Potter Theme” by John Williams may not be a traditional Halloween track, but it’s magical and mysterious tones make it a great song for any Halloween activities. Fans of the movies will appreciate this homage! Plus, it’s a fun way to incorporate the love of ‘Harry Potter’ into the Halloween season.
9. Skeleton Sam (LVCRFT)
“Skeleton Sam” by LVCRFT is a modern Halloween staple, with its hauntingly fun beats and catchy lyrics. Plus you will love the story of the charismatic skeleton character.
This track stands out with its unique blend of eerie electronic vibes and playful tones. I think it makes a perfect addition to any Halloween playlist. Its contemporary sound captivates the newer generation, making it a hit among teens and young adults, while its Halloween-themed lyrics resonate with the spooky spirit of the season. “Skeleton Sam” is sure to get guests onto the dance floor, adding a pulsating rhythm to your Halloween night festivities.
10. I Put a Spell on You
I Put a Spell on You,” especially the version by Bette Midler from the Disney Halloween movie ‘Hocus Pocus,’ becomes a must-listen during the spooky season. This is a fun take on a classic song with the perfect Bette Midler twist! The song’s enchanting lyrics and the Hocus Pocus movie performance make it a memorable piece, perfect for any Halloween-themed singalong.
11. The Addams Family (Theme Song)
The theme song from “The Addams Family” is an essential tune for any Halloween playlist, known for its catchy snaps and spooky-fun lyrics. Whether you’re hosting an iconic dinner party scene or setting up Halloween crafts, this song brings a great time, capturing the spirit of one of TV’s favorite spooky families.
12. Five Little Pumpkins
“Five Little Pumpkins” is a simple song and a fun way for little monsters to get into the Halloween spirit. It’s perfect for singing along, especially for younger children, and it pairs wonderfully with pumpkin patch visits and other Halloween activities.
13. Little Ghost
“Little Ghost” by The White Stripes is a gentler tune, perfect for a more relaxed moment in your Halloween night. The song’s sweet melody and lyrics about a friendly ghost make it suitable for kids of all ages, offering a softer side to Halloween’s spooky music.
14. Monster Boogie
Laurie Berkner’s “Monster Boogie” is a great song that will have every little kid up and dancing with its catchy tune. It’s perfect for little kids, tapping into nursery rhymes and simple lyrics. It’s a fun Halloween song perfect for any Halloween party with little ones!
15. Grim Grinning Ghosts
“Grim Grinning Ghosts,” the theme song from the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney theme parks, offers spooky fun that’s perfect for setting a Halloween mood. The song is a Halloween classic that kids and adults alike can sing along to, making it a spooky addition to any Halloween playlist.
16. Baby Shark Halloween
“Baby Shark Halloween” brings together the viral sensation of “Baby Shark” by Pinkfong to life with the fun of Halloween. It’s the magic dance every kid somehow knows. And we love that they went about creating a new song that younger kids will adore. With Halloween sharks added to the mix, it’s a catchy song that’s perfect for a fun, kid-friendly Halloween party.
17. Calling All the Monsters
“Calling All the Monsters” by China Anne McClain is a high-energy track that perfectly encapsulates the excitement and thrill of Halloween. And if I’m being honest, a personal favorite! With its catchy beat and playful lyrics, this song is a fantastic addition to any Halloween party playlist, especially for kids and teens. T
The track’s theme of summoning monsters for a night of fun aligns wonderfully with the Halloween spirit, making it a hit among youngsters eager to embrace the spooky festivities. It’s not only a great song for dancing but also for setting an adventurous Halloween mood that appeals to the imagination of every participant in Halloween activities.
18. Spooky Scary Skeletons
“Spooky Scary Skeletons” written by Andrew Gold is a must-have for any Halloween party playlist, known for its upbeat tempo and iconic lyrics. This track is a classic Halloween song that’s loved by kids of all ages, inviting everyone to dance along with the skeleton bones.
19. The Little Shop of Horrors
“The Little Shop of Horrors” theme from the musical of the same name brings a bit of Broadway to your Halloween festivities. With its talk of monsters and catchy rhythm, it’s a hit for older kids and adults who enjoy a side of theatrical flair with their Halloween treats. But trust me, little kids will gladly belt out the Little Shop of Horrors intro the moment they know the song!
20. Heffalumps and Woozles
“Heffalumps and Woozles” from the Disney film ‘Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day’ offers a whimsical yet spooky tune that’s perfect for younger audiences. Its playful nature makes it a fun addition for kids not yet ready for the horror movie aspect of Halloween but who want to join in the spooky fun.
21. The Witches are Back (The Sanderson Sisters)
“The Witches are Back,” performed by the legendary Sanderson Sisters, is a bewitching tune synonymous with the magical aura of Halloween. Its mystical lyrics and enchanting melody immerse listeners in a world where the iconic witches make their triumphant return. This track, which celebrates the allure of witchcraft and Halloween, is a must-have for any fan of “Hocus Pocus” and those seeking to add a touch of spellbinding charm to their festivities.
22. Oogie Boogie’s Song
“Oogie Boogie’s Song” from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a classic villain tune that captures the darker, more mischievous side of Halloween. Voiced by Ken Page, the song’s jazzy, sinister rhythm and playful lyrics spotlight the character Oogie Boogie’s devious nature, making it a captivating listen for kids and adults alike. It’s a fantastic choice for adding a bit of wicked fun to any Halloween playlist, especially for fans of the iconic film.
23. This Is The Night
“This Is The Night,” known from the Harry Potter movies, carries a magical melody that’s perfect for adding a touch of enchantment to your Halloween night. It’s a wonderful selection for fans of the series and a hauntingly beautiful addition to any Halloween playlist.
24. Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” by Harry Belafonte might not be a traditional Halloween song, but its inclusion in the iconic dinner party scene in the movie “Beetlejuice” gives it a spooky association. Its calypso rhythm brings a unique flavor to Halloween parties, offering a great time for all guests.
25. Jump In The Line
Also by Harry Belafonte, “Jump In The Line” is an upbeat, catchy song that’s guaranteed to get kids and adults alike moving on the dance floor. Though not originally a Halloween song, its inclusion in various Halloween playlists and movies has cemented its place as a fun, energetic tune perfect for any Halloween party.
26. The Monster
“The Monster” by Eminem featuring Rihanna is a more modern track for those looking to add some pop flavor to their Halloween festivities. Its talk of monsters and haunting beats create a mysterious vibe, making it suitable for a teen or adult Halloween party.
27. Rotten to the Core
“Rotten to the Core” from the Disney film “Descendants” is a modern, upbeat song that introduces audiences to the rebellious teen children of classic Disney villains. With its pop-inspired beats and catchy lyrics, this song offers a fresh twist on the theme of mischief and naughtiness, resonating with younger listeners especially. It’s an excellent addition to any Halloween playlist, providing a contemporary, fun tune that kids and teens can dance to. The song’s celebration of the characters’ villainous heritage makes it a perfect track to play during Halloween festivities, adding a dose of playful wickedness to the mix.
28. Bad Blood
Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, with its intense beats and powerful lyrics, might not be a traditional Halloween song. However, it certainly adds a dramatic flair to any Halloween playlist. The song’s theme of betrayal and confrontation gives it an edge that resonates with the darker, more intense vibes of Halloween. It’s a great song to play at a Halloween party! Younger kids, older kids, teens, and adults who are fans of Swift’s pop anthems all love it!
“Shivers” by Ed Sheeran, with its electrifying rhythm and captivating lyrics, brings an unconventional but thrilling twist to any Halloween playlist. While not a traditional Halloween song, its references to the physical sensation of “shivers” can be playfully interpreted in a spooky context, aligning well with the chills and thrills of the season. The track’s infectious melody and Sheeran’s distinct vocal stylings ensure it’s a hit at any gathering
30. Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
“Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” from the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” offers a jubilant tune that can be an ironic addition to any Halloween playlist. The song is a lively celebration and provides a fun, nostalgic singalong moment for party-goers of all ages.
31. Come on Out
“Come on Out” performed by the cast of “Zombies 3” is a vibrant and lively track that encapsulates the fun and excitement of Halloween. Its catchy melody and spirited lyrics, which encourage everyone to join in the celebration, make it an instant favorite, especially among kids and fans of the “Zombies” Disney movie series.
32. A Nightmare on My Street
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “A Nightmare on My Street” is a classic Halloween song that masterfully combines storytelling and a catchy beat. It’s a great song for older kids and adults, providing a humorous yet spooky narrative that captures the Halloween spirit.
33. Disturbia (Kidz Bop)
“Disturbia,” covered by the Kidz Bop Kids, is a child-friendly version of Rihanna’s hit song. It fits seamlessly into any Halloween party for younger audiences. The Kidz Bop rendition maintains the catchy tune and spooky theme of the original, but with altered lyrics appropriate for kids. It’s always a fun and exciting addition to any Halloween playlist.
34. Ghost (Kidz Bop Kids)
“Ghost” covered by the Kidz Bop Kids, is a spirited rendition of the original, offering a more child-friendly version. It retains the exciting, spooky essence that makes it perfect for Halloween. The song’s catchy chorus and fun beats are sure to get little ones moving and grooving! While its ghostly theme fits perfectly with Halloween festivities. This version is not just a fun song but also a great way to involve kids in the celebration
35. Ghost Town
“Ghost Town” by The Specials has eerie undertones and a haunting melody that fit well into the Halloween theme. The spooky music makes it a suitable choice for older kids and adults’ playlists during the Halloween season.
36. I Want Candy
“I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow is a fun, upbeat song that, while not specifically about Halloween, fits perfectly with the candy-collecting spirit of the holiday. It’s an energetic track that’s sure to get kids excited about the prospect of Halloween treats. The Kidz Bop version is also a fun version my kids adore.
37. Ghostly Music Box
“Ghostly Music Box” play outside The Haunted Mansion, the famous Disney theme park attractio. And it’s excelelnt at creating a spooky atmosphere. This instrumental is a classic piece that sets the stage for a ghostly good time, suitable for all ages and any spooky-themed Halloween party.
“Superstition” by Stevie Wonder, with its funky beat and cautionary lyrics, is a hit that older kids and adults will recognize and enjoy. Though not a traditional Halloween song, its themes fit perfectly into the Halloween mood! Consquently, it’s a sophisticated addition to any Halloween party playlist.
39. Halloween (Main Theme)
The “Halloween” main theme by John Carpenter, from the iconic horror movie, is a chilling instrumental that’s instantly recognizable. It’s a perfect track to play in the background of a haunted house setup or any Halloween event that aims to give a good scare.
40. Bad Guy
“Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish, with its hauntingly playful beats and edgy lyrics, offers a modern twist to any Halloween playlist. The song has a unique sound profile! It brings a contemporary, almost eerie vibe that resonates with the themes of mischief and the supernatural often associated with Halloween. Plus, it was in the Bad Guys movie trailer, which many kids know and love!
41. One Way or Another (Hocus Pocus 2)
“One Way or Another” featured in “Hocus Pocus 2” is a thrilling adaptation of the original song by Blondie. The track preserves the original’s catchy melody while infusing it with a Halloween flair, and Sanderson Sister signatures! Its inclusion in the new film’s soundtrack connects generations. You’ll find a sense of nostalgia while introducing the classic tune to a new audience in a fresh, exciting context perfect for Halloween festivities.
This song is a testament to the enduring appeal of blending popular tracks with beloved Halloween themes.
And one of my children requests this song daily during spooky season!
42. Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon)
“Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon is a classic rock track that’s become synonymous with Halloween. It is known for its iconic howling chorus and catchy piano riff. The song’s playful story of werewolves roaming around London bring all the Halloween vibes. Plus, its humorous lyrics bring a light-hearted, yet spooky, atmosphere to any Halloween party.
It’s a great song that appeals to both older kids and adults. In fact, there’s a Kidz Bop version for kids too! But adults love either version due to a dose of nostalgia for those familiar with this 1970s hit. Adding “Werewolves of London” to your Halloween playlist may encourage a sing-along favorite that captures the fun and eerie essence of the season.
43. I Put a Spell on You
The classic “I Put a Spell on You,” originally by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins is a quintessential track! The lyrics and the instruments exude the mystique and allure of Halloween. The song’s haunting melody and passionate vocals make it a timeless classic. Itt offers a spellbinding performance that captivates listeners and makes it a standout addition to any Halloween playlist.
Plus, if you’re a Disneyland fan, you may know this song! It is the song they play in Carsland when they do the Halloween lighting at dusk.
44. Dem Bones
“Dem Bones,” also known as “Dry Bones,” is a spiritual turned fun Halloween song. Surprisingly, it’s both educational and entertaining, teaching kids about the skeletal system. Its repetitive rhythm and easy-to-follow lyrics make it a great way for children to engage with music and learn something new.
45. Scooby Doo
I honestly never thought of the Scooby Doo song as a Halloween song until I heard a Kidz Bop Halloween playlist. I watched preschoolers go nuts singing along, and knew it had earned a well deserved place in their Halloween-loving hearts!
46. Rest In Peace
“Rest In Peace” performed by Darren Criss, known for his captivating vocal talents, adds a dramatic flair to any Halloween playlist. Criss performed this song for the Muppet Haunted Mansion as the lantern holding Caretaker. This track, with its emotive lyrics, clever rhyme and lyrics, and Criss’s powerful delivery, is perfect for listeners who appreciate a blend of theatricality and the macabre during the spooky season. It’s an excellent choice for those seeking a song with catchy lyrics and a haunting atmosphere at any Halloween event.
47. Somebody’s Watching Me
“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell features Michael Jackson on the chorus. It delivers a perfect blend of ’80s pop and spooky vibes. Its themes of paranoia and fear, combined with a catchy beat, make it a thrilling addition to any Halloween playlist.
48. Trust in Me (Scarlett Johansson)
“Trust in Me” by Scarlett Johansson is a hypnotically alluring track from “The Jungle Book.” While not a traditional Halloween song, it carries an eerie, haunting melody that fits perfectly into any Halloween playlist.
This song is particularly effective as a background track during Halloween activities, setting a mystical and slightly ominous tone. Its mesmerizing rhythm makes it a fun listen for kids of all ages and adults alike. And Disneyland Halloween fans will recognize it quickly as a popular background track at Oogie Boogie Bash.
49. Once Upon a Dream (Lana Del Rey)
“Once Upon a Dream” covered by Lana Del Rey for the movie “Maleficent.” Which transforms the classic Disney song into something hauntingly beautiful and ethereal. Del Rey’s haunting vocals, paired with the eerie, slow tempo, give the song a dark, dreamlike quality. Consequently, it fits splendidly into the ambiance of Halloween night. While not outright spooky, it adds a layer of dark romance and mystery to any Halloween playlist. This track is sure to enchant, providing a moody, atmospheric backdrop that perfectly complements the mystical allure of Halloween.
50. Come Little Children (DCappella)
“Come Little Children” performed by DCappella, known for their a cappella renditions of famous songs, delivers a hauntingly beautiful version of this well-loved tune. Originally from the film “Hocus Pocus,” this song’s gentle, lilting melody and eerie lyrics make it a perfect addition to any Halloween playlist. DCappella’s harmonious vocals bring a fresh yet nostalgic feel, captivating listeners with their siren-like invitation.
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