Here it is. Your one-stop shop for the best Halloween songs. Oldies, classic rock, pop, comedy, there's a little bit of everything on this list. This way everyone can be mad in the comments.
20. 'The Time Warp' - Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell (1975)
A cult-classic unlike any other. Get your drunk friends out on the dance floor, and get the party lit.
19. 'Creep' - TLC (1994)
Fun fact, this song was actually released on Halloween in 1994.
18. 'She Wolf' - Shakira (2009)
The whole wolf thing makes it hard to leave this banger off the list.
17. 'This is Halloween' - Danny Elfman (1993)
Stemming from The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, 'This is Halloween' is actually sung by Danny Elfman as well. Elfman is the singing voice of Jack Skellington while Chris Sarandon was the speaking voice.
16. 'Monster' - Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver (2010)
One of the more recent songs on this list, 'Monster' is arguably the best track off of Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
15. 'Superstition' - Stevie Wonder (1972)
A classic, and a must-have on any Halloween playlist. Funky as f***.
14. 'The Purple People Eater' - Sheb Wooley (1958)
I mean, the title says it all.
13. 'Disturbia' - Rihanna (2008)
Little known fact; Chris Brown (yup that one) was a co-writer on the hit song.
12. 'Monster Mash' - Bobby "Boris" Pickett (1962)
I have no shame putting this at number 12. Is it a good Halloween song? Of course it is. Is it the best? Absolutely not, and you're delusional if you think this belongs anywhere near the top 5.
11. '(Don't Fear) The Reaper' - Blue Oyster Cult (1976)
10. 'Spooky Scary Skeletons' - Andrew Gold (1996)
In case you live under a rock, this song has become the anthem for skeleton and halloween internet subculture.
9. 'Hungry Like the Wolf' - Duran Duran (1982)
Again, with the wolf themes...
8. 'Season of the Witch' - Donovan (1966)
Beatnicks out to make it rich
Oh no, must be the season of the witch
Can we bring back calling people 'beatnicks' or nah?
7. 'Dragula' - Rob Zombie (1998)
The song is featured on the album titled, Hellbilly Deluxe. So yeah, Rob Zombie makes the top 10.
6. 'Halloween Theme - Main Title' - John Carpenter (1979)
One of the most iconic horror movie themes of all time. Enough said.
5. 'Ghostbusters' - Ray Parker Jr. (1984)
The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, but ended up losing to Stevie Wonder.
4. 'Main Title (The Shining)' - Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind (1980)
If you don't get chills any time this song comes on, then maybe this list isn't for you. Creepy is an understatement.
3. 'Werewolf Bar Mitzvah' - Tracy Morgan, Donald Glover, Jeff Richmond (2010)
I'm shocked this isn't on more playlists.
Boys becoming men,
men becoming wolves.
2. 'Thriller' - Michael Jackson (1983)
What more could you want out of a horror anthem than MJ, Quincy Jones, and Vincent Price?
1. 'The Creep' - The Lonely Island featuring Nicki Minaj
Let's see how salty everyone gets that 'Thriller' isn't number 1. But seriously instead of playing Michael Jackson on repeat all Halloween, try being somewhat original and throw on 'The Creep.'