40 More Haunting Halloween Songs

You can definitely have a little musical fun with Halloween, and last year I added a list of over 30 songs, plus a few album ideas to Dance Advantage.

This year I’ve topped that with 40 MORE songs that you can use for parties or for dance class. Go way beyond the Monster Mash with tracks from True Blood, The Ramones, David Bowie, and Kanye West. And check the widget below, for your immediate gratification, they are all available for preview and download via the Amazon widget below.

Mystical tree on the background of an abandoned house with orange pumpkins

Please allow me to introduce my… songs

  1. Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
  2. Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band (or try Sugar Ray’s version)
  3. Pet Sematary – The Ramones
  4. After Dark – From Dusk Till Dawn Soundtrack
  5. Frankenstein – The Edgar Winter Group
  6. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon (or try Adam Sandler’s rendition)
  7. Werewolf – Cat Power
  8. Disturbia – Rihanna
  9. Devil Inside – INXS
  10. Welcome to my Nightmare – Alice Cooper
  11. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
  12. Vampires Will Never Hurt You – My Chemical Romance (get the Vitamin String Quartet’s instrumental version, too)
  13. Do the Vampire – Superdrag
  14. Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
  15. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie
  16. Boris the Spider – The Who
  17. Dream Scream – Death Cab for Cutie
  18. X-Files – Mark Snow
  19. Full Moon – Black Ghosts
  20. Full Moon – Brandy
  21. Zombie Zoo – Tom Petty
  22. A White Demon Love Song – The Killers (check out the piano instrumental)
  23. Wizard Wheezes – Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince soundtrack
  24. See You in my Nightmares – Kanye West
  25. Theme from Amityville Horror (Remix) – Horror Movie Madness
  26. Ghost I-IV – Nine Inch Nails (get the whole album of ambient instrumentals for only $5)
  27. That Old Black Magic – Rod Stewart (or your crooner of choice)
  28. Night on Bald Mountain (Remix) – Ultimate Halloween
  29. O Fortuna from Carmina Burana (Remix) – Halloween Dance & Party
  30. Trick or Treat – Otis Reading
  31. Bleed 2 Feed – CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis
  32. Bones – Little Big Town
  33. Looking for Dracula* – Charlotte Diamond
  34. When I’m Booin’* – The Backyardigans
  35. Howling at the Moon – The Ramones
  36. Prologue – Little Shop of Horrors
  37. Blood on the Dance Floor – Michael Jackson
  38. Haunted – POE
  39. Haunted – Evanescence
  40. Beauty of the Dark – Mads Langer

Especially kid-friendly tunes are marked with a star (*). But you can find more selections for children in the Trick or Treat Tracks article.

Preview the tracks here:

Oh, and check out these Hair-Raising Halloween-themed Dance Videos too!
Hard as it is to imagine, I know there’s more where that came from. Add to the list with your comments and suggestions below.
Nichelle (owner/editor)
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world.
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  1. Awesome! Need them! :0)

  2. Linda Levreault says:

    Don’t forget “The Monster Mash” “Ghostbusters” and “Somebody’s Watching Me”

  3. For a great 1950’s Halloween Dance Song try “I’VE GOT ROCK AND ROLL SPOOKS IN MY UNDERPANTS” by The One and Onlies

  4. Try out the new tune “Ghoulie Ghoulie Girlies” by Diamond Dave Somerville and The Coasters. Good 30 sec clip on Amazon.