Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Halloween Party songs of all time 2017, When the time for Halloween comes around, people tend to get a little into the party spirit. Nothing quite says a good time like dressing up in costumes and jamming to some of the eeriest and creepiest songs that have ever been written. So if you are trying to comprise your own playlist for the upcoming All Hallows Eve, you can take a quick look at these ten dance party tracks that are deemed the greatest Halloween Party Songs of All Time.
- #10. “Little Red Riding Hood” – Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs
- #9. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker, Jr .
- #8. “A Nightmare on My Street” – Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff
- #7. “Bad Things” – Jace Everett
- #6. “Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell
- #5. “Werewolves of London” – Warren Zevon
- #4. “I Put A Spell on You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (also Creedence Clearwater Revival)
- #3. “People Are Strange” – The Doors (also Twiztid)
- #2. “Monster Mash” – Bobby Pickett
- #1. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
Here we present the list of top 10 best Halloween Party songs of all time 2017.
#10. “Little Red Riding Hood” – Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs
When you are trying to find a song that really sets the tone as remarkably creepy, look no further than the very first song that is featured on this list of the greatest Halloween party tracks of all time. “Little Red Riding Hood” is written presumably as the Big Bad Wolf trying less to get anything out of Little Red’s basket of treats for her grandmother, and instead wanting to be closer and closer to having Little Red herself. The singer eerily repeats the chorus numerous times throughout the track, which begins “Little Red riding hood, you sure are looking good. You’re everything that a big, bad wolf could want.”
#9. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker, Jr .
As if writing the theme song for one of the most iconic films of the 1980s wasn’t enough, the song also found its place on Billboard charts that year. With all of the lovely synthesizer action very telling of its 80s pop origins, this song is a must have for your party playlist. Nothing says Halloween quite like ghosts and ghouls, and nothing can dispel ghosts and ghouls quite like the Ghostbusters. So give Ray Parker Jr a chance to give your party a little dose of nostalgia with this 80s cult classic.
#8. “A Nightmare on My Street” – Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff
While the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff are most known for their hip hop classics about parents who don’t understand them or reflecting on the glory that is the summer, they are also responsible for a Halloween gem that you really need to have on your Halloween party song list. “A Nightmare on My Street” is a song that recounts what might happen if Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street horror film franchise) got loose on the street that Prince and Jeff lived on. Using an eerily similar voice to that of Krueger in the original film, the song is a cheesy (and a little eerie) hip hop song that your party goers are sure to be very excited about hearing again.
#7. “Bad Things” – Jace Everett
HBO had a hit original series called True Blood. While the show was wildly successful, it is no longer on the air after several seasons. One of the lasting effects of this show is the enormous popularity of its opening track, “Bad Things” by Jace Everett. For fans of the show who have seen the opening title sequence along with the song, the track will hold a little extra creepiness than others hearing the track for the first time. The smokey voice of Everett as he tells the subject “I wanna do bad things with you” will send shivers down the spine of party goers and add a nice tone to the night.
#6. “Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell
I think we can all agree that nothing is quite as unnerving as feeling like you are being watched or stalked. Rockwell writes a classic song about this phenomenon with the hit song “Somebody’s Watching Me”. While the lyrics might more suggest that the singer is just starting to lose his mind a little through the loneliness of his existence, the lyrics of the song give you the impression that not only is someone actually watching this singer, but that they are putting his life in danger by doing so. There’s no good that can come from constantly being afraid of who’s lurking outside your dark window, and we’ve all been there.
#5. “Werewolves of London” – Warren Zevon
While there aren’t like a lot of songs that are written about werewolves, the very few that have been tend to be a little on the creepy side. This classic rock classic by Warren Zevon accounts the singer encountering and discussing the presence of what he believes to be werewolves in and around London. For being as old as it is, the song can get rather vivid with its talk of mutilation and ripping lungs out of people. Perhaps the thing that makes this song such a good fit for your party is the chorus where Zevon sings the hook that sounds remarkably like the call of a wolf. It can certainly add a little bit of eeriness to your party to say the least.
#4. “I Put A Spell on You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (also Creedence Clearwater Revival)
While there are numerous artists that do renditions of this classic song, the best version for your creepy Halloween party is the one done by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. While this is arguably the best of his Halloween themed tracks that he does, there are several songs by this artist that might prove to be worthwhile to add to your playlist. “I Put A Spell On You” is a track that is indicative of witchcraft and forcing someone to love you through a spell. Of course, it’s all a matter of perception. Another good version of the song is done by Creedence Clearwater Revival, if you think the backing antics of Hawkins is a bit much for your party goers.
#3. “People Are Strange” – The Doors (also Twiztid)
The Doors singer Jim Morrison has a kind of eerie voice when he is singing songs that aren’t done to a creepy musical instrumentation. “People Are Strange” is a song about feeling very alone in a scary city when you don’t know anyone, but it’s the delivery of the already hopeless lyrics that really amp up the way this song makes you want to look out over your shoulder. For an even creepier recording of the song, check out the rap duo Twiztid’s version of the track. Either one certainly has a place on your playlist.
#2. “Monster Mash” – Bobby Pickett
There is quite literally no Halloween party with music that has ever occurred without the playing of this song. It is the single track that is most associated with Halloween shenanigans and overall good times. “Monster Mash” is a song all about the classic horror movie monsters getting together and doing a very specific dance throughout the laboratory of a mad scientist. Don’t worry though, the lyrics specify that not only monsters are able to do the Mash, so there’s nothing to stop your party guests from getting down.
#1. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
Thriller was one of the best selling pop albums of all time period, and the single best album sales wise for Michael Jackson. The title track from this album is all about all of the creepy crawly ghouls, zombies and other miscreants common to the late night television horror flicks people in the 80s were so fond of tuning into. Thriller was creepy enough as a song, and that was before the monologue near the end of the track by one of the masters of classic horror, Vincent Price.
If you add any (or all) of these tracks to the playlist for your Halloween party, the event is sure to be a ghoulishly good time. Take each of these creepy or eerie tracks and check them out on your own, bear in mind that some of these songs might not be appropriate for an “all ages” kind of affair. So take some time to comb over each track and make sure that what you have selected is appropriate for your crowd. Just because these are the top 10 Halloween Party Songs of All Time, it might not necessarily be the Top 10 for your particular party.