Halloween is a great time to introduce your kids to some good ol’ classics. After all Halloween is a time for fun, frolic, and enjoyment. So, laugh, dance, and sing these beautiful songs with your tiny tots.
Are your little monsters ready with their ghoulish get ups to head out tricking or treating? To get them into the right mood, they need to have some Halloween songs to sing. Put together a playlist of the 11 best songs for Halloween that will make this day memorable for them. Just wait for everyone to get into the mood with these scary songs that will keep them dancing.
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1. Headless Horseman, from Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, sung by Bing Crosby
The soothing voice of Bing Crosby makes it difficult even for kids to get scared when listening to this song from the film, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Released in 1949, this classic tune would make a great addition to your Halloween playlist.
2. The Addams Family theme
Not conventionally creepy enough for the Halloween season, this theme is about the kookiest family that include Uncle FEster, Morticia, Wednesday, Lurch and Thing. The theme song for this TV serial was written by Vic Mizzy and it’s proved to be an evergreen one. The use of a harpsicord renders an eerie note to the music, making it an excellent choice for an unforgettable Halloween party that will get the little devils singing and stomping their feet on the dance floor.
3. A Nightmare on my Street, D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Kids of today may not know that Will Smith was a rapper some generations ago. They may not also know who Freddy Krueger is, but they will still enjoy singing its catchy tune based on the hit movie of 1988, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.
4. Hedwig’s Theme, Harry Potter
The magical theme of the Harry Potter series is overriding and the presence of wizards makes the whole scene enchanting and mysterious. Composed by conductor John Williams, this tune spreads over five minutes, giving little wizards enough time to imagine that they are inducted into Hogwarts and much more.
5. 12 Days of Halloween
Turn on the music and let your kids enjoy this one, set to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas. The 12 Days of Halloween has been sung by Nooshi and belongs to the album, Halloween Songs to Christmas Melodies.
6. Witch Doctor
This song is addictive because of the tune that goes Oo ee oo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang. Surely this is enough to keep your kids in high spirits on Halloween night.
7. Halloween by The Misfits
Funny how time tames horror. In 1981, the Misfits seemed genuinely scary. In hindsight, they’re as dangerous as a Scooby Doo mystery. But, great Beelzebub, what fun! “Candy apples and razor blades! / Littlebelong dead are soon in graves!” croons Glen Danzig, somewhere between an Elvis impersonator and an amateur MMA fighter. “Skulls” might better spook the kids today, but this noir pop is on-point—like Jerry Only’s hair.—Brent DiCrescenzo
8. “Monster Mash” — Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
This one’s an absolute must at a kids’ Halloween party, so go ahead and include it. A #1 hit since 1962, this song is a favourite for Halloween.
9. This is Halloween,from Tim Burton’sThe Nightmare Before Christmas
Here’s a contemporary Halloween song, called This is Halloween from Tim Burton’s movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Written by Danny Elfman from the 1993 film, this one’s a great hit among older kids.
10. Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley:
A purple people eater with just one eye and one horn darting across the sky is sure to scare off even the most intrepid teen. And a song based on this thought is sure to be the #1 hit with your kids’ group on their big night.
11. Ghostbusters — Fall Out Boy ft. Missy Elliott
Here’s a fun and high-energy song from the soundtrack of the movie,Ghostbusters,which could well rank high on kids’ party music. You know, it’s partly fun, partly spooky, but just right for the occasion anyway.
To celebrate Halloween in the best possible way, you need to get the music right. After all, that’s what creates the right atmosphere for the big night. These 11spooky songs for Halloween will get your little witches and ghosts in the right mood to groove.
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