Finally a list of Halloween songs for kids of all ages! From preschoolers to tweens, these are the perfect songs to fill out your Halloween party playlist.
We’ve got a fun mix of hits from several decades, with a couple cult classics thrown in for fun. Even if Halloween isn’t your holiday, you won’t want to miss these spooky songs.
Over the years, I’ve found that there are three types of families at Halloween:
- The families who put up a few decorations to make it a little bit festive and then call it a day,
- Families who go all out with a lawn covered in creeping hands, smoke, and projected ghouls, and
- Those who don’t do a single thing.
I’d like to say that we are part of camp number two, but the truth is we don’t have space to store that many decorations from year-to-year. So we end up in camp number one.
Even if it’s not much, we try to celebrate with something.
A few years ago we invited a group of toddlers for a Harvest Halloween party, which was a blast. I keep saying we’re going to do it again…but life always seems to get in the way.
Either way, we can still have a party of our own! A dance party that is! Jjust add a playlist of Halloween songs for kids to our Sonos audio system and you’re good.
Or, if we’re in the room with the good TV speakers, we can use a YouTube playlist like the one I’ve pulled together right here.
Party of 20 or party of 3, all you need is a fantastic playlist to have some spooky Halloween fun.
Halloween Songs for Kids
Halloween Songs for Kids of All Ages
These next 19 songs are perfect for all ages…kids and adults alike. And while there are plenty of fun and silly songs (I have a soft spot for the silliness of #9), there are a few oldies and classic rock songs mixed in for the adults too.
This Is Halloween from the Nightmare Before Christmas
This Halloween classic is a must. The lyrics are clearly all about Halloween, and the movie is a Halloween classic too.
Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without the Monster Mash playing somewhere, wouldn’t it? It's so silly and fun, kids will love dancing around to it!
I Want Candy
Finally, we're throwing in a song that wasn't actually intended for Halloween. But Halloween is all about treats, so why not include this 80s hit that the kids are sure to love.
Poor Unfortunate Souls (From "The Little Mermaid" )
With all those ghouls and goblins roaming the streets, why not throw a little Halloween Disney magic into the mix with a song just for them.
The adults may love this one more than the kids, but Halloween wouldn’t be complete without at least one round of the classic 80s Ghostbusters theme song.
The Purple People Eater
Halloween would also be Halloween if we danced a little bit to the old classic that features both Halloween and aliens, just for good measure.
I Put A Spell On You
Apparently the version we all know and love was supposed to be a sweet love song. But according to Wikipedia, the producer gave the group a little too much alcohol, and the result was magic.
This goofy 60s song is sure to get little kids wiggling around dancing. Who can resist the squeaky 'ting tang walla walla bing bang.'
They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
Now this song is a little less well known, but it's so goofy and ridiculous, that you can't help giggling.
The Addams Family
This song is truly iconic, and it's so simple kids of all ages can enjoy it. (Though my youngest thought it was a remake of his days of the week song instead of the other way around. 😂)
Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra
Crooners like Sinatra are great for softer background music while something else is going on. And with this song, you can still keep the Halloween theme going, even if no on is paying that much attention.
Moving on to a slightly more recent decade, this Eagles song will be a hit with anyone that loves classic rock.
Lumos! (Hedwig's Theme)
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without throwing in a little magic, and magic is exactly what happens when you play this iconic song from the Harry Potter Series.
Black Magic Woman (Live)
Play this song one time and it will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. In a good way though, I promise.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again
No Halloween party is complete without this song playing at least once - so grab your crew and do the time warp.
Double Trouble (From "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban")
Inspired by the witches from Shakespeare's Macbeth, this updated version from the Harry Potter series is fun and peppy enough for the little kids too.
Love Potion No. 9
So the 1990s movie with Sandra Bullock and Tate Donnovan may not be a classic, but this song by the Searchers certainly is, and it makes a fun song for any kids party.
Stevie Wonder's Superstition is a classic any time of year, but Halloween is a great time to play it with its funky groove and very danceable beat.
Do You Believe in Magic?
Yep, it's another classic rock love song that has themes perfect for Halloween too. And it's innocence makes it a great addition to a kids party too.
Halloween Songs to Mix in for Bigger Kids and Tweens
I’m separating these next few songs because they’re great Halloween songs, but they did make our kids nervous or upset when they were really little. They’re also at the end of the playlist so you can stop the music before it gets there. But you know your kids best, so feel free to keep them in if it’s no problem.
I still remember the first time I saw the music video for Thriller...at about 5 years old. 🙈
Yeah, the video may have caused a few nightmares in my childhood, but if you're just playing the music, it's great for everyone.
Main Theme From Jaws) (From The "Jaws" Soundtrack)
Who can forget the most creepy song introduction of all time? Young kids probably wouldn't get it, but it's sure to leave an impression on the older kids.
The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back
How can you have a Halloween playlist without including everyone's favorite Villain, Darth Vader?
This chant from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is beautifully sung, but if you listen to the lyrics you'll see how hauntingly sad it really is.
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Now it’s Your Turn
Whether you’re the kind of family that goes all out decorating for Halloween, does absolutely nothing, or is somewhere in between, you and the whole family can enjoy these fun Halloween songs for kids. But now I want to know…
LOVE this!! Will be giving these songs a listen!! xo
so many awesome Halloween songs! I love Halloween music; really sets the tone for October haha
Roseann Hampton says
What a fun list of songs! I know most of them! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life
Jann Olson says
I love Halloween and go a bit overboard! Love Halloween songs as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Nina Lewis says
Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating this playlist!! I’ve loved listening to the songs and will be using the playlist for the Halloween party for my grandkids! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs ink party.
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“somebody’s watching me” by Maxwell is an oldie that kind of fits. “who can it be now” by Men at Work is a bit of a stretch but is kind of about strangers knocking on the door #happynow