Halloween songs for kids

Halloween is fast approaching. As everyone prepares the decorations and costumes, one important thing that shouldn’t be forgotten is having the perfect Halloween playlist.

Most kids can’t wait to put on their costumes, get lots of candy, and watch Halloween cartoons. With a good Halloween playlist, you can add dancing to the list. The Halloween songs for kids should range from silly catchy tunes to songs that are a bit scarier. These Halloween songs will help evoke a Halloween mood and are perfect to play during a party or as background music when you’re handing out candy. You can also toss in a few Halloween jokes to make things even more interesting.

1. “Halloween Sharks” by Pinkfong

Halloween Sharks is a slightly spooky rendition of toddler fan fave Baby Shark tune. The tune has a slower and jazzier tempo and is a fun and cute way of introducing your little monster to all the fun of Halloween. 

2. “Five Little Pumpkins” by Pinkfong

This is a simple tune featuring five mischievous little pumpkins. This catchy and repetitive song is a fun way of getting your little one involved in the Halloween frights. 

3. “Haunting Days of Halloween” by Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats

This sing-song jazz tune is spooky, fun, and is guaranteed to draw listeners in and have them busting moves as soon as the strings start to play. The song can also be played in a party with no kids.

4. “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon

This is another Halloween favorite that will get everyone singing along. The rock song combined with the lead singer’s voice results in an equal ratio of creepy and fantastic. 

5. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

This masterpiece by Michael Jackson is a must-listen in your Halloween playlist. This iconic and timeless song will get adults singing along and kids cackling at the spooky vibe and background sounds. 

6. “Costume Party” by The Pop Ups

The Halloween spirit is challenging as it is entertaining. With all the costume options available, choosing just one is almost impossible. This catchy tune is for any child who can’t decide what to dress for Halloween. 

7. “The Darlings of Lumberland” by They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants is a legendary band for kids. This industrial jazz tune solo is so catchy and will have you playing it on repeat. It’s eerie and unusual enough to put a spin on your Halloween party playlist.

8. “Under My Bed” by Recess Monkey

Monsters under the bed are definitely every kid’s nightmare. This tune introduces this concept with a fun beat that will have your little vampires, goblins, and ghouls on their feet dancing their fears off. 

9. “Monster Boogie” by The Laurie Berkner Band

This rhythmic folk tune by The Laurie Berkner Band is about a monster with green teeth and purple eyes but will leave your kids more than willing to boogie. This track will definitely be on repeat when October hits.

10. “The Monsters Hop” by Bert Convy

This masterpiece is a major throwback that will give you chills! The bluesy undertones bring to sight Dracula, Frankenstein, and other ghastly monsters in a way that makes it impossible not to break into a jig. 

11. “Season of the Witch” by Lana Del Rey

Del Rey’s airy vocals do justice to Donovan’s original track, leaving you with a sense of mystery and a chill running down your spine with every listen. The song is a creepier version of the original, making it a perfect addition to your Halloween playlist. 

12. The Addams Family theme song

This tune is a Halloween hit for kids and adults alike. It is the original theme song for the Addams Family. It is spooky but not too spooky, making it a perfect Halloween song for kids. 

13. The Munsters theme song

This masterpiece is part jazzy, part spooky, and wholly entertaining. Exposing your kids to this tune is a great way to start your Halloween festivities. The song is suitable for all generations.

14. The Twilight Zone theme song

The Twilight Zone is a classic show with an epic theme song. The eerie tune is guaranteed to send a shiver down your kid’s spine. 

15. “Hedwig’s Theme,” Harry Potter

This theme song was composed by the legendary John Williams and is guaranteed to get your little wizards into the Halloween spirit. The opening notes alone are enough to rekindle the enchantment in kids and adults alike, making it a perfect addition to your Halloween playlist. 

16. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.

This catchy tune will have everyone singing along. The Ghostbusters are the perfect people to call on when you want the little monsters you are hosting to stay entertained. 

17. “I Put a Spell on You” (Remix) by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

The creepy bassline and spooky sax are guaranteed to give you and your kids goosebumps at the start of this Halloween classic. If they don’t, then Screamin’ Jay’s maniacal laughter and soul-shouting surely will.

18. “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

This is one of the most popular Halloween songs of all time. This is a must-play song at any Halloween party. It is perfect for all ages and will have everyone on the dance floor doing their own version of this dance. 

19. “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

This is a truly scary and creepy Halloween song that will leave everyone looking over their shoulder for the rest of the evening. 

20. “This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman

This classic tune is equal parts fun and scary. Kids who have seen The Nightmare Before Christmas will definitely recognize this tune.

21. “A Nightmare on My Street” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince 

This is a hip-hopified remix of A Nightmare on Elm Street’s theme song. Will Smith tells a story of his encounter with Freddy Kruger. The tune is a party-friendly ghost story. 

Halloween songs for kids

Halloween FAQs

Where was Halloween first celebrated? 

Halloween is a tradition that is more than 2000 years old. The festival was influenced by Samhain, a festival celebrated in what is now Northern France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Emigrants from these regions introduced the Halloween traditions to North America.

How do you store Halloween costumes?

Once the festival is over, the best way to ensure that your outfit is still in good condition the following year is to clean them and store them properly. The costume should be completely dry and then sealed in an air-tight bag to prevent accumulation of dust, growth of mold, and to protect the outfit from pests such as mice, moths, and mites.  

Final Thoughts

There you have it! A list of Halloween songs for kids. Let the kids enjoy these Halloween songs during Halloween. They might just have as much fun as you do when you listen to your guilty pleasure songs!

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