Lock the doors, close the blinds, and prepare for the scare of your life. We are counting down the top 13 Halloween songs that are sure to make your night of fright a little more fun!
Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
Oingo Boingo’s front man Danny Elfman knows a thing or two about spooky music. The longtime Tim Burton collaborator penned some of the most iconic Halloween-season movie scores, including Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice. Elfman’s band, Oingo Boingo, released Dead Man’s Party in 1985 which is the same year Elfman was invited to write the score for Burton’s classic Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, the first in a still-growing list of collaborations.
Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
Released in 1962, The Crypt-Kickers weren’t the first to corner the spooky pop music market, but few songs remain as revered. Just listening to this song feels like you are weaving your way through a haunted sock hop.
The song, which took a great deal of luck to even get produced, rocketed to the top of the charts and remained at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks just before Halloween in 1962.
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