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21 Best Halloween Songs for Kids

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Halloween is a holiday with equal parts spooky and fun. Whether you’re four years old or forty-four, there are plenty of reasons to get excited about the end of October.

Halloween songs are just great to sing along with. They’re fun, interesting, and full of all kinds of spooky things like pumpkins and witches. Think about it: what other holiday allows you to create awesome costumes for the whole family?

Kids love Halloween songs almost as much as parents love them. Here are the 21 best Halloween songs for kids.

1. “Bumps in the Night” by KB Whirly

Bumps in the Night

It’s terrifying to have the idea of someone coming into your room at night. All you have to do is let this song help bolster your bravery. It’s a fun song for the whole family to sing at bedtime. It builds excitement for the upcoming season of trick-or-treating and scary movies.

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2. “Season of the Witch” by Donovan

Donovan - Season of the Witch (Official Audio)

This song is a classic that isn’t just great for Halloween but the entire autumn season. It’s a happy, fun song that you can play for hours on end. The lyrics are pleasant, and the memories it conjures from your childhood will help your kids like it even more. It’s a great way to start fall in the morning.

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3. “Ghost In My House” by Jumpin’ Jamie

Jumpin' Jamie- Ghost In My House

This is a simpler and more child-friendly version of “Ghost Busters”. It’s the perfect song to play while you’re out trick-or-treating in the dark with your friends. You can sing along and pretend that you have superpowers or something. The only thing that might ruin this song for you is if you decide to sing about how it’s scary not knowing where you will go when you die.

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4. “Monster Boogie” by the Laurie Berkner Band

MONSTER BOOGIE by Laurie Berkner

This song is all about Halloween costumes. It would be best to use it as inspiration for your Halloween costume. You’re sure to have the best time at the party when you wear this “Monster Boogie” costume. It’s just a simple song about being a monster on Halloween night. Just imagine how happy everyone will be dancing with you. It’s a great song to play for trick-or-treaters before you hand out your goody bags.

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5. “Witch Doctor” by David Seville

WITCH DOCTOR (David Seville) 1958 original version

This is a great song for kids to get their hands on. It’s easy to sing along to, and you can use it as a background when you have scary movies at the house or for trick-or-treating. It’s about a witch doctor who loves to use his magic powers to make people do what he wants. You can sing it with your friends or your family when you make jack-o-lanterns together. You can even use it when you’re decorating your house for the holiday.

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6. “The Cat Came Back” by Fred Penner

The Cat Came Back

This song tells a cute story of the cat that keeps coming back to the family despite how hard they try to get rid of it. It’s a cute little tune that you can laugh at. It’s also a fun song to sing along with when you’re trying to get your kids ready for trick-or-treating. It’s fun to sing about how the cat won’t come back until he gets something good to eat. This song is one of the most beloved Halloween songs.

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7. “We Only Come Out at Night” by Smashing Pumpkins

We Only Come Out At Night (Remastered 2012)

This song is a funny take on a scary story. It tells the tale of a couple staying out late at night in their house. You can make it one of your family’s favorite Halloween songs and one that you can all sing around the house, or you could even sing it at Halloween parties. It’s just a fun song that kids love to listen to while they’re getting ready for trick-or-treating.

8. “Five Little Pumpkins” by the Kiboomers

Five Little Pumpkins - The Kiboomers Halloween Song for Circle Time

This is a fun Halloween song for kids that is a great way to celebrate the end of autumn. It’s a fun Halloween party song that you can use as you make jack-o-lanterns. It’s a perfect song to sing when your family is out on the porch at night waiting for trick-or-treaters. You can even play it while you’re driving around with your kids or their friends. It’s a great song for adults and kids to enjoy together.

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9. “Little Shop of Horrors Intro” from Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors Intro w/lyrics

This is a silly and funny song that you can use as the backdrop to a prank at school. You can make it seem like the kids are going crazy over the newest Harry Potter movie, but they’re preparing to be eaten by a monstrous plant. The lyrics are hilarious, but they’re also very entertaining. You can probably find a video of this song on YouTube if you’re not familiar with it.

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10. “Moonlit Town” by Dan Zanes

This is a great song for kids to enjoy listening to when they’re outside at night. It’s a playful tune that makes you want to dance around the yard with the whole family. Even though it’s just fun, you can use it as the background music for scary movie marathons. It will be like you’re watching a horror movie right next to your kid on the couch—you can keep them entertained while they watch. It’s fun to dance to the beat of this song.

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11. “This Is the Night” by the Weird Sisters

This Is the Night

This is a great song for adults, but everyone can enjoy it. Just listen to the lyrics, and you’ll know that it’s about having a good time on Halloween night. It’s fun to sing along with and makes you want to be at a Halloween party. It’s the perfect song to play for trick-or-treaters when you’re getting ready for them. It’s a great song for all ages.

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12. “Grim, Grinning Ghosts” From the Haunted Mansion

Grim Grinning Ghosts (From "The Haunted Mansion")

This is a fun song for trick-or-treaters. It’s fun to sing along with and makes you want to latch on to your dog and run up the road as fast as possible. It’s a classic song that kids will love singing and adults will enjoy listening to. You can also use it as the background music for a scary movie night at home. It’s a catchy song that isn’t scary, which will make it more enjoyable for the kids.

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13. “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley

Sheb Wooley "The Purple People Eater" (Official Video)

This is a great song for adults, but kids can enjoy it as well. It’s silly and fun to sing along with. You can use this song as the background music to a scary movie marathon. It’s a catchy tune that you and your family will love singing together to. It’s fun to laugh over and will make you want to laugh with your friends or neighbors at a Halloween party.

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14. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.

Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters

This is a fun song to sing along within the car on Halloween. It’s also a great song to play at a Halloween party while you’re waiting for trick-or-treaters. It’s reminiscent of the movie, but it doesn’t involve ghosts coming after you or anything like that. It’s just harmless fun that sets the mood for your party. You can also sing it with your kids as you’re getting ready for trick-or-treating or even at a Halloween party.

15. “This Is Halloween” From The Nightmare Before Christmas

This Is Halloween (From Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas")

This song is a great addition to any Halloween party. It’s fun to sing along with and sets the mood for a great party. You can have your kids or even your friends and family join in on the fun if you’re having a house party. It’s not scary but still fun to appeal to adults and kids alike. You can even use this song as the song for a scary movie marathon at home

16. “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Beatfreakz

Beatfreakz - Somebody's Watching Me (Official Music Video)

This is a silly song that you can use as the backdrop to a prank at school. You can make it seem like the kids are going crazy over the newest movie, but they’re preparing to be watched by a ghost. The lyrics are hilarious, but they’re also very entertaining. You can probably find a video of this song on YouTube if you’re not familiar with it.

17. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Thriller (Official Video)

This is a fun song to sing along within the car on Halloween. It’s also a great song to play at a Halloween party while you’re waiting for trick-or-treaters. Listen to this classic Michael Jackson track for a great overall Halloween night.

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18. “Magic Dance” by David Bowie

This is a fun and silly song to listen to as you’re driving around with your kids or their friends. It will make your trip more entertaining for them. It’s not scary, even though it is about goblins, so you can spend more time enjoying the ride instead of worrying about something going wrong. It’s fun for them and you.

19. “The Monster Mash” by Bobby Boris Pickett

This is a fun song to dance to with your friends and family at a Halloween party. It’s a classic song that everyone will enjoy singing along with. It’s fun to get everyone going, so you can dance and sing the night away. Since it’s Halloween, it’s perfectly appropriate to sing a song about monsters. It’s fun for the kids when they’re getting ready for trick-or-treating.

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20. “The Time Warp” From The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This is a fun song to sing along within the car on Halloween. It’s also a great song to play at a Halloween party while you’re waiting for trick-or-treaters. It’s reminiscent of the movie, but it doesn’t involve aliens coming after you or anything like that. It’s just harmless fun that sets the mood for your party. You can even sing it with your kids as you’re getting ready for trick-or-treating or even at a Halloween party.

21. The Theme From The Addams Family

The Addams Family Opening Credits and Theme Song

This is a fun song to sing along within the car on Halloween. It’s also a great song to play at a Halloween party while you’re waiting for trick-or-treaters. It’s reminiscent of the movie, but it doesn’t involve ghosts coming after you or anything like that. It’s just harmless fun that sets the mood for your party. You can also sing it with your kids as you’re getting ready for trick-or-treating or even at a Halloween party.

It doesn’t matter how you celebrate Halloween. If you love scary movies, then go on a scary movie marathon. If you like spooky music, then listen to spooky songs while waiting for your trick-or-treaters. There are so many options available to you if you try hard enough. All of these songs can be found with a little bit of searching, even the older ones.

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