Some Frightfully Fun Halloween Music

If you’re planning a Halloween gathering for later tonight after the trick-or-treaters have cleared the streets, here are a few suggestions for some fun music to go along with the goodies you secretly stole from your kids’ candy haul: pumpkins


“The Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Picket (1962) – This is THE song to play at any Halloween party.  Did you know the song reached #1 on the Billboard pop singles chart when it was initially released?


“Thriller” – Michael Jackson (1982) – Who doesn’t know at least SOME of the moves from this groundbreaking video?  One of my all-time favorites, and just as much fun today as it was when it first came out.


“Tubular Bells Pt. 1 (Theme from The Exorcist) – Mike Oldfield (1973) – Without a single word, this haunting little tune still gives me the creeps every time I hear it.  Even though I’ve seen the film numerous times, I still have to watch it with all the lights on and other people in the room!  Creep–EE!


“The Time Warp”Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack  (1975) – I once went to a wedding reception where the bride and groom requested that this song be played, and the entire bridal party lined up and performed every single move!


“Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker, Jr. (1984) – “I ain’t afraid of no ghost!”  Who could ever forget Ecto-1, the infamous ambulance/hearse racing to the scene, or the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man in the original Ghostbusters film?

Whatever you plan to do this Halloween night, make sure you “dig up” some of these great tunes!

Donna  American Music Theatre

Donna Haefner is a member of American Music Theatre’s Marketing Department.  She can be reached at