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:


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