Top 5 Halloween Songs of All-Time

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Happy Halloween! Just for fun, I've compiled a short-list of Halloween songs, which could be considered the top songs of all-time for the spooktacular holiday. No Halloween party would be complete without hearing these 5 songs at one point or another. So without any further delay, let's get to the list!

5: Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie

The closest thing to a modern age song you'll find on this list, released in 1999, almost anything by Rob Zombie is Halloween worthy. A super fan of horror films, Rob Zombie delivers a song with all the creepiness you need on Halloween. The opening line of dialogue: "Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable lust for the dead?" is the perfect intro for a song as creepy as it's title implies.

4: This is Halloween - Danny Elfman

You can't have a Halloween song list without one of the songs having "Halloween" in the title. Danny Elfman delivers one of his best lyrical pieces since Oingo Boingo's "Weird Science". Written for the hit movie "Nightmare Before Christmas", the song offers up creepy voices and characters straight out of Halloween Town. Describing monsters of all kinds, "This is Halloween" is a perfect addition to this list.

3: Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr

Mired in controversy (google: Huey Lewis sues Ray Parker Jr), this song accompanied the motion picture of the same name. An all-time classic movie that still holds up today, and is better than the re-make, the theme song is fun and eerie at the same time.

2: Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers

There were a lot of 'oldies' to sort through, as spooky Halloween songs were a pretty popular theme back when televisions lacked color. Just type in "Monster Mash" in Pandora and you'll get overwhelmed with the amount of songs from that era, but none are quite as good as "Monster Mash". Drumming up the image of a party that includes all of history's greatest monsters, it's a fun and light-hearted take that's suitable for all ages.

1: Thriller - Michael Jackson

Easily the greatest Halloween hit of all time, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" incorporates one of film's most iconic horror actors, Vincent Price. Combined with the creepy music and one of the greatest music videos/short films to come out of the 80's, "Thriller" will be number 1 on this list for a very long time.

Honorable Mention:
Avenged Sevenfold "A Little Piece of Heaven"

Don't let the title fool you. This song is about as sick and twisted as they come. Not appropriate for your child's Halloween party, it a tale of romantic horror. The song tells a story about a man who pines for the love of a woman, but after being rejected he murders her and rapes her corpse. Eventually she rises from the dead and murders him out of revenge. It's a long composition and while it would most certainly challenge Rob Zombie for the top spot of a 'modern' top 5 Halloween song list, it doesn't quite make the cut for all-time greats due to its lack of exposure and violent language/theme.