The 10 Most Popular Halloween Songs

As one of the most popular streaming services, Spotify has become a pretty good indicator of trends among listeners in the United States. Spotify says that listeners in the United States are responsible for 75 percent of global streaming on October 31st.

So which Halloween tracks are most popular?Spotify says over 600,000 Halloween playlists have been made. They took U.S. Halloween playlist listening in 2013 and ranked the most popular songs from those playlists.  They excluded chart-toppers from Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, and others that skewed the results.

1. Michael Jackson – “Thriller”

2. Bobby “Boris” Pickett – “Monster Mash” (Re-Recording)

3. The Citizens of Halloween – “This Is Halloween”

4. Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters”

5. Blue Oyster Cult – “Don’t Fear the Reaper”

6. Ozzy Osbourne – “Bark at the Moon”

7. Richard O’Brien, Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, Charles Gray – “Time Warp”

8. Krewella – “Live for the Night”

9. Bow Wow Wow – “I Want Candy”

10. Jace Everett – “Bad Things”


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2 Responses

  1. Willis

    “This is Halloween” is a terrible song. ” Want Candy” – since when is this considered a Halloween song. If it just has to include titles that have terms relating to the day then why isn’t Sammy Davis’ “The Candyman Can”? At least it was in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I can’t imagine that this list is accurate to any degree. Where is the Munsters theme? How about “You Put a Spell on Me” or “”Black Magic Woman” or even “Werewolves of London” – at least these follow a theme.