63 Best Fun Halloween Songs for Kids 

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By In The Playroom

Halloween is more than just costumes and candy; it’s a symphony of spooky fun set to the tunes of beloved classics and new chart-toppers. From the iconic “Monster Mash” that sends every little monster grooving on the dance floor to Sheb Wooley’s whimsical “Purple People Eater,” we’ve put together a list of the best Halloween songs for kids and these tracks create the perfect Halloween mood. 

best halloween songs for kids

As the Halloween season approaches, the air becomes rife with the catchy tunes of Michael Jackson, the king of pop, and the magical notes of John Williams’ “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter. 

But the celebration isn’t just about the best songs; it’s also about embracing the “spooky fun” with Halloween-themed nursery rhymes and engaging in Halloween activities that resonate with kids of all ages. Dive into this curated collection of Halloween songs for kids and let the Halloween fun begin!

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Best Songs for Kids’ Halloween Party Playlist

When the “Time Warp” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show meets songs from Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo, you know you’re in for a memorable Halloween party. 

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This playlist of catchy song after catchy song ensures that your Halloween party will be the talk of little ghosts and ghouls. Even the “Little Pumpkins” will agree, these are the most beloved Halloween songs that promise a good time for the whole family.

The following 50 songs are Halloween tunes that won’t be too babyish for older kids, are great to dance to, and will liven up Halloween night.

They are perfect to play at your Halloween costume party, Halloween disco or you could set up a speaker outside your house to add some spooky music to give a fun atmosphere to welcome your trick or treaters. 

Here are our best kids’ halloween songs for 2023….

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  1. The Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett 
  2. Thriller by Michael Jackson
  3. Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley
  4. Black Magic by Little Mix 
  5. Witch Doctor by Cartoons 
  6. Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter by John Williams
  7. Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show
  8. This is Halloween by Citizens of Halloween
  9. Baby Shark Halloween 
  10. Bloody Mary by Lady Gaga (The TikTok song for the Wednesday Addams song I’ll dance dance dance with my hands hands hands…)
  11. Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps (This is the song Wednesday is dancing to in the actual Netflix show)
  12. The Addams Family theme song 
  13. Ghostbusters Theme Song
  14. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
  15. Season of the Witch by Donovan 
  16. Sweet but Psycho by Ava Max 
  17. Creep by Radiohead 
  18. Zombie by The Cranberries 
  19. Ding Dong the Witch is Dead by Ella Fitzgerald (from the Wizard of Oz) 
  20. I Put a Spell on You by Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters)
  21. Men in Black by Will Smith 
  22. Bad Blood by Taylor Swift 
  23. Addams Groove by MC Hammer 
  24. A Nightmare on my Street by DJ Jazzy Jeff 
  25. Wolves by Selena Gomez and Marshmello
  26. Defying Gravity from Wicked 
  27. I want Candy by Aaron Carter
  28. Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf 
  29. Poison by Rita Ora 
  30. Black Widow by Iggy Azalea 
  31. Ghost by Katy Perry 
  32. Beautiful Monster by Ne-Yo
  33. Look What You Made me do by Taylor Swift 
  34. Un Poco Loco from Disney Pixar Coco
  35. Poor Unfortunate Souls from The Little Mermaid 
  36. Toxic by Britney Spears 
  37. Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band 
  38. Bones by Imagine Dragons
  39. Halloween by Aqua 
  40. Killer feat Seal by Adamski 
  41. (Ghost) Riders in there Sky by Johnny Cash 
  42. Graveyard by Halsey 
  43. Haunted by Taylor Swift 
  44. The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  45. I’m in Love with a Monster by Fifth Harmony 
  46. Ghost by Ella Henderson 
  47. All My Ghosts by Lizzy McAlpine 
  48. Vampire by Olivia Rodrigo 
  49. Bad Guy by Billie Eilish 
  50. Stranger Things Theme Song
best halloween songs for kids

We hope you enjoyed this list of songs, and put together the perfect soundtrack for your kids halloween party with something the whole family can enjoy.

This list includes the most popular halloween songs of all time along with some new modern tunes that are a perfect fit for the Halloween theme. 

Halloween Themed Nursery Rhymes for Kids

Now, what about the youngest little ghosts and ghouls? Even babies and toddlers may enjoy the Halloween kids party songs too but if you would like to enjoy some Halloween theme nursery rhymes we’ve got you covered.

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For the littlest trick-or-treaters, the realm of Halloween is equal parts enchantment and gentle frights.

Let them be mesmerized by nursery rhymes that narrate tales of Halloween ghosts, spiders and black cats. 

With a sprinkle of black magic and a handful of tunes, these nursery rhymes, whether new songs or classic tales, offer a fun way for your little kid to get into the Halloween mood.

So, gather around, for these are tales and tunes crafted especially for the tiny tots, promising equal parts spooky narration and endless fun.

You might also like these fall songs for infants, during this time of year.

Halloween nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers
  1. Dem Bones aka Dry Bones* (we’ve provided the words to this below) 
  2. “The Ghosts Go Marching” (to the tune of “The Ants Go Marching”)
  3. Fliicker, Flicker Little Bat” (to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
  4. “If You’re a Monster and You Know It” (a fun twist on the “If You’re Happy and You Know It” song)
  5. “Five Creepy Spiders” (to the tune of  “Five Little Monkeys”)
  6. “Three Little Ghosts”(to the tune of “Three Blind Mice”)
    • Three little ghosts, three little ghosts.
    • See how they haunt, see how they haunt!
  7. “The Mummy Wrap” (to the tune of “The Hokey Pokey”)
    • You put your right foot in, you wrap it all about,
    • You do the mummy wrap and you turn yourself around.
  8. Skeleton Dance (to the tune of “Wheels on the Bus”)
    • The bones in the skeleton go shake, shake, shake,
    • All through the night.
  9. “Little Black Cat” (to the tune of “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”)
    • Little black cat, have you any spells?
    • Yes sir, yes sir, three rooms full.
  10. Old Witch Warton (to the tune of “Old McDonald Had a Farm”)
    • Old Witch Warton had a spell, E-I-E-I-Boo,
    • And with that spell, she made a frog, E-I-E-I-Boo.
  11. Row, Row, Row Your Broom (to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
    • Row, row, row your broom, gently through the sky,
    • Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Halloween is nigh.
  12. Itsy Bitsy Werewolf (to the tune of “Itsy Bitsy Spider”)
    • The itsy bitsy werewolf ran up the haunted hill,
    • Down came a ghost and gave a little chill.
  13. “Ring Around the Tombstones” (to the tune of “Ring Around the Rosie”)
    • Ring around the tombstones, pockets full of bones,
    • Ashes, ashes, the zombies groan!
halloween nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers

These adaptations capture the essence of Halloween while still being playful and appropriate for young children. Enjoy using them for your Halloween celebrations!

The Words for the Song Dem Bones aka Dry Bones

*Here are the words for Dem Bones 

Ezekiel connected dem dry bones,

Ezekiel connected dem dry bones,

Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones,

Now hear the word of the Lord.

Toe bone connected to the foot bone

Foot bone connected to the heel bone

Heel bone connected to the ankle bone

Ankle bone connected to the shin bone

Shin bone connected to the knee bone

Knee bone connected to the thigh bone

Thigh bone connected to the hip bone

Hip bone connected to the back bone

Back bone connected to the shoulder bone

Shoulder bone connected to the neck bone

Neck bone connected to the head bone

Now hear the word of the Lord.

Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk around

Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around

Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around

Now hear the word of the Lord.

As the last echoes of the spooky song fade and little monsters prepare to hang up their Halloween costumes, we reflect on the magic of the season. From the haunting notes to a playful monster boogie, the world of Halloween music offers a fantastic journey, reminiscent of a ride through a haunted mansion or a walk in a jolly jack-o-lantern lit pumpkin patch. 

With the great opportunity to explore everything from classic Halloween songs to the latest hits inspired by Disney theme parks and films, this compilation ensures there’s a catchy tune for everyone. 

Whether you’re in the mood for novelty numbers or silly songs, the fusion of horror movie thrill and Halloween-themed lyrics makes every track memorable. And as you engage in party games or dive into Halloween crafts, remember that every new song or classic melody adds a touch of enchantment. 

So, whether you’re reminiscing about an iconic Disney villain scene or simply looking for the perfect backdrop for a friendly ghost story, this list ensures the spirit of Halloween stays alive and vibrant. Until next year’s tales of monsters and crazy witches, keep the tunes playing and the magic flowing.

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More Halloween Activities

Now the Halloween playlist is sorted, and we hope you loved the spooky music for kids.

If you’re on the look out for a few more halloween crafts and activities or spooky party food… no need to fear, we’ve got you covered

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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