Spotify's Top 25 Spooky Songs to Play at Your Kid's Halloween Party

The second most popular Halloween song among Spotify users—Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Can you guess what track took the top spot?
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October 28, 2022
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There are songs for Valentine’s Day, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but what about Halloween? If you are struggling to scrape together a playlist for this weekend’s family-friendly celebrations, you’re in luck, the heavy lifting has already been done for you.

Play Like Mum, a company that creates affordable doll prams for kids, has taken a deep dive into 998 “Halloween Party” playlists and over 123,000 songs on Spotify to discover the world’s favorite scary tracks and compile the ultimate playlist of the Top 25 spooky songs. The songs with the most appearances across all of the playlists earned the top spots.

Out of all 123,077 songs, the most popular Halloween party song on Spotify is Bobby Pickett’s Monster Mash. A family-favorite classic and the oldest track on the list, Monster Mash appears on 386 playlists.

Michael Jackson’s 80’s anthem Thriller just misses the mark and falls into second place with 374 playlist appearances. Eleven songs from the 2000s made the cut, including the iconic Toxic by Britany Spears and Billie Eilish’s bad guy, which represents the newest song on the list.

Overall the ultimate Halloween party playlist features four soundtrack songs, ranging from the This is Halloween theme from The Nightmare Before Christmas to the more recent Stranger Things theme song. The top genre across the board is rock—with seven songs, like Highways to Hello by AC/DC and Time Warp by Little Nell. Without further ado, you can see all of the Top 10 songs below.

Top 10 Most Popular Halloween Songs

  1. Monster Mash, Bobby “Boris” Pickett
  2. Thriller, Michael Jackson
  3. This Is Halloween, The Citizens of Halloween
  4. Time Warp, Little Nell
  5. Highway to Hell, AC/DC
  6. Somebody’s Watching Me, Rockwell
  7. Disturbia, Rihanna
  8. Spooky, Scary Skeletons, Andrew Gold
  9. Halloween Theme, John Carpenter
  10. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, Blue Öyster Cult

To check out all of the Top 25 Halloween songs, visit Now that you have the perfect playlist, you’ll need the perfect outfit. Make sure to check out these maternity and baby costumes If you are in need of any last-minute ideas.

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