15 best Halloween songs for kids

Halloween Songs

by Bryony Firth-Bernard |
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There’s so much fun you can get up to with your little ones for Halloween, fromdressing up to taking part in spooky at-home activities and, of course, trick or treating. But one way you can easily set the scary tone in your home this Halloween is by playing some scary Halloween songs.

There’s so many great (child friendly) spooky songs out there suitable for the Halloween season, from the classic Ghostbusters theme tune to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Here, we round up the best Halloween songs for kids, that’ll get them into the spooky spirit in no time.

So, we've rounded up some of the best child friendly Halloween songs for you and your family to enjoy this spooky season, without frightening them before bed!


This Halloween classic is bound to be a winner with the kids and before you know it, they'll be singing along to 'Who you gonna call?'

Halloween Sharks by Pinkfong

Thought you’d heard the last of the ‘Baby Shark’ song? Think again...This version is slower and has a spooky twist.


It's not Halloween without a bit of Thriller! If you think your kids won't get too spooked, why not pop the iconic video on too?

Monster Mash

We love a bit of the Monster Mash and we think your kids will too as they dance around the house in their costumes.

Five Little Pumpkins by the Kiboomers

This Halloween song is made to the same tune as the classic nursery rhyme 'Two Little Dickie Birds'. It's simple and easy to learn, making it a great one for younger tots.

Somebody's Watching Me

Another classic that us grown-ups can sing along to is Rockwell's Somebody's Watching Me and it's bound to be a hit with the kids too!

The Addams Family theme tune

This short but well-known theme tune will instantly bring those Halloween vibes to your home.

This is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas

This catchy song from Tim Burton's popular family film 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' celebrates all the spooky fun of the Halloween.

Bump in the Night

Little fans of Scooby Doo will definitely love this song!

I Put a Spell on You

Who doesn't love a bit of Hocus Pocus? This is a great song for your mini witch to dance to!

Spooky, Scary Skeletons by Andrew Gold

If your little one is choosing to dress up as a skeleton this Halloween, then they'll love this catchy song from the 1929 Disney Silly Symphony 'Skeleton Dance'.

Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner

Another great one for tots, this short song by Laurie Berkner will have them doing the monster boogie all round the house. It even shows you how to make your very own monster mask too.

Hedwig's theme tune

You may associate Harry Potter a little more with Christmas, but don't forget Hogwarts School is for witches and wizards and Hedwig's theme tune sounds mystical and mysterious. A good choice if your little one doesn't like anything too scary.

Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show

Your tot definitely wouldn't have seen this (and we obviously we don't recommend it either) but we're almost certain they'll love this funky tune.

Black Magic by Little Mix

Ok, so it's not strictly spooky or a Halloween song, but it does talk about Black Magic and is an upbeat song your tot will have lots of fun to (as well as yourself).

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