Children Halloween parties > Adult Halloween parties. Sorry, but it’s true! Celebrating the spooky holiday is so much more fun when you have your own little trick-or-treaters running around — and no, we aren’t just saying that because of all the extra candy we get to sneak from their bags. Although, that is a pretty amazing perk; second best to Halloween music, of course. 

Kid Halloween means cliché family costumes, adorable arts and crafts, Halloween coloring pages galore, and scary themed snacks and desserts. It also means playing our favorite kids Halloween songs on repeat. While the same can’t be said of all popular Halloween movies, most Halloween songs are suitable for kids. Get excited to introduce your child to hits like “This is Halloween,” “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” and “The Addams Family” theme song.

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This playlist of chilling songs may even make you see spooky scary skeletons and feel shivers down your spine! At the very least, one of these bops may inspire your next pick for Halloween movie night. Queue your Halloween playlist with these Halloween music picks.

Here are 10 hauntingly catchy Halloween songs for kids

1. “This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman 

It’s not spooky season until you’re knee-deep in candy corn and pumpkins jamming out to “This is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

2. “Monster Mash” by by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt-Keepers

This 1962 Halloween bop is a hit among kids of all ages and adults!

3. “Spooky Scary Skeletons (Undead Tombstone Remix)” by Andrew Gold

If you’re on TikTok, then you’re probably very familiar with this hauntingly catchy song. Your little ghosts are sure to love it, too.

4. “Witch Doctor” by David Seville

The secret to an amazing children’s song? A fun chorus that’s easy to sing-along to. 

5. “Halloween Sharks” by Pinkfong

This one goes out to all the “Baby Shark” fans (we apologize in advance, mama!). It’s the same song, but set to a Halloween-themed tune complete with spooky voices and sound effects.

6. “The Addams Family” theme song 

Did you know the original Addams family theme song by Vic Mizzy was instrumental? Click the song title for the lyrical version if you’re in the mood to sing-along. Don’t forget the snaps!

7. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. 

Did you think we’d leave the iconic Ghostbusters theme song off the list? If you or your child is still unsure what to dress up as for Halloween, here’s your answer (and getting ready song).

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8. “Who Took the Candy?” by Super Simple Songs

A classic Halloween track for toddlers and preschoolers. 

9. “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley

This song’s lyrics will have both you and your kid cracking up.

10. “I Put a Spell on You” by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, & Kathy Najimy

It’s only from one of the most beloved Halloween movies, "Hocus Pocus."

A version of this post was published on July 18, 2022. It has been updated.