Halloween Songs and Music

Looking for Halloween songs and music you can use for listening lessons with your music classes?

When you do a Google search, you will find lots and lots of scary/spooky songs and music available.

Halloween is an ideal time for incorporating listening lessons because the kids LOVE this time of year!

I’ve created a list of 30 of the best and most classroom appropriate Halloween songs and music I could find!


When you think of music for Halloween, the first that probably comes to mind is “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saens.

This is a true Halloween favorite. The imagery of the skeletons dancing created by the xylophones is superb!

Watch this popular animated version or check out the version with the orchestra


Six More Halloween Songs and Music with Links to YouTube Clips!

1. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon 

2. People are Strange - Echo and the Bunnymen

3. Hedwig's Theme - from 'Harry Potter'

4. The Isle of the Dead - Rachmaninov

5. Beetle Juice Theme - Danny Elfman

6. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.

Create Halloween-themed listening response sheets for students to complete as they listen. If you are pressed for time, take a look at these FREE Halloween LIstening Response sheets.

Listening Sheet 1

Listening Sheet 2           


These response sheets have generic listening questions. You can expand your questioning and discussion quite easily from these questions.

The List of 30 Halloween Songs and PiecesClick HERE to receive your FREE copy.


Check out this Halloween Music Resources blog post for more Halloween resources!  

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