Kids Halloween Party Playlists
Here are some playlists I put together that are appropriate for a kids' Halloween party.  I left the metal section off the list because if you're going to play metal at a kids' party, you aren't going to listen to anyone tell you how to do it.


Pop
Basically this is the same as the "pop" list on my other playlists page, only trimmed down to just the more upbeat, kid-friendly songs.  Again, these are played in chronological order because that seems to work best for keeping similar genres together.

1956 Screaming Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You
1958 Sheb Wooley - Flying Purple People Eater
1962 Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt Kickers - Monster Mash
1964 TV Theme - Addams Family
1964 TV Theme - Munsters
1968 Classics IV - Spooky
1968 The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire (Stereo Version)
1969 TV Theme - Scooby Dooby Doo
1972 Stevie Wonder - Superstition
1975 Rocky Horror - Science Fiction Double Feature
1975 Rocky Horror - The Time Warp
1976 Trammps - Disco Inferno
1977 Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
1977 KC & The Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man
1980 Olivia Newton-John - Magic
1981 Rick James - Super Freak
1982 Klaus Nomi - Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead
1982 Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
1982 Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
1982 Toto Coelo - I Eat Cannibals
1982 Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
1983 Golden Earring - Twilight Zone
1983 Munsters and Butch Patrick - Whatever Happened To Eddie
1983 Michael Sembello - Maniac
1984 Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
1984 Michael Jackson - Thriller
1984 Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
1985 Diana Ross - Eaten Alive
1985 Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
1985 Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
1986 Tim Curry - Anything Can Happen On Halloween
1989 Prince - Batdance
1991 REM - Furry Happy Monsters
1993 Nightmare Before Christmas - This is Halloween
1994 Elvira - Haunted House
1995 No Doubt - Spiderwebs
199? Rancid - Scooby Doo Theme (ska cover)
2004 Britney Spears - Toxic
2007 DJ Bobo - Vampires Are Alive
2009 Lady Gaga - Monster


Psychobilly and Surf
These are really fast and fun songs that work well together.  Many of these are fun instrumental pieces that would work as well.  (See also the Ghastly Ones for really terrific Halloween instrumentals in this style.)

Amazing Crowns - Little Demon

Bomboras - A Fistful of Terror
Born Losers - Werewolves on Wheels
Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
Cramps - I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Cramps - What's Behind the Mask (1980)
Cramps - Zombie Dance
Creepshow - Creatures of the Night
Davie Allan and the Phantom Surfers - Extrasensory Deception
Dead Elvi - The Creature Stole My Surfboard
Dead Kennedys - Halloween
Deadbolt - Psychic Voodoo Doll
Demented Are Go - Can't Sleep At Night
Fabienne Delsol - I'm Gonna Haunt You
Ghost Train - The Swanks
Hillbilly Hellcats - Dead Man's Party
Hillbilly Hellcats - Ghost Train
Lee Kristofferson - Night of the Werewolf
Legendary Invisible Men - Spooks Night Out
Little Richard - Casper the Friendly Ghost (from the Casper movie)
Los Straitjackets - Munsters theme
Marketts - Out of Limits
Moontrekkers - Night of the Vampire
Motivations - The Birds
Phantom 5 - Graveyard
Reverend Horton Heat - The Halloween Dance
Revillos - She's Fallen In Love With a Monster Man
Rob Zombie feat. The Ghastly Ones - Halloween (She Get So Mean)
Rocket From the Crypt - I Drink Blood
Satan's Pilgrims - Gravewalk
Shadows - The Frightened City
Southern Culture on the Skids - Werewolf
Stranglers - Waltzinblack
Swingin' Neckbreakers - No Costume, No Candy
Zacherle with Southern Culture on the Skids - Sinister Purpose

Rockabilly
Most of these date from the late fifties and through the sixties, so they're very radio-friendly novelty songs that would be appropriate for an event with kids.

Archie King - He's a Vampire

Artie Shaw - Nightmare (1938)
Bert Convy - The Monster Hop (1958)
Big Bopper - Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor
Bill Buchanan - Beware (1962)
Bill Buchanan - The Night Before Halloween
Billy Ford And The Thunderbirds - The Monster
Billy Lee Riley - Flying Saucer Rock 'n' Roll (Alt)
Billy Taylor and the Teardrops - Wombie Zombie
Bobby Please - The Monster (1959)
Cadillacs - The Boogie Man
Carl Bonafede - Were Wolf
Carl Perkins - Put Your Cat Clothes On
Carlos Casal Jr. - Don't Meet Mr. Frankenstein
Castle Kings - You Can Get Him Frankenstein (1961)
Charles Sheffield - It's Your Voodoo Working
Claudine Clark - Walkin' Through a Cemetery
Coasters - Poison Ivy (1959)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put a Spell on You (1968)
Cris Kevin - Haunted House
David Seville - Witch Doctor (1958)
Daylighters - Mad House Jump
Diamonds - Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein, or Dracula
Dickie Goodman - Horror Movies
DuPonts - Screamin' Ball (at Dracula Hall) (1958)
Eddie Thomas - Frankenstein Rock (1958)
Five Blobs - The Blob
Frantics - Werewolf
Gary Warren - Werewolf
Gene Moss - I Want to Bite Your Hand (Bela Lugosi Tribute) (1964)
Gene Vincent - Race with the Devil
George Jackson and the Unisons - Miss Frankenstein
Guana Batz - Werewolf Blues (1984)
Hollis Champion - Old Red Devil
Hollywood Flames - Frankenstein's Den (1958)
Howlin' Wolf - Evil (1954)
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' For My Baby
Jack And Jim - Midnight Monsters Hop
Jack Hammer and the Pacers - Black Widow Spider Woman
Jack Starr - Halloween Party
Jamie Horton - Robot Man
Jim Burgett - Jeckyll And Hyde
John Zacherle - Dinner With Drac, Pt. 1
John Zacherle - Dinner With Drac, Pt. 2
Johnny Fuller - Haunted House
Johnny Otis Show - Castin' My Spell On You
Kac Ties - Mr. Were Wolf
Keytones - I Was a Teenage Monster
Kip Tyler - She's My Witch
Lee Ross - The Mummy's Bracelet
Lord Luther with the Kingsmen - I was a Teenage Creature
Louis Prima and Keely Smith - That Old Black Magic
Magics - Zombie Walk
Merv Griffin - House of Horrors
Newports - I'm in the Ground for Good
Nu-Trends - Spooksville
Poets - Dead
Rod Willis - The Cat
Round Robin - I'm the Wolfman
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs -Little Red Riding Hood
Scotty Stuart - Nightmare
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Frenzy
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Little Demon
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Little Screamin Demon (fast remix)
Searchers - Love Potion Number 9
Sonny Day - Creature From Outer Space
Space Ghost - It's Not Easy Being Evil (1995)
Swingin' Phillies - Frankenstein's party
Tarantula Ghoul and Her Gravediggers - Graveyard Rock
Terry Teene - Curse of the Hearse
Three Ghouls - Morgus the Magnificent
Thurl Ravenscroft - The Headless Horseman
Tony and the Monstrosities - Igor's Lament
Tyrone A Saurus - Monster Twist
Verdicts - Mummy's Ball (1961)
Zanies - The Mad Scientist

Electronic/Dance
Again, upbeat stuff that works pretty well.  Many of these are remixes or covers of familiar songs mentioned above.

Aqua - Halloween
Comateens - Munsters theme
Dead or Alive - Something in My House
DJ Bobo - Vampires Are Alive (Calboy's Alive Mix)
Groove Coverage - Poison (Alice Cooper cover)
MC Hammer - Addams Groove
Melanie C - I Want Candy (So-Lo Electric Vocal Remix)
Ne-Yo - Beautiful Monster
Outkast - Dracula's Wedding
Pink Vs. Ray Parker Jr. - Get The Party Started Vs. Ghostbusters (DMC Mash-Up)
Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters (techno remix)
Ray Parker Jr. vs. DJ Marbrax - Ghostbusters 2003 (White Label Mix)
Siobhan Lynch - Stayin' Alive
Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Vandalism Remix)
Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise
TV Theme - X Files (Dj Dado)
Two Lone Swordsmen - The Lurch





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