It’s the most wonderful time of the year, babe. Alright, fine – for some of us, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. But honestly, we love Halloween so much that it’s often a toss-up when deciding which holiday is our fave. And of course, it’s no secret that Halloween isn’t just for us babes that are adulting. In fact, most people would agree that this celebration is mostly for the kiddos. So in honor of Halloween and in order to make your kids’ experience this year that much better, we’ve curated a playlist you can play as soon as October 1st hits. Obnoxious? Yes. Totally fun and necessary? Also yes.
The classic every kid should know by heart: The Monster Mash.
You know you rocked out to this one yourself when you were a kid. Therefore, you need to make sure our own kiddos do, too! This classic is one that will never go out of style and we look forward to hearing it every Halloween.
The anthem you’ll also be singing at the top of your lungs: This is Halloween from the Nightmare Before Christmas.
If your kids haven’t been acquainted with Tim Burton’s masterpiece that is The Nightmare Before Christmas – you’re doing Halloween wrong, babe. Not only is the soundtrack to this movie unreal (hello, kidnap Sandy Claws? They just don’t make lyrics like that anymore), but you could make a whole separate Halloween playlist just based on this film. Trust us, your little ones will be singing “This is Halloween” at the top of their lungs by the end of this one!
The catchy song you’ll never get out of your head this Halloween: Spooky, Scary Skeletons.
We can’t lie, this is one of those Halloween songs that just stays stuck in your head! And, it’s super easy for the kiddos to sing along to.
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Another nostalgic Halloween tune, we can’t get enough of this movie when Halloween rolls around. And the theme song? Well, let’s just say it never gets old to us either. I mean, let’s be real – everyone knows the words to Ghostbusters!
Being paranoid is spooky, right? Blast this classic: Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell.
Halloween songs don’t all have to reference skeletons and monsters to be amazing. Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell gives us all the spooky vibes without any direction mention of the holiday! Plus, you can’t deny that killer beat will make your kids and you want to dance up a storm.
Superstition by Stevie Wonder… the song you didn’t realize was Halloween-approved until now.
Spookiness, spells, superstition – they’re all in the same family, right? That is, the essential Halloween music fam! Blast this one for the kids after you’ve heard enough of Spooky, Scary Skeletons. You’re welcome, babe.
I put a spell on you… the Hocus Pocus version, of course!
The Halloween classic that will forever be near and dear to our hearts. Hocus Pocus will always be beloved in our books. And shhh, we haven’t seen the second one yet! No spoilers around here, sis!
Another classic your kids should totally look forward to every Halloween: The Addams Family Theme Song.
After they’ve watched the many Addams Family movies, your kids will definitely love to listen to the theme song… over and over again! Catchy and totally synonymous with Halloween, this is one you can all sing along to year after year.
For the Halloween lovers and the Harry Potter obsessed: This is the Night by The Weird Sisters.
The beat to this song is infectious and will have your kids dancing off all of that sugar in no time! And if your family loves Harry Potter, you’ll definitely recognize this one!
Trick or Treat by Justin Roberts… for the youngest Halloween lovers!
This one has the cutest lyrics for your little ones to memorize and a beat that will get them excited to go collect that candy. Get ready to “trick or trick or trick or trick or treat!”.
The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley.
This one simply screams Halloween and we will never get enough of it! Some songs just have that nostalgic, cozy vibe to them that takes us right back to our childhood. So why not pass along the tradition to your kiddos, too?
And finally… Halloween is Finally Here by Bears & Lions.
When the kiddos can no longer contain their excitement and October 31st finally comes around, be sure to play this one for them. Halloween is Finally Here by Bears & Lions will put them in trick or treat mode, real quick!
Have *the* most amazing Halloween with your family, babe.
Between the excitement on everyone’s face to the amazing excuse to indulge in candy, Halloween is one holiday we will forever love. You might even be wondering “what could possibly make getting dressed up on Halloween night that much more exciting?”. Well babe, the right Halloween playlist, of course!
Wishing you loads of monster-filled fun and only the red M&M’s,