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The Top 10 All Time Greatest Halloween Songs Ever!

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Carlos Santana – Spooky, spooky, spooky. From the first strains of a lonely guitar to the strong rhythm that backs it throughout, this song tugs you onto the dance floor with its hypnotic beat and suggestively wicked lyrics.

4. Hells Bells by AC/DC – From the deep gong of bells to the eerie guitar melody and raspy lyrics, AC/DC’s Hells Bells hits the right note when it comes to fiendishly evil songs. Recorded after the death of Bon Scott, this song premiered on the follow-up to Highway to Hell, Back in Black. The similarities between AC/DC’s new lead singer, Brian Johnson, and Scott’s voice led many to believe that Bon had returned from the dead in order to record the new album.

3. Theme from Halloween by John Carpenter – Scary song, scary movie, need I say more?

2. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldefield – Most people recognize Mike Oldefield’s “Tubular Bells” as the theme song for “The Exorcist”. Perhaps this is what makes it so incredibly spooky.

And, the number one song of all time for Halloween…

1. Thriller by Michael Jackson – There is no nostalgia here. The untimely death of Michael Jackson was sad and the music world will never be the same because of it. Having said that, Thriller, since it’s release in 1983, has been in my opinion the best song for Halloween ever written. From the zombie dance performed in the video to the subtly smooth, yet eerie voice of the late Vincent Price, Thriller should be on the short list at every Halloween party in town.

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